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#Department of Foreign Affairs

# department-of-foreign-affairs - All time

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000

Aug 11th 2017, 10:46 AM 23,520 Views 0 Comments

The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.

Venezuelans in Ireland want the Irish government to speak up against Maduro
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Venezuelans in Ireland want the Irish government to speak up against Maduro

Aug 2nd 2017, 6:20 AM 9,019 Views 49 Comments

“It’s becoming more and more difficult to find food, medicines and basic household groceries.”

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting
# Conflict
# Conflict

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting

Jul 11th 2017, 2:28 PM 36,476 Views 121 Comments

Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.

Irishman critical after falling from construction site in Australia
# Brisbane
# Brisbane

Irishman critical after falling from construction site in Australia

Jul 11th 2017, 2:24 PM 23,464 Views 2 Comments

The man was resuscitated by colleagues after falling 20 metres onto concrete.

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 53,505 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Irishman 'repeatedly stabbed' at resort in Algarve

May 9th 2017, 10:37 AM 42,996 Views 50 Comments

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

€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 38,503 Views 17 Comments

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

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 119,897 Views 4 Comments

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

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 10,265 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 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 19,581 Views 12 Comments

Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.

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 28,047 Views 1 Comment

A UK woman died in the crash.

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 12,080 Views 38 Comments

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

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 10,748 Views 57 Comments

It follows a shooting at a nightclub last night.

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 21,625 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.

'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 12,687 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.

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 8,278 Views 12 Comments

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

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 46,265 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.

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 7,732 Views 6 Comments

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

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 76,328 Views 142 Comments

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

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 21,740 Views 24 Comments

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

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 17,342 Views 21 Comments

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

'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 25,389 Views 73 Comments

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

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 34,079 Views 2 Comments

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

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 12,039 Views 16 Comments

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

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 23,816 Views 19 Comments

But there’s still time.

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 26,963 Views 8 Comments

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

Irishman dies in Croatia
# Split
# Split

Irishman dies in Croatia

Jul 14th 2015, 1:41 PM 39,201 Views 12 Comments

Local media is reporting he drowned.

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 18,440 Views 41 Comments

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

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

Update: Irish tourists told to leave Tunisia

Jul 10th 2015, 1:09 PM 20,323 Views 15 Comments

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

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 127,556 Views 141 Comments

Formal identification of the bodies is pending.

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 29,104 Views 54 Comments

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

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 159,957 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.

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 17,157 Views 7 Comments

The death toll has topped 6,000.

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 12,953 Views 11 Comments

No Irish citizens were thought to be on board.

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 16,452 Views 17 Comments

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

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 16,784 Views 32 Comments

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

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 13,438 Views 22 Comments

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

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 14,294 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: 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 7,971 Views 54 Comments

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

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 20,522 Views 74 Comments

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