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This year
Lack of transparency harming Ireland’s vital election observer role
Crunching years of data and speaking to experts, Noteworthy scrutinises how our observer system stacks up internationally.
Ireland an outlier in decision to halt election observer role during Covid
Other Western European countries continued to send observers to monitor elections during the pandemic.
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'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks
The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.
American security monitor killed by landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine
The death sparked sharp words from Rex Tillerson.
Australian and Dutch police scrap MH17 site visit over security worries
Police officers from the two countries were due to recover victims’ remains from the site but heavy shelling has been reported in the village next to the crash site.
Nine soldiers killed as Ukraine helicopter shot down
Meanwhile, Putin calls on Russian parliament to cancel resolution sanctioning Russian military force in Ukraine.
Second European team of monitors reported missing in eastern Ukraine
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that it had been unable to establish contact with four of its monitors.
Kidnapped observers freed in Ukraine
Meanwhile, more than 130 people have been arrested in the port city of Odessa following more than 30 deaths there yesterday.
Pro-Russian rebels present peace-keeping 'prisoners of war' to international media
The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.
The Pope, Russia and America are all calling for efforts to de-escalate Ukraine crisis
Russia has vowed to help secure the release of abducted OSCE observers.
Concerns that some embassies may be exploiting domestic workers
Ireland recently signed up to OSCE measures aimed at protecting workers, but the MRCI says some diplomatic households are still exploiting staff.
The EU's poorest country is voting in a snap general election today
A snap general election is likely to see the ruling GERB party win the most votes but with no overall majority a hung parliament is likely.
Ireland's undocumented to be discussed during meeting of Foreign Affairs Committee
The enlargement of the EU, as well as developments in the OSCE will also be discussed today.
Hillary Clinton leaves for Belfast to discuss peace process
The US Secretary of State said she is looking forward to her visit to Belfast to see the situation for herself.
Pics: Anti-war protesters burn US flag in Dublin city centre
Protesters were stopped by Gardaí from marching to Dublin Castle where Hillary Clinton and foreign ministers are being hosted at a dinner.
The Evening with added dogs who can drive
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Anti-war protest planned outside OSCE dinner at Dublin Castle
Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be hosted at the dinner this evening.
Clinton tells Dublin meeting: 'I'm concerned for future of OSCE'
20 years after the Cold War, “the work of creating a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace remains unfinished.”
LIVE: Ireland hosts OSCE meeting of the world’s foreign ministers
Hillary Clinton, William Hague and Sergey Lavrov are among the attendees at the meeting in Ballsbridge.
Hillary Clinton, world foreign ministers meeting in Dublin today
Some of the most powerful ministers from around the world will be meeting in the RDS in Dublin from this morning.
Hillary Clinton to give human rights speech at DCU
The US Secretary of State will deliver an address in the Helix this Thursday.
Clinton, Hague and Lavrov to meet Gilmore in Dublin next week
The bilateral meetings will take place on the sidelines of the Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Hillary Clinton among over 50 foreign ministers to visit Dublin in December
The US Secretary of State is set to visit Ireland days after the Budget as Ireland hosts a major conference for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
'The outcome was never in doubt,' says Irish TD who observed Russian vote
Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy was part of an international mission that observed the Russian presidential election and said that the campaign coverage had been “biased” in favour of Vladimir Putin.
'Internet freedom' is Government priority, Gilmore tells UN
The Tánaiste’s words to the Security Council come days after a controversy over the strengthening of online copyright legislation.
Tánaiste to travel to US for United Nations meetings
Eamon Gilmore is to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and address the UN Security Council.