Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Kehoe welcome signing of Mozambique Peace Agreement

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and Minister with Special Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, T.D., have welcomed the signing of a historic peace and reconciliation agreement in Maputo on Tuesday 6 August between the Government of Mozambique and opposition party RENAMO (Resistência Nacional Moçambicana). Recognising the significance of…

Tánaiste statement on demolitions in Sur Bahir area of the Jerusalem governorate

Mr Coveney has strongly condemned this morning’s activity. In the early hours of July 22, Israeli authorities demolished 10 buildings, including over 70 apartments, in the Sur Bahir area of the Jerusalem Governorate of the West Bank. Over 350 Palestinians are impacted by the demolition, incurring significant property loss. Nine of the 10 buildings are…

Delivery Board established to drive forward Climate Action Plan

Minister Bruton today announced the establishment of the Climate Action Delivery Board to drive the implementation of the Government’s Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan led by Minister Bruton sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds of sub-actions, to ensure Ireland is responding to the climate challenge, securing a more resilient and sustainable future…

Tánaiste welcomes the visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and announces €9 million in funding to the UNHCR

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to Dublin 10-11 July. Speaking ahead of the visit of High Commissioner Grandi, the Tánaiste said: “Ireland remains a strong supporter of UNHCR. I am delighted to announce €9 million in core funding to the organisation in 2019. This will bring Ireland’s total…

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister of State Helen McEntee welcome National Statement on the European Union

The Government has today (Wednesday, 17 April 2019) published a new National Statement on the European Union. The National Statement is the Government’s response to the citizens’ dialogues on the future of Europe conducted across Ireland in 2018 and it will inform Ireland’s contribution to the Union’s next five-year Strategic Agenda. Preparation of the National Statement has…