Tánaiste launches new strategy for Ireland’s partnership with Small Island Developing States

Speaking today in Cork the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney T.D. launched a new strategy for Ireland’s partnership with Small Island Developing States. Speaking in advance of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork, an international gathering of representatives of island nations from around the globe, the Tánaiste said:…

Ireland to become Co-Chair of the International Committee of the Red Cross Donor Support Group

Ireland’s leadership role in humanitarian affairs is today recognised as Ireland takes on the role of co-chair of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Donor Support Group. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, said: “Driven by the impact of conflict and climate change, humanitarian needs have grown to…

Tánaiste and Minister Cannon announce €1.2 million in Development Education funding

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced the allocation of €1.2 million in funding to 27 development education organisations working throughout Ireland. Announcing the funding, the Tánaiste stated: “I am announcing an allocation of…

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade continues to support consistently high number of Irish citizens in distress abroad

Over 2018, some 2,300 Irish citizens in distress abroad received consular assistance from Irish Embassies, Consulates-General and Honorary Consuls.  Consistently high numbers of Irish people have needed help in recent years as citizens travel more – and more widely – than ever before. Case officers at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin,…

Survey of the Irish Diaspora in Asia

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon T.D., recently published the results of a survey conducted of the Irish Diaspora in Asia. The survey was undertaken by the Irish Abroad Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in conjunction with Ireland’s Embassies and Consulates in the region. A total…