Minister Colm Brophy launches Samaritans Freephone helpline for Irish diaspora in Canada and Australia

The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Mr. Colm Brophy, T.D., today launched Samaritans Freephone helpline for the Irish diaspora in Canada and Australia. Samaritans, in partnership with the Government of Ireland through the Emigrant Support Programme, have been working together to provide 24-hour Freephone access to the Samaritans helpline in Ireland…

Breaking News — Ireland Reported to Be In Discussions with Russia for Vaccine as Pfizer Signals Reduction in Supply

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor [This story has been updated to provide a Youtube link to the IIEA webinar ‘The EMA’s Regulatory Role in the Global Response to Covid-19’]   DUBLIN – In a surprising move late Friday, 16 January 2021, European Medicines Agency Executive Director Emer Cooke, herself Irish, commented during an open webinar…

Colm Brophy, T.D. – Minister for Overseas Developement Aid & Diaspora Interview on ‘In Conversation This Week’

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN —  Our latest guest on ‘In Conversation This Week with Diplomat Ireland’ was our Special Guest, Minister Colm Brophy, T.D.,   Diplomatic Editor Miceál O’Hurley discussed the Foreign Affairs programme, ‘To Be Irish at Christmas’ with Minister Brophy as well as his work in supporting the Diaspora during the…

Ireland and Scotland publish Bilateral Review of future relationship

Review recommendations will enhance cooperation and collaboration between Scotland and Ireland. A video marking the launch is available here and the Bilateral Report is available here The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, and the Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs Michael Russell have today published the Ireland-Scotland Joint Bilateral Review Report. Following wide consultations between our two Governments,…

Minister Byrne to speak at online European Movement Ireland event launching the new Portuguese Presidency

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, TD, will speak today at an online event hosted by European Movement Ireland to mark the beginning of Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Minister will speak alongside Portugal’s Ambassador to Ireland, Miguel de Almeida e Sousa. The Minister will reaffirm Ireland’s commitment…

Citizens, farmers, business owners and community organisations will be able to sell electricity into the grid under new scheme being developed by Climate Minister

Individuals and communities invited to submit views on design of a Microgeneration Support Scheme   Individuals, farmers, businesses and community groups will be able to sell renewable electricity into the grid under a scheme being developed by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD. A new Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) is…

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney & Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne welcome allocation of €1.05 billion to Ireland from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D. and Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D. have warmly welcomed the Commission proposal for an allocation of over €1bn to Ireland from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve, which was set up to help member states most affected by Britain’s departure from the EU. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney…