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#Diplomacy

# diplomacy - Monday 16 March, 2015

Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011
# Flying The Swag
# Flying The Swag

Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011

Mar 16th 2015, 6:30 AM 13,431 Views 82 Comments

If you think that’s steep, check out the previous government’s bill…

# diplomacy - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"

Oct 29th 2014, 8:36 AM 10,029 Views 42 Comments

The unnamed staffer also called the Israeli PM a “coward” in a newly published article.

# diplomacy - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late
# International Diplomacy 101
# International Diplomacy 101

Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late

Oct 16th 2014, 8:41 PM 63,107 Views 78 Comments

Oops.

# diplomacy - Monday 22 September, 2014

Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'
# Michael Dwyer
# Michael Dwyer

Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'

Sep 22nd 2014, 2:27 PM 12,695 Views 18 Comments

Caroline Dwyer also described finally seeing the room where her son died.

# diplomacy - Friday 29 August, 2014

Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre
# Shade
From The Daily Edge
# Shade

Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre

Aug 29th 2014, 1:16 PM 24,879 Views 109 Comments

So who won the Twitter war?

# diplomacy - Sunday 20 July, 2014

There's a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador
# Political Pressure
# Political Pressure

There's a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador

Jul 20th 2014, 3:02 PM 17,252 Views 228 Comments

The petition is set to be delivered to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

# diplomacy - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. 'Unroyal behaviour' says the Russian President
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. 'Unroyal behaviour' says the Russian President

May 24th 2014, 4:09 PM 7,091 Views 88 Comments

Charles reportedly made the comment to a Polish woman, who had fled the Nazis as a child.

# diplomacy - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no

May 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 3,204 Views 26 Comments

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

# diplomacy - Friday 11 April, 2014

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit
# State Visit
# State Visit

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit

Apr 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 16,333 Views 43 Comments

The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

"Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea
# Shot Across The Bow
# Shot Across The Bow

"Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea

Mar 19th 2014, 7:55 AM 14,108 Views 173 Comments

Almost worldwide condemnation.

Ireland has one unfilled ambassadorship - guess where it is?
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Ireland has one unfilled ambassadorship - guess where it is?

Mar 19th 2014, 6:45 AM 31,588 Views 17 Comments

No, not there.

# diplomacy - Friday 14 March, 2014

Here's what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today
# International Relations
# International Relations

Here's what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today

Mar 14th 2014, 7:59 AM 4,362 Views 17 Comments

Eamon Gilmore is spending three days in France ahead of St Patrick’s Day.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it
# Hello Again
# Hello Again

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Jan 21st 2014, 10:49 PM 15,269 Views 165 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.

# diplomacy - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy
# Holy See
# Holy See

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,764 Views 13 Comments

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

# diplomacy - Friday 22 November, 2013

New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death
# Jfk50
# Jfk50

New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death

Nov 22nd 2013, 2:20 PM 10,906 Views 6 Comments

Just nine days after JFK’s funeral, the Irish Ambassador to the US penned a report to Seán Lemass and the Government, outlining the differences between Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson.

# diplomacy - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Iran nuclear talks hit a snag
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Iran nuclear talks hit a snag

Nov 9th 2013, 5:55 PM 5,363 Views 16 Comments

France has questioned whether proposed moves go far enough

# diplomacy - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Column: 'Facts invalidate Emer Costello's anecdotes about Gaza'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Facts invalidate Emer Costello's anecdotes about Gaza'

Nov 7th 2013, 11:56 AM 38 Views 105 Comments

Israeli ambassador to Ireland responds to Irish MEP’s statements about Israeli policy.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion
# Foreign Intervention
# Foreign Intervention

Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion

Aug 28th 2013, 6:21 PM 4,722 Views 125 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs described the deliberate use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria as “a very serious war crime” – but called for diplomacy rather than an invasion.

# diplomacy - Friday 2 August, 2013

US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns
# Threat
# Threat

US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns

Aug 2nd 2013, 10:35 AM 7,029 Views 37 Comments

The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.

Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN

Aug 2nd 2013, 8:36 AM 7,991 Views 44 Comments

The genocide expert and human rights champion sailed through on a 87-10 vote.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Nǐ hǎo: Eamon Gilmore is off to visit China today
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Nǐ hǎo: Eamon Gilmore is off to visit China today

Jul 30th 2013, 8:34 AM 3,603 Views 73 Comments

The Tánaiste will meet senior Communist Party officials and try to sell Ireland as an attractive investment prospect.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan

Jul 24th 2013, 10:09 PM 8,553 Views 15 Comments

The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.

# diplomacy - 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 33,912 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.

# diplomacy - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger
# 1982
# 1982

Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger

Dec 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 24,736 Views 62 Comments

One of the most controversial incidents of the Falklands War saw a change in the Irish government’s approach to the conflict and a considerable backlash from the British media and public.

# diplomacy - Friday 21 December, 2012

Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State
# United States
# United States

Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State

Dec 21st 2012, 8:03 PM 6,276 Views 9 Comments

The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.

# diplomacy - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Could Bill Clinton be the next US ambassador to Ireland?
# Appointments
# Appointments

Could Bill Clinton be the next US ambassador to Ireland?

Dec 1st 2012, 12:23 PM 9,871 Views 45 Comments

One of the United States’ leading newspapers certainly thinks so…

# diplomacy - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Ireland likely to vote for increased Palestinian role at UN
# Middle East
# Middle East

Ireland likely to vote for increased Palestinian role at UN

Nov 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,261 Views 16 Comments

The General Assembly will today vote on giving Palestine ‘non-member observer state’ – equivalent to the Holy See.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition

Nov 14th 2012, 9:18 AM 2,619 Views 5 Comments

Francois Hollande said France will only recognise the opposition government as part of a series of steps to end the Bashar al-Assad regime.

# diplomacy - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Column: Ireland has to stay neutral on Scottish independence
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland has to stay neutral on Scottish independence

Oct 20th 2012, 12:00 PM 50 Views 54 Comments

We’ve always decried interference into our affairs on this island – it would serve us well to afford the same approach to the 2014 referendum in Scotland.

# diplomacy - Monday 8 October, 2012

Rory McIlroy plays down Tiger Woods rivalry
# Frenemies
From The42
# Frenemies

Rory McIlroy plays down Tiger Woods rivalry

Oct 8th 2012, 10:46 PM 813 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Irish golfer also described competing against his idol as “a dream come true”.

# diplomacy - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue"
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue"

Sep 29th 2012, 12:22 PM 5,611 Views 54 Comments

The Tánaiste also described events in Syria as “an affront to humanity”.

# diplomacy - Sunday 2 September, 2012

In pics, videos: the 12 most awkward greetings of world leaders
# Totes Awks
From The Daily Edge
# Totes Awks

In pics, videos: the 12 most awkward greetings of world leaders

Sep 2nd 2012, 8:45 AM 17,573 Views 10 Comments

It’s going to take a lot of diplomacy to smooth these over…

# diplomacy - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle?
# US-Mexico Relations
# US-Mexico Relations

Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle?

Aug 25th 2012, 3:19 PM 10,095 Views 19 Comments

Two US diplomats were injured in the incident yesterday which is now being investigated by both countries and has left many questions unanswered.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn
# Art
From The Daily Edge
# Art

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:45 AM 6,265 Views 5 Comments

New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…

# diplomacy - Sunday 19 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 19th 2012, 7:57 PM 9,152 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

# diplomacy - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Wikileaks, Ecuador condemn 'UK threat to storm' embassy for Assange
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Wikileaks, Ecuador condemn 'UK threat to storm' embassy for Assange

Aug 16th 2012, 8:28 AM 4,076 Views 37 Comments

The Wikileaks founder continues in his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.

# diplomacy - Friday 27 July, 2012

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty
# Arms
# Arms

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty

Jul 27th 2012, 9:12 PM 1,962 Views 4 Comments

Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.

# diplomacy - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Video, photos: the first controversy of London 2012 Olympics
# Ooops
# Ooops

Video, photos: the first controversy of London 2012 Olympics

Jul 26th 2012, 8:18 AM 7,644 Views 17 Comments

North Korean team walked off the pitch after being mistakenly introduced alongside the South Korean flag.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

London 2012: North Korean women's footballers delay opener in flag dispute
# London 2012
# London 2012

London 2012: North Korean women's footballers delay opener in flag dispute

Jul 25th 2012, 8:29 PM 9,766 Views 55 Comments

The North Korean team reportedly refused to play in Hampden Park – because the South Korean flag was shown on screen.

# diplomacy - Monday 16 July, 2012

Bradley Manning trial: Lawyers ask court to drop 'break-in' charge
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Bradley Manning trial: Lawyers ask court to drop 'break-in' charge

Jul 16th 2012, 7:07 PM 4,493 Views 5 Comments

Attorneys at Manning’s military pre-trial hearings say the US Army Private had permission to read the ‘Cablegate’ files.