Delivery Board established to drive forward Climate Action Plan

Minister Bruton today announced the establishment of the Climate Action Delivery Board to drive the implementation of the Government’s Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan led by Minister Bruton sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds of sub-actions, to ensure Ireland is responding to the climate challenge, securing a more resilient and sustainable future…

Tánaiste welcomes the visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and announces €9 million in funding to the UNHCR

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to Dublin 10-11 July. Speaking ahead of the visit of High Commissioner Grandi, the Tánaiste said: “Ireland remains a strong supporter of UNHCR. I am delighted to announce €9 million in core funding to the organisation in 2019. This will bring Ireland’s total…

Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787-9 dreamliner on Dublin route and increases frequency during summer peak

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has increased frequency on its Dublin to Abu Dhabi route during the busy summer season. The airline will fly to Abu Dhabi up to twice daily, with four additional services, operated by the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The additional flights will depart Dublin in…

Minister Flanagan announces passage of the Coroners (Amendment) Bill

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan T.D., announced today that the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 has now passed both Houses of the Oireachtas. Making the point that the Bill will amend the existing legislation to significantly clarify, strengthen and modernise the powers available to coroners in the reporting, investigation and inquest of deaths,…

Social welfare scheme for self-employed artists extended to wider creative community

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, have today announced the extension of the scheme on a permanent basis to self- employed artists including those working in the performing arts, film and architecture. An initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme,…