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#Foreign Affairs

# 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 15,828 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.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Over 500,000 passports issued in the first half of 2017
# Increased Demand
# Increased Demand

Over 500,000 passports issued in the first half of 2017

Jul 19th 2017, 4:25 PM 13,327 Views 63 Comments

That’s a 10% increase on applications compared to last year.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 17 July, 2017

Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event
# Appeal
# Appeal

Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event

Jul 17th 2017, 6:40 PM 21,037 Views 0 Comments

Brian Murphy publicly apologised today in his bid to have his recorded conviction for a public order offence overturned.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?

Jul 15th 2017, 12:05 AM 148,965 Views 168 Comments

Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 14 July, 2017

Irish woman dies in East Africa
# RIP
# RIP

Irish woman dies in East Africa

Jul 14th 2017, 7:36 PM 23,732 Views 4 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says that it is providing consular assistance in the case.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'
# Secret Vote
# Secret Vote

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'

May 4th 2017, 3:15 PM 13,285 Views 118 Comments

“Ireland has a long-standing and proud record in the area of women’s rights and children’s rights,” Minister Flanagan said.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time
# Egypt
# Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Apr 26th 2017, 5:13 PM 20,457 Views 108 Comments

Concerns have been raised about his health.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 31 March, 2017

Irish pensioner arrested in Cyprus after loaded guns and crossbow found in his home
# Arrested
# Arrested

Irish pensioner arrested in Cyprus after loaded guns and crossbow found in his home

Mar 31st 2017, 7:40 PM 14,265 Views 2 Comments

The man is being questioned by police.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law
# West Bank
# West Bank

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law

Feb 7th 2017, 9:48 PM 10,121 Views 86 Comments

The EU’s foreign policy chief says it “crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights”.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Egyptian president 'willing' to use pardon powers for Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa
# Ibrahim Halawa

Egyptian president 'willing' to use pardon powers for Ibrahim Halawa

Jan 17th 2017, 6:30 PM 34,416 Views 23 Comments

The Irishman’s trial was delayed for an 18th time today.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986
# War Games
# War Games

'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986

Dec 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 15,661 Views 4 Comments

A number of incidents involving Irish trawlers and foreign submarines were reported in 1986.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 26 December, 2016

Charlie Flanagan's gift of choice? A bog oak pen
# Practical
# Practical

Charlie Flanagan's gift of choice? A bog oak pen

Dec 26th 2016, 7:15 AM 9,866 Views 16 Comments

Politicians do write a lot.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015

Oct 27th 2016, 7:16 AM 8,249 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report for 2015, which also highlights an increase in passports issued.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Minister called to intervene in case of Irish citizen detained in Iran
# Homa Hoodfar
# Homa Hoodfar

Minister called to intervene in case of Irish citizen detained in Iran

Sep 18th 2016, 5:05 PM 16,430 Views 49 Comments

Homa Hoodfar (65) is a professor and anthropologist based in Canada and is an Irish citizen from her first marriage.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Terry Wogan to receive posthumous Irish diaspora award
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Terry Wogan to receive posthumous Irish diaspora award

Sep 17th 2016, 12:51 PM 10,010 Views 33 Comments

“He always reflected all that is good about Ireland and the Irish community in Britain.”

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?

Aug 30th 2016, 8:03 PM 29,487 Views 37 Comments

FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Irishman in serious condition after falling from balcony in Spain
# Costa Del Sol
# Costa Del Sol

Irishman in serious condition after falling from balcony in Spain

Aug 6th 2016, 10:57 AM 31,713 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Ibrahim Halawa trial in Egypt delayed for 14th time in three years
# Adjourned
# Adjourned

Ibrahim Halawa trial in Egypt delayed for 14th time in three years

Jun 29th 2016, 1:22 PM 18,838 Views 176 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he shares the frustration of the young Irishman’s family.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 14 May, 2016

FactCheck: Is there a rush for Irish passports because of Trump and Brexit?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is there a rush for Irish passports because of Trump and Brexit?

May 14th 2016, 9:30 PM 46,677 Views 47 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck crunches the numbers and checks out some possible explanations.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Behind the scenes: What Irish officials do when a crisis happens abroad
# Terror Attacks
# Terror Attacks

Behind the scenes: What Irish officials do when a crisis happens abroad

May 1st 2016, 8:30 AM 17,226 Views 21 Comments

Here’s what happens at the Department of Foreign Affairs when an emergency takes place.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Australians travelling to Ireland warned of 'increased tensions' ahead of 1916 anniversary
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Australians travelling to Ireland warned of 'increased tensions' ahead of 1916 anniversary

Apr 14th 2016, 8:21 AM 44,681 Views 92 Comments

The travel guidelines were updated on Monday.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Applying for a passport? New measures to combat identity theft are being introduced
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Applying for a passport? New measures to combat identity theft are being introduced

Mar 10th 2016, 1:47 PM 36,418 Views 43 Comments

New measures by the Passport Service of Ireland will be introduced at the end of the month.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 16 July, 2015

An Irish woman has died in Liberia
# RIP
# RIP

An Irish woman has died in Liberia

Jul 16th 2015, 9:12 PM 26,477 Views 3 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 26 June, 2015

Irish woman killed in Tunisia named as Meath mother of two
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Irish woman killed in Tunisia named as Meath mother of two

Jun 26th 2015, 11:57 PM 51,573 Views 66 Comments

Lorna Carty was involved with Dunderry GAA club and her family is well known in the area.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Investigation under way after Irishman (30) dies in South America
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Investigation under way after Irishman (30) dies in South America

Jun 3rd 2015, 1:14 PM 26,969 Views 4 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a man has died in Argentina.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 1 June, 2015

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
# Beacon Of Light
# Beacon Of Light

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

Jun 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 65,061 Views 115 Comments

We have an awful lot of work to do…

# foreign-affairs - Monday 9 February, 2015

Drummer for Declan Nerney killed in hit-and-run incident in Florida
# Martin O'connor
# Martin O'connor

Drummer for Declan Nerney killed in hit-and-run incident in Florida

Feb 9th 2015, 7:47 AM 51,840 Views 0 Comments

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Today marks a 'new chapter' for Irish-Scottish relations, apparently
# Gael Power
# Gael Power

Today marks a 'new chapter' for Irish-Scottish relations, apparently

Feb 5th 2015, 2:24 PM 15,033 Views 66 Comments

Charlie Flanagan is a man on a mission in Edinburgh.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Mary Robinson is back in town ... to discuss Ireland's recovery
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Mary Robinson is back in town ... to discuss Ireland's recovery

Jan 13th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,937 Views 50 Comments

Several politicians, ambassadors and business people are set to meet in Dublin today.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 12 January, 2015

Ireland is 'on alert' after Paris terrorist attacks - Charlie Flanagan
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Ireland is 'on alert' after Paris terrorist attacks - Charlie Flanagan

Jan 12th 2015, 3:26 PM 29,015 Views 111 Comments

France was rocked by a series of attacks last week.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 9 January, 2015

Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports
# High Flying Kids
# High Flying Kids

Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports

Jan 9th 2015, 11:50 AM 46,206 Views 89 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister expressed his disappointment that Charlie has dropped two places since 2013.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 29 December, 2014

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'
# Helping Out
# Helping Out

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'

Dec 29th 2014, 12:49 PM 7,215 Views 24 Comments

“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce

Dec 28th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,778 Views 30 Comments

Ireland wanted to ‘avoid a situation’ where it was found to be in breach of its international commitments.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
# Failte Roimh
# Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Dec 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 16,967 Views 67 Comments

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa
# Michael D Abroad
# Michael D Abroad

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa

Nov 2nd 2014, 5:20 PM 8,532 Views 23 Comments

He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Government accepts Britain's invitation to Remembrance Sunday wreath-laying
# We'll Be There
# We'll Be There

Government accepts Britain's invitation to Remembrance Sunday wreath-laying

Oct 14th 2014, 1:35 PM 4,662 Views 75 Comments

Ireland has attended the ceremony before — but this is the first time we’ve been asked to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today
# New Man In Town
# New Man In Town

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

Sep 30th 2014, 8:23 AM 4,559 Views 8 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:28 PM 7,669 Views 34 Comments

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy

Aug 31st 2014, 8:22 PM 73,993 Views 8 Comments

The tragedy happened on Friday. The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the families of the two men.