Michael D. Higgins, Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Irish president’s visit to Lithuania: 3 key topics

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with her Irish counterpart, Michael D. Higgins, in Vilnius on Tuesday. […]

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
European Union

Netherlands recruits Baltic States to compensate for effects of Brexit

The Netherlands is building new coalitions within the EU to compensate for the loss of the UK as the union’s main free trade champion, and has found partners in the Baltic States. At the same time, a domestic policy issue involving gas supplies and the Dutch stance on Russia have the potential to put what has been dubbed the New Hanseatic League to the test Dario Cavegn writes in the ERR News. […]

Egidijus Meilūnas
Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s ambassador to Japan proposed as envoy to Ireland

Lithuania’s government on Wednesday gave a green light to appointing Egidijus Meilūnas, Lithuanian diplomat completing his ambassadorial term in Japan, as diplomatic envoy to Ireland as of Aug. 24. […]

Labas! Festivalis

LABAS! Early years theatre festival for you!

Now in its third year, the Labas! festival is the brainchild of Dalia Mikoliūnaitė from Teatriukas in Vilnius, Lithuania and Cliodhna Noonan from Acting Up! in Dublin, Ireland. The first edition (2015) was small and compact and enjoyed the support of the Irish Embassy, the Croatian and Lithuanian Ministries of Culture and the Austrian Culture Forum in Lithuania. It was a first step in the direction of international collaboration on the idea of presenting new performances to an audience under 6 years old and their carers. Performances were in cultural venues in the city and selected state facilities in the Kūdikių namai (Vilnius residence for infants with developmental delays) and minority communities in Vilnius. […]

Klaipėdos Kovas junior club in Ireland. Photo Donatas Streckis

Junior rugby players from Lithuania show class in Ireland

Rugby is a fast-growing sport in tiny Lithuania, where almost every city now has its own club. One of the growing clubs in the country is Klaipėdos Kovas. Its junior squad made history as the first Lithuanian club to play in Ireland and also to claim a victory. […]