Tánaiste Simon Coveney attends EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to discuss Central Asia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Yemen and Security and Defence

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, is in Brussels today, Monday November 19,  to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers. Ministers will discuss Central Asia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Yemen and Security and Defence. Speaking in advance of the meeting, the Tánaiste said: “Ministers will have an exchange…

European Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations

Brussels, 14 November 2018 The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement. All aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement have now been finalised and agreed at negotiator level. This agreement marks a decisive moment in the negotiations. The European Commission…

Speech by Minister Flanagan on the Istanbul Convention – the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence

Seanad Éireann 15 November 2018 ‘This Government, and I, as Minister for Justice and Equality, are committed to doing all we can to tackle violence against women. This violence is a blight on our society and its complexity requires a systemic, multi-faceted response. The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women…

Speech by Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr. Charlie Flanagan, T.D., at the Reception in honour of the opening of the Embassy of New Zealand by Mr. Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

Thank you, Deputy Prime Minister Peters, for those very nice remarks.  On behalf of the Government and people of Ireland, I would like to welcome you here and thank you and your government for opening an Embassy in Dublin. Relations between our two countries have always been close.  I believe the State Visit to New Zealand…