Coveney and Creed reject Scottish Government’s unilateral threat of ‘enforcement action’ against Irish fishing vessels

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney TD and the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. have received a formal letter of notice from the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP stating that it will deploy vessels in the Rockall area to take “enforcement…

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and the Ambassador of the Republic of Benin presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Mr. He Xiangdong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China was accompanied by his wife Ms. Xia Lining and by Mr. Huang He, Political…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns attacks in Sri Lanka

The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., condemns in the strongest possible terms the attacks this morning on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The Tánaiste stated: “I am shocked at the appalling attacks on innocent civilians this morning in Sri Lanka.  No political or other cause can justify or excuse…

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…

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…

Simon Coveney to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels to discuss Western Balkans, EU-African Union cooperation, Iran, Ukraine and Venezuela

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, was in Brussels recently to attend a meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers. Ministers will discuss the Western Balkans, EU-African Union cooperation, Iran, Ukraine and Venezuela Speaking in advance of the meeting, the Tánaiste said: “Ministers will have an exchange of views on the…