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# dfa - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Young Irishman dies after crash in Texas

It’s believed the man was from Dublin and was on holiday with friends.

# dfa - Thursday 21 June, 2018

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays

It is “a matter of immense frustration” for staff that it’s taking longer than planned to process some applications, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.

# dfa - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

# dfa - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives

The cause of the 30-year-old Dublin man’s death is unclear at present.

# dfa - Friday 11 August, 2017

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000

The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.

# dfa - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Six-year-old Irish girl seriously injured in Malta

Maltese police said that the girl got into difficulty while swimming in a pool at a private residence.

# dfa - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish teenager drowns in Crete swimming pool

She was found unconscious in the pool.

# dfa - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney

The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.

# dfa - Thursday 16 February, 2017

One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff

230 temp staff are being hired to deal with the post-Brexit vote surge.

# dfa - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.

# dfa - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Kildare woman killed in Morocco crash

The Department of Foreign Affairs is offering consular assistance to the woman’s family.

# dfa - Monday 26 December, 2016

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

Politicians do write a lot.

# dfa - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Government to give Goal almost €4m following investigation into financial irregularities

Money had been withheld while the charity’s operations in Turkey and Syria were investigated.

# dfa - Thursday 27 October, 2016

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

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

# dfa - Friday 14 October, 2016

Goal has closed down its US office and made 10 staff redundant

The aid agency, Ireland’s largest in the field, has confirmed to that it is terminating the contracts of 10 employees at Goal USA.

# dfa - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.

# dfa - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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

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

# dfa - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Pat Hickey's family says he's receiving 'necessary support' from Irish Government

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the 71-year-old, his family has said.

# dfa - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt

The Department of Foreign Affairs said there has been serious disruption to public transport and air travel.

# dfa - Sunday 1 May, 2016

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

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

# dfa - Sunday 17 April, 2016

An Irishman fighting against Isis in Syria is now being held in Iraq

Joshua Molloy was detained after allegedly trying to enter the country illegally.

# dfa - Thursday 14 April, 2016

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

The travel guidelines were updated on Monday.

# dfa - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Irish embassy warns of security threat in Beijing this Christmas

The warning was first issued by the US embassy.

# dfa - Saturday 28 November, 2015

"People have decided not to travel" - Irish tourists anxious about Brussels and Paris trips

In the wake of terrorist attacks on popular tourist destinations, are Irish people still travelling?

# dfa - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody

But there’s still time.

# dfa - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

No fall off in holiday bookings to Greece but tourists told to bring lots of cash

Tour operators say it’s business as usual and there are no special deals to be had.

# dfa - Monday 29 June, 2015

Minister confirms two more Irish citizens died in Tunisia attack

Formal identification of the bodies is pending.

# dfa - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Are there secret plans in place to 'spirit' Aisling Brady McCarthy out of America?

The prosecutors of McCarthy’s trial have claimed that such plans exist.

# dfa - Friday 1 May, 2015

All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing

The death toll has topped 6,000.

# dfa - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Remember all that posh wine the Government is trying to sell? No one wants it

One only merchant made an offer for the wine this year.

# dfa - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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

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

# dfa - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy

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

# dfa - Friday 25 July, 2014

Advice for Irish travelers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria

A Liberian national who traveled to Africa’s most populous nation has died in quarantine in Lagos.

# dfa - Sunday 20 April, 2014

# dfa - Friday 11 April, 2014

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak

101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.

# dfa - Thursday 27 March, 2014

DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads

An outbreak of the virus has killed dozens of people in the West African nation’s southern forests.

# dfa - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

# dfa - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

# dfa - Monday 3 February, 2014

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?

Where do we stand as a nation on issues like neutrality, aid and inequality? Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review allows us to have our say, writes Hans Zomer.

# dfa - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

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