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Minister Simon Coveney says he would 'understand' if he's reshuffled out of Foreign Affairs
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he loves his job and would like to stay there but that decisions have to be taken.
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Coveney received a text but not a 'formal invitation' to Zappone event at Merrion Hotel
The minister is facing scrutiny from an Oireachtas committee over Katherine Zappone’s appointment as a UN envoy.
Simon Coveney: ‘Calls to expel Israeli ambassador make no sense - issues get resolved by negotiation’
What did Ireland do with its UN Security Council seat in the 11 days that violence erupted between Israel and Hamas?
Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests
About a third of the Passport Office staff are currently working on site.
Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania
One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.
Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises
“We recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible,” Simon Coveney said.
Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue
An anonymous EU official was quoted as saying that “solidarity doesn’t come for free” in relation to the Irish border issue.
Minister tells Trump's security advisor: 'This travel ban has damaging consequences'
Charlie Flanagan met with General Michael Flynn in the White House yesterday.
Government puts contingency plans in place after shock Brexit result
The contingency framework will monitor issues as negotiations about Britain’s EU membership continue.
Middle-aged men are the biggest fans of the new passport card
More than 13,000 were issued last year.
That time an Irish minister got the UK's Northern Secretary so hammered he had to be walked around a park
Douglas Hurd struggled to keep up with our own Peter Barry it seems.
'There are suspected jihadists in Ireland right now, but the threat is low'
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed the government is monitoring a number of individuals.
Should flags have been flown at half-mast for King Abdullah?
A review of when the national flag will be half-masted is taking place.
Charlie Flanagan really doesn't want the United Kingdom to leave the EU
“The Government’s fundamental position on this is unequivocal.”
We'll soon be hearing a lot more about US Senator Gary Hart
Northern Ireland talks are already underway.
Fresh talks on the horizon for Northern Ireland legacy issues
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said that he believes “it is now time” for the talks to begin.
Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'
The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.
Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts
A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.
Flanagan meets with family of Ibrahim Halawa, insists Department is pressuring Egypt
Ibrahim Halawa, who was then 17, was imprisoned in Egypt along with his three sisters last August after taking part in a protest that turned violent.
EU to 'take stock' of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.
1.5 billion people gained access to more Irish produce last year
The figure is included in the Department of Foreign Affair’s first report on its economic and promotional activities.
Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion
The Minister for Foreign Affairs described the deliberate use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria as “a very serious war crime” – but called for diplomacy rather than an invasion.
ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey
Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.
Gilmore to host 'Invest in Ireland' business forum on second day of US trip
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Atlanta, Georgia as part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.
1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"
Newly released documents show Ireland’s attempts to engage American President Ronald Reagan on Northern Ireland and to counter British propaganda.
Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad
The Presidential Distinguished Service Award will be formal recognition by the State of people living abroad who have given distinguished service to Ireland.
Eamon Gilmore voices concern over escalating tensions in Gaza and Israel
The recent outbreak of violence has been the worst the region has seen in months. A total of 21 people have been killed since Friday.
Taoiseach: Government has a lot done, more to do
Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore gave a progress report for the government this afternoon, and singled out distressed mortgages as the one area which has not seen enough progress.
Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel
Speaking in the Dáil this week, Eamon Gilmore ruled out Irish support of military action against Iran.
Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza
The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.
Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East
The Tánaiste will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his four day visit.
Gilmore: I'm not the invisible man
The Tánaiste said this morning that he has “never worked as hard in his life” and rejected claims that he has been invisible.
Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin
Eamon Gilmore discussed a range of issues with Nickolay Mladenov, who is making his first official visit to Ireland.