Home Building Finance Ireland Launch

Home Building Finance Ireland launched earlier this week with a fund of €750 million to finance construction of 7,500 new homes nationwide. This is one of a number of interventions Minister Eoghan Murphy is making to increase housing supply and affordability. 

More information can be found here: https://www.hbfi.ie/register


Annabelle Grelier

Irish Perspective on Brexit en Francais

Un vrai plaisir de parler, aujourd’hui, avec Annabelle Grelier en direct, à La Grande Table sur Radio France Culture, au sujet de la perspective irlandaise sur le Brexit. It was a pleasure to speak to Annabelle Grelier, live on French Radio (La Grande Table on Radio France Culture) this afternoon, on the Irish perspective on…


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Family Day at the DLR Lexicon

dlr LexIcon will host a family day on Saturday, 2 February, with an Irish twist on a Chinese New Year celebration and a host of activities such as parent and toddler yoga, kite-making workshops, springtime storytelling, concerts and rhythm workshops, art workshops, virtual reality, as well as dragon and lion dancers to celebrate the New…



Brexit Worries While Canvassing in Killiney

We received a very warm response in Watsons, in Killiney, yesterday, where my first home was, at the end of a week when the Brexit problem seems to have gotten even worse.

I have every faith, however, that the Fine Gael government will achieve everything possible to protect Ireland’s interests.



Visit The Oratory as Part of the Winter of Heritage Programme

Visit The Oratory, in Dún Laoghaire, as part of DLR Heritage Events Winter of Heritage Programme. There are free tours every Wednesday and Saturday, until 2 March, at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Regarded as “a hidden gem of Celtic revival art”, The Oratory is said to contain some of “the most spectacular artwork from the first…



Brexit Talk at The French Ambassador’s Residence

I was privileged to attend, and speak at, a breakfast briefing, on Wednesday morning, at the French Ambassador’s residence in Dublin. The President of the Normandy Region, Hervé Morin gave a strong presentation on the multi-modal facilities and capacities for freight transport in ports like Caen, Cherbourg and Dieppe. In anticipation of Brexit, solutions, potential…