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#Foreign Affairs

# 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 51,884 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 15,216 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 45,287 Views 18 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 10,580 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 123,732 Views 16 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 21,451 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 42,245 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 34,008 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 23,509 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 15,868 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 21,684 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 13,340 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 21,051 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 149,023 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 23,744 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 13,297 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 20,465 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 14,280 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 10,134 Views 88 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 34,430 Views 24 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 15,670 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 9,872 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 8,267 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 16,448 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 10,029 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 29,557 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 31,730 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 18,847 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 46,692 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 17,304 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 44,700 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 36,505 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 26,486 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 51,583 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 26,988 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 65,392 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 51,894 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 15,044 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 8,952 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 29,025 Views 111 Comments

France was rocked by a series of attacks last week.