Budget 2019 should address Brexit and sterling impact on food and drink industries, says FDI

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food sector, today launched its Budget 2019 submission, which calls on the Government to introduce a series of measures to help the sector maintain its competitiveness and achieve its growth potential against the backdrop of Brexit and a significant weakening of pound sterling. It highlights that…

New Ambassadors present credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Estonia and the Kingdom of Denmark presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Ms Charis Christodoulidou, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus was accompanied by her spouse Mr Christos Miltiades and their three children Mantalena, Sotiris and…

BioMarin expands its Cork facility to add drug product filling capability

Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, today welcomed the announcement by BioMarin International Ltd that it is investing in a new drug product filling project at its Shanbally, Cork, facility. This project will allow the company to maximise the flexibility of the site with the expansion of the operational manufacturing capacity…

Alice Maher’s ‘Vox Materia’ opening soon at the Crawford Art Gallery

Photo: Matt Gidney Vox Materia comprises a multi-part installation of sculpture and eight large works on paper at the Crawford Art Gallery. Stemming from Maher’s consideration of a twelfth century mermaid carving, this show meditates on voice, silence and materiality. The mermaid is a hybrid creature that transgresses boundaries between human and animal, and appeals to…

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has a formal meeting with new Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, on his first day in office

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon welcomed the new Garda Commissioner to the Department of Justice and Equality as Drew Harris took up his new role. Following their discussions, Minister Flanagan said: “I was pleased to welcome Commissioner Harris to my office today to discuss the Government’s policing priorities with him…

Minister Charlie Flanagan signs the Commencement Order for Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018

Act will allow craft breweries and distilleries to sell intoxicating liquor manufactured on the premises to tourists and visitors who have participated in a guided tour of the premises. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, this afternoon signed the Commencement Order for the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Act 2018. The principal purpose…

Cork’s Sam Perkin premieres ‘Beginnings’, his third commission for the Irish Chamber Orchestra

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has commissioned the talented Cork-born composer, Sam Perkin, to write a new encore for the ensemble. His much-anticipated Beginnings is an intimate work that contains fragments from the first piece or musical memory of each player in the orchestra. Perkin received his first commission in 2015 from the ICO, which resulted in his shimmering Nimbus for String Orchestra. The orchestra recently…