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Minister Noonan calls for everyone to connect with ‘Natura in your Neighbourhood’ during National Biodiversity Week

Minister of State for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, is calling on members of the public to get to know the “Natura in your Neighbourhood” during National Biodiversity Week. The National Parks and Wildlife Service is supporting this call by showcasing some of the protected areas that make up Ireland’s ‘Natura 2000 Network’, the work that is being done to protect them, and the people behind it all.

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Minister McEntee and Minister O’Donnell Attend Official Opening of the New An Spidéal Garda Station

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee T.D. and the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Kieran O’Donnell T.D. yesterday attended the official opening of Spiddal Garda station.

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Ireland’s Energy-Related Emissions Hit Lowest Levels in 30 Years

In 2023, Ireland made significant strides in reducing its energy-related emissions, marking a decrease of over 7%.

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In Recognition of International Guide Dog Day, Minister Humphreys has launched a National Awareness Campaign Aimed at Dog Owners

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. has launched a major national awareness campaign to remind dog owners of their responsibilities.

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Minister Humphreys Announces Funding to Upgrade 43 Walking and Hiking Trails Across Rural Ireland

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced the upgrade of 43 walking and hiking trails across rural Ireland.

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Minister Noonan asks Public to be Mindful of Chicks over Easter

As Easter approaches, Minister for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD is calling on the public to protect our nesting birds.

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€30 million in Core Funding for Sports Bodies in 2024

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne, today announced a record investment of almost €30 million in core funding support to sporting organisations, through Sport Ireland, for 2024.

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Ireland to increase its contribution to the UN’s World Food Programme by 40%

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D, today announced a funding commitment of €105m to the World Food Programme (WFP) from Ireland for the period 2025 to 2027. The funding pledge is a 40% increase on the funding made under the previous three-year period and will directly fund the WFP’s humanitarian work globally. The funding will be provided by the Minister’s Department who are the lead Department in Ireland for engagement with the WFP. The Minister made the announcement from Kenya where he is currently leading an international development mission to the Horn of Africa in collaboration with our Department of Foreign Affairs and WFP.

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Irish Wolfhound Takes Centre Stage In New Passport Design

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, recently got a preview of the first image of Ireland’s new passport design. These initial drawings presented to the Tánaiste are the first steps in designing a new passport book based on public feedback.

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Health

A New nationwide rollout of mobile X-ray Services for Older People

A new nationwide x-ray service welcomed by Minister Mary Butler

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First Stage Of Development Of Ballinhassig Village Flood Relief Scheme Welcomed

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Frank O’Flynn has welcomed the signing of a contract with Malachy Walsh and Partners marking the first stage of the development of a Flood Relief Scheme…

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Establishment of New Planning and Environment Division of the High Court

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Law Reform, James Browne TD, welcomed the establishment of a new division of the High Court dedicated…

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An Garda Síochána Commences Operation Táirge

An Garda Síochána has commenced ‘Operation Táirge’, supporting operational activity aimed at detecting and preventing Organised Retail Crime (ORC). Under ‘Operation Táirge’ Gardaí nationwide will work on reducing organised retail…

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Successful Applications Under €50m Rural Water Scheme Announced

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien announced the successful applications under a new rural water scheme targeting the waste water collection and treatment needs of villages and settlements without access…

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Events

Minister James Browne Hosts National Missing Persons Day at Croke Park

Minister of State at the Department of Justice, James Browne TD hosted the annual ceremony to mark National Missing Persons Day. Missing Persons Day is an annual commemorative day for…

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Government Approves Reappointments of Members of the Policing Authority

The Government has agreed to reappoint Elaine Byrne, Donal de Buitleir, Anthony Harbinson, Dr Jane Mulcahy, Paul Mageean and Dr Deborah Donnelly as members of the Policing Authority. Elaine Byrne…

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Skillnet Innovation Exchange And Sport Ireland Partner To Support Digital Transformation Of Sport In Ireland

Skillnet Innovation Exchange announced a collaboration with Sport Ireland to support the digital transformation of sport in Ireland. Through its Digital for Sport initiative, Skillnet Innovation Exchange will invite technology solutions providers to…

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Passage of Legislation to Provide Bodycams for An Garda Síochána Welcomed

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has welcomed the passage of key legislation to provide An Garda Síochána with bodycams to give our Gardaí greater access to CCTV and to…

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Events

Greater Ambition On Climate Action Needed At COP28

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson called for greater ambition on climate action at a major climate conference at University College Cork (UCC) ahead of COP28. The call comes as one of Ireland’s leading…

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History

New Fiction Book Series Delves into Early NZ Irish Māori History

A largely forgotten story of Irish convicts and their interaction with Māori forms the basis for a series of history novels being released in Christchurch. Titled Irish Convict, the five…

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Finance

Minister McGrath Welcomes Publication Of European Commission’s Opinion On Ireland’s Budget 2024 Plan

The Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath TD, welcomes the publication by the European Commission of its Opinion on Ireland’s Draft Budget 2024. Overall, the Commission is of the opinion that Ireland’s DBP is…

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History

New Bill to Repeal Century Old Censorship of Publications Act Proposed

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has obtained government approval to repeal the Censorship of Publications Acts. The decision follows a review undertaken in the Department to Justice on the…

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Finance

An Garda Síochána Warn Employees About Fraudulent Email Payment Requests

An Garda Síochána is warning people in any business setting to be very wary of fraudulent email payment requests, especially when asked to send money to new bank account numbers….

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Minister McEntee Publishes Private Security Authority Annual Report for 2022

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has published the Annual Report of the Private Security Authority along with the Financial Statements for 2022. The Private Security Authority (PSA) is the…

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