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# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 31 August, 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 35,608 Views 45 Comments

The minister is facing scrutiny from an Oireachtas committee over Katherine Zappone’s appointment as a UN envoy.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Sunday 6 June, 2021

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 14,598 Views 47 Comments

What did Ireland do with its UN Security Council seat in the 11 days that violence erupted between Israel and Hamas?

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Thursday 29 April, 2021

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 39,408 Views 59 Comments

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

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

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 13,296 Views 35 Comments

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 20 March, 2020

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 50,318 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.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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 14,151 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-for-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

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 11,099 Views 22 Comments

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

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 24 June, 2016

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 19,511 Views 79 Comments

The contingency framework will monitor issues as negotiations about Britain’s EU membership continue.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Monday 4 January, 2016

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 26,901 Views 29 Comments

More than 13,000 were issued last year.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Thursday 31 December, 2015

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 38,591 Views 11 Comments

Douglas Hurd struggled to keep up with our own Peter Barry it seems.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

'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 18,697 Views 124 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed the government is monitoring a number of individuals.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 27 February, 2015

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 16,076 Views 72 Comments

A review of when the national flag will be half-masted is taking place.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Sunday 28 December, 2014

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 9,332 Views 51 Comments

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

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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 8,774 Views 19 Comments

Northern Ireland talks are already underway.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Sunday 28 September, 2014

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 5,741 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 4,963 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 26 September, 2014

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 6,968 Views 38 Comments

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

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Thursday 31 July, 2014

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 6,826 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.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Monday 14 April, 2014

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 4,850 Views 71 Comments

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

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Monday 3 February, 2014

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 3,873 Views 15 Comments

The figure is included in the Department of Foreign Affair’s first report on its economic and promotional activities.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

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 4,720 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.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

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 6,280 Views 23 Comments

Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 15 March, 2013

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 2,812 Views 30 Comments

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

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 28 December, 2012

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

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"

Dec 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,668 Views 3 Comments

Newly released documents show Ireland’s attempts to engage American President Ronald Reagan on Northern Ireland and to counter British propaganda.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Saturday 17 March, 2012

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 2,965 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.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Monday 12 March, 2012

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 2,039 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.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

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 2,656 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.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 17 February, 2012

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 2,041 Views 42 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this week, Eamon Gilmore ruled out Irish support of military action against Iran.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Saturday 28 January, 2012

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 1,234 Views 46 Comments

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

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 27 January, 2012

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 1,077 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his four day visit.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Friday 13 January, 2012

Gilmore: I'm not the invisible man
# Eamon Gilmore
# Eamon Gilmore

Gilmore: I'm not the invisible man

Jan 13th 2012, 12:21 PM 3,262 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.

# minister-for-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin

Nov 22nd 2011, 9:16 PM 2,319 Views 15 Comments

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