Minster Stanton hosts Conference for Local Authorities on Integration of Migrants into Local Communities

Today, Minister of State for Equality and Integration, David Stanton TD, hosts representatives from local authorities across Ireland in Athlone. This specially organised conference, Supporting Integrated Communities: Linking National and Local Action on Migrant Integration, will discuss Ireland’s strategy to improve the integration of migrants into local communities. The conference is being organised by the…

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon TD welcomes the launch of ‘Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women’ at EPIC Museum

The Blazing a Trail exhibition celebrates the lives and legacies of 21 pioneering Irish diaspora women of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, who blazed a trail in a wide range of fields. The exhibition is part of a collaborative project with EPIC, Herstory and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of its diaspora…

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, chairs meeting of Export Trade Council

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, will chair the sixteenth meeting of the Export Trade Council this afternoon in Iveagh House. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD will also attend, along with key export promotion stakeholders from state enterprise agencies and the private sector.…

Minister with Responsibility for Defence launches a new initiative to enhance EU Member States support to UN Missions

The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, together with his Defence Ministerial colleagues from Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium, at the EU Council Meeting today, launched a new initiative designed to enhance the contribution of EU Member States to UN Blue Hat Operations across the globe. The initiative is designed to support EU Member States,…

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…