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Decision by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on legacy of Troubles

06 December 2021

A decision was adopted on 3 December by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg in relation to the legacy of the Troubles and the McKerr group of cases.

Malawi Country Strategy Strategic Evaluation 2016-2020

21 December 2021

The Embassy of Ireland Malawi's Country Strategy Paper 2016-2020 (CSP) sets out Ireland's approach to its bilateral relationship with Malawi.


Joint Statement on the release of the OHCHR-EHRC joint investigation, 6 November 2021

06 November 2021

Joint Statement on the release of the OHCHR-EHRC joint investigation, 6 November 2021

Review of Ireland's Mission Strategy for Vietnam and the Mekong Sub-Region 2017-2020

22 November 2021

The Embassy of Ireland, Vietnam has invested in a breadth of developmental, economic promotion, political, consular and public diplomacy activities across Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Myanmar. Action on Poverty Vietnam 2020

Report of Group Established to Review the Role and Appointment of Special Envoys

30 November 2021

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., requested his Department undertake a review of the role and appointment of special envoys and to make specific recommendations on how appointments made in the future will take place through a competitive process. On 30 November 2021, the Government considered and approved the recommendations contained within the attached report.




Formative Evaluation of the Programme Grant II (2017-2021) & Humanitarian Programme Plan (2019-2021)

23 August 2021

The Programme Grant II (PGII, 2017-2021) and Humanitarian Programme Plan (HPP, 2019-2021) are the Departments’ multi-annual funding mechanisms for civil society organisations (CSOs) working in development and humanitarian contexts.

Ireland-France Joint Plan of Action 2021-2025

31 August 2021

Ireland and France agree Joint Plan of Action to strengthen relations



Global Ireland: A Strategy for the Nordic Region to 2025

02 June 2021

Ireland’s Nordic Strategy, rooted in the Global Ireland initiative, will provide a strong framework to deepen Ireland’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.


Implementation of ‘Global Ireland: Ireland’s Strategy for Africa to 2025’ Report to Government

28 May 2021

This report provides an overview of the first full year of implementation of 'Global Ireland: Ireland's Strategy for Africa to 2025'. Considerable progress was achieved in 2020 under each of the Strategy’s six objectives in spite of the significant challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corporate Governance Framework 2021-2023

31 May 2021

Good governance in Government Departments and Offices is about delivering priorities, achieving objectives, behaving with integrity and acting in the public interest, and in ways that are consistent with legal, regulatory and Government policy obligations.

Ireland – France Joint Declaration by Ministers Coveney and Le Drian

20 May 2021

Joint declaration between Ireland and France following the visit of Minister Le Drian and Minister Beaune to Ireland


Terms of reference for the Global Ireland Media Challenge Fund

16 April 2021

The Department of Foreign Affairs has established a Global Ireland Media Challenge Fund and the Terms of Reference are now available.


Ireland-Wales Shared Statement and Joint Action Plan 2021-25

01 March 2021

This formal Shared Statement sets out the ambitions and plans for the Ireland-Wales relationship in the years ahead, as both countries work to increase cooperation and collaboration between Governments and partners across the business, arts, sporting and community sectors.


Second Joint Plan of Action for Enhanced Cooperation between Ireland and Germany

10 February 2021

The overriding principle of the joint plan of action is that Ireland and Germany share many common values and goals, and that increased cooperation is in both our national interests and our common European interest.

Review of the Management of the Election Observation Roster

26 February 2021

This report provides forward-looking recommendations that aim to ensure Ireland continues to facilitate high quality, responsive volunteer observers, and an election observation function that is fit for purpose and effective.