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#Department of Foreign Affairs

# 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 7,068 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 5,716 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 8,348 Views 19 Comments

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

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The family of a previously unidentified injured Irishman in Bali have been contacted
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

The family of a previously unidentified injured Irishman in Bali have been contacted

May 27th 2014, 12:10 PM 35,826 Views 28 Comments

A Facebook campaign was launched to identify the man.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Irishman who pleaded guilty to Melbourne hotel damage found dead
# Australia
# Australia

Irishman who pleaded guilty to Melbourne hotel damage found dead

May 8th 2014, 10:45 PM 118,291 Views 140 Comments

29-year-old Padraig Gaffney had said that the court case had “ruined his life”.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...
# You're Hired
# You're Hired

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...

May 6th 2014, 5:42 PM 14,763 Views 43 Comments

Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.

Irishman appointed as EU ambassador to the United States
# Washington
# Washington

Irishman appointed as EU ambassador to the United States

May 6th 2014, 10:22 AM 6,675 Views 12 Comments

David O’Sullivan previously worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 25 April, 2014

The Passport Service have set up a Twitter for all your, eh, passport questions
# Passport
# Passport

The Passport Service have set up a Twitter for all your, eh, passport questions

Apr 25th 2014, 10:31 PM 14,877 Views 22 Comments

Sure why not?

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 29 March, 2014

23-year-old Irish man found dead in China
# China
# China

23-year-old Irish man found dead in China

Mar 29th 2014, 7:54 PM 58,120 Views 19 Comments

The 23-year-old had been working in China when he went missing on Monday night.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 24 March, 2014

Tánaiste announces €600k grant for planned €5m redevelopment of London GAA headquarters
# Investment
From The42
# Investment

Tánaiste announces €600k grant for planned €5m redevelopment of London GAA headquarters

Mar 24th 2014, 12:31 PM 11,502 Views 60 Comments

The new project was launched today in Croke Park.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 7 March, 2014

Irish embassies employ 21 full-time cooks, but our ambassadors are 'often acting like janitors'
# Not All Ferrero Rocher
# Not All Ferrero Rocher

Irish embassies employ 21 full-time cooks, but our ambassadors are 'often acting like janitors'

Mar 7th 2014, 6:00 AM 21,247 Views 51 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee has also heard details of how over €21 million in allowances is distributed among over 300 Irish officials serving abroad.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

Mar 6th 2014, 1:40 PM 7,828 Views 68 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'
# Holy See
# Holy See

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Mar 6th 2014, 12:43 PM 8,863 Views 39 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal
# Tensions
# Tensions

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

Feb 27th 2014, 1:58 PM 10,996 Views 63 Comments

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

Rehab, us and the EU and Scottish independence...Everything going on in Leinster House today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Rehab, us and the EU and Scottish independence...Everything going on in Leinster House today

Feb 27th 2014, 9:01 AM 3,866 Views 7 Comments

Last day of the week in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 3 January, 2014

Increase of 5 per cent in people using Passport Express
# Citizens
# Citizens

Increase of 5 per cent in people using Passport Express

Jan 3rd 2014, 5:13 PM 12,313 Views 43 Comments

A total of 631,186 passports were issued in 2013 – and 5 per cent more people used Passport Express.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Big jump in the number of Irish people getting married abroad
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Big jump in the number of Irish people getting married abroad

Dec 31st 2013, 11:29 AM 15,295 Views 38 Comments

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Italy was the most popular destination.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines

Dec 1st 2013, 2:44 PM 6,366 Views 45 Comments

The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Irish father killed in freak golf course accident in China
# John Walsh
# John Walsh

Irish father killed in freak golf course accident in China

Nov 13th 2013, 9:47 AM 40,080 Views 4 Comments

John Walsh, who was 39, had been working as ‘Lead Shaper’ at the Happy Valley club near Beijing since May.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Young Irish man dies suddenly in Las Vegas
# United States
# United States

Young Irish man dies suddenly in Las Vegas

Nov 3rd 2013, 4:31 PM 67,881 Views 25 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Graduates face tough recruitment process for jobs in Gilmore's department
# Hiring
# Hiring

Graduates face tough recruitment process for jobs in Gilmore's department

Oct 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 19,139 Views 86 Comments

Applicants will face numerous tests and interviews in order to bag one of the ten positions.

Irish embassy 'made contact with Greek police' over detention of Irishwoman's husband
# Greece
# Greece

Irish embassy 'made contact with Greek police' over detention of Irishwoman's husband

Oct 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 24,484 Views 30 Comments

Mark Marku has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with a number of armed robberies.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Department of Foreign Affairs operates 25 embassy Twitter accounts
# Twitter
# Twitter

Department of Foreign Affairs operates 25 embassy Twitter accounts

Oct 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,087 Views 7 Comments

The department also has two embassy Facebook accounts – for Sydney and New Dehli.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Dublin's Passport Office to move next year
# On The Move
# On The Move

Dublin's Passport Office to move next year

Oct 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 11,388 Views 15 Comments

New offices in Dublin city centre are being sought by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 23 September, 2013

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:53 PM 12,595 Views 117 Comments

It comes as the Red Cross revises down the death toll to 62. The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an updated warning for Irish nationals.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 5 September, 2013

"I hope that the Halawas will be home soon" - Eamon Gilmore
# Egypt
# Egypt

"I hope that the Halawas will be home soon" - Eamon Gilmore

Sep 5th 2013, 10:43 AM 5,751 Views 173 Comments

The Tánaiste says that the four Halawa siblings are receiving the same treatment that any Irish citizen would receive.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 30 August, 2013

Irish TV producer detained by police in Egypt
# Arrested
# Arrested

Irish TV producer detained by police in Egypt

Aug 30th 2013, 7:46 PM 11,870 Views 47 Comments

Russ Finn was working for broadcaster Al-Jazeera in Cairo. He has been held since Tuesday when he was arrested along with two colleagues.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

‘They are in good spirits’: Irish official visits Halawa siblings in Cairo jail
# Halawa Siblings
# Halawa Siblings

‘They are in good spirits’: Irish official visits Halawa siblings in Cairo jail

Aug 20th 2013, 4:28 PM 9,224 Views 108 Comments

The four Irish citizens continue to be detained in the Egyptian capital but have now been visited by an Irish consular official.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Irish women reportedly arrested after Cairo mosque stand-off
# Egypt
# Egypt

Irish women reportedly arrested after Cairo mosque stand-off

Aug 17th 2013, 8:24 PM 22,361 Views 240 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with Egyptian authorities to try to secure their safety.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad

Aug 11th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,393 Views 128 Comments

Minister of State Joe Costello told TheJournal.ie that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 9 August, 2013

Irish woman, 25, found dead in bed in Singapore
# RIP
# RIP

Irish woman, 25, found dead in bed in Singapore

Aug 9th 2013, 11:26 AM 67,296 Views 46 Comments

Orla Daly originally from Clontarf, Dublin was living and working in Queenstown, Singapore.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 25 July, 2013

77 dead, 143 injured in rail crash - "no indications" any Irish citizens were on board
# Spain
# Spain

77 dead, 143 injured in rail crash - "no indications" any Irish citizens were on board

Jul 25th 2013, 11:26 AM 7,318 Views 22 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore says the situation is “still developing”, but that there are no reports of any Irish citizens caught up in the tragedy.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Irish mother and daughter dead in suspected murder-suicide in Spain
# Costa Del Sol
# Costa Del Sol

Irish mother and daughter dead in suspected murder-suicide in Spain

Jun 27th 2013, 7:24 AM 22,813 Views 25 Comments

A family of three were found dead in an apartment in the southern Spanish town of Mijas yesterday evening

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 29 April, 2013

Mystery over ‘hijacking incident at Dublin Airport’ 37 years ago
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Mystery over ‘hijacking incident at Dublin Airport’ 37 years ago

Apr 29th 2013, 7:20 AM 33,939 Views 42 Comments

A Wikileaks cable contains limited information about an apparent hijacking incident at Dublin Airport in December 1976 but there are few other details about the event.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Gilmore kicks off St Patrick's Day programme with trip to Atlanta, Georgia
# Eamon Gilmore
# Eamon Gilmore

Gilmore kicks off St Patrick's Day programme with trip to Atlanta, Georgia

Mar 14th 2013, 7:26 AM 3,350 Views 46 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is also set to meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama during his trip.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Police in Mozambique investigate death of Irishman William Deasy
# Mozambique
# Mozambique

Police in Mozambique investigate death of Irishman William Deasy

Feb 26th 2013, 9:41 AM 7,647 Views 6 Comments

The Cork man is reported to have died while working for Kentz Engineering in the north east of the country.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Irishman dies following stabbing in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Irishman dies following stabbing in Australia

Feb 17th 2013, 10:24 AM 33,894 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said a number of family members will now be travelling to Perth.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Man appears in court over stabbing of Irishman in Perth
# Australia
# Australia

Man appears in court over stabbing of Irishman in Perth

Feb 12th 2013, 7:47 AM 13,229 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old victim is reported to originally be from Wexford and living in western Australia for the last several years.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 11 February, 2013

Irishman, 21, stabbed in western Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Irishman, 21, stabbed in western Australia

Feb 11th 2013, 11:44 AM 22,759 Views 18 Comments

The man is said to be in a critical condition. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is providing consular assistance.