Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney T.D. and Minister for State of EU Affairs, Helen McEntee T.D., travel to Brussels for meetings with Michel Barnier and with the General Affairs Council

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and the Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee T.D., are in Brussels today for meetings with their counterparts on Brexit and the General Affairs Council. Ahead of the informal meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg on Thursday, the General Affairs Council…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State Ciarán Cannon welcome visitors to DFAT stand at the National Ploughing Championships

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon TD are inviting visitors to this year’s National Ploughing Championships to discover how the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is helping to shape Ireland’s global footprint. The DFAT stand at the…

Statement by Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD, on the State of the Union address to the European Parliament by President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker

President Juncker’s State of the Union speech is an important contribution to the ongoing debate on the future of Europe. We greatly appreciated the solidarity President Juncker has demonstrated on Brexit, and welcome his comments today in support of Ireland. His wide-ranging speech touched on many of the key areas in the debate, including the…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State Ciarán Cannon launch dialogue on Ireland’s new international development policy

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, and Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD, will host a series of regional public consultation on Ireland’s new international development policy, starting in the City Hall in Cork on Thursday September 13 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The public…