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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Department of Foreign Affairs

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# Egypt
Irish government offers support to family of Irish woman in Egypt suicide pact
The couple died by drowning at a villa in the Hurghada area.
# Suicide Prevention
Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000
The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.
# Sanctions
Venezuelans in Ireland want the Irish government to speak up against Maduro
“It’s becoming more and more difficult to find food, medicines and basic household groceries.”
# Conflict
Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting
Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.
# Brisbane
Irishman critical after falling from construction site in Australia
The man was resuscitated by colleagues after falling 20 metres onto concrete.
# get it in early
Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)
The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.
# Portugal
Irishman 'repeatedly stabbed' at resort in Algarve
The victim was reportedly attacked by two men in Praia da Rocha on Sunday morning.
# loreto hall
€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building
The new hotel is to be built on the site of a former ‘young ladies’ hostel.
# Australia
Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney
The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.
# unrest
Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in
Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.
# Evacuation
Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia
Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.
# middle island
Irish woman (21) in critical condition after light aircraft crashes in Australia
A UK woman died in the crash.
# devastating war
Ireland pledges €2 million to 'forgotten humanitarian crisis' in Yemen
Almost 19 million Yemenis require humanitarian support, said Minister Charlie Flanagan.
# travel advice
Irish people in Istanbul advised to 'avoid crowded areas and exercise extreme caution'
It follows a shooting at a nightclub last night.
# norris v ireland
Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case
In battling David Norris’ claims that Irish homosexuality laws were in breach of his human rights, the government was considering all kinds of defences.
# 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.
# Foreign Affairs
Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015
The Department of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report for 2015, which also highlights an increase in passports issued.
# ticket touting
Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'
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.
# helping hand
Irish citizens are being promised "around-the-clock" support during the Rio games
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s there to help.
# Perth
Irish man to be detained at infamous Australian immigration centre "for three months"
26-year-old Bernard Lee from Greystones has been detained at the notorious Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre near Perth.
# Travel
Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt
The Department of Foreign Affairs said there has been serious disruption to public transport and air travel.
# 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.
# foreign fighter
'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home
The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.
# Accident
Irish musician in induced coma following an accident in Portugal
Niall Dennehy is a member of the soul and jazz group Art Crimes.
# Egypt
At least 179 Irish people in Egypt as world leaders say bomb may have brought down plane
A number of European airlines are preparing to bring tourists home from Sharm el-Sheikh.
# citizens database
Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody
But there’s still time.
# Catholic missionary
Irish woman (24) dies after being knocked down while doing charity work in Africa
The woman was working with the religious charity Franciscan works in Liberia.
# Split
Irishman dies in Croatia
Local media is reporting he drowned.
# la rue Rude
Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money
The location isn’t too shabby at all.
# attack likely
Update: Irish tourists told to leave Tunisia
The Department of Foreign Affairs has increased its security warning and advised against all non-essential travel.
# tunisia
Minister confirms two more Irish citizens died in Tunisia attack
Formal identification of the bodies is pending.
# royal bill
Here's how much Princes Charles' visit to Ireland cost the taxpayer
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall paid us a visit in May.
# tunisia
An Irish woman is among the dead in the Tunisian resort terror attack
At least 39 people have died, with 36 injured. One gunman is reported to have been killed while a second remains at large.
# Earthquake
All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing
The death toll has topped 6,000.
# Rescue
Young child dies in fire on board tourist-packed Thailand ferry
No Irish citizens were thought to be on board.
# Mind How You Go
Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)
A new website has been launched to offer advice to emigrants, tapping into the wisdom of 500 who already have.
# Diaspora
New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government
One of the city’s youngest GAA organisations wants to develop its current home in Queens.
# going places
Here's how many Irish passports were issued in 2014
Unsurprisingly, most people applied for new passports as the summer kicked off.
# Apartheid
Irish parachutists given out to for breaking rules on apartheid
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: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture
A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.