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October

MFAT, Simon Coveney T.D. on Israeli settlement expansion

20/10/17

MFAT, Simon Coveney T.D. on Israeli settlement expansion

Minister Coveney welcomes release of Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo

20/10/17

Minister Coveney welcomes release of Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo

Minister Coveney opens the 31st Plenary Meeting of the Missile Technology Control Regime

18/10/17

Minister Coveney opens the 31st Plenary Meeting of the Missile Technology Control Regime

Ministers discuss a wide-ranging agenda at General Affairs Council

17/10/17

Ministers Simon Coveney and Helen McEntee discuss a wide-ranging agenda with counterparts in Luxembourg

Ireland hosts the 31st Plenary Meeting of the Missile Technology Control Regime

17/10/17

Ireland hosts the 31st Plenary Meeting of the Missile Technology Control Regime

Visit of Minister Ciarán Cannon to Tanzania

15/10/17

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., begins a four-day trip to Tanzania on Monday 16th October.

Statement of condolences by Minister Coveney following attack in Mogadishu

17/10/17

Statement of condolences by Minister Coveney following attack in Mogadishu

Re-opening of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade public offices on Tuesday 17th October

16/10/17

Re-opening of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade public offices on Tuesday 17th October

Updated DFAT announcement - All Offices Closed Monday 16th October

15/10/17

Updated DFAT announcement - All Offices Closed Monday 16th October

Minister Cannon announces new initiative to support returning emigrants to start & develop business

11/10/17

Minister Cannon announces an exciting new initiative to support returning emigrants to start and develop business -BACK FOR BUSINESS

Minister Coveney announces new diplomatic missions, reinforced Brexit and increased ODA

10/10/17

Minister Coveney Announces Opening of 5 New Irish Diplomatic Missions and Reinforcing of Brexit Response Measures - Ireland’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) Budget Increasing to €707 Million

Government Announces Brexit Measures in Budget 2018

10/10/17

Government Announces Brexit Measures in Budget 2018

Minister Coveney, T.D. announces the recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards

9/10/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,Mr Simon Coveney, T.D. announces the recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad for 2017

Minister welcomes Nobel Peace Prize to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

6/10/17

Minister welcomes Nobel Peace Prize to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Ireland announces commitments at Our Ocean Conference in Malta

6/10/17

Ireland announces commitments at Our Ocean Conference in Malta

Minister Coveney meets with US Secretary of Commerce, Mr Wilbur Ross

4/10/17

Minister Coveney meets with US Secretary of Commerce, Mr Wilbur Ross

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD begins official visit to Washington DC

4/10/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD begins official visit to Washington DC

Statement on the events in Catalonia

2/10/17

Statement on the events in Catalonia

Min Coveney expresses condolences following attack in Las Vegas

2/10/17

Min Coveney expresses condolences following attack in Las Vegas

Minister of State Cannon announces funding of $100,000 to Quinnipiac University

2/10/17

Minister of State Cannon announces funding of $100,000 to Quinnipiac University

September

Minister Ciarán Cannon meets with Ms. Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education

29/9/17

Minister Ciarán Cannon meets with Ms. Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education

Minister Ciarán Cannon travels to Leeds to meet with Irish community groups

28/9/17

Minister Ciarán Cannon travels to Leeds to meet with Irish community groups

Minister Ciarán Cannon congratulates Irish chaplaincy in London on 60th Anniversary

26/9/17

Minister Ciarán Cannon congratulates Irish chaplaincy in London on 60th Anniversary

Ministers Coveney and Cannon launch the 2016 Irish Aid Annual Report

26/9/17

Ministers Coveney and MoS Cannon launch the 2016 Irish Aid Annual Report

Minister Coveney responds to the speech made by Prime Minister May in Florence

22/9/17

Minister Coveney Responds to the Speech Made by Prime Minister May in Florence

Statement by Minister Coveney on North Korean Nuclear Weapons Test

4/9/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on North Korean Nuclear Weapons Test

Minister of State Cannon announces publication of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory

22/9/17

Minister of State Cannon announces publication of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory

Minister Coveney Visits Brussels for Brexit Discussions

4/9/17

Minister Coveney Visits Brussels for Brexit Discussions

Minister Coveney Addresses High Level Meeting on Famine and Prevention

21/9/17

Minister Coveney Addresses High Level Meeting on Famine and Prevention during UNGA week in New York

New Ambassadors present Credentials

21/9/17

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Informal Ministerial Network reiterate their support for International Criminal Court

21/9/17

Press release by the Members of the Informal Ministerial Network for the International Criminal Court

Minister Coveney attends launch of global initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

20/9/17

Minister Coveney attends high-level launch of global initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls

Ireland signs ground-breaking Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

20/9/17

Ireland signs ground-breaking Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Statement of condolences by Minister Simon Coveney, T.D., to the people of Mexico

20/9/17

Statement of condolences by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., to the people of Mexico

informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on the margins of the UN General Assembly

19/9/17

Minister Coveney attends informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on the margins of the UN General Assembly

Minister Coveney welcomes acquittal of Ibrahim Halawa

18/9/17

Minister Coveney welcomes acquittal of Ibrahim Halawa

Minister Coveney to address United Nations General Assembly

18/9/17

Minister Coveney to address United Nations General Assembly

MFAT on threats to PBNI staff by dissident republicans

18/9/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, on threats to PBNI staff by dissident republicans

Statement by Minister Coveney on the Situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar

15/9/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on the Situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar

Minister Coveney condemns latest North Korean missile test

15/9/17

Minister Coveney condemns latest North Korean missile test

Statement by Minister Coveney on Parsons Green Terrorist Incident

15/9/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on Parsons Green Terrorist Incident

Minister Coveney Hosts First Meeting of Brexit Stakeholder Forum

13/9/17

Minister Coveney Hosts First Meeting of Brexit Stakeholder Forum

Minister congratulates the Syrian Civil Defence on receiving the Tipperary International Peace Award

8/9/17

Minister congratulates the Syrian Civil Defence on receiving the Tipperary International Peace Award

Minister Coveney attends informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

7/9/17

Minister Coveney attends informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

Nobel Laureate Ahtisaari delivers Iveagh House Lecture on EU and Peace

6/9/17

Former President of Finland and Nobel Laureate Mr. Martti Ahtisaari’s to deliver Iveagh House lecture on “The Role of the EU in Conflict Resolution” on 6th September

Apostolic Nuncio and New Ambassadors present Credentials

5/9/17

Apostolic Nuncio and New Ambassadors present Credentials

August

Minister Coveney - Meeting with the British Chancellor, Mr Phillip Hammond MP

31/8/17

Minister Coveney - Meeting with the British Chancellor, Mr Phillip Hammond MP

Minister Coveney meets with Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates

30/8/17

Minister Coveney meets with Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates

Minister Coveney expresses concern about North Korean ballistic missile test

29/8/17

Minister Coveney expresses grave concern about North Korean ballistic missile test

Minister Coveney - Brexit consultations in Belfast

28/8/17

Minister Coveney - Brexit consultations in Belfast

Minister Coveney comments on deferral of verdict announcement in Ibrahim Halawa case

28/8/17

Minister Coveney comments on deferral of verdict announcement in Ibrahim Halawa

Government commission economic report on removing barriers to returning emigrants

23/8/17

Government commission economic report on removing barriers to returning emigrants

Minister Coveney meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

22/8/17

Minister Coveney meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Statement on incident in Barcelona

17/8/17

Statement on incident in Barcelona

Minister Coveney statement on fourth anniversary of the detention of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

17/8/17

Minister Coveney statement on fourth anniversary of the detention of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Ministers announce assistance for victims of floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone

16/8/17

Ministers announce assistance for victims of floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone

Ministers Coveney and Cannon announce 9 million funding for UNCERF

3/8/17

Ministers Coveney and Cannon announce €9 million in additional humanitarian funding to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund for allocation to underfunded crises

Minister Coveney welcomes opening of defence case in trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

1/8/17

Minister Coveney welcomes opening of defence case in trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Ministers Coveney and Cannon call for international support for people of Yemen

2/8/17

Minister Coveney and Minister of State Cannon join calls for the international community to support the people of Yemen

July

Min Coveney expresses grave concern about reports of North Korea ICBM

31/7/17

Min Coveney expresses grave concern about reports of North Korea ICBM

Minister McEntee visits Paris for bilateral meetings with Nathalie Loiseau

26/7/17

Minister of State McEntee visits Paris to attend bilateral meetings with her French opposite number, Ms Nathalie Loiseau

Minister Coveney comments on developments in Ibrahim Halawa court case in Cairo

25/7/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade comments on developments in Ibrahim Halawa court case in Cairo

Minister Coveney undertakes stakeholder engagement on Brexit in London

21/7/17

Minister Coveney undertakes stakeholder engagement on Brexit in London

Minister Coveney on conclusion of second round of Brexit Negotiations

20/7/17

Minister Coveney on conclusion of second round of Brexit Negotiations

Statement by Minister Coveney on the arrest of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey

20/7/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on the arrest of Human Rights Defenders in Turkey

Minister Coveney announces that over half a million passports have already issued this year

19/7/17

Minister Simon Coveney announces that over half a million (500,000+) passports have already been issued this year

Statement by MFAT on the third anniversary of the downing of flight MH17

17/7/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, on the third anniversary of the downing of flight MH17

Minister Coveney reiterates support for the role of the International Criminal Court

17/7/17

Minister Coveney reiterates support for the role of the International Criminal Court on 17 July, the Day of International Criminal Justice

Minister Coveney to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

17/7/17

Minister Coveney to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to discuss Libya, DPRK, migration and the EU Global Strategy

Minister for Foreign Affairs comments on Ibrahim Halawa trial hearing in Egypt

16/7/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs comments on Ibrahim Halawa trial hearing in Egypt

Minister Coveney signs agreement to support vulnerable Palestinian communities

13/7/17

Minister Coveney signs agreement to join humanitarian consortium supporting vulnerable Palestinian communities in Area C of the West Bank

Minister Coveney launches special edition of the Palestine Israel Journal

12/7/17

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, today in Jerusalem launched a special edition of the Palestine Israel Journal on the "Lessons of the Northern Ireland Peace Process"

Statement by Minister Coveney on meeting with PM Netanyahu

11/7/17

Statement from the Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD, on his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Minister of State McEntee attends Informal Ministerial Meeting of the OSCE in Maurbach, Austria

11/7/17

Minister of State McEntee attends Informal Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Mauerbach, Austria

Minister Coveney begins visit to Middle East

10/7/17

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., will today begin a three-day visit to the Middle East

Minister Coveney has welcomed today’s further progress in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

9/7/17

Minister Coveney has welcomed today’s further progress in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Statement by Minister Coveney on the UN adoption of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

7/7/17

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney on the occasion of the adoption at the UN of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons leading towards their total elimination

Minister Coveney completes a series of meetings in London focused on Brexit and Northern Ireland

6/7/17

Minister Coveney completes a series of meetings in London focused on Brexit and Northern Ireland

Statement by Minister Coveney on the detention Human Rights Defenders in Turkey

6/7/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on detention of Amnesty International Executive Director and other human rights defenders in Turkey

Statement by Minister Coveney on reports of a ICBM launch by North Korea

5/7/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on reports of a ICBM launch by North Korea

Statement by Minister Coveney on the OPCW Fact Finding Mission to Syria

5/7/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission for Syria (FFM) confirmation that people were exposed to sarin, a chemical weapon, on 4 April 2017 in the Khan Sheikhun area of Syria

Minister Coveney travels to Paris, London and Bratislava for meetings on Brexit

5/7/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Brexit , Simon Coveney T.D. travels to Paris, London and Bratislava for meetings on Brexit

Statement by the Minister Coveney TD Northern Ireland Political Talks

4/7/17

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD Northern Ireland Political Talks

Statement by Minister Coveney on developments in the Halawa court case

4/7/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney on developments in the court case in Egypt involving Ibrahim Halawa

Minister Coveney to welcome Scottish External Relations Minister to Dublin

4/7/17

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., is to meet with the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, during her visit to Dublin on 4/5 July.

Statement by Minister Coveney on Northern Ireland Talks

3/7/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD on Northern Ireland Talks

Minister Coveney and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr Timo Soini visit the border region

3/7/17

Minister Coveney and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr Timo Soini visit the border region

Ministers Announce €5.5 million in humanitarian assistance to crises in the Lake Chad Region and the

3/7/17

Ministers Announce €5.5 million in humanitarian assistance to crises in the Lake Chad Region and the Central African Republic

June

Minister of State McEntee meets Council of Europe SG Jagland

29/6/17

Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, meets Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD on Stormont talks

29/6/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on Conservative and DUP Agreement

26/6/17

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on Conservative and DUP Agreement

Award of Andrew Grene Postgraduate Scholarships in Conflict Resolution

21/6/17

Award of Andrew Grene Postgraduate Scholarships in Conflict Resolution

Statement by Minister Coveney on forest fires in Portugal

20/6/17

Statement by Minister Coveney on forest fires in Portugal

Minister Coveney meets with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier in Luxembourg

20/6/17

Minister Coveney meets with EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier in Luxembourg

Minister Coveney in Belfast for talks at Stormont Castle on formation of an Executive

19/6/17

Minister Coveney in Belfast for talks at Stormont Castle on formation of an Executive

Minister Coveney welcomes announcement on start of Brexit negotiations

16/6/17

Minister Coveney welcomes announcement on start of Brexit negotiations

New Ambassadors present Credentials

15/6/17

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Ireland airlifts humanitarian supplies into Uganda for South Sudanese refugees

12/6/17

Minister Flanagan and MoS McHugh announce airlift of humanitarian supplies into Uganda to help South Sudanese refugees

Statement on the death of Fr. Jack Finucane, Founder of Concern Worldwide

8/6/17

Statement on the death of Fr. Jack Finucane, Founder of Concern Worldwide

Statement by Minister Flanagan following the detention of Amnesty International Chair, Turkey

8/6/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan following the detention of Amnesty International Chair, Turkey

Ireland Supports Sustainable Development Goals at UN Oceans Conference

7/6/17

Ireland Supports Sustainable Development Goals at UN Oceans Conference in New York

Statement on the death of Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UNFPA

6/6/17

Statement on the death of Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UNFPA

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding developments in Qatar

6/6/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding developments in Qatar

Minister Flanagan issues advice on applying for a passport

6/6/17

Minister Flanagan issues advice on applying for a passport

Minister Flanagan condemns the London terrorist attacks

4/6/17

Minister Flanagan condemns the London terrorist attacks

Minister's travel advice for rugby fans ahead of Lions Tour

2/6/17

Minister Flanagan gives eight “Top Tips” to Irish rugby fans travelling to New Zealand for the Lions Tour

Danish Foreign Minister visits border region with Minister Flanagan

2/6/17

Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Anders Samuelsen, to visit border region with Minister Charlie Flanagan

May

Minister Flanagan to visit Austria and Slovenia

31/5/17

Minister Flanagan to visit Austria and Slovenia

Minister of State Joe McHugh begins visit to Manchester and Liverpool

30/5/17

Minister of State Joe McHugh begins visit to Manchester and Liverpool

Minister Murphy visits Tallinn for discussions on EU digital agenda and Brexit

30/5/17

Minister of State Murphy visits Tallinn for discussions on EU digital agenda and Brexit ahead of Estonian Presidency

Statement by Minister Flanagan on attack on Coptic Christians

26/5/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on attack on Coptic Christians

Minister Flanagan gives keynote address at IIEA launch of its “Brexit Status Report”

26/5/17

Minister Flanagan gives keynote address to influential audience at IIEA launch of its “Brexit Status Report”

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh host event to mark Africa Day 2017

25/5/17

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh host event to mark Africa Day 2017

Minister McHugh is joined by Aogán Ó Fearghail to launch the 2017 Global Games Development Fund

24/5/17

Minister McHugh is joined by Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail, to launch the 2017 Global Games Development Fund

Minister expresses his shock at last night’s explosion in Manchester

23/5/17

Minister expresses his shock at last night’s explosion in Manchester

Ministers announce assistance to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic

22/5/17

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh announce €6 million in humanitarian assistance to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic

MoS for EU Affairs and EU counterparts agree mandate for negotiations

22/5/17

Minister of State for European Affairs and EU counterparts agree detailed mandate for opening of negotiations with the UK

All-Island Sectoral Dialogue on Brexit

22/5/17

All-Island Sectoral Dialogue on Brexit, The North West and Wider Border Region- Protecting the Progress and Maximising Regional Potential

Statement by Minister Flanagan following incident in New York

18/5/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan following incident in New York

Minister Flanagan meets with Egyptian Coptic Pope

18/5/17

Minister Flanagan meets with Egyptian Coptic Pope

Minister Flanagan comments on latest developments in Ibrahim Halawa court case

17/5/17

Minister Flanagan comments on latest developments in Ibrahim Halawa court case

Minister of State Murphy meets with European Parliament Brexit Coordinator Guy Verhofstadt and MEPs

17/5/17

Minister of State Murphy meets with European Parliament Brexit Coordinator Guy Verhofstadt and MEPs in Strasbourg

Minister represents government at Dublin-Monaghan bombings anniversary

17/5/17

Minister Flanagan lays wreath on behalf of the Government to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings

New Ambassadors present Credentials

16/5/17

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Europe Ministers prepare for June leaders' summit and discuss Future of Europe

16/5/17

Europe Ministers prepare for June leaders' summit and discuss Future of Europe and the Rule of Law at General Affairs Council meeting

Minister Flanagan attends EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels

15/5/17

Minister Flanagan attends EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels and holds further bilateral discussions on Brexit

Minister Flanagan to join EU Foreign Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

15/5/17

Minister Flanagan to join EU Foreign Ministers at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Irish Aid and TEAGASC in partnership on Ireland’s contribution to Global Agriculture Development

11/5/17

Irish Aid and TEAGASC in partnership on Ireland’s contribution to Global Agriculture Development

Ministers Flanagan and Murphy on Europe Day 2017

9/5/17

As Irish schoolchildren lead the EU “handshake across Europe” on Europe Day, Ministers Flanagan and Murphy say it’s a moment to value the EU and think of the kind of Europe we want in the future

Statement by Minister Flanagan following a further hearing in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

9/5/17

Minister Flanagan statement following a further hearing in Ibrahim Halawa trial

Ireland supports Accountability Mechanism for Syria

9/5/17

Ireland supports Accountability Mechanism for Syria

Minister Flanagan on 10th anniversary of the restoration of devolved government

8/5/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan to mark the 10th anniversary of the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland

Minister McHugh lends support to Pieta House "Darkness into Light" events

4/5/17

Minister McHugh, at the Global Irish Civic Forum, to lend support to Pieta House ‘Darkness Into Light’ events

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Ireland and the UN Commission for the Status of Women

4/5/17

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding Ireland and the UN Commission for the Status of Women

Minister Flanagan and Minister McHugh open second Global Irish Civic Forum

4/5/17

Minister Flanagan and Minister McHugh open second Global Irish Civic Forum

Global Irish Civic Forum: The Undocumented Irish

3/5/17

Global Irish Civic Forum: The Undocumented Irish

Irish Aid and the HSE in partnership to enhance Ireland’s contribution to Global Health

3/5/17

Irish Aid and the HSE in partnership to enhance Ireland’s contribution to Global Health

Minister McHugh announces programme for returning emigrant entrepreneurs

3/5/17

Minister for the Diaspora announces new Government Funded Mentoring Programme for returning emigrant entrepreneurs

Minister Flanagan addresses Dáil on outcome of European Council Meeting

2/5/17

Minister Flanagan addresses Dáil on outcome of European Council Meeting

Minister Dara Murphy visits Lisbon to discuss EU affairs with Portuguese counterparts

2/5/17

Minister Dara Murphy visits Lisbon to discuss EU affairs with Portuguese counterparts

April

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD welcomes outcome of European Council

29/4/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD welcomes outcome of European Council

Minister Flanagan to attend informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

28/4/17

Minister Flanagan to attend informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding the Northern Ireland Talks

27/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding the Northern Ireland Talks

MoS Murphy welcomes the outcome of discussions on the draft EU negotiating guidelines

27/4/17

MoS Murphy welcomes the outcome of discussions on the draft EU negotiating guidelines

New Ambassadors present Credentials

27/4/17

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of Nepal, the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of El Salvador presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

MoS Murphy in Luxembourg for General Affairs Council to discuss EU's draft negotiating guidlines

27/4/17

Minister of State Murphy in Luxembourg for General Affairs Council to discuss EU's draft negotiating guidelines on Brexit

Statement by Minister Flanagan on progress in Ibrahim Halawa's court case

26/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on progress in Ibrahim Halawa's court case

Minister of State McHugh attends High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

25/4/17

Minister of State McHugh attends High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Minister Flanagan addresses Ireland-Turkey business event

25/4/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan TD addresses Ireland-Turkey business event

Minister Flanagan announces 7th June centenary commemoration of the Battle of Messines Ridge

21/4/17

Minister Flanagan announces 7th June centenary commemoration of the Battle of Messines Ridge

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Charlie Flanagan TD on NI talks

20/4/17

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Charlie Flanagan TD on NI talks

Minister Flanagan calls for cordial, constructive Brexit negotiations

20/4/17

Minister Flanagan calls for cordial, constructive Brexit negotiations

Minister Flanagan on Prime Minister May’s call for a UK General Election

18/4/17

Minister Flanagan on Prime Minister May’s call for a UK General Election

Statement by Minister Flanagan on bomb attack on convoy in Syria

15/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on bomb attack on convoy in Syria

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh announce €6 million in humanitarian support

15/4/17

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh announce €6 million in humanitarian support for severe crises in Yemen and Iraq

Minister Murphy meets with Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee

13/4/17

Minister Murphy meets with Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland political talks

12/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland political talks

Ireland steps up its humanitarian response to looming famine in Somalia

12/4/17

Ireland steps up its humanitarian response to looming famine in Somalia

Statement by Minister Flanagan on attacks on Coptic Churches in Egypt

9/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on attacks on Coptic Churches in Egypt

Statement by Minister Flanagan re act of arms decommissioning by ETA

8/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan re act of arms decommissioning by ETA

Statement by Minister Flanagan re incident in Stockholm

7/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan re incident in Stockholm

Minister McHugh Announces National Africa Day 2017 Flagship Event

6/4/17

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh TD announces National Africa Day 2017 Flagship Event

Ireland promises to provide a minimum of €25 million to help Syria this year

5/4/17

Ireland promises to provide a minimum of €25 million to help Syria this year

Minister Flanagan welcomes recognition of Ireland’s unique issues in European Parliament resolution

5/4/17

Minister Flanagan welcomes the recognition of Ireland’s unique issues in today’s European Parliament’s resolution on Brexit

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding today’s hearing in the Halawa Case

5/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding today’s hearing in the Halawa Case

Statement by Minister Flanagan on alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria

5/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria

Minister of State for European Affairs Dara Murphy visits Vilnius to discuss Brexit

5/4/17

Minister of State for European Affairs Dara Murphy visits Vilnius to discuss the forthcoming Brexit negotiations

Statement by Minister Flanagan on St. Petersburg metro explosion

3/4/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on St. Petersburg metro explosion

Minister Flanagan attends EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

3/4/17

Minister Flanagan attends EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg to discuss Syria, Yemen and Libya and has further bilateral meetings on Brexit with the Foreign Ministers of Sweden & Austria

Statement from Minister Flanagan re Ibrahim Halawa Consular Case

3/4/17

Statement from Minister Flanagan re Ibrahim Halawa Consular Case

Minister Flanagan to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg

3/4/17

Minister Flanagan to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg to discuss Syria, Yemen and Libya

March

Statement from Minister Flanagan on talks in Northern Ireland

31/3/17

Statement from Minister Flanagan on talks in Northern Ireland

Minister Flanagan announces visit of Croatian President to Ireland

30/3/17

Minister Flanagan announces visit of Croatian President to Ireland

Minister Flanagan launches the Online Passport Application Service

30/3/17

Minister Flanagan launches the Online Passport Application Service

Min Flanagan statement on UK formal notification of intention to leave EU

29/3/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, in respect of the formal notification by the UK of its intention to leave the EU

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland

29/3/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding the passing of the deadline for formation of NI Executive

27/3/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding the passing of the deadline for the formation of the Northern Ireland Executive

Statement by Minister on Stormont Talks

26/3/17

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

Statement by Minister on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome

25/3/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, on 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, 25 March 2017

Ministers announce €4 million for Ireland's Rapid Response Initiative

24/3/17

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh announce €4 million for Ireland’s Rapid Response Initiative

Minister Flanagan hails New Zealand Embassy decision as a welcome boost for Ireland

24/3/17

Minister Flanagan hails New Zealand Embassy decision as a welcome boost for Ireland

Minister of State McHugh discusses undocumented Irish in Washington meetings

22/3/17

Minister of State McHugh meets with Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney and Congressman Brendan F. Boyle

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD on Westminster Attack

22/3/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD on Westminster Attack

Minister Flanagan comments on today’s hearing in the Ibrahim Halawa case

22/3/17

Minister Flanagan comments on today’s hearing in the Ibrahim Halawa case

Minister of State Murphy travels to Rome for further Brexit engagement

22/3/17

Minister of State Murphy travels to Rome for further Brexit engagement

Minister Flanagan expresses sorrow at death of Martin McGuinness

21/3/17

Minister Flanagan expresses sorrow at death of Martin McGuinness

Minister Flanagan holds talks with Japan's Foreign Minister in Tokyo

1/3/17

Minister Flanagan holds talks with Japan's Foreign Minister in Tokyo

Min Flanagan and MoS McHugh announce €11m in funding for Horn of Africa

20/3/17

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh announce €11m in humanitarian assistance for the Horn of Africa

Minister Flanagan Announces Funding for Counter-Trafficking Project

18/3/17

Minister Flanagan Announces Funding for Counter-Trafficking Project in 7 African countries

Minister Flanagan formally re-opens Irish Chancery to the Holy See

17/3/17

Minister Flanagan formally re-opens Irish Chancery to the Holy See

Minister Flanagan meets Italian Foreign Minister in Rome

16/3/17

Minister Flanagan meets Italian Foreign Minister in Rome

Minister Flanagan commences St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” Programme in Milan and Rome

15/3/17

Minister Flanagan commences St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” Programme in Milan and Rome

Minister McHugh welcomes RTÉ services for Irish in Britain

10/3/17

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. welcomes plan for RTÉ services to the Irish community in Britain

Foreign Minister of Luxembourg in Dublin for Brexit talks with Minister Flanagan

10/3/17

Foreign Minister of Luxembourg in Dublin for Brexit talks with Minister Flanagan

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan T.D. following meetings at Stormont Castle

8/3/17

Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan T.D. following meetings at Stormont Castle

Taoiseach, Ministers Flanagan, Mitchell O’Connor, and Ross launch new trade strategy

8/3/17

Taoiseach, Ministers Flanagan, Mitchell O’Connor, and Ross launch new trade strategy, Ireland Connected: Trading and Investing in a Dynamic World

Minister Flanagan on International Women's Day

8/3/17

Minister Flanagan on International Women's Day

Minister of State Murphy discusses Brexit with counterparts

7/3/17

Minister of State Murphy discusses Brexit with counterparts as Europe Ministers meet ahead of leaders’ summit

Minister Flanagan announces Government nomination of Ambassadors

7/3/17

Minister Flanagan announces Government nomination of Ambassadors

Minister Flanagan joins EU Foreign Ministers for discussions at FAC

6/3/17

Minister Flanagan joins EU Foreign Ministers for discussions

Minister Flanagan condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch

6/3/17

Minister Flanagan condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch

Minister Flanagan to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

6/3/17

Minister Flanagan to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to discuss the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy, migration, Egypt, the Western Balkans and the Middle East Peace Process.

Statement by Minister Flanagan: Northern Ireland elections and the way forward

5/3/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan: Northern Ireland elections and the way forward

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Election to the Northern Ireland Assembly

4/3/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Election to the Northern Ireland Assembly

New Ambassadors present Credentials

2/3/17

New Ambassadors present Credentials

February

Minister Flanagan highlights Ireland as an investment destination on official visit to Japan

28/2/17

Minister Flanagan highlights Ireland as an investment destination on official visit to Japan

Minister of State Murphy visits Norway

28/2/17

Minister of State Murphy visits Norway

Minister Dara Murphy welcomes EU Poll showing high public support for Ireland’s future in the EU

28/2/17

Minister Dara Murphy welcomes EU Poll showing high public support for Ireland’s future in the EU

Minister of State Joe McHugh T.D. visits Jordan and Lebanon

27/2/17

Minister of State Joe McHugh T.D. visits Jordan and Lebanon

Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, to Hiroshima

27/2/17

Visit by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, to Hiroshima

Minister Charlie Flanagan undertakes official visit to Japan

26/2/17

Minister Charlie Flanagan undertakes official visit to Japan

Minister Flanagan meets his Australian counterpart, the Hon. Julie Bishop M.P., in Dublin

24/2/17

Minister Flanagan meets his Australian counterpart, the Hon. Julie Bishop M.P., in Dublin

Minister Flanagan visits PSNI Station at Tennent Street, North Belfast

23/2/17

Minister Flanagan visits PSNI Station at Tennent Street, North Belfast

Minister Flanagan at Centre for Cross Border studies and Pat Finucane lecture

23/2/17

Minister Flanagan at Centre for Cross Border studies and Pat Finucane lecture

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh announce funding for crises in north-east Nigeria and Lake Chad region

23/2/17

Minister Flanagan and Minister McHugh announce €5 million funding for humanitarian crises in north-east Nigeria and the Lake Chad region

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh announce €2.2 million in funding to the International Rescue Committee

23/2/17

Ministers Flanagan and McHugh announce €2.2 million in funding to the International Rescue Committee

Minister Flanagan expresses shock and deep dismay at Derry bomb

22/2/17

Minister Flanagan expresses shock and deep dismay at Derry bomb

Minister Flanagan to have talks with Speaker of the German Parliament

22/2/17

Minister Flanagan to have talks with Speaker of the German Parliament

Minister Flanagan and French counterpart Jean Marc Ayrault discuss Brexit

22/2/17

Minister Flanagan and French counterpart Jean Marc Ayrault discuss Brexit, the future of Europe, the Middle East Peace Process & a range of other foreign policy issues in Dublin

Minister Flanagan announces 2017 St. Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” Programmes

21/2/17

Minister Flanagan announces 2017 St. Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” Programmes

Minister McHugh - London engagements with Irish Community, Business leaders and Parliamentarians

21/2/17

Minister McHugh - London engagements with Irish Community, Business leaders and Parliamentarians

Minister of State Murphy visits Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest

20/2/17

Minister of State Murphy visits Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest as Brexit engagement with EU partners continues

Minister Flanagan welcomes UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah to Ireland

20/2/17

Minister Flanagan welcomes UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah to Ireland

Minister Flanagan and Taoiseach welcome participants to Civic Dialogue

17/2/17

Minister Flanagan joins Taoiseach in welcoming 500 participants to second plenary All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit

Minister Flanagan to welcome French Foreign Minister Ayrault to Dublin for bilateral talks

16/2/17

Minister Flanagan to welcome French Foreign Minister Ayrault to Dublin for bilateral talks

Minister Flanagan encourages young people to apply for J1 placements

15/2/17

Minister Flanagan encourages young people to apply for J1 placements, as US authorities announce an additional 2,600 places

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland and UK exit from EU

15/2/17

Private Members Motion on Northern Ireland and the UK withdrawal from the EU - Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Minister Flanagan addresses Dáil on US Executive Order re Immigration

15/2/17

Minister Flanagan addresses Dáil on behalf of the Government during Statements on the US Executive Order re Immigration

Minister Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

15/2/17

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD met the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire MP in Dublin.

Statement by Minister Flanagan on court case involving Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

14/2/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on court case involving Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Minister for Foreign Affairs condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch

13/2/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch

Minister Flanagan convenes All-Island Civic Dialogue on Human Rights under the Good Friday Agreement

13/2/17

Minister Flanagan convenes All-Island Civic Dialogue on Human Rights under the Good Friday Agreement

Minister Flanagan welcomes election of Frank-Walter Steinmeier as German President

12/2/17

Minister Flanagan welcomes the election of Frank-Walter Steinmeier as President of the Federal Republic of Germany

Minister Flanagan completes a day of Brexit meetings in Brussels before travelling on to Helsinki

9/2/17

Minister Flanagan completes a day of Brexit meetings in Brussels before travelling on to Helsinki to meet the Finnish Foreign Minister

Statement by the Minister Flanagan regarding the Kingsmills massacre

9/2/17

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD regarding the Kingsmills massacre

Minister Flanagan travels to Brussels for a series of meetings on Brexit

9/2/17

Minister Flanagan travels to Brussels for a series of meetings on Brexit

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD

8/2/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Legalisation Bill passed by the Knesset

7/2/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Legalisation Bill passed by the Knesset

Minister Flanagan chairs the Export Trade Council

7/2/17

The impacts of Brexit and future direction of Ireland’s trade policy addressed as Minister Flanagan chairs the Export Trade Council

Minister Murphy continues Brexit engagement with EU partners

7/2/17

‘Maintaining EU focus on jobs, growth and competitiveness is key to delivering for citizens’ – Murphy Minister Murphy continues Brexit engagement with EU partners

Minister Flanagan & EU counterparts discuss Ukraine, Libya, Egypt & MEPP at Foreign Affairs Council

6/2/17

Minister Flanagan & EU counterparts discuss Ukraine, Libya, Egypt and the Middle East Peace Process at Foreign Affairs Council

Minister Flanagan to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

6/2/17

Minister Flanagan to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to discuss Ukraine, Libya, Egypt and the Middle East Peace Process

January

Minister travels to Washington D.C. for meetings with senior US politicians on Capitol Hill

31/1/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan travels to Washington, D. C. for meetings with a series of senior US politicians on Capitol Hill

Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy TD travels to Bucharest and Athens

30/1/17

Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy TD travels to Bucharest and Athens: "An opportunity to put forward Ireland’s priorities on Brexit"

Minister Flanagan attends National Holocaust Memorial Commemoration

29/1/17

Minister Flanagan attends National Holocaust Memorial Commemoration

Statement from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan

29/1/17

Statement from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan

Minister Flanagan launches Sligo as European Volunteering Capital 2017

27/1/17

Minister Flanagan launches Sligo as European Volunteering Capital 2017

Minister Flanagan announces major passport initiatives

27/1/17

Minister Flanagan announces major passport initiatives

Minister Flanagan's statements on Northern Ireland in Seanad Debate

26/1/17

Minister Flanagan's opening and closing statements on NI in Seanad Debate

MoS for International Development Joe McHugh welcomes Dr. Mark Dybul

24/1/17

Minister of State for International Development Joe McHugh welcomes Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

Minister Flanagan holds bilateral talks with Bosnian Foreign Minister, Igor Crnadak

26/1/17

Minister Flanagan holds bilateral talks with Bosnian Foreign Minister, Igor Crnadak

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Israeli settlement announcements

25/1/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Israeli settlement announcements

Minister Dara Murphy T.D. remarks on recent commentary about Brexit and Ireland’s EU membership

25/1/17

Minister Dara Murphy T.D. remarks on recent commentary about Brexit and Ireland’s EU membership

Minister McHugh convenes Inter-Departmental discussions on Human Rights

25/1/17

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Joe McHugh, T.D., today chaired the first meeting of 2017 of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Human Rights.

Statement by Minister Flanagan on UK Supreme Court ruling

24/1/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on UK Supreme Court ruling

Statement by Minister Flanagan on Michelle O’Neill MLA announcement

23/1/17

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, on the announcement of Michelle O’Neill, MLA, as leader of Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Minister Flanagan addresses EU Ambassadors on Ireland’s preparations for Brexit negotiations

20/1/17

Minister Flanagan addresses EU Ambassadors on Ireland’s preparations for Brexit negotiations

Minister McHugh meets Irish community in London

20/1/17

Minister McHugh meets Irish community in London

Minister Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in Belfast

19/1/17

Minister Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in Belfast

Minister Flanagan Statement on Martin McGuinness

19/1/17

Minister Flanagan Statement on Martin McGuinness

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the passing of Professor Ronan Fanning

18/1/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the passing of Professor Ronan Fanning

Minister Flanagan congratulates Mairead McGuinness on election as European Parliament Vice President

18/1/17

Minister Flanagan congratulates MEP Mairead McGuinness on her first-ballot election as European Parliament Vice President

Minister Flanagan welcomes Election of the President of the European Parliament

17/1/17

Minister Flanagan welcomes Election of the President of the European Parliament

Statement by Minister Flanagan on latest developments in Ibrahim Halawa court case

17/1/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on latest developments in Ibrahim Halawa court case

Minister Flanagan and EU counterparts discuss Syria and MEPP at first Foreign Affairs Council of '17

16/1/17

Minister Flanagan and EU counterparts discuss Syria, MEPP & foreign policy priorities at first Foreign Affairs Council of 2017

Statement from Minister Flanagan on political situation in Northern Ireland

16/1/17

Statement from Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, on the political situation in Northern Ireland / calling of Assembly elections in Northern Ireland

Minister Flanagan participates in international Middle East Peace Conference

15/1/17

Minister Flanagan participates in international Middle East Peace Conference

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the passing of Dermot Gallagher

15/1/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on the passing of Dermot Gallagher

Minister Flanagan to attend Middle East Peace Conference in Paris

13/1/17

Minister Flanagan to attend Middle East Peace Conference in Paris

Minister Charlie Flanagan meets Hon Murray McCully, New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

11/1/17

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, meets Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand

Minister Flanagan holds bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida

10/1/17

Minister Flanagan holds bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida ahead of event to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan

Minister Flanagan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

9/1/17

Minister Flanagan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Statement from Minister Flanagan on the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

9/1/17

Statement from Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, on the Resignation of Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

733,060 Irish passports issued in 2016 – Minister Flanagan

5/1/17

733,060 Irish passports issued in 2016 – Minister Flanagan

Minister Flanagan announces the Passport Service’s most popular baby names in 2016

4/1/17

Minister Flanagan announces the Passport Service’s most popular baby names in 2016

Minister Flanagan and MoS McHugh announce €2 million in funding for Yemen

3/1/17

Minister Flanagan and MoS McHugh announce €2 million in funding for Yemen

Statement by Minister Flanagan on attack on nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey

1/1/17

Statement by Minister Flanagan on attack on nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey

Minister of State Joe McHugh presents Science for Development Award at BTYSTE 2017

13/1/17

Minister of State Joe McHugh presents Science for Development Award at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017