Message from Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins

On Thursday 2nd April President Michael D. Higgins released a statement that was aired at Midday on all Irish regional and local radio stations. The messsage is also carried in local and provincial newspapers. As the effects of the Coid 19 measures take hold the majority of newspapers and radio stations are experiencing a huge … More Message from Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins

Irish in Spain Preparing to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th is approaching and the Irish Association in Spain has teamed up with Emerald Connection to offer as much information as possible in relation to events. We will have information from across Spain as plans are being finalised and unveiled. With just under a month to go we have some information gathered that might … More Irish in Spain Preparing to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

A week on. Are we any closer to forming a Government in Ireland?

The quick answer is NO. However, we may not be privvy to all the conversations that are underway. A week, they say, is a long time in politics. What has become very clear in this past long week is that everyone is prepared to play “hardball”. It appreared last Sunday that Fine Gael had accepted … More A week on. Are we any closer to forming a Government in Ireland?

Ireland Votes for Change – but what does that mean?

The ballot boxes are being opened in the 39 count centres across Ireland and the tally men and women are confirming the mood of the voters on the back of a startling exit poll on Saturday evening as the polling stations closed. The exit poll was commissioned by RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4 and UCD … More Ireland Votes for Change – but what does that mean?

Centre Stage – Promoting Equal Opportunities

In sunny Malaga last week 24 women artists from Ireland, Spain and Sweden gathered in a city centre hotel to commence work on an EU initiative ,called Centre Stage, that has been over 18 months in the planning. Centre Stage is a European collaborative project for professional women artists in the performing arts and music. … More Centre Stage – Promoting Equal Opportunities

Launch of Programme for Limerick Literary Festival 2020

Recently the programme for the Limerick Literary festival, formerly known as The Kate O’Brien Weekend was launched at an event at 1 Perry Square in Limerick City. The programme was launched by composer Bill Whelan. The festival began in 1984 to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Limerick-born Kate O’Brien. The event continues … More Launch of Programme for Limerick Literary Festival 2020

President Higgins Christmas and New Year Message

Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins has addressed a number of issues in his Christmas and New Year message which was released this morning. President Higgins refers to how Christmas time offers “Light and Hope” as we look ahead to longer brighter days. It also offers us an opportunity to reflect on the story of … More President Higgins Christmas and New Year Message