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# diplomacy - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July
# Dan Rooney
From The Daily Edge
# Dan Rooney

In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July

Jul 4th 2012, 5:29 PM 9,647 Views 9 Comments

President Higgins may have competition for the most loveable elderly statesman in the Phoenix Park…

# diplomacy - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats
# Syria
# Syria

US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats

May 29th 2012, 4:40 PM 2,252 Views 18 Comments

Expulsions come in the wake of the killing of 108 people in Syria’s Houla area on Friday.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Mafia-style end for Australia's flawed Obama mugs
# Diplomacy
From The Daily Edge
# Diplomacy

Mafia-style end for Australia's flawed Obama mugs

May 23rd 2012, 12:54 PM 4,064 Views 1 Comment

200 mugs were commissioned for an abandoned visit to Australia in 2010 – but they spelt the President’s name wrong.

# diplomacy - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Hague brands Falklands ad a 'sad stunt'
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Hague brands Falklands ad a 'sad stunt'

May 5th 2012, 4:55 PM 5,342 Views 44 Comments

The British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has condemned Argentina’s provocative decision to film an Olympic promotional video on the Falkland Islands.

# diplomacy - Sunday 8 April, 2012

India and Pakistan seek to normalise strained relations
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

India and Pakistan seek to normalise strained relations

Apr 8th 2012, 11:30 AM 1,058 Views 3 Comments

President Asif Ali Zadari was making the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state in seven years.

# diplomacy - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down
# Syria
# Syria

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down

Mar 10th 2012, 7:00 PM 2,416 Views 7 Comments

Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.

# diplomacy - Friday 24 February, 2012

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference
# Action
# Action

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

Feb 24th 2012, 8:50 AM 1,712 Views 20 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Tunisia for discussions on how to help the Syrian people.

# diplomacy - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Why do China's leaders love visiting Shannon?
# Clare To There
# Clare To There

Why do China's leaders love visiting Shannon?

Feb 23rd 2012, 11:32 AM 7,107 Views 16 Comments

Newswhip’s Paul Quigley discovers how Shannon, Co Clare helped invent modern China.

# diplomacy - Monday 20 February, 2012

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day
# Chinese Visit
# Chinese Visit

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day

Feb 20th 2012, 7:44 AM 2,857 Views 21 Comments

The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.

# diplomacy - Friday 17 February, 2012

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty

Feb 17th 2012, 3:45 PM 1,954 Views 31 Comments

Amnesty International has said that that the government must be clear on concerns about China’s human rights abuses when the country’s Vice President visits Ireland this weekend.

# diplomacy - Thursday 16 February, 2012

New Papal Nuncio among new ambassadors accredited today
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

New Papal Nuncio among new ambassadors accredited today

Feb 16th 2012, 2:41 PM 3,832 Views 43 Comments

The most reverend Charles J Brown is one of three ambassadors who presented Letters of Credence to the President today.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Vatican closure will be reviewed "in its own good time" - Kenny
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Vatican closure will be reviewed "in its own good time" - Kenny

Feb 15th 2012, 11:10 AM 2,125 Views 56 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny accuses Micheál Martin of ‘hyping up’ the closure of Ireland’s embassy to the Holy See.

# diplomacy - Monday 13 February, 2012

Former diplomat says Ireland shouldn’t have closed Vatican embassy
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Former diplomat says Ireland shouldn’t have closed Vatican embassy

Feb 13th 2012, 12:01 PM 4,165 Views 63 Comments

Seán Donlon – a former chief civil servant and ambassador – says Ireland has lost the chance to influence Church policy.

# diplomacy - Monday 30 January, 2012

Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore

Jan 30th 2012, 4:39 PM 2,677 Views 60 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says it’s possible that a recovery in the public finances may allow Ireland to reopen its Holy See embassy.

# diplomacy - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza

Jan 28th 2012, 11:39 AM 1,238 Views 46 Comments

The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

The European Parliament has a new president... but who is he?
# Martin Schulz
# Martin Schulz

The European Parliament has a new president... but who is he?

Jan 17th 2012, 7:40 PM 2,512 Views 19 Comments

Well, he’s a former bookseller, a football fan – and Silvio Berlusconi once compared him to a concentration camp guard.

# diplomacy - Thursday 12 January, 2012

UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin

Jan 12th 2012, 9:54 AM 1,106 Views 3 Comments

Nick Clegg will meet with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Dublin tomorrow.

# diplomacy - Thursday 1 December, 2011

European powers pressure Iran following embassy attack
# Iran
# Iran

European powers pressure Iran following embassy attack

Dec 1st 2011, 8:40 AM 938 Views 5 Comments

France, Germany and the Netherlands have all recalled their ambassadors to Iran, while Italy and Norway are taking precautions. EU foreign ministers are to meet in Brussels today to discuss Iran and its disputed nuclear programme.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

France recalls ambassador to Iran
# France
# France

France recalls ambassador to Iran

Nov 30th 2011, 9:47 PM 2,601 Views 35 Comments

The French government’s move follows the UK’s decision to pull its diplomatic staff from Tehran and shut the Iranian embassy in London.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin

Nov 22nd 2011, 9:16 PM 2,323 Views 15 Comments

Eamon Gilmore discussed a range of issues with Nickolay Mladenov, who is making his first official visit to Ireland.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

# diplomacy - 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 3,006 Views 3 Comments

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

# diplomacy - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Column: Of course there is a pro-Israel lobby - but there is an anti-Israel lobby too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Of course there is a pro-Israel lobby - but there is an anti-Israel lobby too

Sep 29th 2011, 7:15 AM 138 Views 73 Comments

The Israel Ambassador in Ireland says he is tired of talk of an all-powerful Zionist lobby – a Jewish lobby exists, but it’s no different from the Irish lobby which exerted influence in the US, he argues…

# diplomacy - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

UN apologises over scuffle with Turkish PM's security
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

UN apologises over scuffle with Turkish PM's security

Sep 27th 2011, 9:34 AM 536 Views 0 Comments

A fight broke out as Erdogan rushed to hear the Palestinian president’s address to the General Assembly on Friday.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage
# Flag-gate
# Flag-gate

Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage

Sep 21st 2011, 6:59 AM 1,692 Views 25 Comments

A Sinn Féin TD has complained about the shortage of flagpoles in Dublin Castle – there’s only room for 26 counties.

# diplomacy - Friday 16 September, 2011

Libyan forces pull back after fierce battles in Gaddafi's hometown
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan forces pull back after fierce battles in Gaddafi's hometown

Sep 16th 2011, 7:01 PM 129 Views 0 Comments

Fighting between pro-Gaddafi and anti-regime fighers intensified today in Bani Walid as revolutionary forces advanced on Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown.

# diplomacy - Monday 12 September, 2011

Column: Whatever happens at the UN, the Israeli occupation will continue
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Whatever happens at the UN, the Israeli occupation will continue

Sep 12th 2011, 7:02 PM 108 Views 36 Comments

Kevin Squires of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign feels that even if statehood is granted to Palestinians this month, their struggle to secure human, political and national rights will continue.

Column: Why peace has eluded the Middle East
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why peace has eluded the Middle East

Sep 12th 2011, 7:01 PM 83 Views 6 Comments

Dr David Abrahamson feels the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is imperfect – and that neighbouring Arab countries have fostered the hope of a Palestinian state by refusing to absorb refugees.

Palestinian 'flying chair' UN campaign comes to Dublin
# Flying Visit
# Flying Visit

Palestinian 'flying chair' UN campaign comes to Dublin

Sep 12th 2011, 7:00 PM 471 Views 4 Comments

Chair upholstered in pale blue material to symbolise bid to have Palestinian state recognised as a member of United Nations.

Cameron and Putin meet for talks during rare visit
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Cameron and Putin meet for talks during rare visit

Sep 12th 2011, 9:35 AM 142 Views 0 Comments

The British PM is in Moscow for talks aimed at rebuilding relations between the two countries.

# diplomacy - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Column: The Palestinian people have an inalienable right to independence
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Palestinian people have an inalienable right to independence

Sep 3rd 2011, 9:15 AM 120 Views 81 Comments

The Ambassador of the Mission of Palestine in Ireland writes that asking the UN to endorse a Palestinian state should not affect the chance of achieving peace and co-operation with Israel.

# diplomacy - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace?

Aug 31st 2011, 8:10 AM 41 Views 96 Comments

The Israeli Ambassador to Ireland writes that a bid to have an independent Palestinian state recognised by the UN, to live side by side with Israel, cannot be achieved in the present climate of violence.

# diplomacy - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants
# Gaza Strip
# Gaza Strip

Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants

Aug 21st 2011, 1:41 PM 565 Views 31 Comments

Rocket and mortar attacks hit an empty school and dozens of other targets as diplomats try to quell the violence.

# diplomacy - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Brawling US and Chinese teams say sorry - and swap souvenirs
# Time Out
# Time Out

Brawling US and Chinese teams say sorry - and swap souvenirs

Aug 20th 2011, 4:03 PM 304 Views 3 Comments

Joe Biden looked on in dismay as a basketball game meant to cement goodwill between US and China descends into a brawl – but it’s all okay now…

# diplomacy - Monday 8 August, 2011

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence
# Syria
# Syria

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

Aug 8th 2011, 3:24 PM 165 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.

# diplomacy - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Pardew rubbishes Barton truce rumours
# Diplomacy
From The42
# Diplomacy

Pardew rubbishes Barton truce rumours

Aug 4th 2011, 11:25 AM 241 Views 0 Comments

Alan Pardew has moved to halt the growing momentum behind rumours of a deal struck between Newcastle bosses and the renegade midfielder.

# diplomacy - 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 2,380 Views 15 Comments

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

# diplomacy - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Thatcher told that Haughey may have been "Ireland's answer to JR"
# Charles JR Haughey
# Charles JR Haughey

Thatcher told that Haughey may have been "Ireland's answer to JR"

Jun 23rd 2011, 10:47 AM 1,853 Views 26 Comments

Robert Haydon,who was the UK’s ambassador to Ireland in 1980, warned Margaret Thatcher that Haughey was a “wily” man and “no friend of ours” according to newly-released documents.

# diplomacy - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head

Jun 21st 2011, 8:52 PM 108 Views 2 Comments

The South Korean will remain as Secretary-General for another five years, with unanimous backing from the assembly.