Official opening of Padel Tennis Ireland in Cork

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney performed the official opening of Padel Tennis Ireland on Saturday morning at the newly established 15,000 square foot facility at Fota Junction in Carrigtwohill. The Minister delivered a speech congratulating the founders of the facility Mark White and Jeremy Coyle and acknowledging the many benefits for…

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Minister of State for Disabilities announces €750,000 for Digital and Assistive Technology projects

Minister of State for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte, announced a further €750,000 in funding for 9 projects under the Health Service Executive’s Cooperative Real Engagement for Assistive Technology Enhancement (CREATE) initiative. CREATE II is the second iteration of the CREATE initiative, which was initially launched in January 2022, and aims to improve access to Digital and…

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Legislation to establish Cuan: the Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Agency passed by Oireachtas

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee and Minister of State for Law Reform and Youth Justice James Browne have welcomed the passing through the Oireachtas of legislation which will establish a statutory agency under the remit of the Department of Justice dedicated to tackling and reducing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV) and supporting victims and…

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Minister Humphreys announces new €1 Million Fund to support Men’s Sheds

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD has today (Monday, 20th November 2023) announced a new €1 million Fund to support Men’s Sheds across the country. Under the initiative, grants of up to €3,000 will be provided to 435 Men’s Sheds across the country. The funding is designed to assist Men’s Sheds with their running costs such as their heating,…

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Minister Catherine Martin announces €2.95m in funding for Culture Ireland’s promotion of Irish arts globally

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced funding of €2.95 million for the promotion of Irish arts globally, through Culture Ireland’s Grants Programme and its support of key resource organisations and venues.   Funding to the value of just over €1 million will benefit 99 projects covering…

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Migrant rights group hands over public petition, with more than 14,500 signatures, to the Minister for Justice calling on her to reduce extortionate Irish Residence Permit card fees  

Migrant rights group hands over public petition, with more than 14,500 signatures, to the Minister for Justice calling on her to reduce extortionate Irish Residence Permit card fees  Today (Wednesday 27th September), the Fair Fees Campaign Group of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) gathered on the steps of the Department of Justice to demonstrate the groundswell of support for a reduction in…

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GOAL brings its next generation of creative changemakers to IMMA EARTH RISING

Emer O’Neill ‘Climate & Food X-Change’ will explore the importance of global food systems to the climate conversation GOAL NextGen, GOAL’s Youth Programme, is bringing a collaborative cross-cultural photography exhibition and panel discussion to IMMA’s EARTH RISING festival. The ‘Climate & Food X-Change’ will explore the central importance of global food systems to climate solutions.…

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