The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including through our network of 80 Missions abroad, supported by 95 Honorary Consulates worldwide offers passport services and consular services to the public. The Department provides consular assistance to thousands of Irish citizens who encounter difficulties while abroad each year. Predominantly this involves advice and support for citizens […]
Procurement must be open and fair and it must strive to obtain the best value for public money. We must be cost effective, efficient in our use of resources, and we must demonstrate the highest standards of fairness and integrity whenever we award a contract.
Dáil Éireann provides money for the services of government departments and offices, both capital and non-capital, by approving estimates for those services in the course of each year and giving statutory effect to the estimates in an annual Appropriation Act. Expenditure is provided for under ‘Votes’, with one or more votes covering the functions of […]
Decision making for major policy proposals The mission of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is to serve the Irish people, promote their values and advance their prosperity abroad, and to provide the Government with the capabilities, analysis and influence to ensure that Ireland derives the maximum benefit from all areas of its external […]