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# Department of Foreign Affairs

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Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to Bahamas
A travel advisory warns against all non-essential travel to the Bahamas, with Hurricane Irene set to hit within 48 hours.
Government officials intervene as Irish J1 students warned over faked passport ploy
Students under 21 are warned not to doctor their passports, after a number of Irish are caught falsifying their documents.
Diplomacy isn’t free: what Ireland’s 75 embassies cost us last year
Oireachtas figures reveal the overall cost of operating Ireland’s embassies and consulates overseas.
Irishman fighting for his life after Canberra assault
The Department of Foreign Affairs is offering consular assistance to the family of the injured 41-year-old Irishman.
Irish woman held in Israel over 'flytilla' protest
Dee Murphy was “handcuffed and shackled” on arrival at Tel Aviv airport, according to reports.
The Daily Fix: Friday
The world is ending tomorrow (we’re told) so here it is: the last ever wrap-up of the day’s news.
Mother awaits news of Irish victim in Air France crash
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 dismisses Fianna Fáil criticism of "hands-off" Gilmore
Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins says Irish citizens in Tokyo have been forced to turn to other embassies seeking advice.
Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.
Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
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
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
People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.
Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact
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
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 defends its handling of Libyan evacuation
Five more Irish citizens arrived home safely yesterday. One described the Department’s handling of the situation as “diabolical”.
Irish team leads evacuation of 16 EU citizens from Libya
The Irish government jet is one of the last to leave Tripoli, after seeing the evacuation of 3 Irish and 13 other EU citizens.
Some Irish nationals evacuated from Libya but 27 still remain
The consular assistance team that had been on the ground in Tripoli has now left the country for the night.
Department issues appeal for Irish citizens in Libya
UN and NATO hold emergency meetings on Libya
Rush to evacuate ex-pats from Libya as international leaders meet to consider their response to the increasing unrest.
Irish Air Corps to make second attempt to evacuate Irish people in Libya
The Department of Foreign Affairs will attempt to put a crisis management team including the Irish Ambassador to Italy on the ground in Tripoli today.
Concerns remain over two Irish people missing after New Zealand earthquake
A total of 98 people have now been confirmed dead with hundreds more fatalities expected in Christchurch.
Libyans in Ireland call for support of government
In a letter to be delivered to the Department of Foreign Affairs today, Libyans call on the Irish government, the EU and the UN to condemn the actions of the Libyan authorities.
Russia threatens to retaliate over passport row
Russia’s deputy foreign minister has warned his country will retaliate after the expulsion of diplomat
Russian diplomat expelled from Ireland over forged passports
Dept of Foreign Affairs has asked a staff member of the Russian embassy to leave the country following a garda investigation into the use of Irish passports.
European leaders meet to secure permanent bailout fund
Heads of government meet in Brussels to make a permanent bailout fund before Germany can rule the current one void.
Government targeted US-Shannon flights to dampen election criticism - WikiLeaks
The US government considered a civil case against five Irish anti-war protestors, according to the first WikiLeaks document on Ireland.
The first Irish WikiLeak: the full contents
The full transcript of the leaked memo written by ambassador James C Kenny on the US attitude to flights at Shannon.
Irish man killed in New Zealand crash is named
One Irishman died and another was injured in a road accident in New Zealand on Friday.