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Simon Coveney on Denis Naughten: “in my view he did not do anything that constitutes giving inappropriate information to anybody. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Tánaiste has expressed confidence in Minister for Communications Denis Naughten during heated Dáil exchanges about the Minister’s controversial te(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during an event in the National Gallery, Dublin this month. File photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested the Decade of Centenaries should end in 2024 with events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland.(...)

An RAF Tornado takes off from a base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, to participate in joint operational strikes  by the US, France and Britain in Syria. Photograph: Mod via AP

British prime minister Theresa May has defended her decision to launch air strikes against Syria without prior parliamentary approval, describing the (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney:  “We are putting down a marker which says that if there isn’t significant progress towards trying to find a wording that puts in place an operational backstop in the withdrawal treaty, well then we’ll have to ask some very serious questions...”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said that the Government is “putting down a marker” on the need for progress in Brexit talks about the Border. Speaking in(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) speaks with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson during a  meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monda. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

EU foreign ministers on Monday expressed “understanding” rather than outright support for the weekend attack on Syria by the US, UK and France, in a p(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Coveney can “understand” why the US, France and Britain carried out air strikes against Syria over the weekend, he has said. The 105 missiles w(...)

For and against: Placards regarding the upcoming  referendum on the Eighth Amendment hanging  in Dublin city centre. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

We are at that moment in a referendum campaign where stories, takes, and points of view need to be generated as commentary. Some will be insightful, o(...)

 Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  with the German   minister for foreign affairs Heiko Mass  at Iveagh House, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the leaders of the far-right Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD), the controversial opposition party in Germany, has said its policies would help(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  with  German federal minister for foreign affairs Heiko Maas following talks at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s insistence that the Brexit treaty includes a backstop to preserve the island’s open border enjoys the full support of Germany, the German fo(...)

US Navy sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook as the ship departs Larnaca, Cyprus, to move within striking range of Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he was holding meetings on Thursday on Syria, where he has threatened missile strikes in response to a suspected poison(...)

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