Minister of State Ciarán Cannon announces an extra €1 Million in ESP funding for Irish communities abroad

Additional €1million funding will bring resources available for grants under the Emigrant Support Programme to €12.595million. Ireland’s Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Ciarán Cannon T.D., today announced details of an extra €1million in funding for grants to Irish organisations abroad. The increase in the Emigrant Support Programme will build on…

Minister Bruton Proposes New Law to Protect Children Online

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., has today (Monday the 4th of March) announced that he will introduce a new Online Safety Act to improve online safety and ensure that children can be protected online. In a speech to students, parents and teachers at St. Brigids Girls National School in Glasnevin, Minister Bruton said: “Digital technology is transforming the world…

European Semester Winter Package: assessing Member States’ progress on economic and social priorities

In its annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the Member States, the European Commission today stresses the need to promote investment, pursue responsible fiscal policies and implement well-designed reforms. Challenges vary significantly across countries and call for appropriate and determined policy action. This review of country-specific challenges comes against the backdrop of…

Government publishes information to further assist businesses and citizens to prepare for Brexit

The Government today (Wednesday 27 Feb 2019) published a further range of practical advice to help businesses and citizens around the country to prepare for Brexit. This latest information will be hosted on the Government’s main website at gov.ie/brexit. While ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement is still the Government’s priority, we will continue our preparations for…

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister Cannon launch ‘A Better World’, Ireland’s New Policy for International Development

Gender Equality Climate Action Good Governance Combatting Poverty   Crucial Element of Global Ireland Plan for Doubling Ireland’s Impact by 2025 With the significant expansion of Ireland’s international development programme already underway, the Government today launched A Better World, a new policy with a re-aligned focus on gender equality, climate action, good governance and combatting poverty. Speaking…