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John Concannon: will retain the assistant secretary pay grade of between €122,313 and €139,728  for his new appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Concannon, who ran the soon-to-be-disbanded strategic communications unit, is taking up a new role as head of a Government project aimed at expan(...)

The conviction and jailing of David Drumm (above) was a recognition of the seriousness of the crimes committed, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The conviction and jailing of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm was a recognition of the seriousness of the crimes committed, Tánais(...)

Israeli artist Netta reacts after winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Israel, as the winner, will host the 2019 contest. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has ruled out the possibility of Ireland boycotting next year’s Eurovision song contest, which is to be held in Israel. People(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during his visit to the Government Buildings in  Dublin. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will not be left isolated by other European Union countries in the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc, the president of the Eu(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: the negotiations need to intensify. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that a no-deal scenario is now being seriously contemplated within the European Unoin as Brexit talks stall. Mr Co(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: “It is deeply regrettable to see the good name of America being damaged by the shocking images that have been seen around the world in recent days.” Photograph: EPA

The US policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border has brought about a “shocking and unacceptable’’ situation, Minister fo(...)

Simon Coveney gave the Cabinet a Brexit update in advance of the visit to Dublin of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has accused the British government of “revisionism” on what it has already agreed on how to avoid a hard border, as he warned t(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has strongly criticised the Trump administration’s treatment of child immigrants on the Mexico border. File photograph:  Katia Christodoulou/EPA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has criticised the separation of children from their parents on the US-Mexico border as “indefensible, immo(...)

Niall Burgess, secretary general, at Iveagh House: “It is about putting the right people with the right skills into the right place at the right time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Foreign Affairs must be “much more linguistically diverse” post-Brexit for the almost one-third increase in the number of diplomatic(...)

“At the moment everything is driven by the chaos in London.” Britain’s prime minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Before every European summit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discusses the upcoming issues with his Cabinet and reports to the Dáil. A meeting of the cabinet (...)

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