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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Diplomacy

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# United Nations
North Korea could be getting an unexpected visitor
Ban Ki-moon will reportedly meet with Kim Jong-un later this week.
# Irish Abroad
10 times Irish people did us proud abroad
# flying the swag
Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011
If you think that’s steep, check out the previous government’s bill…
# War of Words
Top Obama official: Netanyahu is a "chickenshit"
The unnamed staffer also called the Israeli PM a “coward” in a newly published article.
# international diplomacy 101
Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late
# Michael Dwyer
Mother of Michael Dwyer: 'We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia'
Caroline Dwyer also described finally seeing the room where her son died.
# shade
Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre
So who won the Twitter war?
# political pressure
There's a campaign building seeking to expel the Israeli ambassador
The petition is set to be delivered to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
# War of Words
Prince Charles compared Putin to Hitler. 'Unroyal behaviour' says the Russian President
Charles reportedly made the comment to a Polish woman, who had fled the Nazis as a child.
# Diplomacy
Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no
The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.
# State Visit
"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit
The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.
# shot across the bow
"Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea
Almost worldwide condemnation.
# Diplomacy
Ireland has one unfilled ambassadorship - guess where it is?
No, not there.
# international relations
Here's what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today
Eamon Gilmore is spending three days in France ahead of St Patrick’s Day.
# hello again
Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it
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.
# Holy See
Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy
There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
# jfk50
New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death
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
Iran nuclear talks hit a snag
France has questioned whether proposed moves go far enough
Column: 'Facts invalidate Emer Costello's anecdotes about Gaza'
Israeli ambassador to Ireland responds to Irish MEP’s statements about Israeli policy.
# foreign intervention
Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion
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.
# Threat
US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns
The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.
# Diplomacy
Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN
The genocide expert and human rights champion sailed through on a 87-10 vote.
# Diplomacy
Nǐ hǎo: Eamon Gilmore is off to visit China today
The Tánaiste will meet senior Communist Party officials and try to sell Ireland as an attractive investment prospect.
# Diplomacy
Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan
The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.
# Wikileaks
Mystery over ‘hijacking incident at Dublin Airport’ 37 years ago
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.
# 1982
Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger
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.
# United States
Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State
The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.
# Appointments
Could Bill Clinton be the next US ambassador to Ireland?
One of the United States’ leading newspapers certainly thinks so…
# Middle East
Ireland likely to vote for increased Palestinian role at UN
The General Assembly will today vote on giving Palestine ‘non-member observer state’ – equivalent to the Holy See.
# Diplomacy
France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition
Francois Hollande said France will only recognise the opposition government as part of a series of steps to end the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Column: Ireland has to stay neutral on Scottish independence
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.
# Frenemies
Rory McIlroy plays down Tiger Woods rivalry
The Northern Irish golfer also described competing against his idol as “a dream come true”.
# Diplomacy
Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue"
The Tánaiste also described events in Syria as “an affront to humanity”.
# Totes Awks
In pics, videos: the 12 most awkward greetings of world leaders
It’s going to take a lot of diplomacy to smooth these over…
# US-Mexico relations
Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle?
Two US diplomats were injured in the incident yesterday which is now being investigated by both countries and has left many questions unanswered.
# Art
In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn
New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Diplomacy
Wikileaks, Ecuador condemn 'UK threat to storm' embassy for Assange
The Wikileaks founder continues in his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.
# Arms
UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty
Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.
# Ooops
Video, photos: the first controversy of London 2012 Olympics
North Korean team walked off the pitch after being mistakenly introduced alongside the South Korean flag.