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# Overseas

Last year
# Overseas
Damien Comer will be back from travelling for start of new season
Galway manager Pádraic Joyce says All-Star forward will be ‘back for the turkey’.
All time
# eu travel
Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia and Poland have also started the system ahead of the July 1 rollout.
# Coronavirus
Number of overseas passengers dropped by 76% this year
More than four million overseas passengers travelled to and from Ireland from January to October, down from 17 million in 2019.
# Rules
Boost for Rennie's Wallabies with tweak to policy on overseas-based players
Rugby Australia will allow the head coach to pick two players who don’t fulfil the ‘Giteau Law’ requirements.
# stopped
104 people have had their Covid unemployment payment stopped due to international travel
The Department of Social Protection said the payment is not for people going on holidays.
# Overseas
NFL scraps four London games for coming season
A game set for Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium has also been cancelled.
# Overseas
President-elect not 'out of touch' with GAA, while New York's Tailteann Cup bid back on table
‘Just because we’re overseas doesn’t make us any less involved in the Association,’ says New York chairperson Joan Henchy.
# honesty
'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around
The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.
Enda's off to Chicago to promote Ireland
His Department said the primary focus of the trip is to promote Ireland as a location for investment, trade and tourism.
# Overseas
Italian politicians want jail for gay couples who use overseas surrogates
A prominent gay rights group has branded the move ‘indecent’.
# Fertility
Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment
Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.
# Irish Aid
Ireland gave more than €637m in overseas aid last year
The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello said Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.
# let's be diplomatic
We spent €35k last year monitoring elections in Tajikistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan
The current roster of election observers, drawn up in May of last year, includes about 200 people with previous experience of elections or public office.
# Overseas
Transitions Optical warns of 60 redundancies as work moves to Asia
It’s expected that redundancies will be completed by the end of the year.
# Emerald Isle
Why do tourists love Ireland? Clever marketing
More than 7 million tourists are expected to visit Ireland this year.
# Lung disease
Hundreds of Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while serving overseas
However, the Defence Forces were unaware for almost ten years.
# Tighthead
Ulster sign South African Wiehahn Herbst as long-term John Afoa replacement
Director of rugby David Humphreys has tipped The Sharks prop to be a huge success at Ravenhill.
# leo var-glad-kar
Looks like The Gathering worked — last year was officially our best for tourism since 2008…
Tourism bosses say they’re thrilled with today’s official figures. Gabriel Byrne, probably not so much…
# typhoon haiyan
Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.
# Aid
Support for Irish overseas aid "remains strong"
A new poll says that even in a downturn, three in four people want Ireland to deliver on its aid promises.
Is RTÉ to charge international viewers for watching online?
A spokesperson has said shows such as the Late Late Show and Saturday Night Show won’t incur a charge to view.
# aidlink
Irish organisation's evolving approach to overseas aid
Aidlink was set up in 1982, and since the lat 1990s has undergone a number of major changes – including immersing students in Ghanian life.
# Bord Bia
Deadline approaches for €1 million Bord Bia graduate programme
The programme sends 25 graduates to work with Irish food companies overseas.
# Jobs
Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage
Emutex has launched a scholarship and internship for third level undergraduate students, after having to go abroad to hire seven out of 10 people in 2012.
# Markets
72 per cent of Irish CEOs see overseas markets as more significant
A survey also showed that only 21 per cent of CEOs believe that Ireland will return to strong GDP growth in 2013.
# Economy
Overseas students attending University of Limerick set to spend €15 million
The 2,200-plus international students who are set attend the university this year are expected to spend between €7,000-12,000 each.
# Tourism
Coach tourism sector "running at a loss"
A new study involving 66 coach tour operators showed that the number of coach-tourists is down by 16 per cent, while hire-out rates are down 5 per cent.
# Travel
Fewer visits to Ireland in early 2012
Meanwhile, Irish residents made 2.5 per cent fewer visits between January and March.
# Tourism
Irish tourism "in fragile state"
The chief executive of the Irish Hotel Federation has said that hotels and guesthouses are “struggling to cope” with a two-speed recovery in the sector.
# Exports
Higher Irish exports in February push trade surplus up 33 per cent
Latest CSO figures show a boost in export values in February 2011 in comparison with January.