Department drive to make Ireland’s nightlife inclusive for people with disabilities

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced the launch of a new Night-Time Economy accessibility survey. This is in support of Action 7 in the Report of the Night-Time Economy Taskforce which highlighted the need for awareness raising about the challenges people with disabilities face when socialising or working…

Minister Chambers announces funding of over €5.6 million to support capital projects at Regional Airports

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers TD, has today announced combined funding of over €5.6m to support eligible regional airports in Donegal, Kerry and Ireland West (Knock). His announcement came as he visited Donegal Airport as part of his ministerial responsibility for aviation. Donegal Airport plays a crucial travel role in the…

Tánaiste announces Irish Government Funding for Corleck Centre Development in Toronto

Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, announced today in Toronto an additional Irish Government grant of $2 million for the Corleck Centre, a major new venue for arts, cultural and heritage programming developed by the Canada Ireland Foundation and located on Eireann Quay on the Toronto waterfront. This new…

Tánaiste Micheál Martin TD officially opens €215m Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme

The Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme was officially opened today by the Tánaiste, Micheál Martin TD, marking a significant milestone in enhancing transportation infrastructure and connectivity in Cork. The €215m project promises to alleviate congestion, improve safety, and streamline traffic flow for the region’s residents and businesses. The Dunkettle Interchange is the junction of four national…

MTU awarded €14.6m funding under Technological Universities Research and Innovation Supporting Enterprise (TU RISE)

MTU has been awarded €14.6m under the TU RISE programme (Technological Universities Research and Innovation Supporting Enterprise). TU RISE is designed to improve research functions within the technological university sector and enhance institutions’ engagements with their surrounding regions. Today’s announcement will support MTU’s strategic ambitions in research and innovation by helping to scale up the…

Minister Harris announces €84 million to enhance Research and Innovation opportunities for Technological University sector

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. today (7th February 2024) announced €84 million to enhance research and innovation opportunities for the Technological University sector. The programme will establish, equip, and staff regional research and innovation offices within TUs to enable deepened engagement with local and regional business, industry,…

Plan for the future of Ireland’s Digital Creative Industries launched today

Today the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (DTCAGSM) Catherine Martin T.D., the Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment (DETE), Simon Coveney T.D., and the Minister of State for Digital Transformation, Dara Calleary T.D. launched the Roadmap for the Digital Creative Industries.   Developed by the Creative Ireland Programme within DTCAGSM and DETE, the Roadmap responds to…

Minister Harris welcomes record levels of spending for Research and Development (R&D)

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has welcomed the publication of a report which shows record levels of Government spending on research and development (R&D) in Ireland. The Research and Development Budget 2022-2023 shows that the Government’s investment in R&D (GBARD) was €963.7m in 2022 and is estimated to…

Be Safer, Greener and Calmer – Use Public Transport this Christmas

Be Safer, Greener and Calmer  – Use Public Transport this Christmas Traveling around Cork by bus this Christmas is easier and more affordable than ever. Bus Éireann operates 25 routes on the Cork city bus service, including Ireland’s first 24-hour city service on the Route 220 between Ballincollig and Carrigaline. In 2019, the Cork city…

Minister McEntee announces details of funding for organisations supporting victims of abuse and crime to mark 16 days of activism against gender based violence

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has confirmed details of extra funding for areas of the country or categories of victims not currently fully covered by support services for victims. As part Minister McEntee’s ‘Supporting a Victim’s Journey Plan’ to help victims and…