Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State Helen McEntee welcome National Statement on the European Union

The Government has today (Wednesday, 17 April 2019) published a new National Statement on the European Union. The National Statement is the Government’s response to the citizens’ dialogues on the future of Europe conducted across Ireland in 2018 and it will inform Ireland’s contribution to the Union’s next five-year Strategic Agenda. Preparation of the National Statement has…

Tánaiste and Minister Cannon announce €1.2 million in Development Education funding

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced the allocation of €1.2 million in funding to 27 development education organisations working throughout Ireland. Announcing the funding, the Tánaiste stated: “I am announcing an allocation of…

Irish art in New York – Helena Christensen and Louise Kennedy attend Irish art viewing

The very beautiful Helena Christensen is captured viewing Daniel O’Neill’s painting, ‘Isobel’ at the Morgan O’Driscoll (Cork based) Fine Art Auction Viewing. The Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auction Viewing was held at O’Sullivan Antiques (Chantal O’Sullivan) in New York and the great and good came to see beautiful Irish art from Paul Henry, Jack B. Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, John Shinnors and…

Minister Bruton Announces Nationwide High Power Charging Network for Electric Cars

ESB ecars to roll out nationwide high power charging hubs. The government is to fund charging points to combat ‘range anxiety’. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. today (Friday the 5th of April) announced that €20m is being invested to fund the rollout of high powered chargers across ESB ecars network.…

Statement by President Juncker on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union at the European Parliament’s plenary session

President Tajani, Honourable Members of this House,   The developments in Westminster over the past days have convinced me of what I already knew. The best way forward is the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement. It has already been agreed by the Government of the United Kingdom, endorsed by this House as well as by…