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Taoiseach congratulates Irish Rugby Team on 6 Nations Triumph

The Taoiseach has today congratulated the Irish Rugby Team and their talisman Brian O'Driscoll on their outstanding courage and skill in winning this year's 6 Nations Championship.

Minister Fitzgerald lays wreath at Memorial to Irish who died in Korean War

Frances Fitzgerald T.D. Minister of Children and Youth Affairs visited Seoul, South Korea, from 12-15 March 2014 to mark St. Patrick’s Day.

Minister Donohoe travels to Belgium for St. Patrick’s Day

Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe, will travel to Belgium on Sunday morning to promote trade, tourism and investment links between Ireland and Belgium as part of the Government’s St. Patrick’s Day programme.

Government publishes plan to fill 44,500 jobs in ICT sector over years to 2018

Government, Education and Industry working together to make Ireland the most attractive location in the world for ICT talent Ministers Quinn and Bruton launch the ICT Skills Action Plan The Government today (Friday) published its plan to fill 44,500 jobs for ICT professionals over the years to 2018.

Video initiative allows young people to voice concerns ahead of European elections - Harris

Fine Gael TD for Wicklow-East Carlow and Candidate for Ireland South, Simon Harris, has today (Thursday) welcomed a new youth advocacy project ahead of the European Elections. European Movement Ireland and a number of partners are bringing together a group of 18 to 25 year olds as part of the 32-county initiative.

Byrne welcomes €620,000 in funding to develop key Dublin tourist attractions

Fine Gael Dublin South Central TD, Catherine Byrne, has today (Thursday) warmly welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, that an extra €620,000 is to be provided for key tourist attractions in Dublin. This will include a new interactive tourist trail, the Dubline, stretching from College Green to Kilmainham.

Coffey calls for rebalancing of EU Regional Aid to increase assistance for South East

Fine Gael Waterford Deputy, Paudie Coffey, has today (Thursday) raised the issue of EU Regional Aid in the Dáil and called on the Government to ensure that it is rebalanced to give more assistance to the South East.

Minister Donohoe concludes whistlestop tour of universities and Blue Star schools

Speaking following his tour this week of some of our universities and primary schools engaged in the Blue Star Programme, Minister for European Affairs, Paschal Donohoe TD, said the level of engagement from students was both inspiring and encouraging for the future.

Shatter welcomes EU Commission’s Rule of Law proposals

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD welcomed the EU Commission’s proposals for a three-stage Rule of Law Framework which were published on Tuesday (11 March 2014).

Minister Shatter announces targeted changes in the Start-up Entrepreneur Programme

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, today announced some targeted changes in the Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) operated by his Department. The changes, which were agreed by the Government, followed a review of the operation of the STEP and are intended to refine the programme and improve its appeal to potential migrant entrepreneurs.