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Ireland’s humanitarian assistance worldwide reaches €100 million in 2015
Minister Flanagan Announces New Global Events to Mark the Centenary of the Easter Rising
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan T.D. and the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. met today at Farmleigh, Dublin with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers M.P., Northern Ireland First Minister, Rt. Hon. Peter Robinson MLA, deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA and Minister of Justice David Ford MLA.
Minister Flanagan meets the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to discuss ways forward on dealing with the legacy of Northern Ireland’s troubled past
Minister Flanagan to meet Secretary of State for N.I. in Dublin Agenda to include: Agreement implementation; legacy issues and the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings
Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment and concern following the further adjournment of the Ibrahim Halawa case. Irish Government once again represented in Court at Wadi al Natrun
Minister Flanagan congratulates Arlene Foster on her election as the new DUP Leader
Minister Flanagan hosts UN leaders to mark 60th anniversary of Ireland at the United Nations
Minister Sherlock meets leading Irish Development NGOs
Minister Flanagan notes the adjournment of the Ibrahim Halawa case until Saturday
Flanagan meets with EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Counter Terrorism, Libya, Iraq, Eastern Partners
Flanagan attends EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Counter Terrorism, Libya, Iraq, Eastern Partners
Ireland increases humanitarian support to Syria crisis
Flanagan Highlights Ireland’s contribution to the UN on the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's Membership
The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan, T.D., today marked International Human Rights Day by announcing the next stage in the development of Ireland’s National Plan on Business and Human Rights - the publication of the working outline of the Plan.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, has announced that today, 8 December, the Council of Europe in Strasbourg discussed a number of legacy cases including the case of Pat Finucane.
Minister Deenihan Congratulates CG Philip Grant and Fr. Brendan McBride on winning International Person of the Year Award
Minister Flanagan travels to United Arab Emirates
Irish Abroad recognised at Presidential Distinguished Service Awards ceremony
Minister Flanagan to represent Government at funeral service of Fr Gerry Reynolds
Minister Deenihan opens Sarah Pierce’s ‘Pathos of Distance’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland
Minister Flanagan launches Debate to promote awareness of “Brexit” implications for Irish SMEs
Flanagan highlights Partnership with Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas at Conference
Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock Welcome New PEACE programme
Minister Flanagan condemns attack on PSNI officers in Belfast
Minister Murphy attends Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial focused on migration and international terrorism.
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Cooperation, Seán Sherlock TD, co-chaired the Fourth South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum in Iveagh House, Dublin today with the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Luwellyn Landers.
Today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced that Ireland is increasing its stockpiles of humanitarian relief items and providing additional funding of USD $1 million to support the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots network.
Minister Flanagan addresses QUB symposium on “Brexit” implications for Northern Ireland
Minister Flanagan briefs Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee on Paris attacks, Migration, Syria and Tunisia
Minister Flanagan outlines Fresh Start Agreement to Dáil Éireann
Minister Sherlock launches the National Report on Global Education in Ireland Report commends longstanding commitment of Irish Aid to Development Education
Minister Flanagan provides update on travel advice for Irish schools intending to travel to France
Minister Flanagan and Foreign Secretary Hammond discuss EU and foreign policy issues and join efforts to promote and increase Irish-British trade • Minister Flanagan meets Labour MP Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland • Minister Flanagan addresses a British-Irish Chamber of Commerce event at the FCO, hosted by FS Hammond
Minister Flanagan to launch the busy and exciting programme of creative, community and commemorative events to take place in Britain to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising and historical events of 1916.
The Minister will also: •Address a Yeats Symposium at Magdalene College, Cambridge •Meet Labour MP, Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland •Address the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, at an event hosted by Foreign Secretary Hammond at the FCO
Minister also announces pilot summer camp programme for summer 2016
Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock T.D., announced today that the Government is to contribute an additional €2 million to the international response to the drought in Ethiopia.
Minister Flanagan Welcomes 300 Key Influencers from 29 Countries to 2015 Global Irish Economic Forum
Minister Flanagan Delivers for the North West
A Fresh Start: Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan further enhances North South Co-operation - Minister Sherlock
Another milestone agreement moving Northern Ireland towards a better future – Minister Flanagan
Minister Calls for Respect for Privacy of Injured Irish Citizen and Their Family
This morning the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. He joined fellow EU Foreign Ministers in standing in solidarity in the minute's silence to remember the victims of the terrorist atrocity in Paris on Friday last. This was the first meeting of EU Ministers since the attacks.
Minister Flanagan, MoS Murphy attend the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels
Updated Statement by Minister Flanagan
Statement from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan on Paris attacks
Statement on unfolding situation in Paris
Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland Talks
Statement by Minister Flanagan on Northern Ireland Talks
Minister Flanagan Hosts Special Event to Mark 30th Anniversary of the 1985 Anglo Irish Agreement
Minister Deenihan announces €6.73 Million in Emigrant Support Funding for Irish Community in Britain
The US sponsoring bodies managing the great majority of Irish participants in the United States Summer Work Travel Programme (known as the J1 programme) have made public plans to introduce a requirement for applicants from countries in the Visa Waiver Programme, which includes Ireland, to pre-arrange jobs as part of their Summer 2016 J1 applications.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, has welcomed the well-run and organised nature of elections in Myanmar on 8 November.
Update on Travel Advice to Egypt from Minister Flanagan
Minister Flanagan urges NI Party Leaders to show courage and leadership as talks near conclusion
Minister Flanagan to attend Remembrance Sunday Ceremony in Belfast
Minister Flanagan to meet President of Bolivia, Evo Morales
Update on Travel Advice to Egypt from Minister Flanagan
New Ambassadors present Credentials
Minister Flanagan Addresses Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
Minister Flanagan updates Dáil on Political Talks in Stormont
Minister Flanagan highlights the value of social media for SMEs, launching a Facebook hosted event for Irish & French SMEs
Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Mr Seán Sherlock T.D., this morning delivered the keynote address at the Front Line Defenders Eighth Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders, held at Dublin Castle.
Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD, will welcome hundreds of members of the Irish diaspora to Dublin this weekend to take part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 October.
Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., has highlighted the importance of World Polio Day, as €400,000 of Irish Aid funding is allocated to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade turns blue for UN anniversary
Minister Flanagan Welcomes Three New Aer Lingus Ireland-US Air Routes
The assessment of various paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland carried out by the PSNI and the British Security Services, and published today by the British Government, makes for sobering reading.
Minister Flanagan Confirms Swiss Participation in Irish Passport Card System Total Number of Countries Accepting the Passport Card Now at 31 6,785 cards applied for since launch on 5th October
Minister Flanagan addresses Dáil Éireann on Budget 2016
Minister Flanagan has welcomed today’s announcement by loyalist leaders that they eschew violence.
Department’s Trade Division and Mission Network Will Pursue New Economic Opportunities for Ireland across Global Markets.
Minister Flanagan and Minister of State Sherlock Welcome Significant Increase in Ireland’s Overseas Aid Budget. Government to Provide €640 Million for Development Assistance in 2016
Minister Murphy meets with EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Libya, Syria, Migration and EU relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
Minister Flanagan Condemns Ankara Terrorist Attack and Expresses Condolences to Victims
The Minister of State for European Affairs, Dara Murphy TD, is in Luxembourg today (Monday) to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers.
Minister Flanagan Congratulates the Tunisian winners of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize
Minister Flanagan meets Dr. Tiede and Mrs Elisabeth Herrema, his wife, 40 years after Dr. Herrema’s kidnapping ordeal
The Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan T.D., will address the inaugural Irish International Business Network (IIBN) event in Cork as part of the Startup Gathering 2015 on Friday 9th October.
Visit to Assess Impact of Ireland’s Support to UN High Commission for Refugees and NGOs
Minister Flanagan to launch Trinity Centre for Asian Studies
Minister Flanagan and Minister Sherlock ., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi
Minister Flanagan Announces Resumption of Passport Express Service
Minister Flanagan brings together five Cabinet Ministers, five State Agencies & the private sector for the ninth meeting of the Export Trade Council
Pioneering Combination of Irish Technology and Design. Now Open for Online Applications
Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment at further adjournment in Ibrahim Halawa case
Minister Deenihan statement on the passing of “uniquely talented” playwright Brian Friel
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Announces Passport Express Service Arrangements Due to Industrial Action Affecting An Post
Minister Flanagan Welcomes Appointment of Eamon Gilmore as EU Special Envoy for the Colombia Peace Process
Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan on Oregon Attack
Minister Flanagan addresses UN General Assembly on Ireland’s Foreign Policy Priorities Topics addressed include: migration; peacekeeping; nuclear disarmament; gender equality; religious freedom; & new SDGs
Minister Flanagan Meets with Key US Political Contacts on Northern Ireland during Washington DC Visit. Latest U.S. Immigration Reform Prospects Also To Be Reviewed
Plan envisages significant investment in projects which will help unlock the full potential of the all-island economy
Minister Flanagan Launches Ireland UN60 Exhibition, New York
Minister Flanagan Engages with Irish Community in New York
Minister Flanagan to Address UN General Assembly and Meet with UN SG in New York
Minister Deenihan presents 2015 Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award to Loretta Brennan Glucksman
Minister launches new Ebola Taskforce in New York
Minister Flanagan and Minister of State Sherlock Announce €3.7 Million in Additional Humanitarian Funding. Ireland Provides Life-Saving Assistance in Syria, Iraq and Sub-Saharan Africa Crisis Situations
Minister Sherlock hails Cork Airport transatlantic win as ‘game changer’ Norwegian’s New Cork-Boston & Cork-New York Services A Major Strategic Boost For Region
Minister Flanagan Announces Recruitment Competition for New Diplomats Online Applications Now Open Until October 15
Stormont House Agreement does not convey an amnesty – Minister Flanagan
Minister Sherlock hails success of Irish Aid-Teagasc partnership at National Ploughing Championships
Honour for Ireland to welcome Prime Minister Modi - Minister Flanagan
Minister Sherlock meets Irish exporters at Enterprise Ireland International Markets Week
Minister of State Seán Sherlock, TD, will today launch the first Irish Aid Research Strategy at a Research Workshop in Trinity College, Dublin.
Irish Aid Stand will highlight Food & Farming, Humanitarian Assistance Role and Family Activities
Statement on Northern Ireland by Minister Flanagan
Minister Flanagan wishes the Irish Rugby Team success & urges fans travelling to be good ambassadors for Ireland
Minister Flanagan unveils ‘UN60’ map for all secondary schools, marking 60 years of Irish UN membership. Launches ‘Iveagh Scholars’ all-Ireland competition for Transition Year/Year 12 students.
Minister Flanagan addresses 130 civil society organisations that promote Reconciliation “Civil Society can create the momentum for positive change in Northern Ireland”
Statement on Northern Ireland by Minister Flanagan
Minister Sherlock briefs Cabinet on meeting with Irish NGOs about their overseas work assisting migrants
Minister Flanagan urges N.I. Political Parties to pull back from the brink
Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland ahead of Belfast Talks
Minister Flanagan addresses Chatham House in London on "Brexit" - Reflects on implications for Northern Ireland & his experience of Irish referendums
Minister Flanagan tells BIA: Future of power sharing Institutions at stake; courage and compromise required by all in forthcoming talks
Minister Flanagan to highlight British-Irish relations in visit to Cambridge and London
Minister Flanagan and EU Foreign Ministers discuss the Migration Crisis, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East
Global Irish parliamentarians gather in Dublin
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, TD, today urged Canadian businesses to invest in Ireland, highlighting the potential for greater trade between the two countries, which is currently valued at €2.75 billion.
Minister Flanagan meets Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers MP, to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland
Global Irish Economic Forum 2015 to support entrepreneurs and businesses to scale up and create jobs
Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for 2015 announced
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D.
Statement by Minister Flanagan on McGuigan murder and related issues The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., has again condemned the recent murder in Belfast of Kevin McGuigan, and encourages all those with information on the crime to cooperate with the police.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade wishes to announce that the Certificate of Irish Heritage scheme is to be discontinued. The uptake of the Certificate of Irish Heritage has been considerably less than anticipated. No further Certificates will be available for purchase after 24 August 2015.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today expressed condolences on behalf of the people of Ireland to the Chinese people on the tragic events at Tianjin.
Ireland will provide €2.75 million in humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations worldwide through the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Minister Charlie Flanagan Launches New Passport Application Guide
Ministers Flanagan and Sherlock welcome historic agreement on Sustainable Development Agenda
“St. Patrick’s Day offers a unique opportunity to promote Ireland overseas” – Minister Flanagan
Minister Flanagan expresses disappointment at further adjournment in Ibrahim Halawa case
Minister Flanagan encourages stay-at-home holidaymakers to consider Northern Ireland visit
Minister Flanagan urges holidaymakers to register foreign travel
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today welcomed the latest CSO figures, which show that goods exports reached €8.8 billion in May 2015, an increase of 8% compared to May 2014.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today attended a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels, where the situation in Tunisia, following recent terrorist attacks, was amongst the issues discussed. EU Foreign Ministers were also joined at the meeting by both the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Tunisia.
Winners of Bursaries for Research on Ireland’s First World War Casualties Announced
Minister Flanagan in Brussels to discuss Tunisia, Iran and Middle East Peace Process
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-Operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, has welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations and the adoption today of the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda” at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Ethiopia
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, is in Kiev today (Thursday) to meet senior figures in the Ukrainian leadership including his counterpart, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin for discussions on the challenges facing Ukraine, including the conflict in the east of the country.
Minister Flanagan welcomes successful outcomes in Iran Nuclear Talks
Minister Sherlock leads Irish delegation at Financing for Development Conference in Ethiopia
Following consultations and consideration of the security situation in Tunisia, Irish citizens are being advised to avoid non-essential travel to Tunisia in light of increased security concerns, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, announced today.
Minister Flanagan welcomes visit by German President to Ireland
Minister Flanagan urges Irish businesses to seek new growth opportunities in Asia
Minister Flanagan made the following statement on the case of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa at this morning’s meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade. Chairman, as you know this is a matter that it being treated with the utmost priority by me and by officials in my Department.
Minister Flanagan briefs Foreign Affairs Committee on Tunisia, the Middle East Peace Process and migration
Statement on 20th Anniversary of the Genocide at Srebrenica
Minister Deenihan welcomes research into RTÉ Longwave Radio Services
Minister Flanagan discusses Greece, Ukraine and the EU with Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna.
Minister Deenihan highlights support available to business at diaspora event
Minister Flanagan welcomes developments in US-Cuban relations
Minister Flanagan meets visiting US Congressional Delegation led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner
The first ever Irish Humanitarian Summit (IHS) will take place today (Thursday) at O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin (UCD). The Summit brings together over 200 leaders from organisations in Ireland who are involved in humanitarian assistance.
Minister Flanagan first Irish Cabinet Minister to mark the Battle of the Somme anniversary in Belfast
Minister Deenihan celebrates Irish Architecture in London
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., has condemned the terrorist attack in Cairo which killed Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat.
Launch of the Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora Programme
Statement by Minister Flanagan on Tunisia
Minister Flanagan Statement on Tunisia
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade statement on Tunisia
Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Belfast High Court judgement in the case of Pat Finucane
Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of Iceland, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of Kazakhstan presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
Ministers Flanagan and Sherlock today attended fourth Implementation Review Meeting in Belfast.
New Opportunity now to resolve impasse and fully implement the Stormont House Agreement – Minister Flanagan
Minister Charlie Flanagan represents Government at ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the Air India bombing
Today EU Foreign Ministers met in Luxembourg where they discussed the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, EU-UN cooperation, the EU's engagement with Asia, and the situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Minister Flanagan to discuss Migration, EU-Asia relations, UN co-operation and the situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with EU Counterparts
New “Scottish Hub” team in Dublin is good news – Minister Flanagan
Minister Flanagan to meet British Foreign Secretary on EU and international matters
Minister Deenihan to travel to Berkeley today
Minister Flanagan condemns shootings in Charleston and conveys the sympathy of the Irish people
Statement by Minister Flanagan on Berkeley Tragedy
Minister Sherlock leads Enterprise Ireland delegation to International Paris Air Show
Statement by Minister Flanagan on Berkeley Tragedy
Mr Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Diaspora Affairs offers his sincere sympathy to the families of those affected by the tragic accident in Berkeley, California
Minister Flanagan expresses heartfelt sympathy at Irish deaths in California and activates Department’s Consular Crisis Centre
The Minister of State for European Affairs, Mr Dara Murphy, TD, today joined leaders from the European Union and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Brussels, for discussions on how to tackle international issues such as peacekeeping, development, human rights, and illegal drug trafficking.
Innovation to the fore as Minister of State Sherlock's visit to Estonia concludes
Minister Flanagan Speech on case of Ibrahim Halawa
Minister Flanagan addresses Seanad on Ireland’s response to ISIS Threat
Minister Murphy welcomes EU partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean
Iveagh House Lecture: Ireland, the Irish and Civil War America
Ireland provides €2 million to support poorest countries fight climate change Funding announced to mark World Environment Day
Minister Flanagan highlights opportunities for returning emigrants at inaugural Global Irish Civic Forum
Minister urges Northern Ireland Parties to resolve differences and to continue implementation of the Stormont House Agreement
Diaspora groups meet in Dublin for first Global Irish Civic Forum
Minister Sherlock leads Irish delegation to review on economic, social and cultural rights in Geneva – 8 & 9 June 2015
Minister Flanagan concludes Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa
Irish and British Governments and NI parties to meet to discuss Stormont House Agreement
Minister Sherlock welcomes recommitment by EU Development Ministers to international aid targets
Minister of State Sherlock on aviation-focussed trade mission to the UK organised by Enterprise Ireland
Minister Flanagan leads major Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa
Prior to departing on a trade mission to South Africa, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD made the following comments in regard to the current political situation in Northern Ireland.
Programme launched with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at special youth event on the Sustainable Development Goals
Minister Flanagan highlights Ireland’s contribution and commitment to the United Nations
Minister highlights Ireland’s role in promoting international peace
Minister calls on Northern Ireland Parties to consider carefully what is in best interests of Northern Ireland
Minister Murphy welcomes the results of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga
Minister Flanagan welcomes upcoming visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Minister Flanagan welcomes upcoming visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Minister of State for European Affairs and Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, is today (Thursday) representing Ireland at the fourth Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga (21-22 May).
Minister Flanagan emphasises peace and reconciliation in Sligo speech welcoming the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
Minister Murphy addresses Council of Europe Ministerial session
Minister Flanagan meets with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Minister Charlie Flanagan announces Strategic Partners in Northern Ireland Reconciliation -Minister to meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Ireland provides increased humanitarian support in response to Nepal earthquakes
Minister Flanagan joins EU Foreign Affairs Ministers to discuss the Middle East Peace Process & Migration
Visit to Ireland by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall is positive for Ireland - Minister Flanagan
Minister Flanagan to discuss the Mediterranean crisis and the Middle East Peace Process with EU Counterparts
Ireland and China sign diplomatic visa waiver agreement
Minister Flanagan meets Justice for the Forgotten on the eve of ceremonies to mark the 41st anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings
Minister Flanagan addresses the Seanad on the effect of the repeal of the UK Human Rights Act on the Good Friday Agreement
Minister Flanagan and Theresa Villiers MP discuss priorities & challenges ahead
Statement by Minister Flanagan on the outcome of the UK General Election
Minister Flanagan addresses the Irish Funds Industry Association seminar in Zurich
Minister Flanagan to meet Swiss Foreign Minister and address Swiss Fund & Asset Managers
Minister Deenihan to join Pieta House’s Darkness into Light 5k Walk in the Bronx
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., has condemned this morning’s murder of a Belfast man.
Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, will begin a visit to Newfoundland, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York today (Monday 4 May).
Minister confirms all Irish citizens now accounted for in Nepal
Ireland airlifts emergency relief supplies to Nepal
Africa Day 2015 to Celebrate Partnership between Ireland and Africa
Minister Flanagan meets first crop of Transition Year Iveagh Scholars
Update on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Response to Nepal Earthquake- Wednesday
Minister Flanagan condemns executions in Indonesia
Update on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Response to Nepal Earthquake
Minister Flanagan addresses Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York
Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan following Meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister in New York
Ireland to provide €1 million in life-saving assistance in response to Nepal earthquake
Minister Flanagan to address the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York
Update on Earthquake in Nepal- Sunday evening
Statement by Minister Charlie Flanagan on trial of Ibrahim Halawa
Minister Flanagan announces further humanitarian funding for Syria crisis on final day of Turkish visit
Updated Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal- Sunday
Minister Flanagan statement on Earthquake in Nepal
Minister Deenihan invites diaspora home to run SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon
Minister Flanagan to address EI event in Istanbul & represent Government at High Level Panel
Minister Deenihan visits Irish diaspora in Scotland
Minister Deenihan launches new J1 guide
Dr Síofra O’Leary elected as judge at the European Court of Human Rights
Minister Flanagan welcomes announcement of a visit to Ireland by HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall
Minister Flanagan and Minister Fitzgerald attend EU meeting on migration in the Mediterranean
Ireland renews commitment to world's poorest countries. The announcement was made to mark Global Citizen Earth Day organised in Washington, DC, by the ONE Foundation.
Minister Sherlock welcomes further transit flights through Dublin Airport by Ethiopian Airlines
Statement by Minister Flanagan on the Karen Buckley case
Statement by Minister Sherlock on Karen Buckley case
Minister Deenihan launches new business network for returning emigrants
Ministers highlight plight of abducted Chibok school girls
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Garissa County, Kenya today which resulted in the deaths of 147 people.
Minister Flanagan highlights potential of Asia for Irish businesses
Ireland will provide €12 million in 2015 in funding and emergency supplies to help meet the urgent needs of those affected by the Syria conflict.
Minister Flanagan to represent the Irish Government at the opening of the Edward M Kennedy Institute in Boston. Minister to offer tribute in honour of the deep connection between the Kennedy Family and Ireland
Statment by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, following the commencement of the trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt today
Ireland is today dispatching thousands of blankets, tents, cooking kits, jerry cans, and other urgent supplies to assist thousands of Nigerian refugees in Northern Cameroon. The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD.
Minister Sherlock launches Ethiopian mobile money service
Minister Flanagan launches new book on Irish perspectives on “Brexit”
Business-to-business mentoring helps Irish entrepreneurs succeed globally – Minister Jimmy Deenihan
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment key focus of Irish Aid – Minister Flanagan
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today chaired the first meeting of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Human Rights.
Government announces €1.5 million to support the World Food Programme in Syria.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has condemned the terrorist attack in Tunis today, in which 19 people were murdered.
EU Foreign Ministers discuss Libya, Africa, and Eastern Partnership Summit
Minister of State Sherlock to visit Tanzania
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and the Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today marked the fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict.
Minister Sherlock visit to Ethiopia to highlight trade and investment opportunities
Minister Deenihan to open major Irish art and design exhibition in Chicago
In Toronto, Minister Flanagan and Foreign Minister Nicholson to announce new Irish-Canadian Scholarship Scheme in honour of the late Jim Flaherty
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., departs today for a five-day programme of trade, investment, political and Diaspora-focussed engagements in Toronto and New York.
Driving on Export-led growth crucial to sustaining the recovery
Minister Flanagan calls for renewed efforts to resolve Stormont impasse on Welfare Bill
Minister and ConnectIreland highlight job creation potential of St. Patrick’s Day
Minister Deenihan addresses the Seanad on Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy
Minister Seán Sherlock calls for respectful dialogue to resolve Stormont disagreement in address to British Houses of Parliament
Statement by Minister Flanagan regarding developments at Stormont
Minister expresses condolences at the passing of James Molyneaux
Minister of State Sherlock leads trade mission to London
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, this morning (Thursday) launched the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland - US Economic Report for 2015 at Amazon's Dublin HQ.
Minister Flanagan in Riga to discuss Libya and Ukraine with EU Foreign Ministers
Minister Flanagan to address UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
Minister Flanagan raises Halawa case with Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Badr
Ireland’s first Diaspora Policy launched
Minister Sherlock to address International Ebola conference
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, will this evening (Wednesday) host a Dublin Chamber of Commerce business networking reception for leading members of the Dublin business community with the Diplomatic and Consular Corps.
Ministers Flanagan & Sherlock meet FM Robinson & dFM McGuinness at NSMC in Belfast
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan T.D. this evening expressed his sorrow on learning of the passing of Don Keough, a leading Irish American figure.
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-Operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today highlighted the collective benefits of peace, stability and cooperation on this island.
Ireland’s continued progress in priority markets and upcoming trade missions will be on the agenda for discussion at a meeting of the Export Trade Council (ETC) taking place today (Tuesday) in Iveagh House under the chairmanship of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D.
Minister Flanagan visits Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
Statement by Minister Flanagan on announcement of "Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements"
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today (Wednesday) held political talks in Dublin with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. The Minister and Secretary of State Villiers discussed a broad range of issues including the next steps in the implementation of the Stormont House Agreement (SHA).
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, will today ( 11th February 2015) meet with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, in Iveagh House.
Minister Flanagan discusses Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, and counterterrorism with EU counterparts
Diaspora invited home to take part in Ring of Kerry Cycle and Dublin Marathon
Minister Flanagan expresses concern over delays in trial of Ibrahim Halawa
Minister Flanagan's Edinburgh visit highlights scale and potential of trade between Ireland and Scotland.
Minister Flanagan highlights potential for increased trade with Scotland and benefits of EU membership
Writers John Banville, Anne Enright and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin join Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to celebrate Irish literature in translation
2015 is a critical year for development - Minister Sherlock
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has condemned the reported murder of Jordanian pilot Lt. Moaz Al-Kasasbeh by the terrorist group ISIS.
Minister Flanagan has welcomed the decision of the Northern Ireland Assembly to allow the remit of the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) to fully include Northern Ireland.
Ireland dispatches 58 tonnes of emergency supplies in response to severe flooding in Malawi.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, has condemned the murder of Mr Kenji Goto by the ISIS terrorist group.
Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan to visit San Francisco and San Diego
Minister Flanagan to open a ‘new chapter’ in Irish-Scottish Relations
Ireland pledges €3 million to UN’s Humanitarian Fund for South Sudan
World Landmarks to go Green for Global Greenings 2015
Minister Flanagan to visit the Middle East
Minister Flanagan visits Irish peacekeepers in Lebanon
Minister condemns killings of Coptic Christians in Libya
Minister Flanagan announces funding of €4.7 million for the Palestinian people
Minister Flanagan to meet key players in Middle East Peace Process
Minister Flanagan announces €1.8 million in funding for Syria crisis
Irish Aid and Teagasc sign agreement on research, training, and cooperation in Africa
Minister Flanagan and Minister Bruton announce Enterprise Ireland international programme and St. Patrick’s Day Programme 2015
Minister Deenihan congratulates Digital Repository of Ireland on their eGovernment Awards success
Minister Sherlock in Derry to mark the 43rd anniversary of Bloody Sunday
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, condemns terror attacks in Egypt
Flanagan welcomes progress on full implementation of Stormont House Agreement
Minister Flanagan's statement on the outcome of EU Foreign Ministers' meeting on Ukraine
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade committed to delivering jobs for Ireland - Minister Flanagan reiterates support for job creation and economic growth
Minister Flanagan to attend extraordinary meeting of EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Ukraine
Minister Flanagan hosts Iveagh House lecture by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England - Lecture is in honour of the late Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty
Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, has congratulated the Alan Kerins African Projects on its tenth anniversary and paid tribute to the work of the organisation.
Minister Flanagan in Poland to commemorate 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, today (Monday) unveiled the design of the new Irish Passport Card
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan TD, will today (Sunday) attend the National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration which honours those who perished in the Holocaust.
Passport Service launches Top Ten Travel Tips leaflet at Holiday World
The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, joined President Michael D. Higgins today to launch the European Year of Development in Ireland.
Ireland and Mexico celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today met Canada’s new Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers, to discuss the potential for building on Ireland’s strong relationship with Canada.
Statements on Northern Ireland and the Stormont House Agreement, Dáil Eireann, 20 January 2015 Concluding statement by Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation
Today in Dáil Éireann, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, addressed the Dáil on the Stormont House Agreement which was agreed on 23 December, following 11 weeks of talks co-chaired by the Minister and N.I. Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers.
Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, leaves today for a four day visit to Washington DC and Boston where he will discuss immigration reform with key members of Congress
Counter-Terrorism and EU-Russia Relations top agenda at Foreign Affairs Council – Minister Flanagan
Minister Flanagan to discuss counter-terrorism issues and relations with Russia with EU counterparts
Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, will today visit the UK for a series of engagements with the Irish community in London and Birmingham.
Following the successful conclusion of the political talks before Christmas, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, is travelling to Belfast today to meet with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Government launches Ireland’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
Taoiseach and Minister Flanagan launch a major review of Irish foreign policy
Minister Flanagan meets Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to discuss EU and security issues.
Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD, today announced the Government will provide funding of €250,000 to Shannon Gaels GAA Club in New York to develop the underage playing field in Frank Golden Park, Queens.
Irish schools unite in ‘Caring for our World’ with the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2015 - Awards seek to help children in Ireland understand global issues
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is developing a National Plan on Business and Human Rights, and is seeking consultation with interested individuals and groups, both Irish and international.
Passport Service announces most popular baby names in 2014
Minister Flanagan welcomes appointment of Mr Kevin Vickers as Canadian Ambassador to Ireland
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has expressed his shock and horror at today’s shooting in Paris.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has expressed his deep concern about the continued detention of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, following the postponement of his trial today for the third time.
629,446 passports were issued in 2014 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with May and June the busiest months for passport applications.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provided assistance and services to thousands of Irish citizens and companies in 2014.
Government to fund ambulance and burial teams in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola outbreak
Minister Charlie Flanagan convenes a meeting of Ireland’s Ambassadors to discuss Ireland’s recovery
Minister Flanagan attends special mass in solidarity with the people of France
Minister of State Sherlock welcomes Randox Science Park announcement
Minister Sherlock announces €3 million in funding for vaccines to tackle childhood diseases.
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