Edward Crawford begins term as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

Edward F. Crawford presented his credentials earlier this afternoon to President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin, officially assuming the office of United States Ambassador to Ireland. “I am deeply honoured to serve in this role,” said Ambassador Crawford, whose parents emigrated from Ireland in the 1920s.  “When I…

Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 provides €200k to support LGBTI Community Organisations

On 4 June last, Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, published the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 providing an additional €6.5 million to benefit disadvantaged groups. This included the provision of €200,000 to support eight LGBTI Community Organisations with payments being made from Minister Michael Ring’s Department of…

Citizenship Ceremony – WIT Arena in Waterford

One Citizenship Ceremony will be held at the WIT Arena in Waterford on Friday, June 28, with approximately 650 candidates originating from over 50 countries expected to attend. Date: Friday, 28th June 2019 Location: WIT Arena in Waterford Ceremony approximate start time: 11:30 At the ceremony on the 28th June in Waterford, approximately 650 candidates from 50 countries will receive…

Minister Madigan approves over €127,500 in funding for cross-border cultural projects under Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2019

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has today, July 21, announced €127,500 in funding to support cultural projects with a significant cross-border element under the Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2019. Eighteen projects are benefitting (from 30 applicants), within maximum funding of €15,000 available per applicant. Projects range from exhibitions, workshops and cultural…