Taoiseach Micheál Martin travels to London and Washington for St. Patrick’s Day Events

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will travel to London today (Friday) for the start of a programme of events to mark St. Patrick’s Day in both the UK and Washington DC. Culminating in the traditional visit to the White House to meet US President Joe Biden on Thursday, March 17, the 8-day trip will look to celebrate … Read more

Putin will be held accountable for ‘outrageous invasion’ – Micheál Martin

Russia’s attack on Ukraine “is an outrageous and moral breach of the most fundamental principles of international law,” the Taoiseach has said. In a special televised address, Micheál Martin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions on Ukraine are “immoral and totally beyond comprehension”. He warned that sanctions on Russia “will hit hard and will … Read more

Taoiseach Micheál Martin travels to Berlin to visit German Chancellor Olaf Scholz today

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has travelled to Berlin for a meeting with the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz today. Chancellor Scholz will host the Taoiseach at the Federal Chancellery in the German capital for a working lunch, following military honours on arrival and a private meeting between the two leaders. The Chancellor and the Taoiseach will … Read more

Micheál Martin in France for the One Ocean summit

The Taoiseach is in Brittany for a summit of leaders on protecting the world’s oceans. Up to 40 world leaders are participating in the first high-level summit dedicated to the ocean. Hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, as a highlight of France’s six-month EU presidency, the three-day summit will also focus on efforts to improve … Read more

Government to announce measures to tackle cost of living today

The Government will today announce measures to address the impact of the rising cost of living on households. The Taoiseach Micheal Martin said that these supports will alleviate pressures on working people and those on low incomes. Martin has already indicated that the package to be announced by the government will focus on reducing utility charges … Read more

Taoiseach traveling to US as 32 ministerial trips planned for St Patrick’s week

Government ministers will travel across the globe to represent and promote Ireland on St Patrick’s Day. The government said this year’s St. Patrick’s Day program will see a promotional program of 33 high-level visits abroad which will take place in line with local Covid-19 public health guidelines. Due to Covid-19, in-person ministerial-level visits were possible … Read more

Cost-of-living crisis: Govt plans one-off payment for Low-income households

A one-off payment to tackle the cost-of-living crisis for low-income households is set to be agreed by a Cabinet subcommittee and rolled out within weeks. The committee will meet this week to tackle the impact of rising inflation, with a number of options on the table including a doubling of the €100 electricity credit for … Read more

The country needed to “smile and sing again” : Taoiseach Micheál Martin

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been said last night that  the country needed to “smile and sing again”. He was saying in a televised address after removing the majority of Covid curbs, following almost two years of tough pandemic restrictions. Micheál Martin has confirmed the lifting of nearly all Covid-19 restrictions from 6am Saturday. Mr.Martin also … Read more

Easing of Covid restrictions: Taoiseach to announce the decision tomorrow

The Taoiseach has said he believes that people can look forward to an earlier lifting of restrictions and that this will possibly happen next week. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is set to meet this afternoon to discuss the possible easing of Covid-19 measures. As per the RTÉ report, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said … Read more

The cabinet would not make a decision on easing restrictions until next week?

A cabinet meeting may happen on Friday of this week to make a call on the further easing of restrictions, it is understood. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) planned to meet on Thursday and has been asked by the government to consider easing restrictions on hospitality and working from home. Although it had … Read more