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Minister for Foreign Affairs launches Consulate General of Ireland for the North of England

01 October 2021

On 1st October, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D., will attend the official opening, in Manchester, of the Consulate General of Ireland for the North of England.

Minister Byrne continues nationwide engagement as part of Conference on the Future of Europe

01 October 2021

Minister of State of For European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D. has this week continued his nationwide engagement as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe. This week, Minister Byrne met with Travellers Organisations and Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann, who represent residents of Ireland’s offshore islands, to discuss the future of the EU.

Minister Coveney welcomes Department of Foreign Affairs’ allocation under National Development Plan

04 October 2021

At today’s launch of the National Development Plan (2022-2025), Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D said: “The increase in the Department of Foreign Affairs’ capital allocation as part of the new National Development Plan is very welcome...

Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne at OECD, Paris, 5-6 October 2021

05 October 2021

The Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne, T.D., today travels to Paris where he will meet with his counterpart, France’s Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, ahead of attending the 2021 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM).

Minister Byrne meeting with Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune

04 October 2021

The Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne, T.D., will travel tomorrow to Paris to attend the 2021 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM). Ahead of this meeting, he will meet with his French counterpart, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune on 5th October.

Ireland Unveils “Riverdance at Expo”

06 October 2021

Ireland Unveils “Riverdance at Expo” - Special Middle Eastern-inspired Show for Expo 2020 Dubai

Coveney - 88 Irish citizens and dependents now evacuated from Afghanistan

07 October 2021

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, can announce that 25 additional Irish citizens and their dependents have been successfully evacuated from Afghanistan.

Minister Coveney welcomes Appointment of Envoy for Western Sahara

08 October 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D. welcomes the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara.

Minister Byrne visits Port of Dunkirk for inauguration of the new ‘Irish Terminal’

11 October 2021

Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD, is visiting the Port of Dunkirk on 11 October for the inauguration of the ‘Irish Terminal’, which is the base for the DFDS direct shipping route between Rosslare and Dunkirk. The Minister will also discuss opportunities for future cooperation around trade, tourism, and education exchanges with Ireland’s nearest EU neighbour.

Minister Coveney welcomes Budget for a Global Ireland

12 October 2021

Minister Coveney welcomes Budget for a Global Ireland

New Ambassadors present Credentials

13 October 2021

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Minister Coveney welcomes publication of EU proposals on the Northern Ireland protocol

13 October 2021

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., has strongly welcomed the publication of EU proposals in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol.

Minister Brophy announces over £5 million in support to Irish Community Organisations across Britain

14 October 2021

The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Mr Colm Brophy T.D., announced details of over £5 million in funding for the Irish community in Britain during a visit to London today to meet Irish community leaders.

Minister Byrne to attend meeting of the General Affairs Council

19 October 2021

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D., will participate in a meeting of the General Affairs Council (GAC) in Luxembourg on Tuesday 19 October.

Minister Brophy visits New York to announce over $1 million in ESP funding for Irish Organisations

20 October 2021

Minister Brophy visits New York to announce over $1 million in ESP funding for Irish Organisations

Minister Coveney meets with Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates for 2021-2022

21 October 2021

Minister Coveney meets with Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates for 2021-2022

A further 16 Irish citizens and dependents evacuated from Afghanistan

21 October 2021

A further 16 Irish citizens and dependents evacuated from Afghanistan

Minister Coveney opens Ireland’s new Consulate General in Wales and chairs first Ireland-Wales Forum

22 October 2021

On 22 October, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, T.D., will officially open Ireland’s new Consulate General in Wales. Since its establishment in 2019, the Consulate General has already strengthened political, commercial, community and cultural ties between Ireland and Wales.

Minister Coveney announces the 2021 Presidential Distinguished Service Award Recipients

22 October 2021

Minister Coveney announces the 2021 Presidential Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Joint Communiqué of the Ireland-Wales Forum, 22 October 2021

22 October 2021

An inaugural meeting of the Ireland-Wales Forum took place in Cardiff on 22 October 2021.

Ministers Byrne and Hackett to attend second Plenary Session of the Conference on the Future of Euro

22 October 2021

Ministers Byrne and Hackett to attend second Plenary Session of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Minister Brophy to visit vaccine centre as part of visit to Rwanda and Uganda

24 October 2021

Minister Brophy to visit vaccine centre as part of visit to Rwanda and Uganda

Statement by Minister Coveney on the designation of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

27 October 2021

Statement by Minister Coveney on the designation of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

Minister Thomas Byrne to Visit Lithuania

27 October 2021

Minister Thomas Byrne to Visit Lithuania

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and the AU

28 October 2021

Minister Coveney addresses UN Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and the AU