Minister Flanagan today commences new law criminalising offences committed abroad by Irish citizens or residents

·         Act dealing with serious offences committed abroad comes into effect today ·         Rape, murder and manslaughter amongst offences included The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has announced that a new law criminalising serious offences committed abroad by Irish citizens or residents – the Criminal Law (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) Act 2019 – has come into…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns attacks in Sri Lanka

The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks this morning on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The Tánaiste stated: “I am shocked at the appalling attacks on innocent civilians this morning in Sri Lanka.  No political or other cause can justify or excuse…

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…