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.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar spoke to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy this afternoon.

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, today (Monday 9 January 2023) welcomed the launch of a further bundle of projects under the social housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme, Bundle 6.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue, T.D. today reminded farmers that the deadline for applications for the new Sheep Improvement Scheme is midnight tonight Monday 9th January 2023.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin, has today announced funding of €300,000 for Minding Creative Minds as part of the Safe to Create Programme. This brings the Department’s overall allocation for the Safe to Create Programme to €782,000.

Minister McGrath today announces the further extension of the AIB Group Plc share trading plan into a third phase. The trading plan has been successful to date in gradually reducing the State’s investment in the Company and improving liquidity in the shares.