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# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)
# Get It In Early
# Get It In Early

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 53,485 Views 46 Comments

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Irishman 'repeatedly stabbed' at resort in Algarve
# Portugal
# Portugal

Irishman 'repeatedly stabbed' at resort in Algarve

May 9th 2017, 10:37 AM 42,979 Views 50 Comments

The victim was reportedly attacked by two men in Praia da Rocha on Sunday morning.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 28 April, 2017

€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building
# Loreto Hall
# Loreto Hall

€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building

Apr 28th 2017, 6:12 PM 38,430 Views 17 Comments

The new hotel is to be built on the site of a former ‘young ladies’ hostel.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney
# Australia
# Australia

Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney

Feb 18th 2017, 7:34 AM 119,876 Views 4 Comments

The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in
# Unrest
# Unrest

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Jan 19th 2017, 9:36 AM 10,254 Views 16 Comments

Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia

Jan 18th 2017, 4:51 PM 19,570 Views 12 Comments

Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia
# Middle Island
# Middle Island

Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia

Jan 10th 2017, 10:44 PM 28,033 Views 1 Comment

A UK woman died in the crash.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Ireland pledges €2 million to 'forgotten humanitarian crisis' in Yemen
# Devastating War
# Devastating War

Ireland pledges €2 million to 'forgotten humanitarian crisis' in Yemen

Jan 4th 2017, 9:26 PM 12,069 Views 38 Comments

Almost 19 million Yemenis require humanitarian support, said Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Irish people in Istanbul advised to 'avoid crowded areas and exercise extreme caution'
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Irish people in Istanbul advised to 'avoid crowded areas and exercise extreme caution'

Jan 1st 2017, 2:26 PM 10,725 Views 57 Comments

It follows a shooting at a nightclub last night.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 30 December, 2016

Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case
# Norris V Ireland
# Norris V Ireland

Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case

Dec 30th 2016, 6:45 AM 21,596 Views 49 Comments

In battling David Norris’ claims that Irish homosexuality laws were in breach of his human rights, the government was considering all kinds of defences.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016

Dec 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,672 Views 16 Comments

Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015

Oct 27th 2016, 7:16 AM 8,260 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report for 2015, which also highlights an increase in passports issued.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 22 August, 2016

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'
# Ticket Touting
# Ticket Touting

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:18 PM 46,251 Views 0 Comments

Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Irish citizens are being promised "around-the-clock" support during the Rio games
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Irish citizens are being promised "around-the-clock" support during the Rio games

Aug 3rd 2016, 4:44 PM 7,719 Views 6 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s there to help.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 29 July, 2016

Irish man to be detained at infamous Australian immigration centre "for three months"
# Perth
# Perth

Irish man to be detained at infamous Australian immigration centre "for three months"

Jul 29th 2016, 9:21 AM 76,238 Views 142 Comments

26-year-old Bernard Lee from Greystones has been detained at the notorious Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre near Perth.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt
# Travel
# Travel

Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt

Jul 16th 2016, 3:14 PM 21,722 Views 25 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said there has been serious disruption to public transport and air travel.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Behind the scenes: What Irish officials do when a crisis happens abroad
# Terror Attacks
# Terror Attacks

Behind the scenes: What Irish officials do when a crisis happens abroad

May 1st 2016, 8:30 AM 17,300 Views 21 Comments

Here’s what happens at the Department of Foreign Affairs when an emergency takes place.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 25 April, 2016

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home
# Foreign Fighter
# Foreign Fighter

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

Apr 25th 2016, 10:52 AM 25,376 Views 73 Comments

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 22 February, 2016

Irish musician in induced coma following an accident in Portugal
# Accident
# Accident

Irish musician in induced coma following an accident in Portugal

Feb 22nd 2016, 9:59 AM 34,067 Views 2 Comments

Niall Dennehy is a member of the soul and jazz group Art Crimes.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 6 November, 2015

At least 179 Irish people in Egypt as world leaders say bomb may have brought down plane
# Egypt
# Egypt

At least 179 Irish people in Egypt as world leaders say bomb may have brought down plane

Nov 6th 2015, 7:42 AM 12,028 Views 16 Comments

A number of European airlines are preparing to bring tourists home from Sharm el-Sheikh.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody
# Citizens Database
# Citizens Database

Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody

Aug 1st 2015, 8:30 AM 23,805 Views 19 Comments

But there’s still time.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 17 July, 2015

Irish woman (24) dies after being knocked down while doing charity work in Africa
# Catholic Missionary
# Catholic Missionary

Irish woman (24) dies after being knocked down while doing charity work in Africa

Jul 17th 2015, 1:09 PM 26,954 Views 8 Comments

The woman was working with the religious charity Franciscan works in Liberia.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Irishman dies in Croatia
# Split
# Split

Irishman dies in Croatia

Jul 14th 2015, 1:41 PM 39,187 Views 12 Comments

Local media is reporting he drowned.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money
# La Rue Rude
# La Rue Rude

Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money

Jul 13th 2015, 3:00 PM 18,420 Views 41 Comments

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 10 July, 2015

Update: Irish tourists told to leave Tunisia
# Attack Likely
# Attack Likely

Update: Irish tourists told to leave Tunisia

Jul 10th 2015, 1:09 PM 20,310 Views 15 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has increased its security warning and advised against all non-essential travel.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 29 June, 2015

Minister confirms two more Irish citizens died in Tunisia attack
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Minister confirms two more Irish citizens died in Tunisia attack

Jun 29th 2015, 6:00 AM 127,543 Views 141 Comments

Formal identification of the bodies is pending.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer
# Royal Bill
# Royal Bill

Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer

Jun 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 29,082 Views 54 Comments

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall paid us a visit in May.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 26 June, 2015

An Irish woman is among the dead in the Tunisian resort terror attack
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

An Irish woman is among the dead in the Tunisian resort terror attack

Jun 26th 2015, 11:32 PM 159,936 Views 237 Comments

At least 39 people have died, with 36 injured. One gunman is reported to have been killed while a second remains at large.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 1 May, 2015

All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing

May 1st 2015, 9:18 PM 17,141 Views 7 Comments

The death toll has topped 6,000.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry
# Rescue
# Rescue

Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry

Apr 9th 2015, 8:17 AM 12,934 Views 11 Comments

No Irish citizens were thought to be on board.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 6 March, 2015

Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)
# Mind How You Go
# Mind How You Go

Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)

Mar 6th 2015, 6:08 AM 16,440 Views 17 Comments

A new website has been launched to offer advice to emigrants, tapping into the wisdom of 500 who already have.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 12 January, 2015

New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government
# Diaspora
From The42
# Diaspora

New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government

Jan 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 16,772 Views 32 Comments

One of the city’s youngest GAA organisations wants to develop its current home in Queens.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 5 January, 2015

Here's how many Irish passports were issued in 2014
# Going Places
# Going Places

Here's how many Irish passports were issued in 2014

Jan 5th 2015, 2:06 PM 13,360 Views 22 Comments

Unsurprisingly, most people applied for new passports as the summer kicked off.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Irish parachutists given out to for breaking rules on apartheid
# Apartheid
# Apartheid

Irish parachutists given out to for breaking rules on apartheid

Dec 30th 2014, 3:00 PM 14,285 Views 22 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs was afraid their participation would give the wrong impression of where Ireland stood on the apartheid issue.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture
# CIA
# CIA

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture

Dec 10th 2014, 6:13 PM 7,949 Views 48 Comments

A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Meet Gay Byrne's replacement as chair of the Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Meet Gay Byrne's replacement as chair of the Road Safety Authority

Oct 29th 2014, 5:32 PM 20,500 Views 74 Comments

The former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats will hold the position for five years.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Remember all that posh wine the Government is trying to sell? No one wants it
# Wine-no
# Wine-no

Remember all that posh wine the Government is trying to sell? No one wants it

Oct 28th 2014, 4:41 PM 19,525 Views 16 Comments

One only merchant made an offer for the wine this year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq
# Potential Genocide
# Potential Genocide

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

Aug 13th 2014, 12:24 PM 7,057 Views 65 Comments

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 2 August, 2014

'Not sitting on the fence': How the government wants backbenchers to explain Ireland's UN abstention
# Gaza
# Gaza

'Not sitting on the fence': How the government wants backbenchers to explain Ireland's UN abstention

Aug 2nd 2014, 7:15 AM 5,713 Views 35 Comments

Charlie Flanagan issued advice to government TDs and Senators to deal with queries over Ireland’s controversial decision to abstain from a UN vote on Gaza.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin
# Demonstration
# Demonstration

Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

Jul 31st 2014, 7:00 AM 8,344 Views 19 Comments

The medical workers want the Irish Government to condemn attacks on medical workers, hospitals and ambulances in Gaza.