Brexit preparedness: European Commission adopts two contingency proposals to help mitigate impact of “no-deal” Brexit on EU fisheries

Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, the Commission has today adopted two legislative proposals to help mitigate the significant impact that a “no-deal” Brexit would have on EU fisheries. This is part of the Commission’s ongoing preparedness and contingency work and will help ensure a coordinated EU-wide…

Minister Josepha Madigan Launches Inaugural CULTURE IRELAND GLOBAL IRELAND 2025 CONFERENCE

Over 250 delegates to discuss how best to advance our cultural visibility globally Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D., will today (24 January) open the inaugural Culture Ireland Global Ireland 2025 Conference in Dublin Castle. The day-long conference – a key part of the Government’s Global Ireland 2025 initiative – brings together more…

Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) publishes Quarter 4 Statistical Report for 2018 Strong Growth in Mortgage Solutions

  Continued strong growth in Personal Insolvency Arrangements   ·         Up 30% compared to last quarter (Q3 2018) ·         Up 41% compared to equivalent quarter in the previous year (Q4 2017) ·         Up 31% on an annual basis (2018 compared to 2017)     Personal Insolvency Arrangements are designed to return debtors to solvency while keeping them in their…

Tánaiste announces 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Programmes

  Ministers will underline Ireland’s commitment to the European Union with a visit to every EU capital Taoiseach to visit Washington DC, Tánaiste to visit Paris, Berlin, the Hague and Brussels, Minister Donohoe to visit London Ministers will visit new diplomatic missions established under the Global Ireland initiative Ministers will emphasise key economic messages, underline…

Discover alternative cities of the Czech Republic – 23rd January 2019

Discover interesting Czech cities that have made many of their visions a reality in the past thirty years and have undergone a fundamental transformation. They offer a wide range of of Adventure, from historic to modern architectural sites, through unusual expositions, fun parks, events and festivals, attractive countryside and gastronomy, to the opportunities to learn…

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea, the Ambassador of Lebanon and the Ambassador of Sweden presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Mr. Alexandre Cece Loua, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Yeli Yeli Pauline Thea Ep Loua and…

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has announced 822,000 Irish passports issued in 2018

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has announced that the Passport Service has reached yet another record-breaking year, with over 822,000 Irish passports issued. These figures are similar to 2017 figures and, during peak periods, more than 6,500 applications were submitted in a single day. The award-winning Online…

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade continues to support consistently high number of Irish citizens in distress abroad

Over 2018, some 2,300 Irish citizens in distress abroad received consular assistance from Irish Embassies, Consulates-General and Honorary Consuls.  Consistently high numbers of Irish people have needed help in recent years as citizens travel more – and more widely – than ever before. Case officers at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin,…