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Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'
Micheál Martin has been meeting all of the Northern Ireland party leaders today.
Jeffrey Donaldson said: “Dublin must belatedly recognise that if nothing is fixed then there will be no progress."
Speaking this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that "in the democratic world" people should attend parliament.
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney also met his British counterpart Liz Truss in Turin today.
Exasperation over UK actions but Irish officials don't expect Brussels to be 'bounced' into Protocol response
Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.
Johnson says protocol causing ‘real problems’ in Northern Ireland and must be ‘fixed’
Boris Johnson said the DUP would not join a powersharing agreement until changes have been made to the Brexit treaty.
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic earlier said the UK plans to scrap swathes of the Protocol are "unacceptable".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions of any possible escalatory response from the EU as "crazy".
DUP MP Sammy Wilson said his party has adopted a wait-and-see approach over what the UK Government will do about the Protocol.
Coveney unsure if UK government interested in working to overcome Northern Ireland problems
Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
What happens after count day? The real work begins on Government formation
Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said it would be “absolutely unfathomable” that a new Executive would not be formed after today.
Foreign affairs minister to meet senior US officials on Washington trip
Coveney is expected to raise the Northern Ireland Protocol as well the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'
Commander Serhiy Volyna said his marines are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”.
'It is madness': Coveney addresses UN and describes witnessing mass graves at Bucha
“There was nothing fabricated about what I witnessed,” he told the assembly.
Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit
Coveney visited Bucha and Kyiv last week and will brief his colleagues on what he witnessed.
Simon Coveney visits Bucha after discussing Ukraine's EU application 'in detail' in Kyiv
The Foreign Affairs Minister is to travel to areas directly affected by the Russian invasion.
'Significant delays' in processing new passports caused by a surge in demand
First-time passport applications and children’s passports, particularly for foreign-born children are seeing the longest delays.
Anglo-Irish relations: Simon Coveney meets with Liverpool and Manchester mayors in Dublin
Ireland is focusing on building relationships with parts of the UK outside of London as part of its post-Brexit plan.
Belfast hijacking: Woman (48) arrested as part of the security threat investigation
Simon Coveney was giving a talk in Belfast on Friday when he was abruptly evacuated due to a security alert.
Man (41) and woman (38) arrested in investigation into north Belfast hijacking
Simon Coveney was giving a talk in north Belfast on Friday when he was abruptly evacuated due to a security alert.
PSNI investigating if UVF behind hijacking that disrupted Simon Coveney speech in Belfast
A van driver was threatened by two gunmen and forced to drive to another street, where a hoax device was then placed in the vehicle.
Coveney urges UK to reconsider Northern Ireland border pass proposal
The Foreign Affairs Minister raised concerns about plans for foreigners to have an Electronic Travel Authorisation pass when crossing the border.
Irish Air Corps celebrates 100 years of service with Dublin city fly past
The Irish Air Corps celebrated 100 years since its formation at Casement Aerodrome this morning.
Coveney praises Poland's 'incredible solidarity' during visit to discuss Ukraine
Coveney will meet his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau and speak to humanitarian organisations assisting those fleeing the war.
Body armour and 10 tonnes of food sent by Ireland to Ukrainian army
Defence Minister Simon Coveney confirmed that the equipment and food will shortly arrive at a Polish logistics hub.
Government purchases two ships for naval service from New Zealand
The procurement of the two vessels is part of the “regeneration” of Ireland’s Naval Service.
Ireland faces increased cyber attack threat following Ukraine invasion, says Coveney
The Foreign Affairs minister also indicated that Ireland is currently preparing to send defence equipment to Ukraine.
Ireland needs to have ‘fundamental rethink’ over security, says Coveney
The Minister said that there was ‘no target’ on how many Ukrainian refugees would be supported to come to Ireland.
An online portal to offer help to Ukrainian refugees in Ireland has opened
The United Nations said yesterday that 1.5 million have fled Ukraine since the invasion of the country by Russia.
Timmy Dooley and Billy Kelleher travel to Lviv for talks with political leaders
Dooley said Ireland will have to play its part in providing accommodation “and lots of it” to refugees fleeing Ukraine.
Up to 20,000 Ukrainian refugees could come to Ireland as Taoiseach says Ireland 'must be generous'
Irish families could be asked to open up their homes temporarily, said the minister.
Taoiseach says Ireland's non-lethal military support for Ukraine is 'sufficient' as EU members are sending weapons
Micheál Martin said it would be “unthinkable” for the EU not to send arms to Ukraine.
Micheál Martin said it would be "unthinkable" for the EU not to send weapons to Ukraine.
Both An Taoiseach and Minister Simon Coveney said there were currently no plans to expel the Russian ambassador.
Martin also cast doubt on whether Ukraine could join the EU "immediately".
Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
Missiles hit radioactive waste disposal site in Ukraine’s capital
Freezing assets of Putin and Lavrov ‘absolutely appropriate’ – Simon Coveney
Coveney suggested Ireland would be open to harsher measures against Russia than those already agreed by the EU.
Taoiseach condemns Russia's recognition of Ukraine breakaway regions
He described today’s announcement as a breach of international law.
Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky.
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
Department of Foreign Affairs says 145 Irish citizens now registered with embassy in Ukraine
The department said that this number “may rise further over the coming days”.
Coveney: Champagne-gate pic was 'careless mistake', says in hindsight he should have raised it with officials
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has been giving evidence before the committee.
Coveney's focus on Defence portfolio brought into question by some after Russia controversy
Questions have been asked as to whether Coveney is stretched too thin being in charge of the DFA and Defence.
Coveney says Foreign Affairs gathering was 'a serious mistake that shouldn't have happened'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the review of the gathering published last night is “insufficient” and called for an independent investigation.
Defence Forces have been 'under-resourced for a long time', Coveney says
It comes after Coveney confirmed that Russia is to relocate its military drills outside Ireland’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
Russia says its planned naval exercises have been moved away from Irish-patrolled waters
Simon Coveney announced the update this evening.
'We are so unbelievably happy': Richard O’Halloran reunited with family after return to Ireland
The businessman had been unable to leave China for almost three years.
Parents expecting baby via surrogate in Ukraine urged to contact Dept, Seanad told
Senator Mary Seery-Kearney said she has been in discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney about the issues.
Department issues warning over 'serious safety risks' posed by Russian missile tests
The Department of Transport has warned all seafarers about the Russian military exercises due to take place next week.
DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote
The go-ahead was communicated in an email from Niall Burgess’s private secretary the day before the gathering.
Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations
The Women of Honour group walked out of a meeting with Simon Coveney today and said it would not be participating.
Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent
Russia has denied it is planning an assault, but it has massed an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine in recent weeks.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic”.
Nato said it was bolstering its deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, and the US ordered 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Europe.
The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.
No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says
Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'