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…

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…

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, the Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Mrs. Ekaterini Simopoulou, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic was accompanied by her spouse, Mr. Aristidis Sandis and…

Leopold Kerney: Ireland’s Revolutionary Diplomat

Leopold Kerney was a pioneering Irish diplomat from the revolutionary generation who, with no formal training, expertise, adequate staffing or finances, forged political, economic and cultural links between Ireland and the world with the dual purpose of breaking Ireland’s link to Britain and to assert the national independence of the state. Born on 11 December…