Protecting and advancing Ireland’s values and interests in Europe is one of the high level goals of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in our Statement of Strategy 2015-2017, and part of our overall mission statement as a Government Department.
Towards this end:
- We work to maximise Ireland’s influence in shaping EU outcomes through building strong relationships with the EU institutions and other member States; and
- We make a strong contribution to shaping the EU’s global engagement and peace and security in Europe.
The stories below are examples of our delivery of this goal in 2015.