Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced the 26 towns and villages that will benefit from a €2.6 million fund to support the enhancement of streetscapes and shopfronts.

Taoiseach Michéal Martin TD has laid the foundation stone for Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal project, marking the beginning of works which will see the section of the canal between Clones and Clonfad in Co. Monaghan restored.

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D will attend the European Forum Alpbach tomorrow and Thursday (31 August - 1 September), following his attendance at the Bled Strategic Forum yesterday and today (29 - 30 August).

On 30-31 August, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D. will attend an Informal Meeting of EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs, hosted in Prague by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, today announced an extension of the Agri-Environment Training Scheme (AETS) for an additional two months.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD will this week lead the first leg of an agri-food trade mission to Asia, covering Japan and Singapore.

Minister for Foreign Affairs [and Minister for Defence], Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced an initial commitment of €500,000 of Irish Aid support to the people of Pakistan who are experiencing a humanitarian crisis following recent devastating flooding