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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Consular Figures for 2013

31 December 2013

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provided assistance to more than 1,500 Irish nationals abroad in 2013. This represents an increase of 6.5 percent on 2012, continuing the upward trend of recent years.

Statement by the Tánaiste on the conclusion of the Panel of Parties Talks

31 December 2013

Statement by an Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD, on the conclusion of the Panel of Parties Talks chaired by Dr Richard Haass and Vice-Chair Professor Meghan O’Sullivan

Minister Costello announces funding for those affected by conflict in Central African Republic

27 December 2013

Minister Costello announces funding for those affected by conflict in Central African Republic

Statement by the Tánaiste on the Panel of Parties talks

24 December 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the Panel of Parties talks

South Sudan – Consular Assistance

24 December 2013

The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade is providing consular assistance to Irish citizens in South Sudan through the Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa and the Consular Crisis Section in Dublin.

Statement by the Tánaiste on Linaskea PSNI Station attack

24 December 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on Linaskea PSNI Station attack

Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court visits Ireland

16 December 2013

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mrs Fatou Bensouda, is visiting Ireland to meet key lawmakers and discuss how Ireland can assist the Court’s work to promote human rights and the rule-of-law internationally.

Tánaiste to discuss the situation in Ukraine with Russian Foreign Minister

16 December 2013

Tánaiste to discuss the situation in Ukraine with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Tánaiste expresses concern at conflict in the Central African Republic

11 December 2013

Tánaiste expresses concern at conflict in the Central African Republic

Statement by Eamon Gilmore on the protests in Kiev

11 December 2013

Statement by Eamon Gilmore on the protests in Kiev

Minister Costello in Kenya to promote East Africa trade links

08 December 2013

Minister Costello in Kenya to promote East Africa trade links

Ireland calls for renewal in the OSCE

06 December 2013

Ireland calls for renewal in the OSCE

Statement by the Tánaiste on the death of Nelson Mandela

05 December 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the death of Nelson Mandela

Minister Joe Costello launches new school programme in poorest part of Uganda

05 December 2013

Minister Joe Costello launches new school programme in poorest part of Uganda

Minister Costello to visit Kenya and Uganda

04 December 2013

Minister Costello to visit Kenya and Uganda

Tánaiste launches public consultation on Ireland’s foreign policy

04 December 2013

Tánaiste launches public consultation on Ireland’s foreign policy

Statement by the Tánaiste on the Smithwick Report

03 December 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the Smithwick Report

Ireland sends further supplies to the Philippines – Minister Costello

01 December 2013

Ireland sends further supplies to the Philippines – Minister Costello

Tánaiste statement on helicopter crash in Glasgow

30 November 2013

Tánaiste statement on helicopter crash in Glasgow

Ireland welcomes progress at Eastern Partnership Summit

29 November 2013

Ireland welcomes progress at Eastern Partnership Summit

New Ambassadors present Credentials

28 November 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste condemns Belfast car bomb incident

25 November 2013

Tánaiste condemns Belfast car bomb incident

Expert team from Ireland to travel to the Philippines to assess support to victims of Typhoon Haiyan

25 November 2013

Expert team from Ireland to travel to the Philippines to assess support to victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Statement by the Tánaiste on the agreement on Iran's nuclear programme

24 November 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the agreement on Iran's nuclear programme

Statement by the Tánaiste on the death of Father Alec Reid

22 November 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the death of Father Alec Reid

Ireland sends a further 47 tonnes of emergency supplies to the Philippines – Minister Costello

20 November 2013

Ireland sends a further 47 tonnes of emergency supplies to the Philippines – Minister Costello

Statement by the Tánaiste on Beirut Bombing

19 November 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on Beirut Bombing

Statement by the Tánaiste on the conclusion of the MFF

19 November 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the conclusion of the MFF

Tánaiste to discuss situation in Syria and closer EU ties with Ukraine

18 November 2013

Tánaiste to discuss situation in Syria and closer EU ties with Ukraine at EU Foreign Ministers meeting

Tánaiste welcomes historic State Visit to United Kingdom

17 November 2013

Tánaiste welcomes historic State Visit to United Kingdom

Irish Aid support to Typhoon Haiyan relief effort to exceed €3 million

17 November 2013

Irish Aid support to Typhoon Haiyan relief effort to exceed €3 million – Minister Costello

Irish companies secure over €7million in new export sales to Sub-Saharan Africa

15 November 2013

Irish companies secure over €7million in new export sales to Sub-Saharan Africa

New Ambassadors present Credentials

14 November 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Statement by the Tánaiste on the release of Halawa sisters in Egypt

14 November 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the release of Halawa sisters in Egypt

Review of Foreign Policy will help Ireland meet new challenges

13 November 2013

Review of Foreign Policy will help Ireland meet new challenges The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Eamon Gilmore, TD, today told Irish and international NGOs that human rights will remain at the heart of Ireland’s foreign policy.

Tánaiste to meet Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on trade-focused visit to London

13 November 2013

Tánaiste to meet Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on trade-focused visit to London

100 tonnes of emergency supplies to the Philippines to arrive today

13 November 2013

100 tonnes of emergency supplies to the Philippines to arrive today

Statement by the Tánaiste on the death of Eddie McGrady

11 November 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the death of Eddie McGrady

Minister represents Ireland at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting of Foreign Ministers

11 November 2013

Minister Donohoe represents Ireland at the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting of Foreign Ministers (ASEM FMM 11) in New Delhi

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa and Nigeria

11 November 2013

Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa and Nigeria

Tánaiste announces emergency funding in response to Typhoon Haiyan

10 November 2013

Tánaiste announces emergency funding in response to Typhoon Haiyan

Gilmore in Belfast to mark Remembrance Day

10 November 2013

Gilmore in Belfast to mark Remembrance Day

Tánaiste in Armagh for Sport and Reconciliation Conference

08 November 2013

Tánaiste in Armagh for Sport and Reconciliation Conference

Tánaiste commends work of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

07 November 2013

Tánaiste commends work of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in highlighting human rights abuses in Syria

Trade Strategy Review to be discussed at Export Trade Council

07 November 2013

Trade Strategy Review to be discussed at Export Trade Council

Ireland signs Double Taxation Agreement with Thailand to increase trade

05 November 2013

Ireland signs Double Taxation Agreement with Thailand to increase trade

Tánaiste deeply concerned at escalating tensions in Gaza

01 November 2013

Tánaiste deeply concerned at escalating tensions in Gaza

Minister welcomes progress on EU accession talks with Turkey

22 October 2013

Minister Paschal Donohoe welcomes progress on EU accession talks with Turkey

Minister Costello accompanying President Higgins on official visit to Mexico

21 October 2013

Minister Costello accompanying President Higgins on official visit to Mexico

Minister Donohoe addresses British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in London

21 October 2013

Minister Donohoe addresses British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in London

Minister Costello addresses Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade on visit to Middle East

16 October 2013

Minister Costello addresses Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade on visit to Middle East

Budget affirms Ireland's commitment to the developing world - Minister Costello

15 October 2013

Budget affirms Ireland's commitment to the developing world - Minister Costello

Presidential Distinguished Service Award Recipients Announced

13 October 2013

Presidential Distinguished Service Award Recipients Announced

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD launches new volunteering initiative

12 October 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD launches new volunteering initiative

Tánaiste congratulates the(OPCW) on winning Nobel Peace Prize

11 October 2013

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore congratulates the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on winning Nobel Peace Prize

New Ambassadors present Credentials

10 October 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Statement by Tánaiste on murder of two men in Northern Ireland

10 October 2013

Statement by Tánaiste on murder of two men in Northern Ireland

Minister Costello to make fact-finding visit to Gaza

08 October 2013

Minister Costello to make fact-finding visit to Gaza

Tánaiste launches review of Ireland’s foreign policy and external relations

08 October 2013

Tánaiste launches review of Ireland’s foreign policy and external relations

Minister Costello announces additional €3m in humanitarian funding for Syria

07 October 2013

Minister Costello announces additional €3m in humanitarian funding for Syria

Statement by Tánaiste in relation to Northern Ireland Parades Commission

04 October 2013

Statement by Tánaiste in relation to Northern Ireland Parades Commission

Global Irish Economic Forum to focus on jobs - Tánaiste

04 October 2013

Global Irish Economic Forum to focus on jobs - Tánaiste

Tánaiste backs new trade-based partnership with Africa

03 October 2013

Tánaiste backs new trade-based partnership with Africa

New Ambassadors present Credentials

03 October 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore launches newly-designed Irish Passport

30 September 2013

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore launches newly-designed Irish Passport

Tánaiste to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban and address the United Nations General Assembly

28 September 2013

Tánaiste to meet with UN Secretary-General Ban and address the United Nations General Assembly

Tánaiste promotes Croke Park Classic with College alumni in New York

27 September 2013

Tánaiste promotes Croke Park Classic with College alumni in New York

Global Irish Economic Forum to focus on opportunities for job creation - Tánaiste

27 September 2013

Global Irish Economic Forum to focus on opportunities for job creation - Tánaiste

Tánaiste assures Richard Haass of Irish Government support for Northern Ireland talks

25 September 2013

Tánaiste assures Richard Haass of Irish Government support for Northern Ireland talks

Tánaiste announces €200,000 for destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

25 September 2013

Tánaiste announces €200,000 for destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

Minister Costello announces €3 million in funding to mother and child nutrition

23 September 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello announces €3 million in funding to mother and child nutrition

Statement by the Tánaiste on the attack in Nairobi

22 September 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the attack in Nairobi

Minister at UN for meetings on global fight against poverty and hunger

22 September 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello at UN for high-level meetings on global fight against poverty and hunger

Tánaiste welcomes agreement on the elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

14 September 2013

Tánaiste welcomes agreement on the elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons

New Ambassadors present Credentials

12 September 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister says Irish Aid programme is delivering for the world’s poorest people

12 September 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello says Irish Aid programme is delivering for the world’s poorest people

Minister Costello announces €1 million in funding to support Syrian refugees

03 September 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello announces €1 million in funding to support Syrian refugees

Statement by the Tánaiste on Syria

28 August 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on Syria

Minister Costello compares 1913 Lockout to Government’s commitments to development

23 August 2013

Minister Costello compares 1913 Lockout to Government’s commitments to development

Minister Costello congratulates Malala Yousafzai on receiving Peace Award

20 August 2013

Minister Costello congratulates Malala Yousafzai on receiving the Tipperary International Peace Award

Statement in relation to Irish citizens in detention in Cairo

20 August 2013

Statement in relation to Irish citizens in detention in Cairo

Minister Costello announces funding of €700,000 for Mali

16 August 2013

Minister Costello announces funding of €700,000 for Mali

Statement by the Tánaiste on the situation in Egypt

15 August 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the situation in Egypt

Tánaiste announces full market access for Irish salmon in China

01 August 2013

Tánaiste announces full market access for Irish salmon in China

Tánaiste begins four day political and economic mission to China

29 July 2013

Tánaiste begins four day political and economic mission to China

Tánaiste condemns attacks on Apprentice Boys' Memorial Hall in Derry

26 July 2013

Tánaiste condemns attacks on Apprentice Boys' Memorial Hall in Derry

Statement by the Tánaiste on the train crash in Spain

25 July 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the train crash in Spain

Gilmore calls for calm in Northern Ireland

19 July 2013

Gilmore calls for calm in Northern Ireland

Gilmore expresses support for Ireland’s participation in UN Disengagement Observer Force

18 July 2013

Gilmore expresses support for Ireland’s participation in UN Disengagement Observer Force

Statement by Tánaiste on this weekend’s parades related violence in Belfast

15 July 2013

Statement by Tánaiste on this weekend’s parades related violence in Belfast

Tánaiste condemns 12th July violence in Belfast

13 July 2013

Tánaiste condemns 12th July violence in Belfast

Minister to host meetings on Ireland’s New Policy for International Development

12 July 2013

Minister Costello to host public meetings in Cork and Limerick on Ireland’s New Policy for International Development

Minister calls for international community to honour commitments

08 July 2013

Minister Costello calls for international community to honour commitments to tackle hunger and under-nutrition

Minister Costello announces €2 million in emergency assistance for Sudan and South Sudan

08 July 2013

Minister Costello announces €2 million in emergency assistance for Sudan and South Sudan

Parliamentary Question on passport waiting times

04 July 2013

Parliamentary Question on passport waiting times

Statement by the Tánaiste on developments in Egypt

04 July 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on developments in Egypt

Tánaiste welcomes opening of new Aer Lingus routes to North America

03 July 2013

Tánaiste welcomes opening of new Aer Lingus routes to North America

Statement by the Tánaiste welcoming the appointment of Emily O’Reilly as European Ombudsman

03 July 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste welcoming the appointment of Emily O’Reilly as European Ombudsman

Minister Costello highlights the importance of ports to increasing trade with developing countries

03 July 2013

Minister Costello highlights the importance of ports to increasing trade with developing countries

Topical Issue Debate: Statement by Minister Costello

02 July 2013

Topical Issue Debate: Statement by Minister Costello

Topical Issues debate: Statement by Minister Costello

02 July 2013

Topical Issues debate: Statement by Minister Costello

Minister Costello represents the Government at Somme commemoration ceremony in Belfast

01 July 2013

Minister Costello represents the Government at Somme commemoration ceremony in Belfast

“Croatian accession to the EU historic” – Minister Creighton

30 June 2013

“Croatian accession to the EU historic” – Minister Creighton

Tánaiste welcomes Croatia’s accession to the European Union

30 June 2013

Tánaiste welcomes Croatia’s accession to the European Union

New Ambassadors present Credentials

28 June 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste Welcomes US Senate Immigration Reform Vote Outcome

27 June 2013

Tánaiste Welcomes US Senate Immigration Reform Vote Outcome

Minister Costello launches major global health initiative

26 June 2013

Minister Costello launches major global health initiative between European hospitals and the developing world

Minister announces €1.65 million to assist families affected by the crisis in Syria

20 June 2013

Minister Costello announces €1.65 million to assist families affected by the crisis in Syria

A World free from Hunger is possible in our lifetimes - Minister

19 June 2013

A World free from Hunger is possible in our lifetimes - Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello

Tánaiste to welcome the Kennedy family to Iveagh House

19 June 2013

Tánaiste to welcome the Kennedy family to Iveagh House for events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the visit to Ireland by President John F. Kennedy

St. Patrick’s National School, Glencullen, Co Dublin, wins Our World Irish Aid Awards 2013

18 June 2013

St. Patrick’s National School, Glencullen, Co Dublin, wins Our World Irish Aid Awards 2013

Minister Creighton meets Serbian Prime Minister to discuss EU accession

17 June 2013

Minister Creighton meets Serbian Prime Minister to discuss EU accession

Tánaiste welcomes new Economic Package for Northern Ireland

14 June 2013

Tánaiste welcomes new Economic Package for Northern Ireland

Minister Costello leads three-day trade mission to Canada

10 June 2013

Minister Costello leads three-day trade mission to Canada

Minister Costello welcomes research on Ireland's role in fight against hunger

10 June 2013

Minister Costello welcomes research on Ireland's role in fight against hunger

Minister pays tribute to Irish missionaries at Mission Conference

05 June 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello pays tribute to Irish missionaries at Mission Today & Tomorrow Conference

Ireland among first States to sign landmark UN arms treaty

03 June 2013

Ireland among first States to sign landmark UN arms treaty

Minister Costello signs Arms Trade Treaty in New York

03 June 2013

Minister Costello signs Arms Trade Treaty in New York

Statement by the Tánaiste on the release of Marian Price

30 May 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore TD on the release of Marian Price

Tánaiste agrees joint action on youth unemployment with OECD

29 May 2013

Tánaiste agrees joint action on youth unemployment with OECD

Improvements to Passport Application Procedures

29 May 2013

Improvements to Passport Application Procedures

Changes to passport application procedures to provide faster, cheaper and better service

29 May 2013

Changes to passport application procedures to provide faster, cheaper and better service to customers

Minister Costello says Ireland is delivering on Presidency priorities

28 May 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello says Ireland is delivering on Presidency priorities

Tánaiste welcomes thousands to celebrate Africa Day at Farmleigh Estate

26 May 2013

Tánaiste welcomes thousands to celebrate Africa Day at Farmleigh Estate

Thousands expected to celebrate Africa Day at Farmleigh Estate

26 May 2013

Thousands expected to celebrate Africa Day at Farmleigh Estate

Irish EU Presidency and IIEA host conference on Western Balkans

24 May 2013

Irish EU Presidency and IIEA host conference on Western Balkans

Minister Costello reaffirms Ireland's commitment to education in global development

23 May 2013

Minister Costello reaffirms Ireland's commitment to education in global development

Tánaiste announces €1.5 million in funding for NI peace and reconciliation projects

22 May 2013

Tánaiste announces €1.5 million in funding for NI peace and reconciliation projects

New Ambassadors present Credentials

21 May 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister Costello emphasises Irish support for Somalia at London Conference

07 May 2013

Minister Costello emphasises Irish support for Somalia at London Conference

Tánaiste launches new Policy for International Development

02 May 2013

Tánaiste launches new Policy for International Development

North South Ministerial Council Joint Communiqué

29 April 2013

North South Ministerial Council Joint Communiqué

Ireland to provide €5 million in fight to eradicate Polio

25 April 2013

Ireland to provide €5 million in fight to eradicate Polio

Tánaiste on behalf of Irish EU Presidency welcomes breakthrough in Serbia–Kosovo negotiations

19 April 2013

Tánaiste on behalf of Irish EU Presidency welcomes breakthrough in Serbia–Kosovo negotiations

Minister Creighton welcomes positive outcomes in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue

19 April 2013

Minister Creighton welcomes positive outcomes in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue; looks forward to visiting the region

Minister Costello co-hosts international nutrition event in Washington during World Bank meetings

19 April 2013

Minister Costello co-hosts international nutrition event in Washington during World Bank meetings

Government pays tribute to Justin Kilcullen on his retirement from Trócaire

18 April 2013

Government pays tribute to Justin Kilcullen on his retirement from Trócaire

Tánaiste welcomes US Immigration legislation as good news for Irish in the US

17 April 2013

Tánaiste welcomes US Immigration legislation as good news for Irish in the US

Statement by the Tánaiste on Boston Marathon

16 April 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on Boston Marathon

Ireland signs three-year €21m partnership agreement with UN World Food Programme

15 April 2013

Ireland signs three-year €21m partnership agreement with UN World Food Programme

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello lauds agreement on EU transparency legislation

12 April 2013

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello lauds agreement on EU transparency legislation

Tánaiste concludes trade mission to Turkey as ESBI announces €30 million deal

10 April 2013

Tánaiste concludes trade mission to Turkey as ESBI announces €30 million deal

Minister Costello launches the Coalition for Children’s Rights

09 April 2013

Minister Costello launches the Coalition for Children’s Rights

Tánaiste extends sympathy on the death of Baroness Thatcher

08 April 2013

Tánaiste extends sympathy on the death of Baroness Thatcher

Tánaiste announces funding of €1million for Syrian refugees in Turkey

08 April 2013

Tánaiste announces funding of €1million for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Tánaiste meets Turkish Foreign Minister at start of 4-day trade mission to Turkey

07 April 2013

Tánaiste meets Turkish Foreign Minister at start of 4-day trade mission to Turkey

Tánaiste leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Turkey

06 April 2013

Tánaiste leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Turkey

Tánaiste hails adoption of landmark UN Arms Trade Treaty

02 April 2013

Tánaiste hails adoption of landmark UN Arms Trade Treaty

Tánaiste signs Agreement on a boundary between the Irish and British ‘Exclusive Economic Zones’

31 March 2013

Tánaiste signs Agreement on a boundary between the Irish and British ‘Exclusive Economic Zones’

New Ambassadors present Credentials

26 March 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry

18 March 2013

Tánaiste’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry

Tánaiste welcomes appointment of Mary Robinson as UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region

18 March 2013

Tánaiste welcomes appointment of Mary Robinson as UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region

Minister Costello visits Mozambique to develop trade opportunities and see the impact of Irish Aid

17 March 2013

Minister Costello visits Mozambique to develop trade opportunities and see the impact of Irish Aid

Tánaiste announces free historical app to mark St Patrick’s Day during Ireland’s EU Presidency

15 March 2013

Tánaiste announces free historical app to mark St Patrick’s Day during Ireland’s EU Presidency

Tánaiste begins trade and investment focused St. Patrick’s Day programme in the US

14 March 2013

Tánaiste begins trade and investment focused St. Patrick’s Day programme in the US

Minister Costello to drive trade and investment during visit to South Africa

13 March 2013

Minister Costello to drive trade and investment during visit to South Africa

Announcement of St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme

13 March 2013

Announcement of St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme

Minister Costello visits Southern Africa

10 March 2013

Minister Costello visits Southern Africa

Minister Costello announces €3.8 million for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

08 March 2013

Minister Costello announces €3.8 million for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Minister highlights Ireland’s support for women in developing countries ahead of Women’s Day

07 March 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello highlights Ireland’s support for women in developing countries ahead of International Women’s Day

Minister Creighton briefs Northern Ireland Assembly on Presidency progress

06 March 2013

Minister Creighton briefs Northern Ireland Assembly on Presidency progress

Minister for European Affairs to visit Stormont to brief on Ireland’s EU Presidency

05 March 2013

Minister for European Affairs to visit Stormont to brief on Ireland’s EU Presidency

Minister for Trade and Development Costello pays tribute to outgoing Concern CEO Tom Arnold

05 March 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Costello pays tribute to outgoing Concern CEO Tom Arnold

Tánaiste calls on nuclear states to engage in talks on disarmament

27 February 2013

Tánaiste calls on nuclear states to engage in talks on disarmament

New Ambassadors present Credentials

27 February 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister Costello meets EU Ministers in Brussels to discuss aid to Mali

26 February 2013

Minister Costello meets EU Ministers in Brussels to discuss aid to Mali

Minister Costello opens major global poverty forum in Dublin

20 February 2013

Minister Costello opens major global poverty forum in Dublin

Minister and ILO co-host forum to encourage women entrepreneurs in developing countries

15 February 2013

Minister Joe Costello and ILO co-host forum to encourage women entrepreneurs in developing countries

Tánaiste hails historic move towards EU-US Free Trade Agreement

13 February 2013

Tánaiste hails historic move towards EU-US Free Trade Agreement

Statement by the Tánaiste condemning North Korean nuclear test

12 February 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste condemning North Korean nuclear test

Ireland "Country of Honour" in major Chinese New Year Festival in Beijing

10 February 2013

Ireland "Country of Honour" in major Chinese New Year Festival in Beijing

EU Development Ministers meet in Dublin

10 February 2013

EU Development Ministers meet in Dublin

Minister Costello welcomes increased EU budget for international development

08 February 2013

Minister Costello welcomes increased EU budget for international development

Tánaiste to take forward agreement on EU budget

08 February 2013

Tánaiste to take forward agreement on EU budget

Tánaiste welcomes publication of Volume VIII of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

06 February 2013

Tánaiste welcomes publication of Volume VIII of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Minister Costello presses for closer international cooperation in response to crisis in Mali

05 February 2013

Minister Costello presses for closer international cooperation in response to crisis in Mali

Tánaiste to discuss Syria at EU Foreign Affairs Council

30 January 2013

Tánaiste to discuss Syria at EU Foreign Affairs Council

Additional €4.7 million in Irish Aid for the humanitarian crisis in Syria

29 January 2013

Tánaiste and Minister Costello announce an additional €4.7 million in Irish Aid for the humanitarian crisis in Syria

Minister to attend International Pledging Conference for Syria

28 January 2013

Minister Costello to attend International Pledging Conference for Syria and promote Irish medical technology in the Middle East

Tánaiste expresses condolences to Brazil following the nightclub fire in Santa Maria

27 January 2013

Tánaiste expresses condolences to Brazil following the nightclub fire in Santa Maria

Tánaiste's address to the EU-Latin America Summit

27 January 2013

Tánaiste's address to the EU-Latin America Summit

Tánaiste to tell EU-Latin America Summit that now is the time for solidarity and certainty in Europe

25 January 2013

Tánaiste to tell EU-Latin America Summit that now is the time for solidarity and certainty in Europe

Minister Creighton visits Iceland for talks on EU accession

24 January 2013

Minister Creighton visits Iceland for talks on EU accession

Tánaiste welcomes Bill Gates to Dublin

23 January 2013

Tánaiste welcomes Bill Gates to Dublin

Minister highlights Ireland's commitment to humanitarian assistance

22 January 2013

Minister Costello highlights Ireland's commitment to humanitarian assistance in address to European Parliament

Tánaiste’s statement on the death of trade unionist and human rights activist, Inez McCormack

21 January 2013

Tánaiste’s statement on the death of trade unionist and human rights activist, Inez McCormack

Minister Creighton urges transition to democracy in Mali, at special EU Ministers meeting

17 January 2013

Minister Creighton urges transition to democracy in Mali, at special EU Ministers meeting

Tánaiste in Belfast to discuss ongoing unrest and flag protests

17 January 2013

Tánaiste in Belfast to discuss ongoing unrest and flag protests

Statement by the Tánaiste on the hostage situation in Algeria

17 January 2013

Statement by the Tánaiste on the hostage situation in Algeria

Minister highlights the potential for trade and investment to drive progress in the developing world

17 January 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello highlights the potential for trade and investment to drive progress in the developing world

New Ambassadors present Credentials

16 January 2013

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste calls for immediate release of oil-workers kidnapped in Algeria

16 January 2013

Tánaiste calls for immediate release of oil-workers kidnapped in Algeria

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello launches Our World Irish Aid Awards 2013

14 January 2013

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello launches Our World Irish Aid Awards 2013

Tánaiste condemns unrest in Northern Ireland

12 January 2013

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore condemns unrest in Northern Ireland

Minister presents Irish Aid award to Clonakilty Community College students

11 January 2013

Minister Costello presents Irish Aid award to Clonakilty Community College students at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Tánaiste calls for Syrian Crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court

10 January 2013

Tánaiste calls for Syrian Crisis to be referred to the International Criminal Court

Tánaiste and Minister of State welcome refund of €4m misappropriated in Uganda

07 January 2013

Tánaiste and Minister of State welcome refund of €4m misappropriated in Uganda

Tánaiste condemns attacks on police officers in Belfast

05 January 2013

Tánaiste condemns attacks on police officers in Belfast