Minister Ring publishes first ever Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

Minister Ring publishes first ever Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland

Policy will enable social enterprises to increase their impact on society. Mr Michael Ring, TD, The Minister for Rural and Community Development, today published a new National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland. Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other ...

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The 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine to take place in Phoenix, Arizona

The 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine to take place in Phoenix, Arizona

Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Chair of the National Famine Commemoration Committee, has announced that the 2019 International Commemoration of the Great Irish Famine will take place in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, 3rd November. Confirming the arrangements for this year’s international Commemoration Minister Madigan ...

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Delivery Board established to drive forward Climate Action Plan

Delivery Board established to drive forward Climate Action Plan

Minister Bruton today announced the establishment of the Climate Action Delivery Board to drive the implementation of the Government’s Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan led by Minister Bruton sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds of sub-actions, to ensure Ireland is responding to the climate challenge, securing a ...

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Diplomats for Equality – The Pride of Dublin

Diplomats for Equality – The Pride of Dublin

This year’s Pride Parade was historic since it was the first time the diplomatic community in Dublin participated, after an initiative from the Norwegian Embassy. There were 20 Embassies and Diplomatic Missions with around 90 people participating in the parade, marching behind the banner “Diplomats for Equality”. The parade march ...

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European Commission releases Summer 2019 Economic Forecast: Growth clouded by external factors

European Commission releases Summer 2019 Economic Forecast: Growth clouded by external factors

The European economy is set for its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2019, with all Member States’ economies due to expand. Growth in the euro area was stronger than expected in the first quarter of the year due to a number of temporary factors such as mild winter conditions ...

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