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Minister Byrne announces over €87k funding under Communicating Europe Initiative

18 September 2020

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D. announces over €87k of funding for 20 organisations to promote greater understanding of the EU

Ireland House Tokyo Competition Winners Announced

17 September 2020

Ireland House Tokyo Competition Winners Announced

Updates to Green List

17 September 2020

Updates to Green List

Statement by Minister Byrne on State of Union address by Ursula von der Leyen

16 September 2020

Statement by Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D, on the State of the Union address by President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen

Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., announces EU funding programme

16 September 2020

Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D., announces EU funding programme to assist civil society organisations

Global Ireland Summit to discuss international challenges and opportunities for Ireland

14 September 2020

Global Ireland Summit to discuss international challenges and opportunities for Ireland

Statement on Moria camp by Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D.

11 September 2020

Statement on Moria camp by Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D.

Brexit is Closer Every Day Is Your Business Ready?

09 September 2020

Government launches Brexit Readiness Action Plan on the steps businesses and individuals should now take ahead of the end of the Transition Period on 31 December

Ireland welcomes ASEM Statement on COVID-19

07 September 2020

Ireland welcomes ASEM Statement on COVID-19

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council meeting on Belarus

04 September 2020

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, TD, addressed an informal UN Security Council meeting by videoconference today on the human rights situation in Belarus. He conveyed Ireland’s ongoing and deep concerns for restrictions on the right to free assembly, attacks on media freedoms, indiscriminate detentions and the treatment of those detained.

Minister Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision on NI legacy issues

04 September 2020

Minister Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision on NI legacy issues

Statement by Minister Coveney on the International Criminal Court & US measures

04 September 2020

Statement by Minister Coveney on the International Criminal Court & US measures

Min Coveney condemns poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

03 September 2020

Min Coveney condemns poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Statement on Belarus by the Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D.

24 August 2020

Statement on Belarus by the Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D.

Minister Byrne announces Blue Star Programme 2020/21 open for registration

19 August 2020

Minister Byrne announces Blue Star Programme 2020/21 open for registration

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney, T.D., on the Belarus Presidential Elections

17 August 2020

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney, T.D., on the Belarus Presidential Elections

Irish Support for Global Responses to COVID-19 Reaches €123 Million

17 August 2020

Irish Support for Global Responses to COVID-19 Reaches €123 Million

Support for Lebanon

12 August 2020

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, announced the provision of medical equipment to Lebanon, following the explosion which devastated Beirut.

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on the Belarus Presidential Elections

11 August 2020

Statement by Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence on the Belarus Presidential Elections

Minister Coveney announces reconciliation funding of over €2m for 78 projects

06 August 2020

Minister Coveney announces reconciliation funding of over €2m for 78 projects

Statement by Minister Coveney on the passing of John Hume

03 August 2020

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D., on the passing of John Hume. The people of Ireland, North and South, have lost a great leader and a true patriot.

Nominees for List of Arbitrators for the Withdrawal Agreement

30 July 2020

Nominees for List of Arbitrators for the Withdrawal Agreement

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on the sixth anniversary of the downing of flight MH17

17 July 2020

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on the sixth anniversary of the downing of flight MH17

Minister Byrne speaks to European colleagues and prepares for General Affairs Council

14 July 2020

Minister Byrne speaks to European colleagues and prepares for General Affairs Council

Minister Simon Coveney Marks 25th Anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide

11 July 2020

Minister Simon Coveney Marks 25th Anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide

Minister Byrne announces €100k available to promote dialogue on Europe

10 July 2020

Minister Byrne announces €100k available to community and voluntary organizations to promote dialogue on the Future of Europe

Department of Foreign Affairs assists in the return of over 8,000 people during the COVID19 pandemic

07 July 2020

Department of Foreign Affairs assists in the return of over 8,000 people during the COVID19 pandemic

Thomas Byrne, T.D., appointed as Minister of State for European Affairs

02 July 2020

Thomas Byrne, T.D., has been appointed Minister of State for European Affairs.

Colm Brophy, T.D. appointed as Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora

02 July 2020

On 2 July 2020, Minister Colm Brophy, T.D. began his first day as Minister of State with responsibility for Ireland’s international aid programme and for the Irish diaspora.

Statement by Minister Coveney on national security law in Hong Kong

01 July 2020

Concern about the adoption by the National People’s Congress of a national security law in Hong Kong.

Ireland pledges €25m to the Syria Crisis in 2020

30 June 2020

Ireland pledges €25m to the Syria Crisis in 2020

Tanaiste Simon Coveney pledges support to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

23 June 2020

Tanaiste Simon Coveney pledges support to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

Ireland wins seat on United Nations Security Council

18 June 2020

Ireland wins seat on United Nations Security Council

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Helen McEntee participate in General Affairs Council on Brexit

16 June 2020

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Helen McEntee participate in General Affairs Council on Brexit

A New Day Will Be Global short film celebrates a unique Bloomsday

12 June 2020

A New Day Will Be Global short film celebrates a unique Bloomsday

International Donor Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees

26 May 2020

International Donor Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees in the Countries of the Region, amid COVID-19

Minister McEntee attends meeting of Ministers for European Affairs

26 May 2020

Minister McEntee attends meeting of Ministers for European Affairs

Statement on the death of Michael Hurley

25 May 2020

The Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Niall Burgess, and the Ambassador of Ireland to the People’s Republic of China, Eoin O’Leary, are deeply saddened to confirm the death in Beijing of Michael Hurley, the Deputy Head of the Embassy on Sunday 24 May

Africa Day 2020

24 May 2020

Africa Day 2020 moves online as cultural and community links between Ireland and Africa are celebrated across social media

Irish Aid ‘walks the talk’, says OECD

20 May 2020

Irish Aid ‘walks the talk’, says OECD

Statement following Quad Call on Covid-19 Response

19 May 2020

Statement following Quad Call on Covid-19 Response

Statement on 46th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings

17 May 2020

Statement on 46th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings

Statement by Tánaiste to mark IDAHOT 2020

17 May 2020

Statement by Tánaiste to mark IDAHOT 2020

Minister Helen McEntee to take part in the Financial Times virtual Conference “The Global Boardroom”

13 May 2020

Minister Helen McEntee to take part in the Financial Times virtual Conference “The Global Boardroom”

Tánaiste congratulates Mary Lawlor on appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

30 April 2020

Tánaiste congratulates Mary Lawlor on appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Tanaiste Co-Chairs Covid-19 Joint Ministerial Conference Call

30 April 2020

Tanaiste Co-Chairs Covid 19 Joint Ministerial Conference Call

Minister McEntee announces major programme to assist civil society organisations access EU funds

28 April 2020

Minister McEntee announces major programme to assist civil society organisations access EU funds

Statement by Tanaiste Simon Coveney on the passing of Dr. Tiede Herrema, Friday 24th April 2020

27 April 2020

Statement by Tanaiste Simon Coveney on the passing of Dr. Tiede Herrema, Friday 24th April 2020

Statement by Minister Helen McEntee, T.D. on the EU’s response to COVID-19

24 April 2020

Statement by Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, T.D. on the EU’s response to COVID-19

Statement by Minister Helen McEntee, T.D. on the EU response to COVID19

24 April 2020

Statement by Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, T.D. on the EU response to COVID19

Statement by Tanaiste on developments in Israel

23 April 2020

Statement by Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. on developments in Israel

Tánaiste joins meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

22 April 2020

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., participated in a videoconference of EU Foreign Ministers. During the meeting, the Tánaiste and his counterparts discussed the EU’s response to COVID-19, the situation in Libya and the EU’s approach to Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership, particularly in the context of the pandemic.

Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs, Wednesday 22 April

22 April 2020

Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs, Wednesday 22 April

Tánaiste's Message to One World: Together at Home

19 April 2020

Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, addresses One World: Together at Home event about Ireland's response to COVID-19

Ireland supports international Covid-19 response

16 April 2020

Ireland makes additional €1 million available to the WHO’s programme of assistance to combat Covid-19 in Ethiopia, building on long term support for the healthcare system

Government’s Community Call – Shine Your Light

11 April 2020

Government’s Community Call – Shine Your Light

Tanaiste Co-Chairs Covid 19 Joint Ministerial Conference Call

09 April 2020

Tanauste Co-Chairs Covid 19 Joint Ministerial Conference Call

Statement by Tánaiste on the investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria

09 April 2020

Statement by Tánaiste Simon Coveney, T.D. on the investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Tanaiste Simon Coveney announces funding of €6 million to UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

08 April 2020

Tanaiste Simon Coveney announces funding of €6 million to UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

Tanaiste joins meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

03 April 2020

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D. joins meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

Ireland contributes €10 million to UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID 19

01 April 2020

Ireland contributes €10 million to UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID 19

Joint Statement - Rule of Law in the context of the Covid-19 crisis

01 April 2020

Rule of Law in the context of the Covid-19 crisis – Joint Statement by Ireland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden

Statement on response to COVID-19 on the island of Ireland

31 March 2020

Statement on response to COVID-19 on the island of Ireland

Statement on missile attacks in Saudi Arabia

30 March 2020

Statement on missile attacks in Saudi Arabia

Statement by the Tánaiste on the repatriation of Irish citizens from Peru

29 March 2020

Statement by the Tánaiste on the repatriation of Irish citizens from Peru

Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs, Tuesday 24 March

24 March 2020

Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs, Tuesday 24 March

Statement by the Irish and UK Governments

20 March 2020

Statement by the Irish and UK Governments following a telephone call between An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, T.D. and Rt Hon Brandon Lewis, MP

General Travel Advisory for Irish citizens traveling overseas

20 March 2020

Today the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D. has issued a general travel advisory for Irish citizens traveling overseas.

Statement by Tánaiste on UK Government Legacy Announcement

18 March 2020

Statement by Tánaiste on UK Government Legacy Announcement

Tánaiste calls on Irish tourists in Spain - who want to fly home - to do so by midnight Thursday

15 March 2020

Tánaiste calls on Irish tourists in Spain - who want to fly home - to do so by midnight Thursday

Tanaiste Statement on COVID-19 Travel Advice

14 March 2020

Tanaiste Statement on COVID-19 Travel Advice

Tanaiste Statement on COVID-19 Travel Advice

13 March 2020

Tanaiste Statement on COVID-19 Travel Advice

NSMC Institutional Joint Communique, 11 March 2020

11 March 2020

NSMC Institutional Joint Communique - 11 March 2020

Tánaiste statement on the start of the criminal trial on the downing of flight MH 17

09 March 2020

Tánaiste statement on the start of the criminal trial on the downing of flight MH 17

Tánaiste statement on death of former UN Secretary General, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

05 March 2020

Tánaiste statement on death of former UN Secretary General, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

New Ambassadors present Credentials

05 March 2020

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Tánaiste welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Museum of Literature Ireland

04 March 2020

Tánaiste welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Museum of Literature Ireland

Festival celebrating French-language and culture launches across Ireland

26 February 2020

Festival celebrating French-language and culture launches across Ireland

General Affairs Council, Tuesday 25 February 2020

25 February 2020

General Affairs Council, Tuesday 25 February 2020

Statement by the Tánaiste on settlement announcements in East Jerusalem

21 February 2020

Statement by the Tánaiste on settlement announcements in East Jerusalem

Statement by the Tánaiste on the Consular Aspects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

18 February 2020

Statement by the Tánaiste on the consular aspects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Ireland Provides €500,000 to the WHO’s Emergency Appeal to Respond to Coronavirus

05 February 2020

The Government is allocating €500,000 to the World Health Organization to assist its vital work to help control the spread of the Coronavirus

Tánaiste Simon Coveney briefs Brexit Stakeholders Forum

29 January 2020

Tánaiste Simon Coveney briefs Brexit Stakeholders Forum

Statement by Tanaiste on the US Middle East Peace Initiative

28 January 2020

Statement by Tanaiste on the US Middle East Peace Initiative

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 27 January 2020

27 January 2020

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January 2020

Statement by Tanaiste Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. on the passing of Seamus Mallon

24 January 2020

Statement by Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. on the passing of Seamus Mallon

New Ambassadors present Credentials

22 January 2020

New Ambassadors present Credentials

RTÉ and Irish Aid Launch New Touring Exhibition, “50 Countries, 50 Stories”

15 January 2020

RTÉ and Irish Aid Launch New Touring Exhibition, “50 Countries, 50 Stories”

Statement by the Tánaiste on death of HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said of Oman

11 January 2020

Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., on death of HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said of Oman

New Decade, New Approach

09 January 2020

A New Decade, A New Approach

Diplomats & Peacekeepers visit 80 schools around the country as part of Global Ireland programme

09 January 2020

Diplomats and Peacekeepers visit 80 secondary schools around the country as part of the Global Ireland Schools programme

Statement by Ireland on developments in Iran & Iraq

08 January 2020

Ireland joins EU partners in calling on all concerned to de-escalate, and in condemning the missile attacks overnight which targeted those involved in the fight against ISIS

MoS McEntee addresses Ireland’s diplomats on challenges & opportunities in 2020

06 January 2020

Ireland’s Ambassadors, Permanent Representatives, and Consuls General from over 90 missions gathered today to examine significant shifts in the geopolitical landscape as part of the Heads of Missions Conference 2020.

Ireland condemns the recent attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad

02 January 2020

Ireland condemns the recent attacks on the US Embassy in Baghdad

2019 saw 1,700 cases of Irish citizens requesting consular assistance abroad

01 January 2020

2019 saw 1,700 cases of Irish citizens requesting consular assistance abroad