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December

Ireland’s humanitarian assistance worldwide reaches €100 million in 2015

25/12/15

Ireland’s humanitarian assistance worldwide reaches €100 million in 2015

Minister Flanagan Announces New Global Events to Mark the Centenary of the Easter Rising

29/12/15

Minister Flanagan Announces New Global Events to Mark the Centenary of the Easter Rising

Trilateral meeting between the Irish & United Kingdom Government and the Northern Ireland Executive

21/12/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan T.D. and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. met today at Farmleigh, Dublin with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers M.P., Northern Ireland First Minister, Rt. Hon. Peter Robinson MLA, deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA and Minister of Justice David Ford MLA.

Minister Flanagan meets the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

21/12/15

Minister Flanagan meets the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to discuss ways forward on dealing with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s troubled past

Minister Flanagan to meet Secretary of State for N.I. in Dublin

21/12/15

Minister Flanagan to meet Secretary of State for N.I. in Dublin Agenda to include: Agreement implementation; legacy issues and the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings

Minister Flanagan statement following further adjournment of Ibrahim Halawa case

19/12/15

Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment and concern following the further adjournment of the Ibrahim Halawa case. Irish Government once again represented in Court at Wadi al Natrun

Minister Flanagan congratulates Arlene Foster on her election as the new DUP Leader

17/12/15

Minister Flanagan congratulates Arlene Foster on her election as the new DUP Leader

Minister Flanagan hosts UN leaders to mark 60th anniversary of Ireland at the United Nations

17/12/15

Minister Flanagan hosts UN leaders to mark 60th anniversary of Ireland at the United Nations

Minister Sherlock meets leading Irish Development NGOs

16/12/15

Minister Sherlock meets leading Irish Development NGOs

Minister Flanagan notes the adjournment of the Ibrahim Halawa case until Saturday

15/12/15

Minister Flanagan notes the adjournment of the Ibrahim Halawa case until Saturday

Flanagan meets with EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Counter Terrorism, Libya, Iraq, Eastern Partners

14/12/15

Flanagan meets with EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Counter Terrorism, Libya, Iraq, Eastern Partners

Flanagan attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

14/12/15

Flanagan attends EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Counter Terrorism, Libya, Iraq, Eastern Partners

Ireland increases humanitarian support to victims of the Syria crisis

14/12/15

Ireland increases humanitarian support to Syria crisis

Flanagan Highlights Ireland’s contribution to the UN on the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's Membership

14/12/15

Flanagan Highlights Ireland’s contribution to the UN on the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's Membership

Minister Flanagan announces development of Ireland’s National Plan on Business and Human Rights

10/12/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan, T.D., today marked International Human Rights Day by announcing the next stage in the development of Ireland’s National Plan on Business and Human Rights - the publication of the working outline of the Plan.

Pat Finucane case discussed today at the Council of Europe

8/12/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, has announced that today, 8 December, the Council of Europe in Strasbourg discussed a number of legacy cases including the case of Pat Finucane.

Minister Deenihan Congratulates CG Grant and Fr. McBride on winning International Person of the Year

6/12/15

Minister Deenihan Congratulates CG Philip Grant and Fr. Brendan McBride on winning International Person of the Year Award

Minister Flanagan travels to United Arab Emirates

4/12/15

Minister Flanagan travels to United Arab Emirates

Irish Abroad recognised at Presidential Distinguished Service Awards ceremony

3/12/15

Irish Abroad recognised at Presidential Distinguished Service Awards ceremony

Minister Flanagan to represent Government at funeral service of Fr Gerry Reynolds

3/12/15

Minister Flanagan to represent Government at funeral service of Fr Gerry Reynolds

Min Deenihan opens Sarah Pierce’s ‘Pathos of Distance’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland

2/12/15

Minister Deenihan opens Sarah Pierce’s ‘Pathos of Distance’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland

Minister Flanagan launches Debate to promote awareness of “Brexit” implications for Irish SMEs

2/12/15

Minister Flanagan launches Debate to promote awareness of “Brexit” implications for Irish SMEs

Flanagan highlights Partnership with Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas at Conference

1/12/15

Flanagan highlights Partnership with Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas at Conference

November

Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock Welcome New PEACE programme

30/11/15

Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock Welcome New PEACE programme

Minister Flanagan condemns attack on PSNI officers in Belfast

27/11/15

Minister Flanagan condemns attack on PSNI officers in Belfast

Minister Murphy attends Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial focused on migration and terrorism

27/11/15

Minister Murphy attends Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial focused on migration and international terrorism.

Minister Sherlock hosts Fourth South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum

27/11/15

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Cooperation, Seán Sherlock TD, co-chaired the Fourth South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum in Iveagh House, Dublin today with the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Luwellyn Landers.

Ministers announce increased support for UN humanitarian stockpiling

26/11/15

Today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced that Ireland is increasing its stockpiles of humanitarian relief items and providing additional funding of USD $1 million to support the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots network.

Minister Flanagan addresses QUB symposium on “Brexit” implications for Northern Ireland

26/11/15

Minister Flanagan addresses QUB symposium on “Brexit” implications for Northern Ireland

Minister Flanagan briefs Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee on Paris attacks, Migration, Syria

25/11/15

Minister Flanagan briefs Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee on Paris attacks, Migration, Syria and Tunisia

Minister Flanagan outlines Fresh Start Agreement to Dáil Éireann

25/11/15

Minister Flanagan outlines Fresh Start Agreement to Dáil Éireann

Minister Sherlock launches the National Report on Global Education in Ireland

24/11/15

Minister Sherlock launches the National Report on Global Education in Ireland Report commends longstanding commitment of Irish Aid to Development Education

Minister Flanagan provides update on travel advice for Irish schools intending to travel to France

23/11/15

Minister Flanagan provides update on travel advice for Irish schools intending to travel to France

Minister Flanagan meets British Foreign Secretary during London visit

23/11/15

Minister Flanagan and Foreign Secretary Hammond discuss EU and foreign policy issues and join efforts to promote and increase Irish-British trade • Minister Flanagan meets Labour MP Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland • Minister Flanagan addresses a British-Irish Chamber of Commerce event at the FCO, hosted by FS Hammond

Minister Flanagan to launch the “Ireland 2016” commemorations programme in Britain

23/11/15

Minister Flanagan to launch the busy and exciting programme of creative, community and commemorative events to take place in Britain to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising and historical events of 1916.

Minister Flanagan launching 2016 Commemoration Programme of UK Events in London

23/11/15

The Minister will also: •Address a Yeats Symposium at Magdalene College, Cambridge •Meet Labour MP, Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland •Address the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, at an event hosted by Foreign Secretary Hammond at the FCO

Minister Deenihan launches Global Irish Media Fund

21/11/15

Minister also announces pilot summer camp programme for summer 2016

Minister Sherlock announces €2 million to tackle Ethiopia drought

20/11/15

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock T.D., announced today that the Government is to contribute an additional €2 million to the international response to the drought in Ethiopia.

Minister Flanagan Welcomes 300 Key Influencers from 29 Countries to 2015 Global Irish Economic Forum

19/11/15

Minister Flanagan Welcomes 300 Key Influencers from 29 Countries to 2015 Global Irish Economic Forum

Minister Flanagan Delivers for the North West

18/11/15

Minister Flanagan Delivers for the North West

Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan enhances North South Co-operation

17/11/15

A Fresh Start: Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan further enhances North South Co-operation - Minister Sherlock

Another milestone agreement moving Northern Ireland towards a better future – Minister Flanagan

17/11/15

Another milestone agreement moving Northern Ireland towards a better future – Minister Flanagan

Update from Minister Flanagan on Paris Consular Assistance

16/11/15

Minister Calls for Respect for Privacy of Injured Irish Citizen and Their Family

Statement by Minister Flanagan re Foreign Affairs Council

16/11/15

This morning the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. He joined fellow EU Foreign Ministers in standing in solidarity in the minute's silence to remember the victims of the terrorist atrocity in Paris on Friday last. This was the first meeting of EU Ministers since the attacks.

Minister Flanagan, MoS Murphy attend the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

15/11/15

Minister Flanagan, MoS Murphy attend the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Updated Statement by Minister Flanagan

14/11/15

Updated Statement by Minister Flanagan

Statement from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan on Paris attacks

14/11/15

Statement from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan on Paris attacks

Statement on unfolding situation in Paris

13/11/15

Statement on unfolding situation in Paris

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland Talks

13/11/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland Talks

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland Talks

12/11/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland Talks

Minister Flanagan Hosts Special Event to Mark 30th Anniversary of the 1985 Anglo Irish Agreement

12/11/15

Minister Flanagan Hosts Special Event to Mark 30th Anniversary of the 1985 Anglo Irish Agreement

Minister Deenihan announces €6.73 Million in Emigrant Support Funding for Irish Community in Britain

12/11/15

Minister Deenihan announces €6.73 Million in Emigrant Support Funding for Irish Community in Britain

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD on Summer J1 Programme

12/11/15

The US sponsoring bodies managing the great majority of Irish participants in the United States Summer Work Travel Programme (known as the J1 programme) have made public plans to introduce a requirement for applicants from countries in the Visa Waiver Programme, which includes Ireland, to pre-arrange jobs as part of their Summer 2016 J1 applications.

Minister Flanagan TD welcomes the well-run and organised nature of elections in Myanmar

11/11/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, has welcomed the well-run and organised nature of elections in Myanmar on 8 November.

Update on Travel Advice to Egypt from Minister Flanagan

6/11/15

Update on Travel Advice to Egypt from Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan urges NI Party Leaders to show courage and leadership as talks near conclusion

8/11/15

Minister Flanagan urges NI Party Leaders to show courage and leadership as talks near conclusion

Minister Flanagan to attend Remembrance Sunday Ceremony in Belfast

6/11/15

Minister Flanagan to attend Remembrance Sunday Ceremony in Belfast

Minister Flanagan to meet the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales

6/11/15

Minister Flanagan to meet President of Bolivia, Evo Morales

Update on Travel Advice to Egypt from Minister Flanagan

6/11/15

Update on Travel Advice to Egypt from Minister Flanagan

New Ambassadors present Credentials

5/11/15

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister Flanagan Addresses Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

5/11/15

Minister Flanagan Addresses Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Minister Flanagan updates Dáil on Political Talks in Stormont

3/11/15

Minister Flanagan updates Dáil on Political Talks in Stormont

Minister Flanagan highlights the value of social media for SMEs, at Facebook event

2/11/15

Minister Flanagan highlights the value of social media for SMEs, launching a Facebook hosted event for Irish & French SMEs

Minister of State Sherlock Salutes Human Rights Defenders from Around the World

3/11/15

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Mr Seán Sherlock T.D., this morning delivered the keynote address at the Front Line Defenders Eighth Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders, held at Dublin Castle.

October

Minister Deenihan to host SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Diaspora Event with Connect Ireland

23/10/15

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD, will welcome hundreds of members of the Irish diaspora to Dublin this weekend to take part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 October.

Minister Sherlock confirms funding on World Polio Day

23/10/15

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., has highlighted the importance of World Polio Day, as €400,000 of Irish Aid funding is allocated to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade turns blue for UN anniversary

23/10/15

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade turns blue for UN anniversary

Minister Flanagan Welcomes Three New Aer Lingus Ireland-US Air Routes

21/10/15

Minister Flanagan Welcomes Three New Aer Lingus Ireland-US Air Routes

Statement on Northern Ireland by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD

20/10/15

The assessment of various paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland carried out by the PSNI and the British Security Services, and published today by the British Government, makes for sobering reading.

Minister Flanagan Confirms Swiss Participation in Irish Passport Card System

16/10/15

Minister Flanagan Confirms Swiss Participation in Irish Passport Card System Total Number of Countries Accepting the Passport Card Now at 31 6,785 cards applied for since launch on 5th October

Minister Flanagan addresses Dáil Éireann on Budget 2016

14/10/15

Minister Flanagan addresses Dáil Éireann on Budget 2016

Minister Flanagan Welcomes Loyalist Announcement

13/10/15

Minister Flanagan has welcomed today’s announcement by loyalist leaders that they eschew violence.

Budget 2016: Minister Flanagan on increased Passport & Consular Services, Emigrant Support and ODA

13/10/15

Department’s Trade Division and Mission Network Will Pursue New Economic Opportunities for Ireland across Global Markets.

Ministers Welcome Increase in Ireland’s Overseas Aid Budget

13/10/15

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State Sherlock Welcome Significant Increase in Ireland’s Overseas Aid Budget. Government to Provide €640 Million for Development Assistance in 2016

Minister Murphy meets with EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Libya, Syria, Migration and EU relations

12/10/15

Minister Murphy meets with EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Libya, Syria, Migration and EU relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Minister Flanagan Condemns Ankara Terrorist Attack and Expresses Condolences to Victims

12/10/15

Minister Flanagan Condemns Ankara Terrorist Attack and Expresses Condolences to Victims

Minister Murphy in Luxembourg to discuss Migration, Syria and EU relations with Africa, Caribbean an

12/10/15

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy TD, is in Luxembourg today (Monday) to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers.

Minister Flanagan Congratulates the Tunisian winners of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

11/10/15

Minister Flanagan Congratulates the Tunisian winners of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

Minister Flanagan meets Dr. Tiede and Mrs Elisabeth Herrema, his wife, 40 years after kidnapping

9/10/15

Minister Flanagan meets Dr. Tiede and Mrs Elisabeth Herrema, his wife, 40 years after Dr. Herrema’s kidnapping ordeal

Minister Deenihan to Address South West Startup Gathering 2015: Irish International Business Network

9/10/15

The Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan T.D., will address the inaugural Irish International Business Network (IIBN) event in Cork as part of the Startup Gathering 2015 on Friday 9th October.

Minister of State Seán Sherlock T.D. to Meet with Syrian Refugees in Jordan

8/10/15

Visit to Assess Impact of Ireland’s Support to UN High Commission for Refugees and NGOs

Minister Flanagan to launch Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

7/10/15

Minister Flanagan to launch Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi

7/10/15

Minister Flanagan and Minister Sherlock ., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi

Minister Flanagan Announces Resumption of Passport Express Service

6/10/15

Minister Flanagan Announces Resumption of Passport Express Service

Min Flanagan chairs 9th meeting of Export Trade Council

6/10/15

Minister Flanagan brings together five Cabinet Ministers, five State Agencies & the private sector for the ninth meeting of the Export Trade Council

Minister Flanagan Launches Irish Passport Card for Use in 30 European Countries

2/10/15

Pioneering Combination of Irish Technology and Design. Now Open for Online Applications

Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment at further adjournment in Ibrahim Halawa case

4/10/15

Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment at further adjournment in Ibrahim Halawa case

Minister Deenihan statement on the passing of “uniquely talented” playwright Brian Friel

2/10/15

Minister Deenihan statement on the passing of “uniquely talented” playwright Brian Friel

Passport Express Service Arrangements Due to Industrial Action Affecting An Post

2/10/15

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Announces Passport Express Service Arrangements Due to Industrial Action Affecting An Post

Min Flanagan Welcomes Appointment of Eamon Gilmore as EU Special Envoy for Colombia Peace Process

2/10/15

Minister Flanagan Welcomes Appointment of Eamon Gilmore as EU Special Envoy for the Colombia Peace Process

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan on Oregon Attack

1/10/15

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan on Oregon Attack

Minister Flanagan Addresses UN General Assembly on Ireland’s Foreign Policy Priorities

1/10/15

Minister Flanagan addresses UN General Assembly on Ireland’s Foreign Policy Priorities Topics addressed include: migration; peacekeeping; nuclear disarmament; gender equality; religious freedom; & new SDGs

September

Minister Meets with Key US Political Contacts on Northern Ireland during Washington DC Visit

30/9/15

Minister Flanagan Meets with Key US Political Contacts on Northern Ireland during Washington DC Visit. Latest U.S. Immigration Reform Prospects Also To Be Reviewed

Minister Flanagan welcomes all-island approach in Capital Plan

29/9/15

Plan envisages significant investment in projects which will help unlock the full potential of the all-island economy

Minister Flanagan Launches Ireland UN60 Exhibition in New York

27/9/15

Minister Flanagan Launches Ireland UN60 Exhibition, New York

Minister Flanagan Engages with Irish Community in New York

27/9/15

Minister Flanagan Engages with Irish Community in New York

Minister Flanagan to Address UN General Assembly and Meet with UN SG in New York

27/9/15

Minister Flanagan to Address UN General Assembly and Meet with UN SG in New York

Minister Deenihan presents 2015 Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award to Loretta Brennan Glucksman

25/9/15

Minister Deenihan presents 2015 Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award to Loretta Brennan Glucksman

Minister Sherlock attends UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York

25/9/15

Minister launches new Ebola Taskforce in New York

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State Sherlock Announce €3.7 Million in Humanitarian Funding

25/9/15

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State Sherlock Announce €3.7 Million in Additional Humanitarian Funding. Ireland Provides Life-Saving Assistance in Syria, Iraq and Sub-Saharan Africa Crisis Situations

Minister Sherlock hails Cork Airport transatlantic win as ‘game changer’

25/9/15

Minister Sherlock hails Cork Airport transatlantic win as ‘game changer’ Norwegian’s New Cork-Boston & Cork-New York Services A Major Strategic Boost For Region

Minister Flanagan Announces Recruitment Competition for New Diplomats

25/9/15

Minister Flanagan Announces Recruitment Competition for New Diplomats Online Applications Now Open Until October 15

Stormont House Agreement does not convey an amnesty – Minister Flanagan

24/9/15

Stormont House Agreement does not convey an amnesty – Minister Flanagan

Minister Sherlock hails success of Irish Aid-Teagasc partnership at National Ploughing Championships

23/9/15

Minister Sherlock hails success of Irish Aid-Teagasc partnership at National Ploughing Championships

Honour for Ireland to welcome Prime Minister Modi - Minister Flanagan

23/9/15

Honour for Ireland to welcome Prime Minister Modi - Minister Flanagan

Minister Sherlock meets Irish exporters at Enterprise Ireland International Markets Week

22/9/15

Minister Sherlock meets Irish exporters at Enterprise Ireland International Markets Week

Minister of State Seán Sherlock launches the Irish Aid Research Strategy 2015 - 2019

22/9/15

Minister of State Seán Sherlock, TD, will today launch the first Irish Aid Research Strategy at a Research Workshop in Trinity College, Dublin.

Minister Flanagan invites the public to the Irish Aid stand at National Ploughing Championships

22/9/15

Irish Aid Stand will highlight Food & Farming, Humanitarian Assistance Role and Family Activities

Statement on Northern Ireland by Minister Flanagan

18/9/15

Statement on Northern Ireland by Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan wishes the Irish Rugby Team success & urges fans travelling to be good ambassadors

17/9/15

Minister Flanagan wishes the Irish Rugby Team success & urges fans travelling to be good ambassadors for Ireland

Minister Flanagan launches ‘UN60’ map & ‘Iveagh Scholars’

17/9/15

Minister Flanagan unveils ‘UN60’ map for all secondary schools, marking 60 years of Irish UN membership. Launches ‘Iveagh Scholars’ all-Ireland competition for Transition Year/Year 12 students.

Flanagan addresses 130 civil society organisations that promote Reconciliation

15/9/15

Minister Flanagan addresses 130 civil society organisations that promote Reconciliation “Civil Society can create the momentum for positive change in Northern Ireland”

Statement on Northern Ireland by Minister Flanagan

10/9/15

Statement on Northern Ireland by Minister Flanagan

Sherlock briefs Cabinet on meeting with NGOs about their work assisting migrants

10/9/15

Minister Sherlock briefs Cabinet on meeting with Irish NGOs about their overseas work assisting migrants

Minister Flanagan urges N.I. Political Parties to pull back from the brink

9/9/15

Minister Flanagan urges N.I. Political Parties to pull back from the brink

Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland ahead of Belfast Talks

7/9/15

Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland ahead of Belfast Talks

Minister Flanagan addresses Chatham House in London on "Brexit"

7/9/15

Minister Flanagan addresses Chatham House in London on "Brexit" - Reflects on implications for Northern Ireland & his experience of Irish referendums

Minister Flanagan speech to British Irish Association

6/9/15

Minister Flanagan tells BIA: Future of power sharing Institutions at stake; courage and compromise required by all in forthcoming talks

Minister Flanagan to highlight British-Irish relations in visit to Cambridge and London

5/9/15

Minister Flanagan to highlight British-Irish relations in visit to Cambridge and London

Flanagan and EU Foreign Ministers discuss Migration Crisis, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East

5/9/15

Minister Flanagan and EU Foreign Ministers discuss the Migration Crisis, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East

Global Irish parliamentarians gather in Dublin

3/9/15

Global Irish parliamentarians gather in Dublin

Minister Flanagan urges Canadian businesses to invest in Ireland

2/9/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, TD, today urged Canadian businesses to invest in Ireland, highlighting the potential for greater trade between the two countries, which is currently valued at €2.75 billion.

Minister Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, MP

1/9/15

Minister Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers MP, to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

August

Global Irish Economic Forum 2015 to support entrepreneurs and businesses to scale up and create jobs

31/8/15

Global Irish Economic Forum 2015 to support entrepreneurs and businesses to scale up and create jobs

Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for 2015 announced

28/8/15

Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for 2015 announced

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D.

26/8/15

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D.

Statement by Minister Flanagan on McGuigan murder and related issues

22/8/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on McGuigan murder and related issues The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., has again condemned the recent murder in Belfast of Kevin McGuigan, and encourages all those with information on the crime to cooperate with the police.

Certificate of Irish Heritage scheme to be discontinued

17/8/15

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade wishes to announce that the Certificate of Irish Heritage scheme is to be discontinued. The uptake of the Certificate of Irish Heritage has been considerably less than anticipated. No further Certificates will be available for purchase after 24 August 2015.

Minister sympathises with the Chinese people on behalf of Ireland

14/8/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today expressed condolences on behalf of the people of Ireland to the Chinese people on the tragic events at Tianjin.

Ireland to provide €2.75 million in funding to the Red Cross and the Red Crescent

10/8/15

Ireland will provide €2.75 million in humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations worldwide through the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Minister Charlie Flanagan Launches New Passport Application Guide

9/8/15

Minister Charlie Flanagan Launches New Passport Application Guide

Ministers Flanagan and Sherlock welcome historic agreement on Sustainable Development Agenda

3/8/15

Ministers Flanagan and Sherlock welcome historic agreement on Sustainable Development Agenda

“St. Patrick’s Day offers a unique opportunity to promote Ireland overseas” – Minister Flanagan

3/8/15

“St. Patrick’s Day offers a unique opportunity to promote Ireland overseas” – Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment at further adjournment in Ibrahim Halawa case

2/8/15

Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment at further adjournment in Ibrahim Halawa case

July

Minister Flanagan encourages stay-at-home holidaymakers to consider Northern Ireland visit

31/7/15

Minister Flanagan encourages stay-at-home holidaymakers to consider Northern Ireland visit

Minister Flanagan urges holidaymakers to register foreign travel

30/7/15

Minister Flanagan urges holidaymakers to register foreign travel

Minister Sherlock welcomes increase in exports

21/7/15

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today welcomed the latest CSO figures, which show that goods exports reached €8.8 billion in May 2015, an increase of 8% compared to May 2014.

Tunisia, Iran, and the Middle East Peace Process discussed in Brussels

21/7/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today attended a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels, where the situation in Tunisia, following recent terrorist attacks, was amongst the issues discussed. EU Foreign Ministers were also joined at the meeting by both the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Tunisia.

Winners of Bursaries for Research on Ireland’s First World War Casualties Announced

20/7/15

Winners of Bursaries for Research on Ireland’s First World War Casualties Announced

Minister Flanagan in Brussels to discuss Tunisia, Iran and Middle East Peace Process

20/7/15

Minister Flanagan in Brussels to discuss Tunisia, Iran and Middle East Peace Process

Minister welcomes successful conclusion at International Conference on Financing for Development

17/7/15

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-Operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, has welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations and the adoption today of the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda” at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Ethiopia

Minister Flanagan in Ukraine for series of political meetings

16/7/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, is in Kiev today (Thursday) to meet senior figures in the Ukrainian leadership including his counterpart, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin for discussions on the challenges facing Ukraine, including the conflict in the east of the country.

Minister Flanagan welcomes successful outcomes in Iran Nuclear Talks

14/7/15

Minister Flanagan welcomes successful outcomes in Iran Nuclear Talks

Minister Sherlock leads Irish delegation at Financing for Development Conference in Ethiopia

13/7/15

Minister Sherlock leads Irish delegation at Financing for Development Conference in Ethiopia

Tunisia travel advice updated in light of security concerns

10/7/15

Following consultations and consideration of the security situation in Tunisia, Irish citizens are being advised to avoid non-essential travel to Tunisia in light of increased security concerns, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, announced today.

Minister Flanagan welcomes visit by German President to Ireland

10/7/15

Minister Flanagan welcomes visit by German President to Ireland

Minister Flanagan urges Irish businesses to seek new growth opportunities in Asia

10/7/15

Minister Flanagan urges Irish businesses to seek new growth opportunities in Asia

Minister Flanagan Statement on Ibrahim Halawa Case

8/7/15

Minister Flanagan made the following statement on the case of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa at this morning’s meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Chairman, as you know this is a matter that it being treated with the utmost priority by me and by officials in my Department.

Minister Flanagan briefs Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade on Global Issues

8/7/15

Minister Flanagan briefs Foreign Affairs Committee on Tunisia, the Middle East Peace Process and migration

Statement on 20th Anniversary of the Genocide at Srebrenica

7/7/15

Statement on 20th Anniversary of the Genocide at Srebrenica

Minister Deenihan welcomes research into RTÉ Longwave Radio Services

6/7/15

Minister Deenihan welcomes research into RTÉ Longwave Radio Services

Minister Flanagan meets Polish Foreign Minister

6/7/15

Minister Flanagan discusses Greece, Ukraine and the EU with Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna.

Minister Deenihan highlights support available to business at diaspora event

3/7/15

Minister Deenihan highlights support available to business at diaspora event

Minister Flanagan welcomes developments in US-Cuban relations

3/7/15

Minister Flanagan welcomes developments in US-Cuban relations

Minister Flanagan meets visiting US Congressional Delegation led by the Speaker of the House

2/7/15

Minister Flanagan meets visiting US Congressional Delegation led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner

First Irish Humanitarian Summit

2/7/15

The first ever Irish Humanitarian Summit (IHS) will take place today (Thursday) at O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin (UCD). The Summit brings together over 200 leaders from organisations in Ireland who are involved in humanitarian assistance.

Min Flanagan first Irish Cabinet Minister to mark the Battle of the Somme anniversary in Belfast

1/7/15

Minister Flanagan first Irish Cabinet Minister to mark the Battle of the Somme anniversary in Belfast

June

Minister Deenihan celebrates Irish Architecture in London

30/6/15

Minister Deenihan celebrates Irish Architecture in London

Statement by Minister Flanagan on terrorist attack in Cairo

30/6/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., has condemned the terrorist attack in Cairo which killed Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat.

Launch of the Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora Programme

29/6/15

Launch of the Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora Programme

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Tunisia

27/6/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Tunisia

Minister Flanagan Statement on Tunisia

26/6/15

Minister Flanagan Statement on Tunisia

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade statement on Tunisia

26/6/15

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade statement on Tunisia

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Belfast High Court judgement in the case of Pat Finucane

26/6/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Belfast High Court judgement in the case of Pat Finucane

New Ambassadors present Credentials

26/6/15

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of Iceland, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of Kazakhstan presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

Stormont House Agreement Implementation Review published

25/6/15

Ministers Flanagan and Sherlock today attended fourth Implementation Review Meeting in Belfast.

New Opportunity to resolve impasse and implement Stormont House Agreement – Minister Flanagan

25/6/15

New Opportunity now to resolve impasse and fully implement the Stormont House Agreement – Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan represents Government at Air India ceremony

23/6/15

Minister Charlie Flanagan represents Government at ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the Air India bombing

EU Foreign Ministers launch mission to combat people traffickers - Minister Flanagan

22/6/15

Today EU Foreign Ministers met in Luxembourg where they discussed the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, EU-UN cooperation, the EU's engagement with Asia, and the situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Minister Flanagan to discuss Migration, EU-Asia relations and UN co-operation with EU Counterparts

22/6/15

Minister Flanagan to discuss Migration, EU-Asia relations, UN co-operation and the situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with EU Counterparts

New “Scottish Hub” team in Dublin is good news – Minister Flanagan

19/6/15

New “Scottish Hub” team in Dublin is good news – Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan to meet British Foreign Secretary on EU and international matters

19/6/15

Minister Flanagan to meet British Foreign Secretary on EU and international matters

Minister Deenihan to travel to Berkeley today

18/6/15

Minister Deenihan to travel to Berkeley today

Minister Flanagan condemns shootings in Charleston and conveys the sympathy of the Irish people

18/6/15

Minister Flanagan condemns shootings in Charleston and conveys the sympathy of the Irish people

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Berkeley Tragedy

17/6/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Berkeley Tragedy

Minister Sherlock leads Enterprise Ireland delegation to International Paris Air Show

17/6/15

Minister Sherlock leads Enterprise Ireland delegation to International Paris Air Show

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Berkeley Tragedy

16/6/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Berkeley Tragedy

Minister Deenihan offers his sincere sympathy to those affected by the tragic accident in California

16/6/15

Mr Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Diaspora Affairs offers his sincere sympathy to the families of those affected by the tragic accident in Berkeley, California

Minister Flanagan expresses sympathy over deaths in California and activates Consular Crisis Centre

16/6/15

Minister Flanagan expresses heartfelt sympathy at Irish deaths in California and activates Department’s Consular Crisis Centre

Minister Murphy – “EU and CELAC will work together on international issues”

12/6/15

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Mr Dara Murphy, TD, today joined leaders from the European Union and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Brussels, for discussions on how to tackle international issues such as peacekeeping, development, human rights, and illegal drug trafficking.

Innovation to the fore as Minister of State Sherlock's visit to Estonia concludes

11/6/15

Innovation to the fore as Minister of State Sherlock's visit to Estonia concludes

Minister Flanagan Speech on the case of Ibrahim Halawa

11/6/15

Minister Flanagan Speech on case of Ibrahim Halawa

Minister Flanagan addresses Seanad on Ireland’s response to ISIS Threat

11/6/15

Minister Flanagan addresses Seanad on Ireland’s response to ISIS Threat

Minister Murphy welcomes EU partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean

10/6/15

Minister Murphy welcomes EU partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean

Iveagh House Lecture: Ireland, the Irish and Civil War America

9/6/15

Iveagh House Lecture: Ireland, the Irish and Civil War America

Funding announced to mark World Environment Day

5/6/15

Ireland provides €2 million to support poorest countries fight climate change Funding announced to mark World Environment Day

Minister Flanagan highlights opportunities for returning emigrants

4/6/15

Minister Flanagan highlights opportunities for returning emigrants at inaugural Global Irish Civic Forum

Minister statement on review meeting of the Stormont House Agreement

3/6/15

Minister urges Northern Ireland Parties to resolve differences and to continue implementation of the Stormont House Agreement

First Global Irish Civic Forum meets in Dublin

1/6/15

Diaspora groups meet in Dublin for first Global Irish Civic Forum

Minister Sherlock leads Irish delegation to review on economic, social and cultural rights in Geneva

8/6/15

Minister Sherlock leads Irish delegation to review on economic, social and cultural rights in Geneva – 8 & 9 June 2015

May

Minister Flanagan concludes Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa

29/5/15

Minister Flanagan concludes Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa

Irish and British Governments and NI parties to meet to discuss Stormont House Agreement

29/5/15

Irish and British Governments and NI parties to meet to discuss Stormont House Agreement

Minister Sherlock welcomes recommitment by EU Development Ministers to international aid targets

28/5/15

Minister Sherlock welcomes recommitment by EU Development Ministers to international aid targets

Minister Sherlock leads trade mission to London

27/5/15

Minister of State Sherlock on aviation-focussed trade mission to the UK organised by Enterprise Ireland

Minister Flanagan leads major Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa

27/5/15

Minister Flanagan leads major Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa

Government considers political impasse in Northern Ireland

26/5/15

Prior to departing on a trade mission to South Africa, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD made the following comments in regard to the current political situation in Northern Ireland.

Minister Sherlock launches Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate Programme

26/5/15

Programme launched with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at special youth event on the Sustainable Development Goals

Minister Flanagan highlights Ireland’s contribution and commitment to the United Nations

25/5/15

Minister Flanagan highlights Ireland’s contribution and commitment to the United Nations

Peace is not a finish line, it is more than the absence of war – Minister Flanagan

25/5/15

Minister highlights Ireland’s role in promoting international peace

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland

22/5/15

Minister calls on Northern Ireland Parties to consider carefully what is in best interests of Northern Ireland

Minister Murphy welcomes the results of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga

22/5/15

Minister Murphy welcomes the results of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga

Minister Flanagan welcomes upcoming visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

22/5/15

Minister Flanagan welcomes upcoming visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Minister Flanagan welcomes upcoming visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Minister Murphy attends Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga

21/5/15

Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, is today (Thursday) representing Ireland at the fourth Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga (21-22 May).

Minister Flanagan emphasises peace and reconciliation in Sligo speech

20/5/15

Minister Flanagan emphasises peace and reconciliation in Sligo speech welcoming the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

Minister Murphy addresses Council of Europe Ministerial session

20/5/15

Minister Murphy addresses Council of Europe Ministerial session

Minister Flanagan meets with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

20/5/15

Minister Flanagan meets with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Minister Charlie Flanagan announces Strategic Partners in Northern Ireland Reconciliation

19/5/15

Minister Charlie Flanagan announces Strategic Partners in Northern Ireland Reconciliation -Minister to meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Ireland provides increased humanitarian support in response to Nepal earthquakes

19/5/15

Ireland provides increased humanitarian support in response to Nepal earthquakes

Minister Flanagan joins EU Foreign Affairs Ministers discuss Middle East Peace & Migration

19/5/15

Minister Flanagan joins EU Foreign Affairs Ministers to discuss the Middle East Peace Process & Migration

Minister Flanagan welcomes visit of Prince of Wales to Ireland

18/5/15

Visit to Ireland by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall is positive for Ireland - Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan to discuss Mediterranean crisis and Middle East Peace Process with EU Counterparts

18/5/15

Minister Flanagan to discuss the Mediterranean crisis and the Middle East Peace Process with EU Counterparts

Ireland and China sign diplomatic visa waiver agreement

17/5/15

Ireland and China sign diplomatic visa waiver agreement

Minister Flanagan meets Justice for the Forgotten

15/5/15

Minister Flanagan meets Justice for the Forgotten on the eve of ceremonies to mark the 41st anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings

Seanad address on the effect of the repeal of the UK Human Rights Act on the Good Friday Agreement

14/5/15

Minister Flanagan addresses the Seanad on the effect of the repeal of the UK Human Rights Act on the Good Friday Agreement

Minister Flanagan and Theresa Villiers MP discuss priorities & challenges ahead

11/5/15

Minister Flanagan and Theresa Villiers MP discuss priorities & challenges ahead

Statement on the outcome of the UK General Election

8/5/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the outcome of the UK General Election

Minister Flanagan addresses the Irish Funds Industry Association seminar in Zurich

7/5/15

Minister Flanagan addresses the Irish Funds Industry Association seminar in Zurich

Minister Flanagan to meet Swiss Foreign Minister and address Swiss Fund & Asset Managers

6/5/15

Minister Flanagan to meet Swiss Foreign Minister and address Swiss Fund & Asset Managers

Minister Deenihan to join Pieta House’s Darkness into Light 5k Walk in the Bronx

6/5/15

Minister Deenihan to join Pieta House’s Darkness into Light 5k Walk in the Bronx

Minister Flanagan Condemns Belfast Murder

5/5/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., has condemned this morning’s murder of a Belfast man.

Minister Deenihan to visit Canada and the United States

4/5/15

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, will begin a visit to Newfoundland, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York today (Monday 4 May).

April

Minister confirms all Irish citizens now accounted for in Nepal

1/5/15

Minister confirms all Irish citizens now accounted for in Nepal

Ireland airlifts emergency relief supplies to Nepal

30/4/15

Ireland airlifts emergency relief supplies to Nepal

Africa Day 2015 to Celebrate Partnership between Ireland and Africa

30/4/15

Africa Day 2015 to Celebrate Partnership between Ireland and Africa

Minister Flanagan meets first crop of Transition Year Iveagh Scholars

30/4/15

Minister Flanagan meets first crop of Transition Year Iveagh Scholars

Update on Department Response to Nepal Earthquake- Wednesday

29/4/15

Update on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Response to Nepal Earthquake- Wednesday

Minister Flanagan condemns executions in Indonesia

29/4/15

Minister Flanagan condemns executions in Indonesia

Update on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Response to Nepal Earthquake

28/4/15

Update on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Response to Nepal Earthquake

Minister Flanagan addresses Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York

27/4/15

Minister Flanagan addresses Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan following Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister in New York

27/4/15

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan following Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister in New York

Ireland to provide €1 million in life-saving assistance in response to Nepal earthquake

27/4/15

Ireland to provide €1 million in life-saving assistance in response to Nepal earthquake

Minister Flanagan to address the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York

27/4/15

Minister Flanagan to address the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York

Update on Earthquake in Nepal- Sunday evening

27/4/15

Update on Earthquake in Nepal- Sunday evening

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan on trial of Ibrahim Halawa

26/4/15

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan on trial of Ibrahim Halawa

Minister Flanagan announces further humanitarian funding for Syria crisis

26/4/15

Minister Flanagan announces further humanitarian funding for Syria crisis on final day of Turkish visit

Updated Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal- Sunday

26/4/15

Updated Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal- Sunday

Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal

25/4/15

Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal

Minister Deenihan invites diaspora home to run SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

24/4/15

Minister Deenihan invites diaspora home to run SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

Minister Flanagan to address EI event in Istanbul & represent Government at High Level Panel

23/4/15

Minister Flanagan to address EI event in Istanbul & represent Government at High Level Panel

Minister Deenihan visits Irish diaspora in Scotland

22/4/15

Minister Deenihan visits Irish diaspora in Scotland

Minister Deenihan launches new J1 guide

21/4/15

Minister Deenihan launches new J1 guide

Dr Síofra O’Leary elected as judge at the European Court of Human Rights

21/4/15

Dr Síofra O’Leary elected as judge at the European Court of Human Rights

Minister Flanagan welcomes announcement of a visit to Ireland by HRH the Prince of Wales

21/4/15

Minister Flanagan welcomes announcement of a visit to Ireland by HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall

Ministers attend EU meeting on migration in the Mediterranean

20/4/15

Minister Flanagan and Minister Fitzgerald attend EU meeting on migration in the Mediterranean

Ireland renews commitment to world's poorest countries

18/4/15

Ireland renews commitment to world's poorest countries. The announcement was made to mark Global Citizen Earth Day organised in Washington, DC, by the ONE Foundation.

Minister Sherlock welcomes further transit flights through Dublin Airport by Ethiopian Airlines

17/4/15

Minister Sherlock welcomes further transit flights through Dublin Airport by Ethiopian Airlines

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Karen Buckley case

16/4/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Karen Buckley case

Statement by Minister Sherlock on Karen Buckley case

16/4/15

Statement by Minister Sherlock on Karen Buckley case

Minister Deenihan launches new business network for returning emigrants

15/4/15

Minister Deenihan launches new business network for returning emigrants

Ministers highlight plight of abducted Chibok school girls

14/4/15

Ministers highlight plight of abducted Chibok school girls

Minister Flanagan condemns the terrorist attack in Kenya

2/4/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Garissa County, Kenya today which resulted in the deaths of 147 people.

Minister Flanagan highlights potential of Asia for Irish businesses

1/4/15

Minister Flanagan highlights potential of Asia for Irish businesses

March

Ireland pledges €12 million for humanitarian crisis in Syria in 2015

31/3/15

Ireland will provide €12 million in 2015 in funding and emergency supplies to help meet the urgent needs of those affected by the Syria conflict.

Opening of the Edward M Kennedy Institute in Boston

30/3/15

Minister Flanagan to represent the Irish Government at the opening of the Edward M Kennedy Institute in Boston. Minister to offer tribute in honour of the deep connection between the Kennedy Family and Ireland

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the case of Ibrahim Halawa

29/3/15

Statment by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, following the commencement of the trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt today

Ireland to send 87 tonnes of emergency supplies to North Cameroon

28/3/15

Ireland is today dispatching thousands of blankets, tents, cooking kits, jerry cans, and other urgent supplies to assist thousands of Nigerian refugees in Northern Cameroon. The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD.

Minister launches Ethiopian mobile money service

26/3/15

Minister Sherlock launches Ethiopian mobile money service

Minister Flanagan launches new IIEA book on Irish perspectives on “Brexit”

25/3/15

Minister Flanagan launches new book on Irish perspectives on “Brexit”

Business-to-business mentoring helps Irish entrepreneurs succeed globally – Minister Jimmy Deenihan

25/3/15

Business-to-business mentoring helps Irish entrepreneurs succeed globally – Minister Jimmy Deenihan

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment key focus of Irish Aid – Minister Flanagan

25/3/15

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment key focus of Irish Aid – Minister Flanagan

Minister Sherlock chairs First Meeting of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Human Rights

25/3/15

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today chaired the first meeting of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Human Rights.

Government announces €1.5 million to support the World Food Programme in Syria

25/3/15

Government announces €1.5 million to support the World Food Programme in Syria.

Minister Flanagan condemns the terrorist attack in Tunisia

18/3/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has condemned the terrorist attack in Tunis today, in which 19 people were murdered.

EU Foreign Ministers discuss Libya, Africa, and Eastern Partnership Summit

16/3/15

EU Foreign Ministers discuss Libya, Africa, and Eastern Partnership Summit

Minister of State Sherlock to visit Tanzania

16/3/15

Minister of State Sherlock to visit Tanzania

Ministers Flanagan and Sherlock mark fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict

15/3/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and the Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today marked the fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict.

Minister Sherlock visit to Ethiopia to highlight trade and investment opportunities

13/3/15

Minister Sherlock visit to Ethiopia to highlight trade and investment opportunities

Minister Deenihan to open major Irish art and design exhibition in Chicago

13/3/15

Minister Deenihan to open major Irish art and design exhibition in Chicago

New Irish-Canadian Scholarship Scheme in honour of the late Jim Flaherty

12/3/15

In Toronto, Minister Flanagan and Foreign Minister Nicholson to announce new Irish-Canadian Scholarship Scheme in honour of the late Jim Flaherty

Minister Flanagan departs for five-day ‘Promote Ireland’ programme in Toronto and New York

12/3/15

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., departs today for a five-day programme of trade, investment, political and Diaspora-focussed engagements in Toronto and New York.

Minister Flanagan launched National Export Hub

11/3/15

Driving on Export-led growth crucial to sustaining the recovery

Minister Flanagan calls for renewed efforts to resolve Stormont impasse on Welfare Bill

11/3/15

Minister Flanagan calls for renewed efforts to resolve Stormont impasse on Welfare Bill

Minister and ConnectIreland highlight job creation potential of St. Patrick’s Day

11/3/15

Minister and ConnectIreland highlight job creation potential of St. Patrick’s Day

Minister Deenihan addresses the Seanad on Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

10/3/15

Minister Deenihan addresses the Seanad on Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

Minister Seán Sherlock calls for respectful dialogue to resolve Stormont disagreement

10/3/15

Minister Seán Sherlock calls for respectful dialogue to resolve Stormont disagreement in address to British Houses of Parliament

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding developments at Stormont

10/3/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding developments at Stormont

Minister expresses condolences at the passing of James Molyneaux

9/3/15

Minister expresses condolences at the passing of James Molyneaux

Minister of State Sherlock leads trade mission to London

9/3/15

Minister of State Sherlock leads trade mission to London

Minister Flanagan launches American Chamber Ireland-US Economic Report

5/3/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, this morning (Thursday) launched the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland - US Economic Report for 2015 at Amazon's Dublin HQ.

Minister Flanagan in Riga to discuss Libya and Ukraine with EU Foreign Ministers

6/3/15

Minister Flanagan in Riga to discuss Libya and Ukraine with EU Foreign Ministers

Minister Flanagan to address UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

4/3/15

Minister Flanagan to address UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Minister Flanagan raises Halawa case with Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Badr

4/3/15

Minister Flanagan raises Halawa case with Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Badr

Ireland’s first Diaspora Policy launched

3/3/15

Ireland’s first Diaspora Policy launched

Minister Sherlock to address International Ebola conference

2/3/15

Minister Sherlock to address International Ebola conference

February

Minister Sherlock hosts Dublin Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Event

25/2/15

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, will this evening (Wednesday) host a Dublin Chamber of Commerce business networking reception for leading members of the Dublin business community with the Diplomatic and Consular Corps.

Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock meet FM Robinson & dFM McGuinness at NSMC in Belfast

25/2/15

Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock meet FM Robinson & dFM McGuinness at NSMC in Belfast

Minister Flanagan expresses sorrow at the passing of Don Keough

24/2/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan T.D. this evening expressed his sorrow on learning of the passing of Don Keough, a leading Irish American figure.

Peace and reconciliation is a collective investment, with a collective return - Minister Sherlock

24/2/15

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-Operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today highlighted the collective benefits of peace, stability and cooperation on this island.

Priority Markets and upcoming trade missions top agenda of Export Trade Council

24/2/15

Ireland’s continued progress in priority markets and upcoming trade missions will be on the agenda for discussion at a meeting of the Export Trade Council (ETC) taking place today (Tuesday) in Iveagh House under the chairmanship of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D.

Minister Flanagan visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

18/2/15

Minister Flanagan visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Statement on Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements

12/2/15

Statement by Minister Flanagan on announcement of "Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements"

Minister Flanagan and Secretary of State Villiers hold Political Talks in Dublin

11/2/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today (Wednesday) held political talks in Dublin with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. The Minister and Secretary of State Villiers discussed a broad range of issues including the next steps in the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement (SHA).

Minister Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

11/2/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, will today ( 11th February 2015) meet with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, in Iveagh House.

Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, & counterterrorism discussed by EU Ministers

9/2/15

Minister Flanagan discusses Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, and counterterrorism with EU counterparts

Diaspora invited home to take part in Ring of Kerry Cycle and Dublin Marathon

9/2/15

Diaspora invited home to take part in Ring of Kerry Cycle and Dublin Marathon

Minister concerned over delays in trial of Ibrahim Halawa

8/2/15

Minister Flanagan expresses concern over delays in trial of Ibrahim Halawa

Visit highlights scale and potential of trade between Ireland and Scotland

6/2/15

Minister Flanagan's Edinburgh visit highlights scale and potential of trade between Ireland and Scotland.

Minister highlights potential for increased trade with Scotland

5/2/15

Minister Flanagan highlights potential for increased trade with Scotland and benefits of EU membership

Irish writers join Minister Flanagan, to celebrate Irish literature in translation

4/2/15

Writers John Banville, Anne Enright and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin join Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to celebrate Irish literature in translation

2015 is a critical year for development - Minister Sherlock

4/2/15

2015 is a critical year for development - Minister Sherlock

Minister Flanagan condemns reported brutal murder of Jordanian Pilot

3/2/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has condemned the reported murder of Jordanian pilot Lt. Moaz Al-Kasasbeh by the terrorist group ISIS.

Minister Flanagan welcomes NI Assembly decision on National Crime Agency

3/2/15

Minister Flanagan has welcomed the decision of the Northern Ireland Assembly to allow the remit of the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) to fully include Northern Ireland.

Ireland dispatches 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi

3/2/15

Ireland dispatches 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi.

Minister Flanagan condemns the murder of Mr Kenji Goto by the ISIS terrorist group

1/2/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, has condemned the murder of Mr Kenji Goto by the ISIS terrorist group.

Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan to visit San Francisco and San Diego

5/2/15

Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan to visit San Francisco and San Diego

Minister Flanagan to open a ‘new chapter’ in Irish-Scottish Relations

5/2/15

Minister Flanagan to open a ‘new chapter’ in Irish-Scottish Relations

Ireland pledges €3 million to UN’s Humanitarian Fund for South Sudan

10/2/15

Ireland pledges €3 million to UN’s Humanitarian Fund for South Sudan

World Landmarks to go Green for Global Greenings 2015

11/2/15

World Landmarks to go Green for Global Greenings 2015

Minister Flanagan to visit the Middle East

13/2/15

Minister Flanagan to visit the Middle East

Minister Flanagan visits Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon

13/2/15

Minister Flanagan visits Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon

Minister condemns killings of Coptic Christians in Libya

16/2/15

Minister condemns killings of Coptic Christians in Libya

Funding of €4.7 million for the Palestinian people announced

16/2/15

Minister Flanagan announces funding of €4.7 million for the Palestinian people

Minister Flanagan to meet key players in Middle East Peace Process

17/2/15

Minister Flanagan to meet key players in Middle East Peace Process

Minister Flanagan announces €1.8 million in funding for Syria crisis

19/2/15

Minister Flanagan announces €1.8 million in funding for Syria crisis

Irish Aid and Teagasc sign agreement on research, training, and cooperation in Africa

20/2/15

Irish Aid and Teagasc sign agreement on research, training, and cooperation in Africa

St. Patrick’s Day ‘Promote Ireland’ Programme and EI international programme 2015 announced

23/2/15

Minister Flanagan and Minister Bruton announce Enterprise Ireland international programme and St. Patrick’s Day Programme 2015

January

Minister Deenihan congratulates Digital Repository of Ireland on their eGovernment Awards success

30/1/15

Minister Deenihan congratulates Digital Repository of Ireland on their eGovernment Awards success

Minister Sherlock in Derry to mark the 43rd anniversary of Bloody Sunday

30/1/15

Minister Sherlock in Derry to mark the 43rd anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, condemns terror attacks in Egypt

30/1/15

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, condemns terror attacks in Egypt

Flanagan welcomes progress on full implementation of Stormont House Agreement

30/1/15

Flanagan welcomes progress on full implementation of Stormont House Agreement

Minister Flanagan on the outcome of EU Foreign Ministers' meeting on Ukraine

29/1/15

Minister Flanagan's statement on the outcome of EU Foreign Ministers' meeting on Ukraine

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade committed to delivering jobs for Ireland

29/1/15

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade committed to delivering jobs for Ireland - Minister Flanagan reiterates support for job creation and economic growth

Minister Flanagan to attend extraordinary meeting of EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Ukraine

29/1/15

Minister Flanagan to attend extraordinary meeting of EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Ukraine

Minister Flanagan hosts Iveagh House lecture by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

28/1/15

Minister Flanagan hosts Iveagh House lecture by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England - Lecture is in honour of the late Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty

Minister Sherlock congratulates the Alan Kerins African Projects on 10th anniversary

28/1/15

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, has congratulated the Alan Kerins African Projects on its tenth anniversary and paid tribute to the work of the organisation.

Minister Flanagan in Poland to commemorate 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

27/1/15

Minister Flanagan in Poland to commemorate 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, announces new Irish Passport Card

26/1/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, today (Monday) unveiled the design of the new Irish Passport Card

Minister Flanagan attends National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration

25/1/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, will today (Sunday) attend the National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration which honours those who perished in the Holocaust.

Passport Service launches Top Ten Travel Tips leaflet at Holiday World

23/1/15

Passport Service launches Top Ten Travel Tips leaflet at Holiday World

2015 will be a turning point in the world’s development – Minister Sherlock

22/1/15

The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, joined President Michael D. Higgins today to launch the European Year of Development in Ireland.

Ireland and Mexico celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations

22/1/15

Ireland and Mexico celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations

Minister Flanagan meets new Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers

21/1/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today met Canada’s new Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers, to discuss the potential for building on Ireland’s strong relationship with Canada.

Statement by Minister Sherlock on NI and the Stormont House Agreement

20/1/15

Statements on Northern Ireland and the Stormont House Agreement, Dáil Eireann, 20 January 2015 Concluding statement by Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation

Government will support NI Parties in implementing Stormont House Agreement

20/1/15

Today in Dáil Éireann, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, addressed the Dáil on the Stormont House Agreement which was agreed on 23 December, following 11 weeks of talks co-chaired by the Minister and N.I. Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers.

Minister for the Diaspora visits Washington DC and Boston

20/1/15

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, leaves today for a four day visit to Washington DC and Boston where he will discuss immigration reform with key members of Congress

Counter-Terrorism and EU-Russia Relations top agenda at Foreign Affairs Council – Minister Flanagan

19/1/15

Counter-Terrorism and EU-Russia Relations top agenda at Foreign Affairs Council – Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan to discuss counter-terrorism issues and relations with Russia with EU counterparts

19/1/15

Minister Flanagan to discuss counter-terrorism issues and relations with Russia with EU counterparts

Visit by Minister Deenihan to London & Birmingham

15/1/15

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, will today visit the UK for a series of engagements with the Irish community in London and Birmingham.

Minister Flanagan visit to Northern Ireland

15/1/15

Following the successful conclusion of the political talks before Christmas, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, is travelling to Belfast today to meet with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Government launches Ireland’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

14/1/15

Government launches Ireland’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Taoiseach and Minister Flanagan launch a major review of Irish foreign policy

13/1/15

Taoiseach and Minister Flanagan launch a major review of Irish foreign policy

Minister meets Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

12/1/15

Minister Flanagan meets Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to discuss EU and security issues.

Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan announces funding for Shannon Gaels GAA, New York

12/1/15

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD, today announced the Government will provide funding of €250,000 to Shannon Gaels GAA Club in New York to develop the underage playing field in Frank Golden Park, Queens.

Irish schools unite in ‘Caring for our World’ with the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2015

12/1/15

Irish schools unite in ‘Caring for our World’ with the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2015 - Awards seek to help children in Ireland understand global issues

Business and Human Rights – DFAT Call for Input

13/1/15

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is developing a National Plan on Business and Human Rights, and is seeking consultation with interested individuals and groups, both Irish and international.

Passport Service announces most popular baby names in 2014

9/1/15

Passport Service announces most popular baby names in 2014

Minister Flanagan welcomes appointment of Mr Kevin Vickers as Canadian Ambassador to Ireland

8/1/15

Minister Flanagan welcomes appointment of Mr Kevin Vickers as Canadian Ambassador to Ireland

Minister Flanagan expresses horror at Paris shootings

7/1/15

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has expressed his shock and horror at today’s shooting in Paris.

Minister Flanagan expresses support for Ibrahim Halawa

6/1/15

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has expressed his deep concern about the continued detention of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, following the postponement of his trial today for the third time.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued 629,446 passports in 2014

5/1/15

629,446 passports were issued in 2014 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with May and June the busiest months for passport applications.

Almost 1,650 Irish citizens assisted abroad by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2014

4/1/15

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provided assistance and services to thousands of Irish citizens and companies in 2014.

Government to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola outbreak

2/1/15

Government to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola outbreak

Minister Charlie Flanagan convenes a meeting of Ireland’s Ambassadors to discuss Ireland’s recovery

12/1/15

Minister Charlie Flanagan convenes a meeting of Ireland’s Ambassadors to discuss Ireland’s recovery

Minister Flanagan attends special mass in solidarity with the people of France

13/1/15

Minister Flanagan attends special mass in solidarity with the people of France

Minister of State Sherlock welcomes Randox Science Park announcement

14/1/15

Minister of State Sherlock welcomes Randox Science Park announcement

Minister Sherlock announces €3 million in funding for vaccines to tackle childhood diseases

27/1/15

Minister Sherlock announces €3 million in funding for vaccines to tackle childhood diseases.