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Irish Aid support to Young Scientists Kenya

The second Young Scientists Kenya National Science and Technology Exhibition took place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi from 3-7 August 2019

The competition is closely modelled on the Irish BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition and was introduced to Kenya by the Embassy of Ireland in partnership with the Government of Kenya. This year some 460 students produced 220 innovative science projects to compete for the top prize, which includes a…

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Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcome signing of Mozambique Peace Agreement

This historic agreement provides the people of Mozambique with the prospect of a more hopeful and prosperous future after many years of conflict

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and Minister with Special Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., have welcomed the signing of a historic peace and reconciliation agreement in Maputo on Tuesday 6 August between the Government of Mozambique and opposition party RENAMO (Resistência Nacional…

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Minister Cannon welcomes Africa Day 2019 Events across Ireland

Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Africa Day events will take place across the country

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. has today welcomed the indication by ten local authorities across Ireland that they will either host or facilitate events and initiatives to mark Africa Day 2019. Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,…

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New Ambassadors present Credentials

H.E. Ms. Yolisa Maya, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa was accompanied by her spouse, Mr. Zandisile Pase, her three sons

Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Ambassador of Peru and the Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Ms. Patricia Cortés Ortiz, Ambassador of…

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Minister Cannon Announces Africa Day 2019 Invitations to Local Authorities

Opportunity to Bring the Sights and Sounds of Africa to Local Communities Across Ireland – Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 10 April

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., is inviting local authorities across Ireland to get involved in helping communities to celebrate Africa Day 2019. Having hosted annual Africa Day celebrations over the past several years at Farmleigh in Dublin, the Department of Foreign Affairs and…

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Ireland provides €3m funding to Somalia humanitarian crisis

It is estimated that 5.4 million people in Somalia, almost half of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance

- Somalia “is one of the most challenging environments for humanitarian aid operations” - €3 million funding provided to UN Somalia Humanitarian Fund The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D, and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today…

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Ireland to pledge at least €5m in UN Conference on the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ireland pledges at least €5m in response to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises

Ireland will today pledge at least €5 million in humanitarian response to the deepening crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Democratic Republic of the Congo represents today one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises in terms of people in need. Ireland’s pledge will be delivered at a UN…

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Tánaiste Coveney and Minister Creed call for applications from Irish Agri-Food companies to the Africa Agri-Food Development Programme

This programme, which is a joint initiative between the two Departments, provides support of up to €250,000 to Irish companies in partnerships with African companies

€250,000 available to support Irish Agri-Food companies partner with African companies Prestigious delegation of African Union delegates visits Ireland The Tanáiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today jointly announced a further call for…

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Ireland signs Double Taxation Agreement with Ghana to boost West African Trade

Ghana remains a strategic market for Irish companies in West Africa, mainly in the food and beverage sector

Ireland has signed a Double Taxation Agreement with Ghana, an important step to increase trade with West Africa. The Agreement, the first that Ireland has concluded with a West African country, was signed by Ireland’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Mr. Seán Hoy and Minister of Finance and Economic…