Representation in Ireland




Commissioner Thyssen presenting the prizes at last night's Awards Ceremony in Helsinki

The Limerick Strand Hotel (Tom Flavin) has won the SME (Companies and Learners) category at this year’s “Awards for VET Excellence”. The VET (Vocational Education and Training) awards are a European Commission initiative and are designed to highlight the quality in VET, provide visibility to the winners, motivate those taking part and support the development of networks and new career opportunities.

The winners were announced at a ceremony to close European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki last night.


President Juncker with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Speaking at a joint press conference today with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the agreement reached on Brexit, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker commented: " I have to say: I am happy about the deal, but I am sad about Brexit."

See below for the full text of President Juncker's statement.



Image promoting the seminar

Are you interested in learning more about the opportunities for Irish linguists in the EU? The European Commission and Ireland’s Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are organising a full-day seminar aimed at informing potential candidates of these opportunities and providing concrete practical advice on preparing for selection procedures. See the programme below for further information about the event.  A more detailed version of the programme will be available soon.