Commitee News

25 January 16
Foreign Affairs Select Committee to discuss EU – Central America Association Agreement

19 January 16
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Paris Climate Change Conference

15 December 15
Minister to brief Foreign Affairs Select Committee on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Vietnam

15 December 15
Nigerian Embassy to brief Foreign Affairs Committee on persecution of Christians

8 December 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss situation in Palestine

1 December 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Christian Blind Mission

24 November 15
Minister Flanagan to brief Foreign Affairs Committee on Council of Ministers meeting outcomes

17 November 15
Foreign Affairs Select Committee to discuss Economic Partnership Agreements with Minister of State Seán Sherlock

17 November 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet ‘Stop Climate Chaos’ group

3 November 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss refugee crisis in Turkey

20 October 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss humanitarian work of the Syrian Civil Defence 

6 October 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss conflict in South Sudan

29 September 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss situation in Gaza

22 September 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss ongoing refugee & migrant crisis with GOAL and UNHCR

19 August 15
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman meets Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo prison

17 August 15
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman meets Halawa family in advance of Cairo visit

29 July 15
Foreign Affairs Committee accepts invitation from Egyptian Authorities to visit Cairo and Ibrahim Halawa

8 July 15
Foreign Affairs Committee marks 20th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

8 July 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Nation

7 July 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider Council of Ministers meeting outcomes with

30 June 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider Amnesty International’s 2014 Annual Report

23 June 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to continue discussions on ASEAN trade with Asia Matters

16 June 15
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman expresses condolences following Berkeley tragedy

16 June 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Irish Aid on Sustainable Development Goals and Targets

9 June 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Dóchas ahead of key UN development conference

26 May 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to continue discussions on trade with ASEAN countries

12 May 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider persecution of Christians

12 May 15
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman meeting with Qatari and Kuwaiti Prime Ministers

7 May 15
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman urges multilateral approach to combatting terror at key security conference

5 May 15
IDA representatives before Foreign Affairs Committee to consider growth markets

28 April 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider bolstering trade links with Southeast Asia

22 April 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to host hearings in response to Libyan tragedy

21 April 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Kenyan Ambassador

31 March 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider Ireland’s Diaspora Policy

24 March 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider ongoing Ebola crisis with Sierra Leone Ambassador

10 March 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Minister Flanagan

4 March 15
Meeting postponed: Foreign Affairs Committee and Ukrainian Ambassador

3 March 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Ukrainian Ambassador

24 February 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from GAA President on Irish diaspora

17 February 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider Goal operations in South Sudan

13 February 15
Foreign Affairs Committee delegation assesses GOAL humanitarian operations on Turkish-Syrian border

10 February 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to engage with Latvian Ambassador on Presidency Priorities

3 February 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Nigerian Ambassador on Boko Haram insurgency

30 January 15
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman reflects on productive high-level Morocco meetings

27 January 15
Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade to consider Revised Estimates

20 January 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider EU Association Agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

13 January 15
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider public health dimension to migration with WHO expert

12 January 15
Foreign Affairs Committee discusses EU foreign policy approaches with High Representative

8 January 15
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman expresses solidarity with French people following Paris shooting

18 December 14
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman signs book of condolences in Pakistan Embassy

9 December 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet with West Bank Ecumenical Group

2 December 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from prominent Guatemalan justice campaigner

27 November 14
Foreign Affairs Committee delegation in the Philippines to assess Irish Aid work post-Haiyan

21 November 14
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman welcomes announcement on US immigration reform

18 November 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider the conflict in Syria and the threat posed by ISIS

10 November 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Minister Charlie Flanagan TD

4 November 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet with Nigerian Ambassador

21 October 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider situation in Colombia with representatives of ICTU

8 October 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Colombian Ambassador

7 October 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Syrian humanitarian crisis with Concern

30 September 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss merits of Emigrant Register

24 September 14
Foreign Affairs Committee hears of urgency for international response to Ebola outbreak

23 September 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider Ebola outbreak with leading NGOs

19 September 14
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman reflects on key Washington counter-terrorism conference

18 September 14
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman in Washington for talks on immigration reform

2 September 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Palestinian and Israeli Ambassadors

17 July 14
Foreign Affairs Committee welcomes Gaza ceasefire progress

9 July 14
Foreign Affairs Committee raises concerns on Iranian influence in Middle East region with Ambassador

8 July 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Iranian Ambassador to Ireland

1 July 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Ireland’s Ambassador in London

25 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee meets the Iraqi Ambassador

24 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider Iraq crisis with Tánaiste

17 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss EU/US Trade Talks

17 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss EU/US Trade Talks

11 June 14
Fears of looming famine in South Sudan aired at Foreign Affairs Committee

11 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee agrees motion on Nigeria

10 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider South Sudan crisis with NGO reps

4 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee gains from detailed exchange with Foreign Minister of Mozambique

3 June 14
Foreign Affairs Committee meet Foreign Minister of Mozambique

28 May 14
Foreign Affairs Committee commends engagement of Ukrainians in electoral process

28 May 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider motion on EU aid

27 May 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland

13 May 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider human rights breaches in North Africa and the Middle East

13 May 14
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman in Qatar and Bahrain for Trade visit

6 May 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider work of Christian Aid Ireland

6 May 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider work of Christian Aid Ireland

15 April 14
Foreign Affairs Committee meet leading expert on Syrian humanitarian crisis

8 April 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to continue discussions on Ukraine crisis

31 March 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet with the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland

26 March 14
Foreign Affairs Committee expresses support for Cypriot peace moves

25 March 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss moves on Cypriot re-unification

11 March 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Russian Ambassador on Ukraine crisis

4 March 14
Ukrainian and Russian Ambassadors to appear before Foreign Affairs Committee

3 March 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider Ukraine unrest with Tánaiste

27 February 14
Foreign Affairs Committee welcomes new moves on Cypriot unification

26 February 14
Foreign Affairs Committee condemns Ugandan anti-homosexuality laws

25 February 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider work of Trócaire

20 February 14
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman condemns Ukraine violence

18 February 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss challenge of shelter provision in developing world

11 February 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss European Development Fund

3 February 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss OECD review of Ireland’s aid programme

28 January 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss work of Passport Office

21 January 14
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman welcomes new missions to harness potential of emerging markets

21 January 14
Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade to consider Revised Estimates

15 January 14
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear expert insights into Department policy review

13 January 14
Foreign Affairs Committee highlights Ireland's green agrifood credentials on Iran visit

8 January 14
Iran visit by Foreign Affairs Committee to provide trade impetus

17 December 13
Foreign Affairs Committee hears of growing acceptance of International Criminal Court

16 December 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss work of International Criminal Court with Chief Prosecutor

11 December 13
Foreign Affairs Committee pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

10 December 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet NYCI on emigration research

10 December 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet NYCI on emigration research

3 December 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to hear from Tánaiste on policy review

19 November 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Syrian and Philippine crises

12 November 13
Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade to consider development priorities beyond 2015

5 November 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to focus on Ireland’s membership of the UN Human Right’s Council

25 October 13
Foreign Affairs Committee meets key US politicians on immigration reform

18 October 13
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade visits the U.S. to lobby on immigration reform

15 October 13
Minister Costello to discuss Middle East visit with Foreign Affairs Committee

8 October 13
Humanitarian crisis in Syria to be discussed by Foreign Affairs Committee

1 October 13
Foreign Affairs to resume hearings on trade promotion issues when it meets with IFA

24 September 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Bahá’í faith issues arising in Iran

17 September 13
Tánaiste to address Foreign Affairs Committee on Syria

29 August 13
Foreign Affairs Chairman receives further update on Egypt situation and hopes for early return of Halawa siblings

16 July 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Irish EU Presidency objectives

10 July 13
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman receives update on Egypt situation

9 July 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss unethical organ harvesting in China

2 July 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to focus on UN Security Resolution 1325

25 June 13
Foreign Affairs Committee meeting to focus on development aid

12 June 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Hans Zomer, Director of Dóchas

28 May 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to mark Africa Day with focus on trade in the developing world

7 May 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Europe Week, undocumented Irish and Global Irish Economic Forum

2 May 13
Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade - Resolution on the case of Mr Sergei Magnitsky

30 April 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet American Chamber of Commerce to discuss trade promotion issues

23 April 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss work of GOAL and the Centre for Global Development

17 April 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Ugandan gay rights campaigner Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera

21 March 13
European parliamentarians to debate EU role in conflict prevention

6 March 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss motion on the case of Sergei Magnitsky

26 February 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Irish EU Presidency priorities with Amnesty International Ireland and Sergei Magnitsky case

19 February 13
British Irish Chamber of Commerce to discuss trade promotion with Foreign Affairs Committee

12 February 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the role of Dept of Foreign Affairs in trade promotion with Chambers Ireland

5 February 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet with Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

29 January 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss role of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in trade promotion and economic recovery

22 January 13
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Ireland’s Presidency with Tánaiste

18 December 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to resume review of role of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in trade promotion and economic recovery

13 December 12
Foreign Affairs Committee agrees motion regarding Democratic Republic of Congo

12 December 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss humanitarian work in Syria with Médecins Sans Frontieres

20 November 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to consider on-going hostilities between Gaza and Israel with Tánaiste

13 November 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to continue review of role of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in trade promotion and economic recovery

12 November 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss misappropriation of aid funds in Uganda with Irish Aid

25 October 12
Foreign Affairs Committee concerned at misappropriation of aid funds in Uganda

24 October 12
Director of Policy at UN-Women to address Foreign Affairs Committee

15 October 12
Foreign Affairs Committee delegation visits Sierra Leone

10 October 12
Foreign Affairs Committee welcomes imminent reopening of Iranian market for Irish beef

9 October 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran

2 October 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet secretary general of the European External Action Service

25 September 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan and South Sudan with Trócaire and Médecins Sans Frontieres

18 September 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss situation in Israel and Palestine with EAPPI

17 July 12
Tánaiste to brief Foreign Affairs Committee ahead of Foreign Affairs Council meeting

10 July 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Middle East peace process with Dr Hikmat Ajjuri

19 June 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to continue review of role of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in trade promotion and economic recovery

18 June 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet with Marie-Lucie Morin, executive director, World Bank

18 June 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to meet Aung San Suu Kyi

13 June 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss crisis in Syria

12 June 12
Foreign Affairs Committee to review role of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in economic recovery

24 May 12
Foreign Affairs Committee welcomes additional support for Sahel and growing trade links with Africa

23 May 12
African Ambassadors to attend Foreign Affairs Committee to mark Africa Day

15 May 12
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman discusses humanitarian crisis in South Kordofan with Bishop Macram Max Gassis

15 May 12
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs to attend Foreign Affairs Committee meeting

9 May 12
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman discusses case of Yulia Tymoshenko with Ukrainian Ambassador

9 May 12 -  Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman discusses case of Yulia Tymoshenko with Ukrainian Ambassador

8 May 12 -  Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss financing of the EU External Action Programme

18 April 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Second Global Irish Economic Forum with Tánaiste

18 April 12 -  Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Second Global Irish Economic Forum with Tánaiste

17 April 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss review of White Paper on Irish Aid with Minister Joe Costello

3 April 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss EU proposal to withdraw free market access to some ACP countries

14 March 12 - Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee Chairman Pat Breen to visit US for St Patrick’s Day

7 March 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee welcomes Irish Aid assurances on aid agency GOAL

6 March 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the situation in Syria with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs

29 February 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee to review White Paper on Irish Aid with Dóchas

27 February 12 - Israel’s Minister for Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs to address Foreign Affairs Committee

17 February 12 - EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to address Foreign Affairs Committee

8 February 12 - Statement of Foreign Affairs Committee on the situation in Syria

7 February 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Ireland’s candidature to the UN Human Rights Council

24 January 12 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Haiti Week with NGOs

19 January 2012 - EU Affairs and Foreign Affairs Committees discuss Balkan instability with Lord Ashdown

19 January 2012 - Foreign Affairs Committee has positive and open meeting with Speaker of the Israeli Parliament

19 December 2011 - Foreign Affairs Committee statement on death of Václav Havel

13 December 2011 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Closure of Irish Embassies

12 December 2011 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Ireland’s priorities for its chairmanship of the OSCE

23 November 2011 - Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Pat Breen to represent Ireland at major aid conference

23 November 11 - Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Pat Breen to represent Ireland at major aid conference

14 November 2011 - Cross-Party Foreign Affairs Committee Delegation visits Ethiopia

18 October 2011 - Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade welcomes release of Corporal Gilad Shalit 

11 October 2011 - Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade to discuss the European External Action Service

4 October 2011 - Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs to hear from Tanaiste on Palestinian Statehood question

28 September 2011 - Foreign Affairs Committee meets with family of Michael Dwyer

27 September 2011 - Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Irish Aid and the current situation in the Horn of Africa with Minister 

20 September 2011 -  Chairman of Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade on official visit to Washington, 18 – 22 September 2011