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# Consular Assistance

This year
Foreign crises: Inside the complex work of the Irish diplomatic team helping citizens in trouble
This week The Journal looked at the work of the consular assistance service provided by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Last year
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
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.
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.
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.
Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to his family.
Tributes paid to Ranelagh restaurant manager who died in Spain
Keith Lawless ran Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh.
'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.
Donegal woman killed in Spain crash
The woman, aged in her 70s, was holidaying with her family at the time.
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.
Irish musician in induced coma following an accident in Portugal
Niall Dennehy is a member of the soul and jazz group Art Crimes.
An Irish woman has died in Liberia
The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.
Irishman dies in Croatia
Local media is reporting he drowned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irishman dies in Venezuela
The death occurred after a suspected drug-smuggling attempt went wrong.
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.
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.