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Minister Byrne attends final Plenary Session of the Conference on the Future of Europe

03 May 2022

Last weekend, the Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D. attended the final plenary session of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Strasbourg.

Visit to Dublin by Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić

03 May 2022

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić today visited Dublin to meet the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD and Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD ahead of Ireland assuming the Presidency of the Council’s Committee of Ministers on 20 May.

Visit of Minister Thomas Byrne to Norway

05 May 2022

Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne T.D. will visit Norway from 4th-6th May. This will be the Minister’s first visit to Norway, a country with whom Ireland enjoys excellent bilateral relations and a strong economic relationship.

Minister Byrne speech at The European Conference on Democracy and Human Rights

06 May 2022

‘‘Session I: Protecting the European order: How can we expect rules to be respected when judgments of breaches of these rules are not properly implemented?’’

Visit of Minister Thomas Byrne to Norway

06 May 2022

Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne T.D. completed his two-day visit to Norway today Friday 6th May. This was the Minister’s first visit to Norway, a country with whom Ireland enjoys excellent bilateral relations and a strong economic relationship.

Minister Coveney meets with Palestinian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr Riad Malki

07 May 2022

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, welcomed his Palestinian counterpart, Dr Riad Malki, to Iveagh House today, during Minister Malki’s visit to Ireland.

Europe Day 2022: Government Ministers and EU Ambassadors visit schools across the country

09 May 2022

Europe Day 2022: Government Ministers and EU Ambassadors visit schools across the country

University of Limerick Symposium on the European Dimension in Irish Education

10 May 2022

On 10-11 May, the Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins T.D., and the Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D. will both participate in the University of Limerick’s two day symposium on the place of Europe in the Irish education system.

Statement by the Spokespersons of Foreign Ministries

13 May 2022

Statement by the Spokespersons of the Foreign Ministries of France, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden

Minister Coveney attends FAC meeting in Brussels to meet with Ukrainian and Canadian FMs

16 May 2022

On 16 May, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D. will attend a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

Minister Coveney on Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’s statement of intention to table legislation

17 May 2022

Statement by Minister Coveney on Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’s statement of intention to table legislation to dis-apply parts of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Minister Byrne announces grants to help promote understanding of the EU & Ireland’s place in Europe

18 May 2022

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., today congratulated 21 non-Governmental organisations, local community groups, educational institutes, youth organisations and local media organisations who have been awarded funding under the Department of Foreign Affairs 2022 Communicating Europe Initiative scheme.

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney T.D.

18 May 2022

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney T.D. on the publication of the UK Government’s “Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill”

Minister Coveney issues advice to citizens for safe summer travel

18 May 2022

As the summer travel season approaches, and with the easing of pandemic restrictions in many popular holiday destinations, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney, T.D. has issued advice to citizens to prepare for safe summer holidays

Minister Coveney Launches Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of Europe at Turin Ministerial

20 May 2022

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney T.D. will launch Ireland’s six-month Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in Turin on Friday 20 May.

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora visits Mozambique

22 May 2022

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., begins a visit to Mozambique on Monday, 23 May.

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora visits Mozambique

22 May 2022

Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., begins a visit to Mozambique on Monday, 23 May.

Minister Coveney welcomes US Congressional Visit to Ireland

23 May 2022

Richard Neal, Chair of the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means and Co-Chair of the Congressional Friends of Ireland, will lead a bi-partisan Congressional Delegation visit to Kerry, Dublin and Belfast starting this weekend.

New Ambassadors from Panama and Vietnam present Credentials

24 May 2022

New Ambassadors from Panama and Vietnam present Credentials

Ireland’s trade in goods and services with Africa reach all time high

24 May 2022

Minister Simon Coveney T.D. presents ‘Report on Implementation of Ireland’s Africa Strategy’ to Government

Ireland raising safety of journalists and the vital work of media in conflict zones

24 May 2022

• Minister Coveney speaks to the Dáil about the role of journalists in Conflict Zones globally • Ireland holds UN Security Council meeting on protection of journalists

Minister Byrne Statement on Belarusian Political Prisoners

29 May 2022

Minister Byrne Statement on Belarusian Political Prisoners

Minister Coveney addressed the Standing Committee of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly

31 May 2022

Minister Coveney addressed the Standing Committee of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly