Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke by phone this afternoon.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, has today announced the Government’s decision to seek leave to intervene as a third party in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights (‘‘the Court’’) entitled Ukraine v Russian Federation (X).

The Minister for Finance and President of the Eurogroup Paschal Donohoe TD, travels this evening (Thursday) to Prague, for meetings with European Finance Ministers.

The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD has today visited Limerick Prison to review its major expansion project, which is nearing completion, and also published the 2021 Annual Report of the Irish Prison Service.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today welcomed news that more than half all students receiving offers got their first preference from the CAO.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and the Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced the awarding of 2,000 grants for artists and creative arts workers through the new Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme.