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#Department of Foreign Affairs

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Shannon Airport could become international 'humanitarian hub'
# Shannon
# Shannon

Shannon Airport could become international 'humanitarian hub'

Nov 23rd 2011, 8:46 AM 2,784 Views 15 Comments

The Government has commissioned a feasibility study on developing the airport as a centre for international aid.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Irishman killed in car accident at Dutch campsite
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Irishman killed in car accident at Dutch campsite

Nov 15th 2011, 9:02 AM 2,244 Views 1 Comment

The 38-year-old was accidentally crushed in his car while parking at the site in Limburg on Sunday afternoon.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 13 November, 2011

In pictures: More Bangkok residents urged to leave city as flooding worsens
# Thailand
# Thailand

In pictures: More Bangkok residents urged to leave city as flooding worsens

Nov 13th 2011, 12:48 PM 487 Views 2 Comments

Although floodwaters are receding in other parts of the country, residents in the capital are being warned of further problems.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 11 November, 2011

Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today
# Gaza
# Gaza

Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today

Nov 11th 2011, 8:40 AM 725 Views 42 Comments

It follows yesterday’s confusion which saw only five of the seven activists due to fly home actually landing in Dublin late last night.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 10 November, 2011

DFA lodges complaint after seven Gaza activists miss flight home
# Gaza
# Gaza

DFA lodges complaint after seven Gaza activists miss flight home

Nov 10th 2011, 8:36 AM 1,130 Views 78 Comments

Half of the 14 Irish activists detained last week were due to home today but missed their flight.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends
# Gaza
# Gaza

Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends

Nov 8th 2011, 3:37 PM 960 Views 19 Comments

Arrangements are being made for the 14 Irish activists who were on a solidarity mission to the Gaza Strip to return home.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 4 November, 2011

Eleven new ambassadors nominated by the government
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Eleven new ambassadors nominated by the government

Nov 4th 2011, 2:51 PM 3,032 Views 3 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a major reshuffle of Irish ambassadors to European and Asian countries.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Ireland sends €300,000 in aid to Turkish quake victims
# Aid
# Aid

Ireland sends €300,000 in aid to Turkish quake victims

Oct 27th 2011, 8:11 AM 449 Views 47 Comments

Sunday’s 7.2-mag earthquake killed hundreds and left thousands homeless or reluctant to return to their damaged properties.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Man arrested in Poland over rape of Irish woman
# Poland
# Poland

Man arrested in Poland over rape of Irish woman

Oct 12th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,713 Views 1 Comment

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to a young Irish woman who was beaten and raped after attending a conference in Poland.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 18 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Sep 18th 2011, 7:42 PM 2,170 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Martin McGuinness discusses his IRA past; who will Fianna Fáil be backing for the Áras; and what it’s like to fly over the world.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 16 September, 2011

Irish man charged with drug smuggling at Brazil airport
# Brazil
# Brazil

Irish man charged with drug smuggling at Brazil airport

Sep 16th 2011, 10:26 AM 2,963 Views 9 Comments

An image has been released of 72 cocaine packages allegedly inside the man’s stomach.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Six-year-old Irish girl abducted and brought to Syria
# May Assad Monaghan
# May Assad Monaghan

Six-year-old Irish girl abducted and brought to Syria

Sep 10th 2011, 2:12 PM 3,104 Views 13 Comments

Six-year-old May Assad Monaghan was taken by her father from Cyprus on Wednesday and brought to Syria. He is demanding that her Irish mother travel to Syria to live with them.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland support Palestine's bid for full UN membership?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland support Palestine's bid for full UN membership?

Sep 4th 2011, 12:12 PM 5,880 Views 120 Comments

Ireland won’t decide how to vote on Palestine’s application until the wording is finalised. How do you think Ireland should vote?

Ireland undecided on Palestinian bid for full UN membership
# Palestine
# Palestine

Ireland undecided on Palestinian bid for full UN membership

Sep 4th 2011, 11:48 AM 832 Views 16 Comments

The government won’t decide on a response to Palestine’s call for statehood until a formal wording is published, a spokesman says.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 26 August, 2011

Ireland contributes €100k to emergency medical supplies for Tripoli
# Libya
# Libya

Ireland contributes €100k to emergency medical supplies for Tripoli

Aug 26th 2011, 7:00 PM 184 Views 22 Comments

Serious medical supply and staff shortages have left Tripoli hospitals unable to cope with the level of casualties from the Libyan conflict.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to Bahamas
# Hurricane Irene
# Hurricane Irene

Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to Bahamas

Aug 24th 2011, 1:56 PM 224 Views 0 Comments

A travel advisory warns against all non-essential travel to the Bahamas, with Hurricane Irene set to hit within 48 hours.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy
# Fake Passports
# Fake Passports

Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy

Aug 17th 2011, 8:49 PM 8,181 Views 26 Comments

Students under 21 are warned not to doctor their passports, after a number of Irish are caught falsifying their documents.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Diplomacy isn’t free: what Ireland’s 75 embassies cost us last year
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Diplomacy isn’t free: what Ireland’s 75 embassies cost us last year

Jul 27th 2011, 6:01 PM 2,384 Views 15 Comments

Oireachtas figures reveal the overall cost of operating Ireland’s embassies and consulates overseas.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 25 July, 2011

Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault
# Australia
# Australia

Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault

Jul 25th 2011, 11:32 AM 1,169 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is offering consular assistance to the family of the injured 41-year-old Irishman.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Irish woman held in Israel over 'flytilla' protest
# Flytilla
# Flytilla

Irish woman held in Israel over 'flytilla' protest

Jul 10th 2011, 1:31 PM 924 Views 57 Comments

Dee Murphy was “handcuffed and shackled” on arrival at Tel Aviv airport, according to reports.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 20 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

May 20th 2011, 7:56 PM 2,793 Views 0 Comments

The world is ending tomorrow (we’re told) so here it is: the last ever wrap-up of the day’s news.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Mother awaits news of Irish victim in Air France crash
# Air France
# Air France

Mother awaits news of Irish victim in Air France crash

Apr 5th 2011, 1:24 PM 2,379 Views 0 Comments

Irish officials in Paris are in contact with the airline in the hope of recovering the bodies of the two Irish victims who were never found.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 18 March, 2011

Department dismisses Fianna Fáil criticism of "hands-off" Gilmore
# Japan
# Japan

Department dismisses Fianna Fáil criticism of "hands-off" Gilmore

Mar 18th 2011, 2:12 PM 1,235 Views 0 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins says Irish citizens in Tokyo have been forced to turn to other embassies seeking advice.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

Mar 11th 2011, 9:24 PM 3,646 Views 0 Comments

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 9:10 PM 1,564 Views 2 Comments

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Mar 11th 2011, 7:34 PM 1,169 Views 0 Comments

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people
# Japan Earthquake
# Japan Earthquake

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

Mar 11th 2011, 4:32 PM 1,892 Views 0 Comments

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake
# Bad Science
# Bad Science

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Mar 11th 2011, 3:59 PM 3,341 Views 11 Comments

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded
# Japan
# Japan

In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Mar 11th 2011, 2:40 PM 10,183 Views 0 Comments

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland
# Japan Tsunami
# Japan Tsunami

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Mar 11th 2011, 2:39 PM 1,308 Views 0 Comments

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage
# Pacific
# Pacific

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Mar 11th 2011, 2:26 PM 2,629 Views 0 Comments

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path
# Tsunami
# Tsunami

In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Mar 11th 2011, 1:42 PM 15,126 Views 0 Comments

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

Mar 11th 2011, 1:39 PM 19,528 Views 0 Comments

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.

Department of Foreign Affairs sets up crisis centre for Japan tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

Department of Foreign Affairs sets up crisis centre for Japan tsunami

Mar 11th 2011, 1:20 PM 2,700 Views 0 Comments

The department estimates that there are around 2,000 Irish citizens in Japan. Relatives and friends of people in Japan are asked to contact the crisis centre for information.

Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs

Mar 11th 2011, 12:47 PM 1,683 Views 0 Comments

People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact

Mar 11th 2011, 12:01 PM 7,912 Views 0 Comments

The Pacific tsunami has hit Taiwan causing minimal damage – it is due to hit the vulnerable Indonesia islandssoon.

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
# Pacific Tsunami
# Pacific Tsunami

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

Mar 11th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,913 Views 0 Comments

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Department of Foreign Affairs defends its handling of Libyan evacuation
# Libya
# Libya

Department of Foreign Affairs defends its handling of Libyan evacuation

Mar 1st 2011, 10:02 AM 575 Views 0 Comments

Five more Irish citizens arrived home safely yesterday. One described the Department’s handling of the situation as “diabolical”.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Irish team leads evacuation of 16 EU citizens from Libya
# Libya
# Libya

Irish team leads evacuation of 16 EU citizens from Libya

Feb 27th 2011, 9:01 PM 1,212 Views 0 Comments

The Irish government jet is one of the last to leave Tripoli, after seeing the evacuation of 3 Irish and 13 other EU citizens.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 25 February, 2011

Some Irish nationals evacuated from Libya but 27 still remain
# Libya
# Libya

Some Irish nationals evacuated from Libya but 27 still remain

Feb 25th 2011, 6:12 PM 884 Views 0 Comments

The consular assistance team that had been on the ground in Tripoli has now left the country for the night.