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#Foreign Affairs

# 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 21,022 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 148,908 Views 157 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 23,730 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 13,280 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 20,454 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 14,253 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 10,120 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 34,414 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 15,650 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 8,236 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 16,418 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 10,004 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 29,421 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 31,707 Views 27 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 18,828 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 46,666 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 17,201 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 44,673 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 36,375 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 26,475 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 51,566 Views 67 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 26,966 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 64,865 Views 116 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 51,815 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 15,029 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 8,924 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 29,012 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 46,190 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 7,213 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 13,760 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 16,897 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 8,521 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 4,659 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 4,554 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 73,987 Views 8 Comments

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

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq
# Escalation
# Escalation

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq

Aug 13th 2014, 8:56 PM 5,554 Views 29 Comments

Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 4 August, 2014

Irish embassies cost €43 million to run last year
# Ambassador's Ball
# Ambassador's Ball

Irish embassies cost €43 million to run last year

Aug 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,999 Views 25 Comments

Missions cost a further €7 million.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 31 July, 2014

"We must take action"... Senators call for Ireland to strengthen stance on Gaza
# Recall Debate
# Recall Debate

"We must take action"... Senators call for Ireland to strengthen stance on Gaza

Jul 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 23,698 Views 253 Comments

Senators hit out at Minister Charlie Flanagan over Ireland’s UN vote abstention this afternoon, as politicians came back from their summer breaks to address the spiraling crisis.