Cookies on the DFA website

We use cookies to give the best experience on our site while also complying with Data Protection requirements. Continue without changing your settings, and you'll receive cookies, or change your cookie settings at any time.

Minister Martin urges Irish citizens to be safe when travelling abroad in 2011

31 December 2010

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin T.D., today urged Irish citizens planning trips abroad in 2011 to obtain comprehensive travel insurance, including medical insurance and also to exercise caution and take sensible precautions while overseas.

Minister Martin speaks with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

30 December 2010

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin T.D., spoke today by telephone with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the prominent Burmese pro-democracy leader and Nobel Prize winner

Minister Opens Annual DFA NGO Forum on Human Rights

10 December 2010

Minister for European Affairs, Mr Dick Roche T.D., today opened the 11th Annual Department of Foreign Affairs-NGO Forum on Human Rights in the Convention Centre Dublin.

Minister Martin welcomes OSCE Summit Declaration

03 December 2010

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin, T.D., has welcomed the statement agreed by Heads of State and Government at the Summit meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), held in Astana, Kazakhstan on 1-2 December.

Minister addresses 2010 International Affairs Conference

22 November 2010

2010 International Affairs Conference: ‘Governance for a More Ethical World’ Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 19 November 2010 Keynote Address, by Mr. Peter Power TD, Minister of State for Overseas Development

Minister Martin welcomes publication of Volume VII of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

16 November 2010

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D., today welcomed the publication of Volume VII in the series of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, prepared by the Royal Irish Academy, which covers the period from January 1941 to August 1945.

Minister Hanafin Addresses major gathering of Global Irish Network in New York

12 November 2010

Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport hosted a major gathering in New York today (Thursday 11 November) of leading Irish connected business people from the United States and Canada.

Romanian playwright Peca Ştefan wins Irish Embassy Award

05 November 2010

Romanian playwright Peca Ştefan wins Irish Embassy Award

Minister Martin warns on bogus email

21 October 2010

Minister Martin warns on bogus email

New Ambassadors Present Credentials

20 October 2010

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Statement by the Minister on visit of The Elders to Gaza

19 October 2010

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheal Martin, T.D.,on the visit of The Elders to Gaza

Statement by Minister on the death of journalist, Jim Dougal

15 October 2010

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin T.D.,on the death of journalist, Jim Dougal

Minister Martin condemns Derry car bomb

05 October 2010

Minister Martin condemns Derry car bomb

Publication of the report on the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty

01 October 2010

Minister Martin welcomes publication of the report on the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty

Strategy and Action Plan for Irish Trade, Tourism and Investment to 2015

28 September 2010

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin T.D., on the launch of “Trading and Investing in a Smart Economy”, the Strategy and Action Plan for Irish Trade, Tourism and Investment to 2015.

New Ambassadors Present Credentials

26 September 2010

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister Martin sends best wishes to the Asian Gaelic Games

23 September 2010

Minister Martin sends best wishes to the Asian Gaelic Games

Minister Martin attends 65th UN General Assembly

22 September 2010

Minister Martin attends 65th UN General Assembly

Minister to co-host major Hunger Conference in New York

20 September 2010

Minister Martin to co-host major Hunger Conference in New York

Ireland to call for Urgent Action on World Hunger at the MDG Summit in New York

21 September 2010

Ireland to call for Urgent Action on World Hunger at the MDG Summit in New York

Minister launches the Our World Irish Aid Awards at the Children’s Ark in Limerick

17 September 2010

Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power, launches the Our World Irish Aid Awards at the Children’s Ark in Limerick

Irish Aid to Host Ireland’s Largest Overseas Volunteering Fair in Dublin

16 September 2010

Irish Aid to Host Ireland’s Largest Overseas Volunteering Fair in Dublin

Minister for Foreign Affairs addresses EU “Media and Conflict” conference in Dublin

15 September 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs addresses EU “Media and Conflict” conference in Dublin

New Ambassadors Present Credentials

14 September 2010

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister Martin to attend ‘Gymnich’ meeting of Foreign Ministers

10 September 2010

Minister Martin to attend ‘Gymnich’ meeting of Foreign Ministers

Minister Martin presses for progress on key OSCE confidence and security building commitments

08 September 2010

Minister Martin presses for progress on key OSCE confidence and security building commitments

The Minister launches Ireland’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation

07 September 2010

The Minister for Foreign Affairs launches Ireland’s Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation

Minister Power launches Irish Aid Annual Report

05 September 2010

Minister Power stresses Government’s commitment to the fight against global poverty and hunger ahead of launch of Irish Aid Annual Report

Minister Power meets Irish aid agencies to discuss Ireland’s response to the Pakistan floods

02 September 2010

Minister Power meets Irish aid agencies to discuss Ireland’s response to the Pakistan floods after arrival of largest ever airlift of emergency supplies by the State

Visit of the Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany Dr. Guido Westerwelle

01 September 2010

Visit of the Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany Dr. Guido Westerwelle

Minister for Foreign Affairs Condemns West Bank Killings

01 September 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs Condemns West Bank Killings

Minister Power announces funding to support the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission

31 August 2010

Minister Power announces funding to support the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission

Minister Power approves emergency funding for Irish aid agencies and the UN response in Pakistan

26 August 2010

Minister Power approves emergency funding for Irish aid agencies and the UN response in Pakistan

Minister Power to brief Oireachtas Committee on race against time in Pakistan

23 August 2010

Minister Power to brief Oireachtas Committee on race against time in Pakistan

Leaving Cert students asked to heed travel advice

18 August 2010

Leaving Cert students asked to heed travel advice - Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, TD

Special meeting of UN to be held tomorrow on Pakistan

18 August 2010

Special meeting of United Nations to be held tomorrow on Pakistan - Minister of State Peter Power to participate

Minister to meet Pakistan’s Ambassador to discuss humanitarian emergency

16 August 2010

Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power to meet Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ireland to discuss humanitarian emergency

Minister announces grants for seven Irish based organisations under the Emigrant Support Programme

16 August 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin, T.D., announces grants for seven Irish based organisations under the Emigrant Support Programme

Statement by Minister Martin on Northern Ireland

12 August 2010

Statement by Minister Martin on Northern Ireland

Minister Martin announces restoration of the 10 day guarantee for passport applications

12 August 2010

Minister Martin announces restoration of the 10 day guarantee for passport applications

Minister of State Power expresses concern and outlines response to date following the Pakistan flood

05 August 2010

Minister of State Power expresses concern and outlines response to date following the Pakistan floods

Minister deplores last night’s bomb attack in Derry

03 August 2010

Minister deplores last night’s bomb attack in Derry

Minister welcomes entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

03 August 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Micheál Martin, T.D., welcomes entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Minister Roche welcomes start of EU membership talks with Iceland

26 July 2013

Minister Roche welcomes start of EU membership talks with Iceland

Minister Martin welcomes common EU approach to the International Court of Justice Opinion on Kosovo

22 July 2010

Minister Martin welcomes common European Union approach to the International Court of Justice Opinion on Kosovo

Minister Martin congratulates the City of Derry on being chosen as UK City of Culture 2013

15 July 2010

Minister Martin congratulates the City of Derry on being chosen as UK City of Culture 2013

Statement by the Minister on the rioting in Northern Ireland

14 July 2010

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D.,on the rioting in Northern Ireland

Minister Martin condemns violence in Belfast

13 July 2010

Minister Martin condemns violence in Belfast

Statement by Minister Martin condemning the Kampala bombings

12 July 2010

Statement by Minister Martin condemning the Kampala bombings

Minister Martin Remembers Dr. Patrick Rice

09 July 2010

Minister Martin Remembers Dr. Patrick Rice

Fraudulent Use of an Irish Passport

09 July 2010

Fraudulent Use of an Irish Passport

Minister Martin welcomes the release of 52 political prisoners in Cuba

08 July 2010

Minister Martin welcomes the release of 52 political prisoners in Cuba

Ireland is making a difference in Haiti says Minister for Overseas Development, Mr Peter Power

06 July 2010

Ireland is making a difference in Haiti says Minister for Overseas Development, Mr Peter Power

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the “Ambassadors for Peace” project

05 July 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the “Ambassadors for Peace” project

Minister for Foreign Affairs announces funding for cross-community and cross-border outreach groups

05 July 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs announces funding for cross-community and cross-border outreach groups

Minister Martin begins visit to Ireland’s aid programme in Ethiopia

01 July 2010

Minister Martin begins visit to Ireland’s aid programme in Ethiopia

Minister Martin launches new five-year programme of Irish assistance to Uganda

28 June 2010

Minister Martin launches new five-year programme of Irish assistance to Uganda

Minister Martin in Northern Uganda

28 June 2010

Minister Martin in Northern Uganda

Minister Martin visits Ireland’s aid programme in Uganda and Ethiopia

27 June 2010

Minister Martin visits Ireland’s aid programme in Uganda and Ethiopia

New Ambassadors Present Credentials

25 June 2010

New Ambassadors present Credentials

From the Bronx to Berkeley - 23 Irish Fulbright Awardees off to the US

25 June 2010

From the Bronx to Berkeley - 23 Irish Fulbright Awardees off to the US

Minister for Foreign Affairs pays tribute to the late Lt Gen (Ret) Dermot Earley

23 June 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs pays tribute to the late Lt Gen (Ret) Dermot Earley

Minister Martin to remember the victims of the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182

23 June 2010

Minister Martin to remember the victims of the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182

Annual Travel Advice

20 June 2010

Annual Travel Advice

Minister Martin deplores attempted bomb attack in Aughnacloy

19 June 2010

Minister Martin deplores attempted bomb attack in Aughnacloy

“Today a great wrong has been corrected” says Minister Micheál Martin

15 June 2010

“Today a great wrong has been corrected” says Minister Micheál Martin

Statement regarding investigations into the fraudulent use of passports

15 June 2010

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin, regarding the outcome of the investigations into the fraudulent use of Irish passports in the assassination of Mr. Mahmoud al Mabhouh

Minister Martin to attend EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting

11 June 2010

Minister Martin to attend EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Statement by Minister Martin on the Rachel Corrie

04 June 2010

Statement by Minister Martin on the Rachel Corrie

$500,000 contribution by Ireland implementing the Convention on Cluster Munitions

04 June 2010

$500,000 contribution by Ireland implementing the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Irish Aid and HSE agree to cooperate on improving health in the developing world

03 June 2010

Irish Aid and HSE agree to cooperate on improving health in the developing world

Minister for Foreign Affairs Welcomes the Release of Gaza Flotilla Activists

02 June 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs Welcomes the Release of Gaza Flotilla Activists

Dáil Motion on the Interception of the Gaza Humanitarian Flotilla

01 June 2010

Dáil Motion on the Interception of the Gaza Humanitarian Flotilla - Opening address by the Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Foreign Affairs briefs Government on Flotilla Crisis

01 June 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs briefs Government on Flotilla Crisis

Statement calling for release of Irish citizens in Israel

01 June 2010

Statement calling for release of Irish citizens in Israel

Statement by Minister Martin regarding Israeli interception of the Gaza humanitarian aid convoy

31 May 2010

Statement by Minister Martin regarding Israeli interception of the Gaza humanitarian aid convoy

Minister for Foreign Affairs welcomes outcome of nuclear weapons' conference

28 May 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs welcomes outcome of nuclear weapons' conference

Minister Martin announces Global Irish Economic Forum initiatives in Asia

27 May 2010

Minister Martin announces Global Irish Economic Forum initiatives in Asia

Minister Martin Welcomes Announcement on Release of Bloody Sunday Report

26 May 2010

Minister Martin Welcomes Announcement on Release of Bloody Sunday Report

Minister Martin to Hold High-Level Political Consultations in China

25 May 2010

Minister Martin to Hold High-Level Political Consultations in China

Minister Martin to visit China, 23-28 May 2010

23 May 2010

Minister Martin to visit China, 23-28 May 2010

Statement by Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power on Malawi court case

20 May 2010

Statement by Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power on Malawi court case

Minister Martin meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

19 May 2010

Minister Martin meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

Africa day celebrations in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens

16 May 2010

Africa day celebrations in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens

Irish Aid, Concern and the United Nations co-host international conference on global hunger

14 May 2010

Irish Aid, Concern and the United Nations co-host international conference on global hunger in Dublin

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the welfare of Irish citizens stranded abroad

18 April 2010

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the welfare of Irish citizens stranded abroad

Minister announces €1.46 million of funding to underpin reconciliation

12 April 2010

Minister announces €1.46 million of funding to underpin reconciliation

Minister welcomes devolution of policing and justice powers in NI

12 April 2010

Minister welcomes devolution of policing and justice powers in NI

Minister for Foreign Affairs welcomes new START agreement

08 April 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs welcomes new START agreement

Statement on the report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on foreign trade promotion

01 April 2010

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs on foreign trade promotion

Visit by the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

31 March 2010

Visit by the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Minister welcomes Research on Young People and Policing in Northern Ireland

30 March 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs Welcomes Publication of Research on Young People and Policing in Northern Ireland

Statement on the ongoing Industrial Action in the Passport Offices

22 March 2010

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, on the ongoing Industrial Action in the Passport Offices

Industrial Action in the Passport Service

04 March 2010

Industrial Action in the Passport Service

Taxation Agreement with South Africa signed during visit by Minister of State

17 March 2010

Taxation Agreement with South Africa signed during visit by Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power

Minister Power highlights importance of Ireland's support for HIV/AIDS initiatives on Lesotho visit.

16 March 2010

Minister Power highlights the importance of Ireland's support for HIV/AIDS initiatives during official visit ot Lesotho

Passport Office Dublin closure due to flooding

16 March 2010

Due to extensive flooding, the Passport Office, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, has been closed.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Begins St. Patrick's Day Visit to Washington D.C.

15 March 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs Begins St. Patrick's Day Visit to Washington D.C.

Industrial Action in the Passport Offices

26 February 2010

Due to ongoing industrial action in the Passport Offices, it is not currently possible to guarantee the turnaround time for passport services.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D. Condemns Derry Killing

25 February 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin, T.D. Condemns Derry Killing

Shelter is vital necessity in Haiti. Minister Peter Power announces significant funding for shelter

25 February 2010

Shelter is vital necessity in Haiti. Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power announces significant funding for shelter in Haiti

Minister of State Power announces recruitment drive for Rapid Response Corps

21 February 2010

Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power announces a recruitment drive for Ireland’s Rapid Response Corps

Minister Roche welcomes Declaration and Action Plan of ECHR

18 February 2010

The Minister for European Affairs, Dick Roche, T.D. welcomes the adoption of a Declaration and Action Plan on the future of the European Court of Human Rights at the Ministerial Conference in Interlaken, Switzerland

Statement by Minister Martin on the use of fake Irish passports in Dubai

17 February 2010

Statement by Minister Martin on the use of fake Irish passports in Dubai

New Ambassadors present Credentials

17 February 2010

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister of State Peter Power calls for urgent international action to tackle hunger

17 February 2010

Minister of State for Overseas Development Peter Power calls for urgent international action to tackle hunger

Minister Martin launches Andrew Grene Conflict Resolution Scholarship Scheme

12 February 2010

Minister Martin launches Andrew Grene Conflict Resolution Scholarship Scheme

Dáil Debate on the Situation in Northern Ireland. Closing Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs

09 February 2010

Dáil Debate on the Situation in Northern Ireland. Closing Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Overseas Development, Mr Peter Power, T.D, considers report of Irish Aid technical team

30 January 2010

Minister for Overseas Development, Mr Peter Power, T.D, considers report of Irish Aid technical team to Haiti

Statement by Minister Martin on the death of UN aid worker, Andrew Grene, in the Haitian earthquake

19 January 2010

Statement by Minister Martin on confirmation of the death of UN aid worker, Andrew Grene, in the Haitian earthquake