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Minister Coveney Addresses the UN Security Council on the Issue of Mines

08 April 2021

Minister Coveney Addresses the UN Security Council on the Issue of Mines

Minister Colm Brophy discusses global issues with 150 youth representatives

07 April 2021

Minister Colm Brophy discusses global issues with 150 youth representatives. Outcomes from Virtual Town Hall meetings will feed into a new Irish Aid Strategy for Development Education and Global Citizenship.

Statement from the Minister for Health and the Minister for Foreign Affairs

01 April 2021

Statement from the Minister for Health and the Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister Coveney announces pledge of €23 million to Syria Crisis

30 March 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, TD, today pledged a further €23 million in humanitarian assistance from Ireland in response to the Syria crisis in 2021. This brings Ireland’s response to the crisis since 2012 to more than €192 million—our largest ever response to a single crisis.

Minister Brophy to participate in Generation Equality Forum, Mexico City

29 March 2021

Minister Brophy to participate in Generation Equality Forum, Mexico City

Statement by Minister Coveney at UN Security Council Open Debate on humanitarian situation in Syria

29 March 2021

Statement by Minister Coveney at UN Security Council Open Debate on the humanitarian situation in Syria

Statement by Min. Brophy on boosting Irish Aid funding for Irish NGO’s combatting Ebola threat

29 March 2021

In response to the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., has announced €350,941 in Irish Aid funding for GOAL, Plan International Ireland and World Vision Ireland to support efforts by communities and national governments to control the outbreaks.

Minister Simon Coveney addresses the UN Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

29 March 2021

Minister Simon Coveney addresses the UN Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney on Armed Forces Day violence in Myanmar

27 March 2021

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Simon Coveney T.D. on Armed Forces Day violence in Myanmar

Min. Brophy announces Irish Aid support to Humanitarian Response to Fires in Rohingya Refugee Camp

24 March 2021

In response to the fires in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., today announced €100,000 in Irish Aid funding for Concern Worldwide to support efforts to address the crisis.

Minister of State Brophy announces Irish Aid funding for community organisations

24 March 2021

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, today announced €1.48 million in Irish Aid funding to 28 organisations working in communities across Ireland to enable public engagement on global issues, including climate change, hunger and injustice.

Minister Byrne joins Informal Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs

23 March 2021

Minister Byrne joins Informal Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs

Minister Byrne holds talks with key Commissioners in Brussels on Covid-19 and Rule of Law

22 March 2021

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D, visited Brussels on Monday 22 March for a series of meetings with members of the European Commission. Among the issues discussed were the continuing challenges posed by Covid-19 and the Rule of Law.

Min Coveney speaks with DG of the International Atomic Energy Agency

18 March 2021

Minister Coveney speaks with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi

Joint statement by Ministers Coveney and Byrne in support of the people of Belarus

18 March 2021

Joint statement by Ministers Coveney and Byrne in support of the people of Belarus

Minister Simon Coveney announces programme of global St. Patrick’s Day events

16 March 2021

Minister Simon Coveney announces programme of global St. Patrick’s Day events

Min Byrne addresses Ibec Brussels’ online St. Patrick’s Day event

16 March 2021

Min Byrne addresses Ibec Brussels’ online St. Patrick’s Day event

Min Coveney announces funding of 6 million to UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

16 March 2021

Min Coveney announces funding of 6 million to UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

New Ambassadors present Credentials

15 March 2021

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Min Coveney welcomes appointment of next Secretary General of the OECD

15 March 2021

Min Coveney welcomes appointment of next Secretary General of the OECD

Min Coveney welcomes Council of Europe Decision on NI legacy issues

12 March 2021

Min Coveney welcomes Council of Europe Decision on NI legacy issues

Statement by Minister Coveney at UN Security Council Debate on Food Security

11 March 2021

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney at High-Level UN Security Council Open Debate on Maintenance of International Peace and Security

Minister for Foreign Affairs addresses UN Security Council meeting on Conflict and Food Security

11 March 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney addresses UN Security Council meeting on Conflict and Food Security

Minister Coveney and VP of the European Commission Šefčovič meet with Friends of Ireland Caucus

10 March 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D., and Vice President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, met today with the Friends of Ireland Caucus in the US Congress. The meeting was an opportunity for the Minister and VP Šefčovič to brief the Caucus on the latest EU-UK developments.

Government approves nominations of new Ambassadors and Consuls General

09 March 2021

On the recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., the Government today approved a number of Ambassadorial nominations, subject to agreement by the receiving States.

Minister Coveney welcomes the establishment of the IARDC and the Appointment of Mr Tom Arnold

09 March 2021

Minister Coveney welcomes the establishment of the IARDC and the Appointment of Mr Tom Arnold

Minister Coveney launches virtual St. Patrick’s Day programme

09 March 2021

Minister Coveney launches virtual St. Patrick’s Day programme

International Women’s Day - Minister Brophy to co-host girls' education roundtable discussion

08 March 2021

Colm Brophy, T.D., Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora will tomorrow co-host a roundtable discussion on girls’ education with Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Meetings between Minister Coveney and the President and Foreign Minister of Iran

07 March 2021

Minister Coveney met the President of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister, Dr. Javad Zarif today in Tehran. Discussions focused on the Iranian nuclear deal, the JCPOA, as well as regional issues and Ireland-Iran bilateral relations in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney to Iran

06 March 2021

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., will visit Iran on 7 March. He is set to meet with President Rouhani and Minister for Foreign Affairs Zarif.

Min Byrne announces €100k available through Communicating Europe Initiative

04 March 2021

Min Byrne announces €100k available through Communicating Europe Initiative

Min Byrne announces €100k available through Communicating Europe Initiative

04 March 2021

Min Byrne announces €100k available through Communicating Europe Initiative

Statement by Minister Coveney on UK announcement on Ireland and Northern Ireland Protocol

03 March 2021

Statement by Minister Coveney on UK announcement on Ireland and Northern Ireland Protocol

Minister Brophy reaches out to Caribbean and African island states for diaspora discussion

03 March 2021

Minister Brophy reaches out to Caribbean and African island states for diaspora discussion

Statement by Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora on EHRC actions

02 March 2021

Statement by Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora on EHRC actions

Minister Coveney Announces Re-establishment of an Irish Diplomatic Presence in Iran

02 March 2021

Minister Coveney Announces Re-establishment of an Irish Diplomatic Presence in Iran

Ireland's bid to become an Observer to the Arctic Council

01 March 2021

Keynote address by Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and for Defence

Minister Coveney announces further €5 million in humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Yemen

01 March 2021

Minister Coveney today pledged a further €5 million in humanitarian assistance from Ireland for the crisis in Yemen. Minister Coveney made the pledge at the 2021 High Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, convened by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland.

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne makes virtual visit to Great Britain

24 February 2021

Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, is undertaking a virtual visit to Great Britain to engage with UK interlocutors, including Ministers, MPs and thinktanks. The programme is an opportunity to discuss British-Irish ties, the future of the EU-UK relationship and realising the potential of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney addresses UN Security Council meeting on Climate

23 February 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney addresses UN Security Council meeting on Climate and Security

United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Addressing Climate Related Risks

23 February 2021

United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Addressing Climate Related Risks to International Peace and Security

Minister Byrne to join Informal Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs

23 February 2021

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D., will exchange views with his counterparts on EU-UK relations, at a videoconference meeting of Ministers for European Affairs today.

Minister Brophy announces Irish Aid support for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries

19 February 2021

Colm Brophy, T.D., Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, today announced an additional €5 million in Irish Aid funding for the global health response to COVID-19, to enable developing countries access vaccines.

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council at meeting on COVID-19

17 February 2021

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council at meeting on COVID-19

Minister Brophy launches consultation process for for Development Education

15 February 2021

Minister Brophy launches consultation process for for Development Education

New Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Elected

13 February 2021

New Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Elected

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs on coup in Myanmar

11 February 2021

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs on coup in Myanmar

Min Byrne meets with French and German counterparts to discuss Brexit

11 February 2021

Min Byrne meets with French and German counterparts to discuss Brexit

Minister Simon Coveney Agrees Second Joint Plan of Action for Enhanced Cooperation with Germany

11 February 2021

Minister Simon Coveney Agrees Second Joint Plan of Action for Enhanced Cooperation with Germany

إيرلندا ترشح فيرغال جاينور للانتخاب لمنصب المدعي العام للمحكمة الجنائية الدولية

10 February 2021

إيرلندا ترشح فيرغال جاينور للانتخاب لمنصب المدعي العام للمحكمة الجنائية الدولية

Irlanda nomina a Fergal Gaynor para su elección como Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional

10 February 2021

Irlanda nomina a Fergal Gaynor para su elección como Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional

L’Irlande désigne Fergal Gaynor à l’élection du Procureur de la Cour pénale internationale

10 February 2021

L’Irlande désigne Fergal Gaynor à l’élection du Procureur de la Cour pénale internationale

Ireland nominates Fergal Gaynor for election as ICC Prosecutor

09 February 2021

Ireland nominates Fergal Gaynor for election as ICC Prosecutor

Minister Byrne on the NI Protocol at the Oireachtas Joint Committee

09 February 2021

Minister Byrne on the NI Protocol at the Oireachtas Joint Committee

Minister Coveney and Minister of State Byrne Mark Day of Solidarity With Belarus

05 February 2021

Minister Coveney and Minister of State Byrne Mark Day of Solidarity With Belarus

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on Israeli actions at Humsa Al Bqai’a

05 February 2021

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on Israeli actions at Humsa Al Bqai’a

Ireland and Lithuania address fight against COVID-19 and post-Brexit landscape

04 February 2021

Ireland and Lithuania address fight against COVID-19 and post-Brexit landscape

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on the Extension of the New START Treaty

03 February 2021

Statement by Minister Simon Coveney on the Extension of the New START Treaty

Statement on the sentencing of Alexei Navalny

03 February 2021

Statement on the sentencing of Alexei Navalny

Joint statement following Quad meeting on Covid-19

01 February 2021

Joint statement following Quad meeting on Covid-19

Statement by Minister Coveney on reported coup in Myanmar

01 February 2021

Statement by Minister Coveney on reported coup in Myanmar

Minister Brophy commits to deepening Irish Aid partnership with UN Women

29 January 2021

Minister Brophy commits to deepening Irish Aid partnership with UN Women

Department of Foreign Affairs marks St Brigid’s Day with global programme of events

29 January 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs marks St Brigid’s Day with global programme of events celebrating the creativity and talent of Irish women

Minister Coveney announces 1/3 increase in Irish support for UN Peacebuilding Fund

26 January 2021

Minister Coveney announces 1/3 increase in Irish support for UN Peacebuilding Fund

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council at Debate on the Situation in the Middle East

26 January 2021

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council at the Quarterly Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question

Ireland plays leadership role to ensure climate funds reach those most in need

26 January 2021

Ireland plays leadership role to ensure climate funds reach those most in need

Minister Coveney to attend meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers

25 January 2021

Minister Coveney to attend meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers

Minister Byrne participates in UN Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on Media Freedom in Belarus

22 January 2021

Minister of State Byrne participates in UN Security Council Arria formula meeting on Media Freedom in Belarus

Minister Coveney welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

22 January 2021

Minister Coveney welcomes the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Minister Byrne welcomes Europe for Citizens programme funding for Irish projects

20 January 2021

Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne welcomes Europe for Citizens programme funding for Irish projects

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on the detention of Alexei Navalny in Moscow

18 January 2021

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on the detention of Alexei Navalny in Moscow

Minister Thomas Byrne welcomes new direct route between Dublin and Amsterdam

18 January 2021

Minister Thomas Byrne welcomes new direct route between Dublin and Amsterdam

Minister Byrne to join Informal Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs

18 January 2021

Minister Byrne to join Informal Meeting of Ministers for European Affairs

Minister Brophy launches Samaritans Freephone helpline for Irish diaspora in Canada and Australia

18 January 2021

Minister Colm Brophy launches Samaritans Freephone helpline for Irish diaspora in Canada and Australia

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on settlement announcements in the West Bank

17 January 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D. disappointed at the announcement by Israeli authorities regarding a further 800 housing units within Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Minister Coveney expresses condolences on the death of Father Michael Kelly

15 January 2021

Minister Simon Coveney has expressed his condolences to the family of Father Michael Kelly, an outstanding advocate for people living with HIV, following his death in Zambia.

Ireland and Scotland publish Bilateral Review of future relationship

14 January 2021

Ireland and Scotland publish Bilateral Review of future relationship

Min Byrne to speak at online European Movement Ireland event launching new Portuguese Presidency

14 January 2021

Minister Byrne to speak at online European Movement Ireland event launching the new Portuguese Presidency

Ministers Coveney and Byrne welcome €1.05 bil allocation to Ireland from Brexit Adjustment Reserve

13 January 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney & Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne welcome allocation of €1.05 billion to Ireland from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve

Government extends requirement for pre departure Covid-19 testing to all countries

13 January 2021

Government extends requirement for pre departure Covid-19 testing to all countries

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council on Challenges of Counter-Terrorism

12 January 2021

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council on Challenges of Counter-Terrorism

Statement following the New Decade, New Approach Implementation Review Meeting

11 January 2021

Statement following the New Decade, New Approach Implementation Review Meeting

Joint Statement by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Rockall

08 January 2021

Joint Statement by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Agriculture, Food and the Marine on Rockall

Minister Brophy presents Aronnya Khan Zakaria from Limerick with Science for Development Award

08 January 2021

Minister Brophy presents Aronnya Khan Zakaria from Castletroy College Limerick with Science for Development Award at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2021

Statement by Minister for European Affairs Byrne to UN Security Council on Maintaining Peace

06 January 2021

Statement by Minister for European Affairs Byrne to UN Security Council Open Debate on the ‘Challenges of Maintaining Peace and Security in Fragile Contexts’

Statement by Minister Coveney on the Al-Ula Declaration

06 January 2021

Statement by Minister Coveney on the Al-Ula Declaration

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, on the death of Sir Brian Urquhart

05 January 2021

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, on the death of Sir Brian Urquhart

Ireland takes up seat on UN Security Council for 2021-2022 term

01 January 2021

Ireland takes up seat on UN Security Council for 2021-2022 term