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

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.

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

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.

# 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

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 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

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

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

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'

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?

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

“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

Northern Ireland talks are already underway.

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

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.

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

Irish peacekeepers are going to train their African counterparts

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.