Mr Coveney

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Simon Coveney said the Government had sought to recognise the veterans of siege by awarding a unit citation in 2016 and a specially commissioned Jadotville medal in 2017.

The issue of medals for gallantry for the Irish soldiers involved in the siege of Jadotville will be considered by an independent group of experts. (...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith met the DUP on Friday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP is not prepared to sign up to “quick fix” deal to restore the North’s Assembly, the MP Sammy Wilson has said. “We wanted to move forward and (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  visits the Global Ireland marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Those involved in negotiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union are effectively “writing history”, and missteps made now will be felt (...)

US Vice President Mike Pence may be in Ireland as soon as Monday. File photograph: Aubrey Gemignani/Nasa via Getty

The visit of US vice president Mike Pence is being brought forward to early next week after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to Europe this weekend and d(...)

He was responding to a letter from Senator Neale Richmond about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and North Africa has been described as “a deeply disturbing matter” by Minister for (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  ‘I think the less we talk about boardings and potential clashes the better.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has ruled out sending Naval Service vessels into the waters around Rockall. Mr Coveney said “(...)

Prince Charles and Camilla meet fishmonger Pat O’Connell at the English Market in Cork, with Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The friendship and understanding which have developed between Ireland and the United Kingdom over recent years will endure as the relationship between(...)

Party leader Micheál Martin speaking during the annual Fianna Fáil 1916 Easter Rising commemoration at Arbour Hill cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland could lose out in prolonged Brexit negotiations, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has warned. “A rising concern is that Ireland is now bein(...)

Sinn Féin TD Imelda Munster: said the Cabinet had ignored the CIÉ pensions deficit for the past eight years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Sinn Féin TD has claimed that Government Ministers would not allow their own pensions to be endangered in the way pensions of CIÉ workers were affe(...)

Three of Ibrahim Halawa’s five sisters Nosayba, and Omaima, Fatima with their children Aisha, Sundus and Hamza protesting along with members of Amnesty International outside the Egyptian Embassy in Dublin to mark the fourth anniversary of his arrest. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The continued detention of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa in a Cairo prison was marked with a demonstration in Dublin as he completed his fourth year in ja(...)

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