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#Diplomatic Relations

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama
# Kim Darroch
# Kim Darroch

Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama

Jul 14th 2019, 8:16 AM 20,924 Views 42 Comments

Kim Darroch described pulling out of the nuclear deal as an “act of diplomatic vandalism”.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

Mar 28th 2018, 7:01 AM 12,961 Views 39 Comments

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 29 September, 2017

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'
# American Embassy
# American Embassy

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

Sep 29th 2017, 7:16 PM 11,059 Views 14 Comments

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin
# Interview
# Interview

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin

Feb 5th 2017, 6:24 PM 26,358 Views 125 Comments

Trump was speaking in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 26 December, 2016

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

Dec 26th 2016, 9:21 AM 21,967 Views 48 Comments

Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

Dec 13th 2016, 12:55 PM 7,170 Views 25 Comments

President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed hundreds of families to the Áras on Saturday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader

Dec 1st 2016, 9:30 AM 14,252 Views 69 Comments

Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 15 August, 2016

Turkey demands answers after Swedish minister accuses country of legalising sex with children
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Turkey demands answers after Swedish minister accuses country of legalising sex with children

Aug 15th 2016, 5:34 PM 28,264 Views 70 Comments

They’re fighting with Austria, too.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again
# New Beginnings
# New Beginnings

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

Dec 17th 2014, 6:06 PM 12,845 Views 41 Comments

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South
# Frosty Relations
# Frosty Relations

Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South

Aug 14th 2014, 10:09 PM 15,850 Views 24 Comments

South Korea had asked for Catholics from North Korea to come to an event with the Pope, but the North declined.

# diplomatic-relations - Saturday 26 July, 2014

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes
# Trouble
# Trouble

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

Jul 26th 2014, 2:01 PM 5,373 Views 51 Comments

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 25 July, 2014

Israeli attack on UN school an "atrocity" --- Charlie Flanagan
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Israeli attack on UN school an "atrocity" --- Charlie Flanagan

Jul 25th 2014, 4:28 PM 8,920 Views 99 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister has expressed his “grave concerns” to Israel’s ambassador over the attack, in which 15 people died.

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 20 July, 2014

How Ireland has spent almost €100,000 on election monitoring in other countries this year
# Above Board
# Above Board

How Ireland has spent almost €100,000 on election monitoring in other countries this year

Jul 20th 2014, 2:35 PM 5,604 Views 16 Comments

The vast majority was spent on sending people to Ukraine.

# diplomatic-relations - Saturday 12 July, 2014

So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?

Jul 12th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,313 Views 40 Comments

Pretty well, it turns out…

# diplomatic-relations - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen
# Detente
# Detente

Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen

Apr 5th 2014, 6:32 PM 13,955 Views 167 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams confirmed this evening that McGuinness is to accept the invitation as part of the “new and positive relationship between Ireland and Britain”.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 20 March, 2014

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

Mar 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 12,378 Views 191 Comments

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal
# Tensions
# Tensions

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

Feb 27th 2014, 1:58 PM 10,967 Views 63 Comments

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

# diplomatic-relations - 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 15,249 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.

New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore
# Ciao
# Ciao

New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore

Jan 21st 2014, 8:40 PM 5,363 Views 47 Comments

The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.

# diplomatic-relations - 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 5,754 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

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Caroline Kennedy rumoured to be next US ambassador to Japan
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Caroline Kennedy rumoured to be next US ambassador to Japan

Apr 2nd 2013, 8:52 AM 7,285 Views 9 Comments

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F Kennedy, has long been a supporter of Barack Obama and is believed to be in the advanced stages of the selection process.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket
# Tensions
# Tensions

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

Dec 12th 2012, 7:50 AM 6,877 Views 59 Comments

America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today

Nov 1st 2012, 6:45 AM 3,582 Views 59 Comments

The two will have a lot to talk about.

# diplomatic-relations - 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 6,239 Views 5 Comments

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

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 17 August, 2012

Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador?

Aug 17th 2012, 10:31 AM 9,444 Views 161 Comments

The UK says it has an obligation to extradite Assange to Sweden – but opponents claim he is being persecuted for political reasons. What do you think?

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gilmore to discuss Syria, Egypt and Iran with other EU foreign ministers
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Gilmore to discuss Syria, Egypt and Iran with other EU foreign ministers

Jun 25th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,296 Views 12 Comments

Foreign ministers from across Europe are holding their monthly meeting in Luxembourg today.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street
# Bye Elmo
# Bye Elmo

US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street

Jun 5th 2012, 11:40 AM 2,947 Views 12 Comments

The US has withdrawn its $20 million funding for the programme amid reports of corruption.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?
# Ni Hao
# Ni Hao

Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?

Mar 27th 2012, 4:39 PM 5,696 Views 32 Comments

Enda Kenny met Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing today as part of his four-day visit.

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today
# International Relations
# International Relations

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today

Mar 25th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,492 Views 62 Comments

Enda Kenny is due to meet with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing during the four-day visit to promote trade and investment in Ireland.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 24 February, 2012

Taoiseach meets Angela Merkel and 'Super Mario'
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Taoiseach meets Angela Merkel and 'Super Mario'

Feb 24th 2012, 7:34 AM 2,545 Views 23 Comments

Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Feb 21st 2012, 3:56 PM 2,289 Views 39 Comments

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 20 February, 2012

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras
# Chinese Visit
# Chinese Visit

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras

Feb 20th 2012, 4:11 PM 4,446 Views 22 Comments

The president hosted the Chinese vice president at Áras an Uachtaráin – and here’s what happened in photos.

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

Feb 20th 2012, 10:36 AM 1,561 Views 27 Comments

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

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 2,812 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.

# diplomatic-relations - 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 1,941 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.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 27 January, 2012

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East

Jan 27th 2012, 9:14 AM 1,074 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his four day visit.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 23 January, 2012

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme

Jan 23rd 2012, 11:03 AM 990 Views 17 Comments

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy
# Iran
# Iran

UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy

Nov 30th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,144 Views 16 Comments

British diplomatic staff in Iran have been withdrawn following an attack on its embassy in Tehran yesterday – during which protesters shouting “Death to England” smashed windows, burned British flags and set a car alight.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Fianna Fáil attacks government over closure of Vatican embassy
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Fianna Fáil attacks government over closure of Vatican embassy

Nov 17th 2011, 12:48 PM 2,619 Views 64 Comments

Eamon O’Cuiv hit out at Eamon Gilmore in the Dáil this morning saying he didn’t believe that the government had made the decision for financial reasons.

# diplomatic-relations - 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 2,937 Views 3 Comments

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

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