10 July 2015
Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities and Older People) and Mental Health, visited Ramallah, the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem in early July. The Minister gave a keynote speech at a Disabilities conference in Tel Aviv and took this opportunity to arrange additional engagements.
18 April 2015
Ireland will continue to spend at least 50% of our overseas aid in the world's poorest countries, the Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-Operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced today.
31 March 2015
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. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, at a major humanitarian pledging conference for Syria in Kuwait.
10 March 2015
Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, is this evening (Tuesday) addressing the Seanad on Ireland’s new diaspora policy Global Irish. The policy, which was launched last week, is the first comprehensive statement of Government policy on the Diaspora.
4 March 2015
Today Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, travels to Geneva to address the United Nations Human Rights Council. In his remarks, Minister Flanagan will focus on extremism, freedom of religion or belief, gender equality, the rights of LGBTI individuals, freedom of expression, a number of pressing human rights crises, including in Syria and Ukraine. Minister Flanagan will also address Irish national initiatives at the Human Rights Council on civil society space and preventable morbidity and mortality of children under five.
3 March 2015
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD together with An Tánaiste, Joan Burton TD, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan TD launched Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy. Global Irish is the first clear statement of the Government’s policy on the diaspora. The policy recognises the unique and important relationship between Ireland and its diaspora and sets out actions to nurture and develop this relationship, and to engage the diaspora.
17 February 2015
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, will today meet with senior Israeli and Palestinian figures to discuss the Middle East Peace Process and Ireland’s relations with the region. Later this morning, Minister Flanagan will meet with the Foreign Minister of Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, in Tel Aviv.
16 February 2015
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today announced funding of €4.7 million to UN agencies as part of Ireland’s programme of assistance to the Palestinian people. The funding will go to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the UN’s Emergency Response Fund.
13 February 2015
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, today (Sunday) begins a week-long visit to the Middle East.
This is Minister Flanagan’s first visit to the region as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The visit will take in Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
4 February 2015
The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, has singled out 2015 as a critical year for global development during an address to the Seanad.
14 January 2015
The Government launched Ireland’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security at The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Conference: ‘Representing the Global Island’.
13 January 2015
It is an honour and a privilege to give a keynote address at this Conference as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. I would like to begin by thanking the Taoiseach for appointing me to this coveted Cabinet position last July!
12 January 2015
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., will this week task Ireland’s Ambassadors with redoubling their efforts to support Irish businesses internationally as part of the Government’s drive to deepen our economic recovery and increase employment.