Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence in Irish Government. Fine Gael TD for Cork

Carrigaline, Co. Cork
Joined March 2010
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Today, the #UNSC was briefed by Special Coordinator @TWennesland, Daniel Levy of @USMEP & @DrHananAshrawi. 🇮🇪 called for: ➡️The status Quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem to be upheld; ➡️An end to all illegal settlement activity; ➡️An end to demolitions, evictions & seizures.
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Here is an update on the upcoming changes to #Covid19 restrictions, effective from October 22nd. More info: gov.ie/covid19
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The General Staff has directed that a series of ‘Immediate Action’ responses be carried out by the Defence Forces in response to issues regarding workplace behaviour & organisational culture. "We must ensure that these behaviours are not repeated or tolerated"
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An extraordinary life lived through extraordinary times Máire Mhac an tSaoi holds an important place in the history of the DFA. In 1947 she became the first female Irish diplomat & went on to serve with distinction including in Madrid, Rome & the UN Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam
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Important milestone reached in delivering #COVID19 vaccines to the world. The EU has exported over 1 billion doses over the past 10 months. Vaccines made in 🇪🇺 have been shipped to over 150 countries. We are the largest exporter of #COVID19 vaccines. nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1Oy…
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Now 482 #covid19 patients in hospital, 74 in ICU. Time for us all to hit the reset button. 1.If unvaccinated, you're at higher risk, resulting in a disproportionate impact. Do the right thing. 2.For the rest of us,time to do the basics well again. Both of the above work.@HSELive
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Happy Birthday to General Michael Collins - born on this day in 1890. A great @officialgaa man, talented oraganiser, T.D. in our first @OireachtasNews, 1st Commander in Chief of the @defenceforces & Minister for @IRLDeptFinance. All before his premature death at 31 years of age.
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What a shocking and tragic incident. Our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with family, friends and political colleagues of Sir David Amess MP. irishtimes.com/news/world/uk…
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Good meeting & good news in ⁦@CorkAirport⁩ this morning. Work on runway on schedule & going well! Confident of facilitating 1.8m passengers next year. ⁦@corkcitycouncil⁩ ⁦@Corkcoco⁩ ⁦@CBA_cork⁩ ⁦@CorkChamber
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Minister for Foreign Affairs, @simoncoveney, has strongly welcomed the publication of EU proposals in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol. Minister Coveney thanked Vice President @MarosSefcovic and his team. Read more here 👉 bit.ly/30iQHnD 🇮🇪 🇪🇺
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“We have listened to, engaged with, and heard Northern Irish stakeholders from political leaders to businesses & a cross section of civic society and our proposed solutions are a direct, genuine response to concerns they have raised.”@MarosSefcovic
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We propose a concrete way to guarantee the uninterrupted supply of medicines to the people of Northern Ireland by changing our own EU rules. I stand behind my recent words in Belfast to do whatever it takes to make that happen. 👉europa.eu/!QDNR4F 👉europa.eu/!bWcNGq
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We propose a type of "express lane", facilitating the movement of goods from GB to NI: 🔹customs formalities for more businesses and goods cut in half; 🔹simplified certification and an 80% reduction of the checks for more retail goods for NI consumers. europa.eu/!QDNR4F
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Welcome to new Ambassadors to 🇮🇪 from Belgium 🇧🇪, Israel 🇮🇱 and Romania 🇷🇴 who presented their credentials to President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. Ambassadors Mrs. Karen Van Vlierberge, Mrs. Lironne Bar Sadeh and Dr. Laurențiu-Mihai Ștefan. 👉bit.ly/2YRufBB
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📍Vice-President @MarosSefcovic will hold a press conference today on the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland at approximately 18:30 CET @EU_Commission. You can watch it live here: audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/…
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EU has listened to Northern Ireland & will announce far reaching proposals to respond to very real concerns on Protocol. I hope today can be a day to improve relations with NI business & Unionist community in particular. EU making a big effort here. rte.ie/news/brexit/2021/1013…
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With additional funding in #Budget2022, we will focus on 🌍 enhancing Ireland’s global presence across our overseas mission network 🧳 delivering a modern and efficient online passport service 🇮🇪 assisting Irish citizens around the world #GlobalIreland
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Today’s #Budget2022 is about getting back to basics to support individuals & families as we emerge from the Covid crisis. - more support for parents to tackle the cost of childcare - 15,800 social & affordable home to be built next year
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