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20th May 2021
Africa Day 2021 takes place on Tuesday, 25th May. Although restrictions on physical gatherings will be in place due to public health measures, preventing the holding of in-person events to mark the occasion, the Africa Day website and social media channels will facilitate virtual celebration and reflection until it is possible to meet once again in person. Over the coming… Read More
25th May 2020
This year’s celebration of Africa Day (25 May) will take place online with contributions from community groups and others all across Ireland. Speaking ahead of Africa Day, Minister for International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., highlighted the contribution that Irish Aid had made to sustainable development in Africa over the last 50 years and said:   “Irish citizens can be extremely… Read More
22nd May 2020
Africa Day will take place this Monday – 25th May. Although public events cannot take place in Ireland due to current COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this important anniversary will still be celebrated across Ireland on social media. For well over a decade, Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has supported events to mark Africa Day in… Read More
25th June 2019
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the thousands who attended Africa Day 2019 festivities throughout the country over the past number of weeks. The nationwide programme of free family-friendly events to mark Africa Day 2019 and highlight Ireland-Africa connections has now drawn to a close. Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,… Read More
14th May 2019
Free family-friendly events highlighting Ireland–Africa connections to take place in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Meath, Waterford and Wexford. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., has launched a nationwide programme of events to mark Africa Day 2019. Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this year’s Africa Day… Read More
1st May 2019
Africa Day 2019
Africa Day 2019
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. has today (01.05.19) welcomed the indication by ten local authorities across Ireland that they will either host or facilitate events and initiatives to mark Africa Day 2019. Supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Africa Day events will take place across the country… Read More
5th April 2019
Africa Day 2019
Africa Day 2019
Opportunity to Bring the Sights and Sounds of Africa to Local Communities Across Ireland – Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 10 April Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., is inviting local authorities across Ireland to get involved in helping communities to celebrate Africa Day 2019. Having hosted annual Africa Day celebrations over the past several… Read More
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