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…

EU-Japan trade agreement enters into force

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “Europe and Japan are sending a message to the world about…

Visit to Border by Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E. Stef Blok

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee T.D. and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Stef Bok will visit the Ravendale border crossing, alongside Peter Sheridan, Chief Executive, Cooperation Ireland, on Monday 4 February 2019. Minister McEntee and Minister Bok will be available for a brief doorstep…

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,…

Introductory statement by Minister Zappone at an event with the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (EYCS), Tibor Navracsics TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus. Citizens’ Dialogue: Young people – the future of Ireland and Europe

Tuesday, 29th January 2019 It is fantastic to look out at so many of you interested in the future of our communities, our country and our continent. The power of the Citizens’ Dialogue cannot be underestimated as it gives people a real chance to participate in decision-making and to be heard on the issues that…

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, in Dublin to to speak at the Irish Universities Association and hold a Citizens’ Dialogue

Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, will be in Dublin on the 29th of January. He will deliver a speech at a breakfast event organised by the Irish Universities Association, “Ireland’s place in a new European University System” alongside Irish Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Senior representatives of Irish universities, government officials in the…

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…