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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: Told the Cabinet  deliveries of Russian coal to Moneypoint risked being caught in the fallout from the Ukrainian crisis if sanctions were to follow. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

The threat of sanctions arising from the crisis in Ukraine is a risk to Ireland’s energy security, the Cabinet has been warned. Minister for Foreign (...)

  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Covneney  confirmed last week that he was not in the building when the picture was taken but had not responded to questions on whether he had attended celebrations in Iveagh House at any point that evening until today. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he did not attend any champagne celebration on the day that Ireland won a United Nations Security (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: told the Dáil it is possible that Ethiopia ‘could fracture causing enormous instability in the Horn of Africa, not least to its closest neighbours’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned of the possible break up of Ethiopia because of war in the province of Tigray which has resulte(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall is to table a Bill seeking a referendum to remove the presidential oath to ‘almighty God’ from the Constitution. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall is to table a Bill seeking a referendum to remove the presidential oath to “almighty God” from the Constitu(...)

Next year, 1.3-1.7 million applications are expected from people who ‘didn’t look at their passport for 18 months’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Staff in the Passport Service will effectively double by January next year when up to 1.7 million applications are expected, according to Minister for(...)

Frances Haugen says Facebook’s ranking algorithms, which are primarily based on how many engagements a post receives, are “literally fanning ethnic violence”. Photograph: iStock

Facebook should face questioning from Oireachtas members following allegations it products have helped to stoke violence against ethnic minorities, a (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said 450,000 passport books and cards had been processed since the beginning of the year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has trenchantly defended the Passport Service against a barrage of criticism from TDs inundated with consti(...)

The inquest has been adjourned to Thursday when a State Pathologist will be among the witnesses to give evidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A man in his 80s fired a shotgun twice through the door of his Co Mayo bungalow, fatally wounding a friend believing him to be an intruder, an inquest(...)

Sinn Féin has called on the Taoiseach to state whether he has confidence in Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has said “all options remain on the table” surrounding Simon Coveney’s involvement in the Katherine Zappone envoy controversy, raising the p(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney: His position has been described as ‘fundamentally undermined’ by  People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy. Photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

Documents released by the Department of Foreign Affairs show Katherine Zappone was “given free reign” after lobbying senior Fine Gael politicians over(...)

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