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#Foreign Affairs

# foreign-affairs - Monday 19 March, 2018

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

Tensions are rising after the UK said it was likely Russia was behind a recent poisoning attack on an ex-spy.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 22 January, 2018

'No decision made' amid reports Israel may close Dublin embassy in cost-cutting move

The Ballsbridge mission is the only embassy in western Europe that is slated for closure.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Everyone is shocked' - Roscommon community reels from death of teenager in tragic accident abroad

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'

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

427 applications have been approved.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi

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

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

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?

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

Irish woman dies in East Africa

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'

“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

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

The man is being questioned by police.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law

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

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

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

Politicians do write a lot.

# foreign-affairs - 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.

# foreign-affairs - 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.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Terry Wogan to receive posthumous Irish diaspora award

“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 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

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

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?’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

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

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

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

An Irish woman has died in Liberia

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

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

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?)

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

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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