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# Consular Assistance

Last year
2022
# Consular Assistance
Irish embassies provided help to over 1,200 citizens abroad last year
Figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs show that 108 Irish citizens were evacuated from Afghanistan in 2021.
All time
# crisis abroad
Over 1,700 Irish citizens abroad required help due to arrests, kidnappings and deaths in 2019, figures show
Some citizens required supports during Hong Kong protests and terrorists attacks in Kenya.
# Banged up abroad
Irish embassies provided help to 344 citizens arrested abroad during a busy 2018
Consular assistance was provided to Irish citizens in a range of circumstances this year.
# Foreign Affairs
Around 1,200 Irish detained overseas at any time
The Tanaiste said it’s impossible to provide precise statistics as people don’t always want the Irish authorities to be informed.
# walking tour
Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to his family.
# keith lawless
Tributes paid to Ranelagh restaurant manager who died in Spain
Keith Lawless ran Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh.
# Locked Up
'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016
Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.
# Investigation
Donegal woman killed in Spain crash
The woman, aged in her 70s, was holidaying with her family at the time.
# terror attacks
Behind the scenes: What Irish officials do when a crisis happens abroad
Here’s what happens at the Department of Foreign Affairs when an emergency takes place.
# Accident
Irish musician in induced coma following an accident in Portugal
Niall Dennehy is a member of the soul and jazz group Art Crimes.
# RIP
An Irish woman has died in Liberia
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.
# Split
Irishman dies in Croatia
Local media is reporting he drowned.
# Irish Embassies
Deaths, arrests and abductions: what Irish people abroad needed assistance with last year
Irish people in Spain needed the most help from Irish embassies last year.
# Consular Assistance
Irish Embassy in London look to establish details behind woman freed from slavery
The Department of Foreign Affairs said tonight that consular assistance is available if needed.
# United States
Young Irish man dies suddenly in Las Vegas
The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the man’s family.
# Greece
Irish embassy 'made contact with Greek police' over detention of Irishwoman's husband
Mark Marku has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with a number of armed robberies.
# Australia
Man appears in court over stabbing of Irishman in Perth
The 21-year-old victim is reported to originally be from Wexford and living in western Australia for the last several years.
# Australia
Irishman, 21, stabbed in western Australia
The man is said to be in a critical condition. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is providing consular assistance.
# Irish Abroad
Tánaiste confirms deaths of 194 Irish citizens abroad this year
The Department of Foreign Affairs said almost 1,500 Irish citizens received consular assistance over the past 12 months.
# Death
DFA providing consular assistance after Irishman drowns in Croatia
The 28-year-old Irishman had been attending a music festival in the city of Pula.
# Venezuela
Irishman dies in Venezuela
The death occurred after a suspected drug-smuggling attempt went wrong.
# Child Abuse
Children in Mexican adoption scam show signs of sexual abuse
Eleven Irish couples have been innocently embroiled in the apparent child-trafficking ring as they believed it was a legitimate adoption process.
# Egypt
About 400 Irish citizens in Egypt given consular assistance
Some 300 Irish citizens have returned home following the unrest – but others say they want to stay.