European Semester Winter Package: assessing Member States’ progress on economic and social priorities

In its annual assessment of the economic and social situation in the Member States, the European Commission today stresses the need to promote investment, pursue responsible fiscal policies and implement well-designed reforms. Challenges vary significantly across countries and call for appropriate and determined policy action. This review of country-specific challenges comes against the backdrop of…

Government publishes information to further assist businesses and citizens to prepare for Brexit

The Government today (Wednesday 27 Feb 2019) published a further range of practical advice to help businesses and citizens around the country to prepare for Brexit. This latest information will be hosted on the Government’s main website at gov.ie/brexit. While ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement is still the Government’s priority, we will continue our preparations for…

Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister Cannon launch ‘A Better World’, Ireland’s New Policy for International Development

Gender Equality Climate Action Good Governance Combatting Poverty   Crucial Element of Global Ireland Plan for Doubling Ireland’s Impact by 2025 With the significant expansion of Ireland’s international development programme already underway, the Government today launched A Better World, a new policy with a re-aligned focus on gender equality, climate action, good governance and combatting poverty. Speaking…

Meeting between the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D. and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D. and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry met today to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues. Following the meeting the Tánaiste said: “I was glad to have the opportunity to welcome Minister Shoukry to Ireland. We…

All Island Civic Dialogue: 5th Plenary

Today, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D. joins An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D., in co-hosting the fifth plenary session of the All Island Civic Dialogue in Dublin Castle. The event builds on the previous plenary sessions, as well as over twenty sectoral dialogues that have taken place across the…