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#Foreign Affairs

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Simon Coveney to raise settlement and evictions during Israel-Palestine trip
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney to raise settlement and evictions during Israel-Palestine trip

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,255 Views 22 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet with UN officials and civil society groups during four-day Middle East trip.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
# Kabul Airport
# Kabul Airport

Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 95,813 Views 147 Comments

At least 60 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan.

Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Nations warn of terror threat at Kabul airport

Aug 26th 2021, 7:24 AM 19,411 Views 12 Comments

Nearly 90,000 Afghans and foreigners have fled Afghanistan via the US-led airlift.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 23 August, 2021

Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Army Rangers being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation of Irish citizens

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 8:56 PM 60,102 Views 80 Comments

They are expected to arrive into Kabul on Thursday.

Coveney to open new Irish embassy on trip to Ukraine
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Coveney to open new Irish embassy on trip to Ukraine

Aug 23rd 2021, 6:51 AM 12,154 Views 14 Comments

Coveney will represent Ireland at the inaugural summit of the International Crimean Platform (ICP).

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Taliban escorted Meath woman to Kabul airport as 36 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan
# Irish In Afghanistan

Taliban escorted Meath woman to Kabul airport as 36 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 7:20 PM 73,313 Views 73 Comments

Aoife MacManus, one of the three Irish people who has left Afghanistan, spoke to Nuacht RTÉ this evening.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 13 August, 2021

Dept Foreign Affairs 'gravely concerned' over Taliban's offensive in Afghanistan
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Dept Foreign Affairs 'gravely concerned' over Taliban's offensive in Afghanistan

Aug 13th 2021, 5:55 PM 16,886 Views 29 Comments

The Taliban have taken four more provincial capitals in sweep across Afghan south.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 5 July, 2021

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 8:50 PM 28,792 Views 44 Comments

He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,593 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,837 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

# foreign-affairs - Friday 9 October, 2020

Simon Coveney: UK has given assurance that there is no block of Covid-19 Northern Ireland funding
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

Simon Coveney: UK has given assurance that there is no block of Covid-19 Northern Ireland funding

Oct 9th 2020, 10:11 AM 13,453 Views 20 Comments

Coveney said that he was told by Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis that “finance from London shouldn’t be a problem”.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Coronavirus: Several thousand Irish people could return from Canada in the coming days
# Flying Home
# Flying Home

Coronavirus: Several thousand Irish people could return from Canada in the coming days

Apr 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 67,390 Views 53 Comments

The government is warning Irish people on short-term visas to strongly consider coming home.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms
# Panama
# Panama

Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms

Mar 28th 2020, 2:18 PM 37,383 Views 39 Comments

Two people on board have reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 27 March, 2020

Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home

Mar 27th 2020, 9:17 AM 21,395 Views 22 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Peruvian Foreign Minister

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home
# Stranded Abroad
# Stranded Abroad

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 9:36 PM 56,050 Views 40 Comments

The majority of stranded Irish citizens are in Australia or New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War
# LE Aisling
# LE Aisling

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War

Feb 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,271 Views 58 Comments

The LÉ Aisling was sold by the Department of Defence in 2017 for €110,000 to a Dutch company.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million

Jan 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 14,735 Views 11 Comments

The Department also looked for €2 million to bolster Ireland’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Parents of Nora Quoirin meet with Irish Government officials over her death in Malaysia
# Malaysia
# Malaysia

Parents of Nora Quoirin meet with Irish Government officials over her death in Malaysia

Dec 18th 2019, 12:03 PM 15,303 Views 8 Comments

The parents of the 15-year-old believe there was a ‘criminal element’ involved in their daughter’s disappearance.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week
# Brexit
# Brexit

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 6:15 PM 21,384 Views 50 Comments

Tusk made his comments on Twitter.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 12 April, 2019

Just under €2 million was spent on roof repairs at the Irish Embassy in London last year
# Picking Up The Tab
# Picking Up The Tab

Just under €2 million was spent on roof repairs at the Irish Embassy in London last year

Apr 12th 2019, 6:05 AM 11,583 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was a “significant project” at the building on 17 Grosvenor Place.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier
# Travelling
# Travelling

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier

Jan 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,413 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 31 December, 2018

Irish embassies provided help to 344 citizens arrested abroad during a busy 2018
# Banged Up Abroad
# Banged Up Abroad

Irish embassies provided help to 344 citizens arrested abroad during a busy 2018

Dec 31st 2018, 12:34 PM 9,077 Views 8 Comments

Consular assistance was provided to Irish citizens in a range of circumstances this year.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Four-year-old Irish girl drowns in Spain
# Marbella
# Marbella

Four-year-old Irish girl drowns in Spain

Jul 31st 2018, 8:01 AM 48,259 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family of the girl.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 21 June, 2018

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays
# Holiday Plans
# Holiday Plans

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays

Jun 21st 2018, 10:23 AM 57,191 Views 84 Comments

It is “a matter of immense frustration” for staff that it’s taking longer than planned to process some applications, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 28 May, 2018

Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers

May 28th 2018, 9:48 AM 5,760 Views 50 Comments

The Tánaiste is due to go to Palestine and Israel next week.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Around 1,200 Irish detained overseas at any time
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Around 1,200 Irish detained overseas at any time

Apr 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,230 Views 25 Comments

The Tanaiste said it’s impossible to provide precise statistics as people don’t always want the Irish authorities to be informed.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy
# Salisbury
# Salisbury

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy

Mar 19th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,181 Views 48 Comments

Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

Mar 13th 2018, 9:02 PM 16,438 Views 103 Comments

Tensions are rising after the UK said it was likely Russia was behind a recent poisoning attack on an ex-spy.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 22 January, 2018

'No decision made' amid reports Israel may close Dublin embassy in cost-cutting move
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

'No decision made' amid reports Israel may close Dublin embassy in cost-cutting move

Jan 22nd 2018, 11:04 AM 21,087 Views 230 Comments

The Ballsbridge mission is the only embassy in western Europe that is slated for closure.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Everyone is shocked' - Roscommon community reels from death of teenager in tragic accident abroad
# Ballaghaderreen
# Ballaghaderreen

'Everyone is shocked' - Roscommon community reels from death of teenager in tragic accident abroad

Jan 15th 2018, 4:14 PM 51,737 Views 3 Comments

19-year-old Stephen O’Gara lost his life in a tragic road accident on the island of Lanzarote at the weekend.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'
# Column
# Column

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

Jan 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,169 Views 75 Comments

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident

Dec 20th 2017, 10:20 PM 45,264 Views 13 Comments

The man is reported to have been living in Thailand for some time.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:18 AM 10,566 Views 52 Comments

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives
# Tragic
# Tragic

Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives

Oct 18th 2017, 6:54 PM 123,703 Views 17 Comments

The cause of the 30-year-old Dublin man’s death is unclear at present.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?
# Wherefore Art Thou
# Wherefore Art Thou

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 21,443 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 17 August, 2017

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Aug 17th 2017, 8:17 PM 42,227 Views 135 Comments

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

Irishman in his 20s killed in Mexico
# Lazaro Cardenas
# Lazaro Cardenas

Irishman in his 20s killed in Mexico

Aug 17th 2017, 11:44 AM 34,000 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it is aware of the case.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 11 August, 2017

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000

Aug 11th 2017, 10:46 AM 23,480 Views 0 Comments

The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year
# Irish Neutrality
# Irish Neutrality

Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year

Jul 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 15,826 Views 20 Comments

427 applications have been approved.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi
# Crash
# Crash

Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi

Jul 20th 2017, 4:06 PM 21,673 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the incident.

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