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…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Stef Blok to Ireland

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, T.D., will today meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Stef Blok, who is visiting Ireland. The Tánaiste will host a bilateral dinner for Minister Blok at…

Tánaiste to attend informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Bucharest

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., will attend an informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Romanian Presidency in Bucharest on 31 January – 1 February. Ministers will discuss Eastern Partnership, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, as well as the political, economic and humanitarian situation in Venezuela,…

Tánaiste welcomes final step in the ratification of the Prespes Agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the historic parliamentary vote in Athens on 24 January marking the final step in the ratification of the Prespes Agreement. “I want to extend our warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Tsipras and Prime Minister Zaev following ratification of the Prespes Agreement in the Parliaments…

Tánaiste and Government Ministers welcome confirmation by US authorities that Aughinish Alumina is no longer directly impacted by US sanctions

The Tánaiste and Government Ministers have welcomed today’s confirmation by US authorities that Aughinish Alumina (AA), the Limerick-based alumina processing firm, will no longer be directly impacted by American sanctions that were imposed on EN+ and Rusal – AA’s parent companies – in April 2018. This follows the conclusion of a de-listing process by the…

Tánaiste announces 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Programmes

  Ministers will underline Ireland’s commitment to the European Union with a visit to every EU capital Taoiseach to visit Washington DC, Tánaiste to visit Paris, Berlin, the Hague and Brussels, Minister Donohoe to visit London Ministers will visit new diplomatic missions established under the Global Ireland initiative Ministers will emphasise key economic messages, underline…