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#Department of Foreign Affairs

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

'Spare me the apologies': Delays and missing birth certs among complaints about Passport Office
# Passport Problems
# Passport Problems

'Spare me the apologies': Delays and missing birth certs among complaints about Passport Office

Jul 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,985 Views 44 Comments

Details of people’s experiences after applying for a passport were released under FOI.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Extinction Rebellion activists guilty of graffiti attack on Dept of Foreign Affairs
# Courts
# Courts

Extinction Rebellion activists guilty of graffiti attack on Dept of Foreign Affairs

Jul 12th 2022, 5:58 PM 11,545 Views 0 Comments

The two activists were spared jail sentences but both have to pay €2,000 fine and a further €2,000 to the State.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 18 March, 2022

Coveney praises Poland's 'incredible solidarity' during visit to discuss Ukraine
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Coveney praises Poland's 'incredible solidarity' during visit to discuss Ukraine

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 5:00 PM 30,589 Views 31 Comments

Coveney will meet his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau and speak to humanitarian organisations assisting those fleeing the war.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

List of Irish companies ‘trading with Russia’ sent to Foreign Affairs Department
# Ukrainian Ambassador
# Ukrainian Ambassador

List of Irish companies ‘trading with Russia’ sent to Foreign Affairs Department

Mar 15th 2022, 5:20 PM 26,088 Views 16 Comments

Ambassador Gerasko said she is awaiting a reply from President Zelenskyy on an offer to address the Oireachtas.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Global Greening paused this year so monuments around the world can be lit in Ukrainian colours
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Global Greening paused this year so monuments around the world can be lit in Ukrainian colours

Mar 10th 2022, 12:05 PM 25,386 Views 33 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has written to all Irish embassies asking for monuments to be lit up in yellow and blue.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Irish medical student who was stuck in Ukraine has reached EU border
# Racheal Diyaolu
# Racheal Diyaolu

Irish medical student who was stuck in Ukraine has reached EU border

Mar 9th 2022, 3:24 PM 22,554 Views 15 Comments

Racheal Diyaolu’s sister Christiana confirmed the news on social media.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Babies born in Ukraine through surrogacy may be brought back to Ireland more quickly than usual
# Families
# Families

Babies born in Ukraine through surrogacy may be brought back to Ireland more quickly than usual

Feb 15th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,699 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is working with parents whose babies are due to be born soon in Ukraine, where tensions with Russia are high.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 14 February, 2022

Department of Foreign Affairs says 145 Irish citizens now registered with embassy in Ukraine
# Kyiv Embassy
# Kyiv Embassy

Department of Foreign Affairs says 145 Irish citizens now registered with embassy in Ukraine

Feb 14th 2022, 4:36 PM 6,331 Views 5 Comments

The department said that this number “may rise further over the coming days”.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 13 February, 2022

50 Irish citizens register with embassy in Ukraine after being urged to leave country immediately
# Kyiv Embassy
# Kyiv Embassy

50 Irish citizens register with embassy in Ukraine after being urged to leave country immediately

Updated Feb 13th 2022, 4:19 PM 20,948 Views 26 Comments

Ukraine today vowed to keep its airspace open to international travel.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 12 February, 2022

Irish citizens in Ukraine told to 'leave immediately by commercial means'
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Irish citizens in Ukraine told to 'leave immediately by commercial means'

Updated Feb 12th 2022, 3:40 PM 70,388 Views 72 Comments
  • The Embassy of Ireland in Kyiv is to remain open for a small number of staff.
  • A number of countries, including Russia, have been pulling embassy staff from the Ukrainian capital.
  • US President Joe Biden is due to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin later today.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Coveney says Foreign Affairs gathering was 'a serious mistake that shouldn't have happened'
# Champagne Gate
# Champagne Gate

Coveney says Foreign Affairs gathering was 'a serious mistake that shouldn't have happened'

Feb 1st 2022, 8:53 AM 20,774 Views 57 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the review of the gathering published last night is “insufficient” and called for an independent investigation.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 January, 2022

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

DFA secretary general gave staff go-ahead to gather 'in the thick of it' to watch UN vote

Jan 27th 2022, 7:56 AM 14,719 Views 11 Comments

The go-ahead was communicated in an email from Niall Burgess’s private secretary the day before the gathering.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Irish embassies provided help to over 1,200 citizens abroad last year
# Consular Assistance
# Consular Assistance

Irish embassies provided help to over 1,200 citizens abroad last year

Jan 25th 2022, 2:12 PM 4,913 Views 0 Comments

Figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs show that 108 Irish citizens were evacuated from Afghanistan in 2021.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 17 January, 2022

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering

Jan 17th 2022, 6:41 AM 20,841 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs ‘let guard down’ in lockdown gathering
# Champagne Problems
# Champagne Problems

Department of Foreign Affairs ‘let guard down’ in lockdown gathering

Updated Dec 29th 2021, 10:48 PM 48,490 Views 62 Comments

At least 20 officials and staff were pictured celebrating with champagne in an event at Iveagh House on 17 June 2020.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 27 December, 2021

Government spent €28,500 on four busts of John Hume 'to promote Ireland's political interests'
# Head Count
# Head Count

Government spent €28,500 on four busts of John Hume 'to promote Ireland's political interests'

Dec 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,669 Views 18 Comments

The busts were bought on behalf of the State’s diplomatic network.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

22 new Irish ambassadors and senior diplomats have been approved; 11 are women
# Ambassadors
# Ambassadors

22 new Irish ambassadors and senior diplomats have been approved; 11 are women

Dec 14th 2021, 6:14 PM 23,549 Views 42 Comments

Nine consuls general are also to be appointed in the UK, US, India, Canada and France.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 6 December, 2021

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
# Passports
# Passports

'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year

Dec 6th 2021, 3:48 PM 27,380 Views 10 Comments

The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from  Morocco
# Omicron
# Omicron

Repatriation flight for 156 people arrives in Ireland from Morocco

Dec 5th 2021, 8:29 AM 33,168 Views 18 Comments

Morocco has banned all incoming flights for at least two weeks.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco
# Grounded
# Grounded

Repatriation flight arranged for Irish citizens following flight suspensions in Morocco

Dec 2nd 2021, 8:03 PM 27,747 Views 8 Comments

Flights to and from Morocco have been suspended until at least 13 December over Omicron fears.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'
# Irish In Ethiopia
# Irish In Ethiopia

Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'

Nov 24th 2021, 4:28 PM 45,553 Views 26 Comments

Ethiopian authorities indicated that the decision was due to Ireland’s position on the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis there

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 6 September, 2021

Zapponegate: Ex-Minister texted Coveney to say thanks for 'incredible opportunity' in March
# Document Drop
# Document Drop

Zapponegate: Ex-Minister texted Coveney to say thanks for 'incredible opportunity' in March

Sep 6th 2021, 5:20 PM 44,511 Views 131 Comments
  • Coveney is due back before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow morning and has promised to answer questions on the documents.
  • Texts released today add further detail to the timeline surrounding the planned appointment of Zappone to the UN envoy role.
  • The document dump also includes a text from Zappone in the aftermath of the Merrion-gate controversy.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 20 August, 2021

Three more Irish people evacuated from Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan

Three more Irish people evacuated from Afghanistan

Aug 20th 2021, 2:01 PM 8,860 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that a total of six Irish citizens have now left the country.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Climate activist spared trial over graffiti attack on government building
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Climate activist spared trial over graffiti attack on government building

May 25th 2021, 5:43 PM 16,262 Views 0 Comments

Extinction Rebellion Ireland members staged a protest outside the courthouse in support of Orla Murphy.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 24 May, 2021

Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years
# Diplomatic Immunity
# Diplomatic Immunity

Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years

May 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,749 Views 29 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor's report looks at the amount of times diplomats have escaped traffic fines by using their diplomatic immunity.
  • The foreign embassy staff members were nabbed by gardaí across the country but granted immunity from prosecution.
  • According to documents obtained by The Journal, the Department of Foreign Affairs were notified 17 times either by gardaí or by embassies.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'

May 18th 2021, 3:15 PM 54,293 Views 46 Comments

The Galway woman is planning to leave the country next month, and has waited five months for her 10-year-old son’s passport to be renewed.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 19 March, 2021

Man and woman charged after government building in Dublin city covered in graffiti
# Iveagh House
# Iveagh House

Man and woman charged after government building in Dublin city covered in graffiti

Mar 19th 2021, 9:05 PM 47,626 Views 0 Comments

Graffiti was daubed on the front of Iveagh House, the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, earlier today.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 19 February, 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension
# Passports
# Passports

Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension

Feb 19th 2021, 3:06 PM 52,284 Views 0 Comments

The worker was eventually dismissed in December 2019 after the suspension.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 28 December, 2020

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%
# Department Of Foreign Affairs
# Department Of Foreign Affairs

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%

Dec 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 18,626 Views 14 Comments

The most popular baby girls’ names were Olivia, Mia and Saoirse, while Noah, Adam and Cillian topped the baby boys’ list.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
# Lagos
# Lagos

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Oct 24th 2020, 8:30 AM 17,289 Views 36 Comments

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 24 July, 2020

Government received over 20,000 queries from Irish citizens abroad during Covid-19 pandemic
# Repatriation
# Repatriation

Government received over 20,000 queries from Irish citizens abroad during Covid-19 pandemic

Jul 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,604 Views 10 Comments

Irish government spent €890,000 on flights to repatriate citizens from Peru, India and Nigeria this year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Travel agents warn list 'could invalidate insurance' for flights previously booked to green locations
# Green List
# Green List

Travel agents warn list 'could invalidate insurance' for flights previously booked to green locations

Jul 22nd 2020, 8:37 AM 26,020 Views 53 Comments

The much-anticipated ‘green list’ of countries was published last night.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today
# Australia
# Australia

Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today

Mar 26th 2020, 1:31 PM 39,172 Views 33 Comments

There are around 2,000 Irish citizens stranded in 83 countries around the world – most of these are in Australia.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home
# Stranded Abroad
# Stranded Abroad

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 9:36 PM 56,078 Views 41 Comments

The majority of stranded Irish citizens are in Australia or New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 20 March, 2020

Irish citizen stranded in Peru: 'We'll figure out how to get the money for flights home'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish citizen stranded in Peru: 'We'll figure out how to get the money for flights home'

Mar 20th 2020, 2:24 PM 24,031 Views 8 Comments

The Irish government is gauging interest from the estimated 100 Irish people on who want to fly home this weekend.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations
# Not Going Green
# Not Going Green

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

Feb 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 34,287 Views 30 Comments

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:20 PM 95,408 Views 69 Comments

Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 24 February, 2020

Irish citizens advised to avoid travelling to areas in Italy affected by coronavirus
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Irish citizens advised to avoid travelling to areas in Italy affected by coronavirus

Feb 24th 2020, 11:13 AM 41,257 Views 33 Comments

A fifth person has died from Covid-19 today in Italy.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Passengers start to leave cruise ship in Japan as coronavirus quarantine ends
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Passengers start to leave cruise ship in Japan as coronavirus quarantine ends

Feb 19th 2020, 7:04 AM 12,909 Views 17 Comments

Two Irish citizens who were on the cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Two Irish citizens test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Two Irish citizens test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

Feb 18th 2020, 4:01 PM 60,929 Views 62 Comments

The couple are understood to have tested positive for Covid-19 a number of days ago.

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