The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced that the Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award artists bursary scheme for 2023 will open for online applications via the Arts Council’s artists portal on Tuesday 17 January 2023 and will close at 5.30pm on Thursday 16 February 2023.

The Government today (12 January) approved the participation by the Defence Forces in a German-led EU Battlegroup in 2024/2025

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today announced that Corr Na Madadh National School (roll number 17903N), Athlone, will be transferring from Catholic patronage to the local education and training board to become a multi-denominational community national school.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, today announced a call for expressions of interest for membership of the Cancer Patient Advisory Committee.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, today announced that registration for the National Dialogue on Women in Agriculture is open on his Department’s website

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has today announced that Technological University Dublin (TUD) has been given the go-ahead to proceed to the next phase of the project proposal development for a ‘Design & Construct’ Sustainable Building Centre on their Broombridge Campus.

The Department of Foreign Affairs provided consular assistance in 1,504 new cases in 2022, in addition to the consular support that is being provided to others on an ongoing basis.

The Estate of Seamus Heaney, Krakow Festival Office (KBF) – operator of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature programme, and the Irish Embassy in Poland, are pleased to announce that Irish poet Alice Lyons has been selected to be the first writer-in-residence of the new Heaney-Miłosz Residency, to take place in Krakow, Poland.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today met fishing industry representatives in the Marine Institute in Galway and discussed the negotiations ongoing this week, between the EU and Norway, on a fisheries agreement and also used the opportunity to provide an update on the voluntary scheme to decommission fishing vessels as recommended by the Seafood Taskforce.

Minister Harris and Minister Ryan today announced funding of €26 million for the third call of the Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation Pathfinder Programme for the higher education sector.