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Press release archive

December

Tánaiste announces figures for consular assistance in 2012

29/12/12

Tánaiste announces figures for consular assistance in 2012

Minister discusses Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU with Irish NGOs

17/12/12

Minister Joe Costello discusses Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU with Irish Non-Governmental Organisations

Minister approves funding and emergency supplies to assist families affected by Typhoon Bopha

15/12/12

Minister Joe Costello approves funding and emergency supplies to assist families affected by Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines

Tánaiste condemns the recent missile launch by DPRK

13/12/12

Tánaiste condemns the recent missile launch by DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Minister says that Ireland will focus on the Syrian conflict during our EU Presidency

12/12/12

Minister Joe Costello tells Friends of Syria that Ireland will focus on the Syrian conflict during our EU Presidency

Tánaiste calls for immediate end to violence and intimidation

11/12/12

Tánaiste calls for immediate end to violence and intimidation

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello urges businesses to tackle global hunger

11/12/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello urges businesses to tackle global hunger

Ministers declare support for Transdniestrian settlement process

7/12/12

Ministers agree Helsinki +40 road map for OSCE, declare support for Transdniestrian settlement process as Dublin Ministerial Council ends

Tánaiste meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

6/12/12

Tánaiste meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Tánaiste opens 19th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-coperation in Europe

6/12/12

Tánaiste opens 19th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-coperation in Europe

Tánaiste urges calm following violence directed at elected representatives in Northern Ireland

6/12/12

Tánaiste urges calm following violence directed at elected representatives in Northern Ireland

Minister reaffirms Ireland’s commitment to tackling hunger and poverty in the developing world

5/12/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello reaffirms Ireland’s commitment to tackling hunger and poverty in the developing world

Minister Costello authorises emergency airlift of shelter supplies for the DRC

4/12/12

Minister Costello authorises emergency airlift of shelter supplies for the DRC

Tánaiste criticises Israel decision to construct new settlement

3/12/12

Tánaiste strongly criticises Israel’s decision to construct 3,000 new settlement units in East Jerusalem and West Bank

November

Ireland votes in favour of Palestinian Observer State Status at the United Nations

29/11/12

Ireland votes in favour of Palestinian Observer State Status at the United Nations

Tánaiste announces awards to 72 reconciliation and anti-sectarianism projects

28/11/12

Tánaiste announces awards to 72 reconciliation and anti-sectarianism projects

Minister and Marcus Horan highlight the role of education and sport in tackling HIV and AIDS

28/11/12

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., and Munster Rugby Player Marcus Horan, highlight the role of education and sport in tackling HIV and AIDS

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D. launches global education report

27/11/12

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D. launches global education report

Tánaiste receives Audit Report into Irish Aid misappropriated funds in Uganda

23/11/12

Tánaiste receives Audit Report into Irish Aid misappropriated funds in Uganda

Tánaiste welcomes announcement that Enniskillen will host the G8 Summit in June 2013

20/11/12

Tánaiste welcomes announcement that Enniskillen will host the G8 Summit in June 2013

EU Foreign Ministers to discuss deteriorating situation between Israel and Gaza

18/11/12

Tánaiste to attend meeting of EU Foreign Ministers to discuss deteriorating situation between Israel and Gaza

Minister visits Ghana and Nigeria to increase trade and investment with West Africa

16/11/12

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, visits Ghana and Nigeria to increase trade and investment with West Africa

New appointment system aimed at cutting queues at Passport Office

16/11/12

New appointment system aimed at cutting queues at Passport Office

Minister welcomes the success of Irish companies on Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa

15/11/12

Minister Costello welcomes the success of Irish companies on Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa

Tánaiste calls for end to Gaza violence

15/11/12

Tánaiste calls for end to Gaza violence

Minister Joe Costello launches Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme in South Africa

15/11/12

Minister Joe Costello launches Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme in South Africa

New Ambassadors present Credentials

14/11/12

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste hails Ireland’s historic election to the UN Human Rights Council

12/11/12

Tánaiste hails Ireland’s historic election to the UN Human Rights Council

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to South Africa

11/11/12

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to South Africa

Tánaiste to participate in Remembrance Sunday events in Belfast

10/11/12

Tánaiste to participate in Remembrance Sunday events in Belfast

Tánaiste condemns Israeli settlement expansion

8/11/12

Tánaiste condemns Israeli settlement expansion

Tánaiste meets Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers M.P.

6/11/12

Tánaiste meets Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers M.P.

Tánaiste welcomes commitment from Government of Uganda to repay funds misappropriated from Irish Aid

5/11/12

Tánaiste welcomes commitment from Government of Uganda to repay funds misappropriated from Irish Aid

Minister Joe Costello announces €600,000 in funding to support demining and bomb disposal in Vietnam

1/11/12

Minister Joe Costello announces €600,000 in funding to support demining and bomb disposal in Vietnam

Tánaiste condemns murder of prison officer in Northern Ireland

1/11/12

Tánaiste condemns murder of prison officer in Northern Ireland

October

Tánaiste expresses solidarity with victims of Hurricane Sandy, emergency funding for Haiti and Cuba

31/10/12

Tánaiste expresses solidarity with victims of Hurricane Sandy and announces emergency funding for Haiti and Cuba

Minister visits Vietnam to see the impact of Irish Aid and to increase trade and investment

28/10/12

Minister for Trade and Development visits Vietnam to see the impact of Irish Aid and to increase trade and investment

Tánaiste publishes progress report one year on from Global Irish Economic Forum

27/10/12

Tánaiste publishes progress report one year on from Global Irish Economic Forum

Minister Costello attends Asian Gaelic Games and Asia Pacific-Ireland Business Forum in Malaysia

27/10/12

Minister Costello attends Asian Gaelic Games and Asia Pacific-Ireland Business Forum in Malaysia

Tánaiste suspends aid to Ugandan Government and announces investigation of fraud allegations

25/10/12

Tánaiste suspends aid to Ugandan Government and announces investigation of fraud allegations

Tánaiste meeting Westerwelle and senior German Politicans in Berlin

25/10/12

Tánaiste meeting Westerwelle and senior German Politicans in Berlin

Tánaiste welcomes introduction of Irish channels on Freeview in Northern Ireland

24/10/12

Tánaiste welcomes introduction of Irish channels on Freeview in Northern Ireland

Minister Joe Costello travels to Malaysia to boost business links in the region

24/10/12

Minister Joe Costello travels to Malaysia to boost business links in the region

New Ambassadors present Credentials

23/10/12

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste announces funding to help vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Syria

23/10/12

Tánaiste announces funding to help vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Syria

Tánaiste to discuss African trade opportunities with 120 Irish business leaders

21/10/12

Tánaiste to discuss African trade opportunities with 120 Irish business leaders

Tánaiste addresses ILGA-Europe Annual Conference

21/10/12

Tánaiste addresses ILGA-Europe Annual Conference

Minister Costello holds key meetings in Brussels on Ireland’s Presidency of the European Council

16/10/12

Minister Costello holds key meetings in Brussels on Ireland’s Presidency of the European Council

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Rome

16/10/12

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Rome

Tánaiste welcomes outcome of EU Foreign Affairs Council on Syria and Iran

15/10/12

Tánaiste welcomes outcome of EU Foreign Affairs Council on Syria and Iran

Minister Costello welcomes successful outcome to Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Brazil

14/10/12

Minister Costello welcomes successful outcome to Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Brazil

Minister Costello announces significant new education agreement in Brazil

11/10/12

Minister Costello announces significant new education agreement in Brazil

Tánaiste discusses global refugee crisis with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

10/10/12

Tánaiste discusses global refugee crisis with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Brazil

8/10/12

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Brazil

Tánaiste and Canadian Immigration Minister announce enhancements for working abroad visas

5/10/12

Tánaiste and Canadian Immigration Minister announce enhancements for working abroad visas

Minister Joe Costello attends Irish Business Networking Event in Santiago, Chile

4/10/12

Minister Joe Costello attends Irish Business Networking Event in Santiago, Chile

Minister Joe Costello accompanies President Higgins on visit to South America

2/10/12

Minister Joe Costello accompanies President Higgins on visit to South America

September

Ireland to dispatch emergency supplies to aid Syrian refugees

30/9/12

Ireland to dispatch emergency supplies to aid Syrian refugees

Tánaiste raises Syria with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

29/9/12

Tánaiste raises Syria with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Minister Creighton encourages Albania to continue reform agenda on path to EU candidacy

28/9/12

Minister Creighton encourages Albania to continue reform agenda on path to EU candidacy

Tánaiste addresses United Nations General Assembly

28/9/12

Tánaiste addresses United Nations General Assembly

Minister Joe Costello urges retirees to attend Irish Aid’s Overseas Volunteering Fair in Dublin

27/9/12

Minister Joe Costello urges retirees to attend Irish Aid’s Overseas Volunteering Fair in Dublin

Minister stresses need to continue reform, address causes of inter-ethnic tensions in Macedonia

27/9/12

Minister Creighton stresses need to continue reform, address causes of inter-ethnic tensions in Macedonia

Minister Costello reaffirms Government’s commitment to global tax transparency

27/9/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello reaffirms Government’s commitment to global tax transparency

Minister Creighton says further reforms needed to ensure stable future in Kosovo

26/9/12

Minister Creighton says further reforms needed to ensure stable future in Kosovo

Minister Creighton welcomes reforms in Serbia and calls for further progress

25/9/12

Minister Creighton welcomes reforms in Serbia and calls for further progress

Tánaiste to address UN General Assembly

25/9/12

Tánaiste to address UN General Assembly

Minister Costello highlights plight of Syrian refugees in address to the Seanad

25/9/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello highlights plight of Syrian refugees in address to the Seanad

Minister of State Creighton pays second visit to the Balkans

24/9/12

Minister of State Creighton pays second visit to the Balkans

Tánaiste meets Croatian Deputy Prime Minister, formal ratification of the Croatian Accession Treaty

21/9/12

Tánaiste meets Croatian Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Neven Mimica, to announce Ireland’s formal ratification of the Croatian Accession Treaty

Tánaiste chairs third meeting of Export Trade Council

20/9/12

Tánaiste chairs third meeting of Export Trade Council

Minister Creighton calls for further progress in Transdniestrian conflict negotiations

20/9/12

Minister Creighton calls for further progress in Transdniestrian conflict negotiations

Minister Creighton to visit Moldova and Bulgaria

19/9/12

Minister Creighton to visit Moldova and Bulgaria

Tánaiste meets new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at Hillsborough

17/9/12

Tánaiste meets new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at Hillsborough

Multi-billion euro business potential for Irish Companies in Africa

16/9/12

Multi-billion euro business potential for Irish Companies in Africa

Minister of State McGinley to open exhibition on the Ulster Covenant in Donegal

15/9/12

Minister of State McGinley to open exhibition on the Ulster Covenant in Donegal

Minister announces €650,000 in response to cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

14/9/12

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, T.D., announces €650,000 in response to cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

New Ambassadors present Credentials

13/9/12

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste Condemns Attack on US Consulate in Libya,Deep Regret at the Death of US Ambassador to Libya

12/9/12

Tánaiste Condemns Attack on US Consulate in Libya and Expresses Deep Regret at the Death of US Ambassador to Libya

Minister Costello in New York pays tribute to victims of September 11th

11/9/12

Minister Costello in New York pays tribute to victims of September 11th

Minister Costello travels to US for high-level meetings with the United Nations and World Bank

9/9/12

Minister Costello travels to US for high-level meetings with the United Nations and World Bank

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello launches Irish Aid Annual Report 2011

7/9/12

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello launches Irish Aid Annual Report 2011

W.H.O accredits Ireland-Vietnam Virus Initiative co-funded by Irish Aid and Atlantic Philanthropies

6/9/12

World Health Organisation accredits Ireland-Vietnam Virus Initiative co-funded by Irish Aid and Atlantic Philanthropies

Tánaiste announces funding for Irish organisations in Britain

6/9/12

Tánaiste announces funding for Irish organisations in Britain

Tánaiste announces recipients of first Presidential Awards for Irish Abroad

5/9/12

Tánaiste announces recipients of first Presidential Awards for Irish Abroad

Tánaiste to visit London to meet Irish business leaders and address Ulster Covenant conference

5/9/12

Tánaiste to visit London to meet Irish business leaders and address Ulster Covenant conference

Tánaiste Expresses Deep Concern at Upholding of Life Sentence on Bahraini Human Rights Defender

4/9/12

Tánaiste Expresses Deep Concern at Upholding of Life Sentence on Bahraini Human Rights Defender

Minister Costello to attend funeral of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Addis Ababa

1/9/12

Minister Costello to attend funeral of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Addis Ababa

August

Tánaiste hosts High-Level Investment Roundtable ahead of the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin

30/8/12

Tánaiste hosts High-Level Investment Roundtable ahead of the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin

Ireland providing €2 million in aid to address Syrian humanitarian crisis

27/8/12

Ireland providing €2 million in aid to address Syrian humanitarian crisis

Minister Costello makes humanitarian visit to Syrian refugee camp

25/8/12

Minister Costello makes humanitarian visit to Syrian refugee camp

Travel advice for Leaving Cert students

13/8/12

Travel advice for Leaving Cert students

Minister Costello meets Canada’s International Trade Minister in London

7/8/12

Minister Costello meets Canada’s International Trade Minister in London

July

Ireland provides humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict in Syria

31/7/12

Ireland provides humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict in Syria

Tánaiste announces €50,000 in funding for paediatric heart surgery and HIV services in Kenya

31/7/12

Tánaiste announces €50,000 in funding for paediatric heart surgery and HIV services in Kenya

Tánaiste announces €3 million in vital aid for Somalia during humanitarian mission to Mogadishu

29/7/12

Tánaiste announces €3 million in vital aid for Somalia during humanitarian mission to Mogadishu

Statement by Minister Costello on the retirement of John O’Shea

26/7/12

Statement by Minister Costello on the retirement of John O’Shea

Tánaiste begins visit to Uganda and Kenya

25/7/12

Tánaiste begins visit to Uganda and Kenya

Vietnam Paralympics Teams participate in the Morton Pre-Games in advance of Olympic Games

25/7/12

Vietnam Paralympics Teams participate in the Morton Pre-Games in advance of Olympic Games

Ireland calls for accountability for Syrian atrocities at EU Foreign Affairs Council

23/7/12

Ireland calls for accountability for Syrian atrocities at EU Foreign Affairs Council

Irish Ambassador to Mauritius meets with Prime Minister Ramgoolam

20/7/12

Irish Ambassador to Mauritius meets with Prime Minister Ramgoolam

Irish OSCE Chairmanship condemns attack in Burgas

19/7/12

Irish OSCE Chairmanship condemns attack in Burgas

Tánaiste calls for accountability for the series of massacres in Syria

14/7/12

Tánaiste calls for accountability for the series of massacres in Syria

Passport Service urges parents to check validity of children’s travel documents

13/7/12

Passport Service urges parents to check validity of children’s travel documents

Tánaiste regrets Belarus travel ban on civil society activist

12/7/12

Tánaiste regrets Belarus travel ban on civil society activist

Minister welcomes prison sentence for Congolese warlord who recruited child soldiers

11/7/12

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, T.D., welcomes prison sentence for Congolese warlord who recruited child soldiers

Tánaiste hosts first meeting of the Global Irish Network Advisory Group

11/7/12

Tánaiste hosts first meeting of the Global Irish Network Advisory Group

On the anniversary of Srebrenica Minister pledges Ireland's support for Bosnia's EU aspirations

9/7/12

On the anniversary of Srebrenica the Minister for European Affairs pledges Ireland's support for Bosnia's EU aspirations

Ireland to help countries of the western Balkans achieve their EU perspective

7/7/12

Ireland to help countries of the western Balkans achieve their EU perspective

Tánaiste tells Friends of Syria meeting “the violence - from all sides - must stop”

6/7/12

Tánaiste tells Friends of Syria meeting “the violence - from all sides - must stop”

Minister for Trade and Development Welcomes Launch of Saudi-Irish Business Council

5/7/12

Minister for Trade and Development Welcomes Launch of Saudi-Irish Business Council

Minister for European Affairs marks milestone in EU-Montenegro relations

5/7/12

Minister for European Affairs marks milestone in EU-Montenegro relations

Minister for European Affairs begins visit to Western Balkans

4/7/12

Minister for European Affairs begins visit to Western Balkans

Tánaiste welcomes 10th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court

1/7/12

Tánaiste welcomes 10th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court

June

Minister praises the work of volunteers, sets out new opportunities for international volunteering

28/6/12

Minister for Trade and Development praises the work of volunteers and sets out new opportunities for international volunteering

Minister urges missionaries to share their success stories with the public

27/6/12

Minister for Trade and Development urges missionaries to share their success stories with the public

Minister Costello urges Irish companies to focus on winning consulting contracts

26/6/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello urges Irish companies to focus on winning consulting contracts

Tánaiste welcomes increased EU pressure on Syria

25/6/12

Tánaiste welcomes increased EU pressure on Syria

Tánaiste to attend EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting

24/6/12

Tánaiste to attend EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Tánaiste offers condolences to the family of the late James Nolan

20/6/12

Tánaiste offers condolences to the family of the late James Nolan

Minister Joe Costello expresses concern at the increase in refugee numbers worldwide

19/6/12

Minister Joe Costello expresses concern at the increase in refugee numbers worldwide

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Russia

18/6/12

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Russia

Tánaiste opens OSCE Dublin conference on Internet freedom

18/6/12

Tánaiste opens OSCE Dublin conference on Internet freedom

Statement by the Tánaiste on historic visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

18/6/12

Statement by the Tánaiste on historic visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland

Zambian and Vietnamese Paralympic Teams choose Ireland for London 2012 training base

17/6/12

Zambian and Vietnamese Paralympic Teams choose Ireland for London 2012 training base

Tánaiste comments on Google Transparency Report

17/6/12

Tánaiste comments on Google Transparency Report

Tánaiste urges clemency for Medical Professionals convicted in Bahrain

15/6/12

Tánaiste urges clemency for Medical Professionals convicted in Bahrain

Tánaiste says cycle of violence must stop on visit to Azerbaijan

14/6/12

Tánaiste says cycle of violence must stop on visit to Azerbaijan

Tánaiste, in Georgia, stresses OSCE’s continued engagement

13/6/12

Tánaiste, in Georgia, stresses OSCE’s continued engagement

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in Armenia

12/6/12

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in Armenia

Advice to Irish Students visiting the USA on J1 Programme

8/6/12

Advice to Irish Students visiting the USA on J1 Programme

Tánaiste to meet William Hague in London

7/6/12

Tánaiste to meet William Hague in London

Tánaiste announces consular arrangements for Euro 2012

6/6/12

Tánaiste announces consular arrangements for Euro 2012

Tánaiste to visit Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

6/6/12

Tánaiste to visit Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Minister announces dispatch of emergency supplies to respond to crisis in Sahel, West Africa

6/6/12

Minister Costello announces dispatch of emergency relief supplies from Ghana to respond to the severe food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello visits Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana

2/6/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello visits Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana

Minister Joe Costello announces €50,000 in funding to support former Child Soldiers

2/6/12

Minister Joe Costello announces €50,000 in funding to support former Child Soldiers

May

Statement by the Tánaiste on Syria

30/5/12

Statement by the Tánaiste on Syria

Tánaiste condemns Syrian massacre

27/5/12

Tánaiste condemns Syrian massacre

Africa Day 2012 – Celebrating the Diversity and Potential of the African Continent

25/5/12

Africa Day 2012 – Celebrating the Diversity and Potential of the African Continent

Minister Costello announces €7.25 million in emergency assistance for Sahel, Sudan and South Sudan

24/5/12

Minister Costello announces €7.25 million in emergency assistance for Sahel, Sudan and South Sudan

Ministers address international conference on developing agri-food sector in Africa

23/5/12

Minister Simon Coveney and Minister Joe Costello address international conference on developing agri-food sector in Africa

New Ambassadors present Credentials

23/5/12

New Ambassadors present Credentials

OSCE welcomes peaceful voting in Kosovo for Serbian election

21/5/12

OSCE welcomes peaceful voting in Kosovo for Serbian election

Tánaiste welcomes invitation to Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland

18/5/12

Tánaiste welcomes invitation to Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland

Minister Costello welcomes positive export figures

17/5/12

Minister Costello welcomes positive export figures

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announces €8 million to tackle global hunger

16/5/12

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announces €8 million to tackle global hunger

Tánaiste welcomes strong EU Statement on the Middle East

14/5/12

Tánaiste welcomes strong EU Statement on the Middle East

Tánaiste attends EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

13/5/12

Tánaiste attends EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Tánaiste strongly condemns terrorist acts in Dagestan

4/5/12

Tánaiste strongly condemns terrorist acts in Dagestan

Minister Costello welcomes poll showing 88% of Irish people are proud of overseas aid programme

3/5/12

Minister Costello welcomes poll showing 88% of Irish people are proud of overseas aid programme

April

Tánaiste joins FAI and drinkaware.ie to launch EURO 2012 Survival Guide

30/4/12

Tánaiste joins FAI and drinkaware.ie to launch EURO 2012 Survival Guide

Tánaiste welcomes facilitation of voting in Kosovo in Serbian elections

30/4/12

Tánaiste welcomes facilitation of voting in Kosovo in Serbian parliamentary and presidential elections

Tánaiste hosts international conference on Northern Ireland

27/4/12

Tánaiste hosts international conference on Northern Ireland

Minister meets Foreign Minister of Myanmar (Burma) - first meeting between the two countries

26/4/12

Minister Creighton meets Foreign Minister of Myanmar (Burma) - first ministerial meeting between the two countries

Statement by the Tánaiste condemning Israeli settlement decision

26/4/12

Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD condemning Israeli settlement decision

Participants at OSCE Dublin meeting discuss Promoting Good Governance and Combating Corruption

23/4/12

Participants at OSCE Dublin meeting discuss Promoting Good Governance and Combating Corruption in Support of Socio-Economic Development

Tánaiste joins EU Foreign Ministers in welcoming progress in Burma

23/4/12

Tánaiste joins EU Foreign Ministers in welcoming progress in Burma

Minister Costello Meets with Committee on Foreign Affairs for Review of White Paper

22/4/12

Minister Costello Meets with Committee on Foreign Affairs for Review of White Paper

New Ambassadors present Credentials

19/4/12

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste Hails Breakthrough in Transdniestrian Settlement Talks

18/4/12

Tánaiste Hails Breakthrough in Transdniestrian Settlement Talks

Tánaiste welcomes release of Belarusian opposition leader and calls on Lukashenko to free others

15/4/12

Tánaiste as OSCE Chairperson welcomes release of Belarusian opposition leader and calls on President Lukashenko to free others

Tánaiste extends condolences and calls for swift investigation into tragic murders near Skopje

13/4/12

Tánaiste, as Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, extends condolences and calls for swift investigation into tragic murders near Skopje

Minister meets Ireland’s new communities to discuss the future of Ireland’s aid programme

5/4/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello meets Ireland’s new communities to discuss the future of Ireland’s aid programme

Minister Costello hosts launch of education resource on the developing world

4/4/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello hosts launch of education resource on the developing world

Minister Costello promotes growing opportunities for Irish Companies in Turkey

2/4/12

Minister Costello promotes growing opportunities for Irish Companies in Turkey

March

Tánaiste welcomes Peter Robinson to Iveagh House to deliver lecture on Irish Unionism

29/3/12

Tánaiste welcomes Peter Robinson to Iveagh House to deliver lecture on Irish Unionism

Minister Costello holds discussions with Turkish economic leaders in Ankara

29/3/12

Minister Costello holds discussions with Turkish economic leaders in Ankara

Minister Costello hosts public consultation on Review of White Paper on Irish Aid in Dublin

26/3/12

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello hosts public consultation on Review of White Paper on Irish Aid in Dublin

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Turkey

26/3/12

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Turkey - 25 Irish Companies look to grow their business in Turkey

Government launches innovative Africa agri-food development fund

21/2/13

Government launches innovative Africa agri-food development fund

Tánaiste joins EU Foreign Ministers in increasing pressure on Syria

23/3/12

Tánaiste joins EU Foreign Ministers in increasing pressure on Syria

Minister Costello welcomes positive export figures

17/3/12

Minister Costello welcomes positive export figures

Tánaiste announces the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad

17/3/12

Tánaiste announces the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad

Minister Costello to discuss crisis in the Horn of Africa at a meeting of EU Ministers in Copenhagen

16/3/12

Minister Joe Costello to discuss crisis in the Horn of Africa at a meeting of EU Ministers in Copenhagen

Tánaiste's St. Patrick's Day Programme in Canada

16/3/12

Tánaiste's St. Patrick's Day Programme in Canada

Tánaiste to focus on trade, investment and Irish emigrants during visit to Canada

15/3/12

Tánaiste to focus on trade, investment and Irish emigrants during visit to Canada

New Ambassadors present Credentials

14/3/12

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Joe Costello, T.D., says global development must protect the world’s poorest countries

14/3/12

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello, T.D., says global development must protect the world’s poorest countries

Minister Costello encourages private sector contribution to the Review of Irish Aid White Paper

13/3/12

Minister Costello encourages private sector contribution to the Review of Irish Aid White Paper

Tánaiste Voices Concern over Escalation of Violence in Gaza and Southern Israel

12/3/12

Tánaiste Voices Concern over Escalation of Violence in Gaza and Southern Israel

Mr. Eamon Gilmore, T.D., publishes Progress Report on the Global Irish Economic Forum 2011

11/3/12

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Eamon Gilmore, T.D., publishes Progress Report on the Global Irish Economic Forum 2011

Tánaiste welcomes the appointments to the Board of the International Fund for Ireland

9/3/12

Tánaiste welcomes the appointments to the Board of the International Fund for Ireland

Tánaiste visits OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Copenhagen

9/3/12

Tánaiste visits OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Copenhagen, reinforces value of parliamentary input to security

Promoting gender equality and women’s rights must be a priority for all OSCE states

8/3/12

Promoting gender equality and women’s rights must be a priority for all OSCE states, says Chairperson on International Women’s Day

Minister of State Costello meets African Ambassadors in London to discuss trade opportunities

22/2/13

Minister of State Costello meets African Ambassadors in London to discuss trade opportunities between Ireland and Africa

Ireland to sign the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant

6/3/12

Ireland to sign the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Tánaiste offers Irish assistance in response to the crisis in Syria

5/3/12

Tánaiste offers Irish assistance in response to the crisis in Syria

Tánaiste welcomes the granting of EU candidate status to Serbia at today’s European Council

2/3/12

Tánaiste welcomes the granting of EU candidate status to Serbia at today’s European Council

Minister of State Joe Costello returns from official visit to Malawi

1/3/12

Minister of State Joe Costello returns from official visit to Malawi

February

OSCE Chairperson welcomes progress in Transdniestrian settlement talks

29/2/12

OSCE Chairperson welcomes progress in Transdniestrian settlement talks

Minister Creighton condemns “violent and vicious” actions of Syrian regime at Human Rights Council

29/2/12

Minister Creighton condemns “violent and vicious” actions of Syrian regime at Human Rights Council

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD begins visit to Malawi

27/2/12

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD begins visit to Malawi

Tánaiste joins other EU Foreign Ministers in increasing pressure on Syria to end violence

27/2/12

Tánaiste joins other EU Foreign Ministers in increasing pressure on Syria to end violence

Parliamentarians have a vital role in ensuring OSCE commitments - Minister Creighton

24/2/12

Parliamentarians have a vital role in ensuring OSCE commitments - Minister Creighton

Ireland joins international action to help Syrian people

24/2/12

Ireland joins international action to help Syrian people

President Michael D. Higgins presents Certificate of Irish Heritage to Lord Coe

24/2/12

President Michael D. Higgins presents Certificate of Irish Heritage to Lord Coe

Minister Joe Costello presents Our World Irish Aid Awards to Wicklow students

21/2/12

Minister Joe Costello presents Our World Irish Aid Awards to Wicklow students

Minister of State announces €5 million in funding for emergency relief in the Sahel

20/2/12

Minister of State announces €5 million in funding for emergency relief in the Sahel

EU Commissioner Dr Kristalina Georgieva delivers keynote address on humanitarian aid

20/2/12

EU Commissioner Dr Kristalina Georgieva delivers keynote address on humanitarian aid

Minister Costello announces Ireland to join the European ESTHER Alliance

19/2/13

Minister Costello announces Ireland to join the European ESTHER Alliance

Tánaiste Opens 12th NGO Forum on Human Rights

17/2/12

Tánaiste Opens 12th NGO Forum on Human Rights

Tánaiste chairs second meeting of Export Trade Council

16/2/12

Tánaiste chairs second meeting of Export Trade Council

New Ambassadors present Credentials

16/2/12

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste meets President Bill Clinton to discuss progress in tackling HIV and AIDS 1

10/2/12

Tánaiste meets President Bill Clinton to discuss progress in tackling HIV and AIDS

Human rights, resolving conflicts high on agenda OSCE Chairperson tells US Helsinki Commission

8/2/12

Human rights, resolving protracted conflicts high on agenda OSCE Chairperson tells US Helsinki Commission

Tánaiste encourages investment in Ireland on Washington visit

8/2/12

Tánaiste encourages investment in Ireland on Washington visit

OSCE meeting to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism

6/2/12

OSCE meeting to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism

Statement by the Tánaiste on the Deaths in Port Said

2/2/12

Statement by the Tánaiste on the Deaths in Port Said

January

Minister Costello Announces Public Consultation on Review of Irish Aid White Paper

31/1/12

Minister Costello Announces Public Consultation on Review of Irish Aid White Paper

Tánaiste meets with Palestinian President Abbas

28/1/12

Tánaiste meets with Palestinian President Abbas

Tánaiste marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27/1/12

Tánaiste marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tánaiste Visits Gaza, Renews Call for Lifting of Blockade

27/1/12

Tánaiste Visits Gaza, Renews Call for Lifting of Blockade

Tánaiste Begins Visit to Middle East

26/1/12

Tánaiste Begins Visit to Middle East

Tánaiste calls for release of prominent Belarusian human rights defender

24/1/12

Tánaiste calls for release of prominent Belarusian human rights defender

Minister Creighton to address Bloomberg Conference on Sovereign Debt

24/2/12

Minister Creighton to address Bloomberg Conference on Sovereign Debt

Tánaiste condemns Nigeria killings

23/1/12

Tánaiste condemns Nigeria killings

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello visits Ethiopia

22/1/12

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello visits Ethiopia

Tánaiste congratulates Croatian people on referendum on EU accession

22/1/12

Tánaiste congratulates Croatian people on referendum on EU accession

Our World Irish Aid Awards – Finalists Announced

19/1/12

Our World Irish Aid Awards – Finalists Announced

Minister Costello welcomes positive export figures

18/1/12

Minister Costello welcomes positive export figures

Minister Costello expresses concern at situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

16/1/12

Minister Costello expresses concern at situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo following meeting with members of the Congolese community in Ireland

Minister Joe Costello presents Irish Aid award at BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition

13/1/12

Minister Joe Costello presents Irish Aid award to Carlow students at BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition

Minister Costello Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

12/1/12

Minister Costello Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

Tánaiste appoints Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness as OSCE Representatives are announced

11/1/12

Tánaiste appoints Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness as OSCE Representatives are announced

Ireland to promote conflict resolution and digital media freedom during its chir of the OSCE in 2012

1/1/12

Ireland to draw on experience to promote conflict resolution and digital media freedom during its chair of the OSCE in 2012