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#minister for foreign affairs

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Last month November 2022

Minister Simon Coveney says he would 'understand' if he's reshuffled out of Foreign Affairs
# Cabinet Reshuffle
# Cabinet Reshuffle

Minister Simon Coveney says he would 'understand' if he's reshuffled out of Foreign Affairs

Nov 15th 2022, 10:13 AM 16,165 Views 7 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he loves his job and would like to stay there but that decisions have to be taken.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Last year 2021

Coveney received a text but not a 'formal invitation' to Zappone event at Merrion Hotel
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Coveney received a text but not a 'formal invitation' to Zappone event at Merrion Hotel

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 6:07 PM 35,727 Views 45 Comments

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’
# Minister For Foreign Affairs
# Minister For Foreign Affairs

Simon Coveney: ‘Calls to expel Israeli ambassador make no sense - issues get resolved by negotiation’

Jun 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,824 Views 47 Comments

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
# Minister For Foreign Affairs
# Minister For Foreign Affairs

Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests

Apr 29th 2021, 9:00 AM 39,497 Views 59 Comments

About a third of the Passport Office staff are currently working on site.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - All time

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania
# Statement
# Statement

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

Aug 11th 2020, 7:24 PM 13,321 Views 35 Comments

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
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises

Mar 20th 2020, 6:50 PM 50,342 Views 54 Comments

“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
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue

Sep 19th 2018, 4:04 PM 14,166 Views 91 Comments

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
# Charlie Flanagan

Minister tells Trump's security advisor: 'This travel ban has damaging consequences'

Feb 1st 2017, 7:37 AM 11,180 Views 22 Comments

Charlie Flanagan met with General Michael Flynn in the White House yesterday.

Government puts contingency plans in place after shock Brexit result
# Brexit
# Brexit

Government puts contingency plans in place after shock Brexit result

Jun 24th 2016, 2:30 PM 19,532 Views 79 Comments

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
# Heading Abroad
# Heading Abroad

Middle-aged men are the biggest fans of the new passport card

Jan 4th 2016, 4:05 PM 27,017 Views 29 Comments

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
# That's How We Roll
# That's How We Roll

That time an Irish minister got the UK's Northern Secretary so hammered he had to be walked around a park

Dec 31st 2015, 9:30 PM 38,623 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

'There are suspected jihadists in Ireland right now, but the threat is low'

Jul 21st 2015, 10:00 AM 18,720 Views 124 Comments

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?
# Tricolour
# Tricolour

Should flags have been flown at half-mast for King Abdullah?

Feb 27th 2015, 11:00 AM 16,101 Views 72 Comments

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
# With Or Without Eu
# With Or Without Eu

Charlie Flanagan really doesn't want the United Kingdom to leave the EU

Dec 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,350 Views 51 Comments

“The Government’s fundamental position on this is unequivocal.”

We'll soon be hearing a lot more about US Senator Gary Hart
# New Haass
# New Haass

We'll soon be hearing a lot more about US Senator Gary Hart

Oct 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 8,789 Views 19 Comments

Northern Ireland talks are already underway.

Fresh talks on the horizon for Northern Ireland legacy issues
# Stormont
# Stormont

Fresh talks on the horizon for Northern Ireland legacy issues

Sep 28th 2014, 6:25 PM 5,758 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'

Sep 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,982 Views 23 Comments

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
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

Sep 26th 2014, 7:24 PM 7,039 Views 38 Comments

A new training programme has been announced by Minister Charlie Flanagan.

Flanagan meets with family of Ibrahim Halawa, insists Department is pressuring Egypt
# Imprisoned
# Imprisoned

Flanagan meets with family of Ibrahim Halawa, insists Department is pressuring Egypt

Jul 31st 2014, 8:42 PM 6,851 Views 78 Comments

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
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU to 'take stock' of its relationship with Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Apr 14th 2014, 9:23 AM 4,863 Views 71 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.

1.5 billion people gained access to more Irish produce last year
# Beef Lamb Pork
# Beef Lamb Pork

1.5 billion people gained access to more Irish produce last year

Feb 3rd 2014, 11:02 AM 3,880 Views 15 Comments

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
# Foreign Intervention
# Foreign Intervention

Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion

Aug 28th 2013, 6:21 PM 4,737 Views 125 Comments

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
# ESB
# ESB

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey

Apr 10th 2013, 10:43 AM 6,297 Views 23 Comments

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
# Eamon Gilmore
# Eamon Gilmore

Gilmore to host 'Invest in Ireland' business forum on second day of US trip

Mar 15th 2013, 7:36 AM 2,825 Views 30 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Atlanta, Georgia as part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"
# 1982
# 1982

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"

Dec 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,714 Views 3 Comments

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
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad

Mar 17th 2012, 7:29 PM 2,974 Views 15 Comments

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
# Gaza
# Gaza

Eamon Gilmore voices concern over escalating tensions in Gaza and Israel

Mar 12th 2012, 7:43 PM 2,045 Views 58 Comments

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
# Progress Report
# Progress Report

Taoiseach: Government has a lot done, more to do

Mar 7th 2012, 3:42 PM 2,676 Views 77 Comments

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
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel

Feb 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,049 Views 42 Comments

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
# Middle East
# Middle East

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza

Jan 28th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,246 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East

Jan 27th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,103 Views 18 Comments

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
# Eamon Gilmore
# Eamon Gilmore

Gilmore: I'm not the invisible man

Jan 13th 2012, 12:21 PM 3,273 Views 44 Comments

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
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin

Nov 22nd 2011, 9:16 PM 2,336 Views 16 Comments

Eamon Gilmore discussed a range of issues with Nickolay Mladenov, who is making his first official visit to Ireland.