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#Consular Assistance

# consular-assistance - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Over 1,700 Irish citizens abroad required help due to arrests, kidnappings and deaths in 2019, figures show

Some citizens required supports during Hong Kong protests and terrorists attacks in Kenya.

# consular-assistance - Monday 31 December, 2018

Irish embassies provided help to 344 citizens arrested abroad during a busy 2018

Consular assistance was provided to Irish citizens in a range of circumstances this year.

# consular-assistance - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Around 1,200 Irish detained overseas at any time

The Tanaiste said it’s impossible to provide precise statistics as people don’t always want the Irish authorities to be informed.

# consular-assistance - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to his family.

# consular-assistance - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Tributes paid to Ranelagh restaurant manager who died in Spain

Keith Lawless ran Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh.

# consular-assistance - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'One of the most vulnerable groups of emigrants' - 45 Irish people jailed abroad in 2016

Ten Irish people were sent to prison in the US this year, there were seven new cases in Australia and six in France.

# consular-assistance - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Donegal woman killed in Spain crash

The woman, aged in her 70s, was holidaying with her family at the time.

# consular-assistance - 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.

# consular-assistance - Monday 22 February, 2016

Irish musician in induced coma following an accident in Portugal

Niall Dennehy is a member of the soul and jazz group Art Crimes.

# consular-assistance - 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.

# consular-assistance - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Irishman dies in Croatia

Local media is reporting he drowned.

# consular-assistance - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Deaths, arrests and abductions: what Irish people abroad needed assistance with last year

Irish people in Spain needed the most help from Irish embassies last year.

# consular-assistance - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Irish Embassy in London look to establish details behind woman freed from slavery

The Department of Foreign Affairs said tonight that consular assistance is available if needed.

# consular-assistance - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Young Irish man dies suddenly in Las Vegas

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

# consular-assistance - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Irish embassy 'made contact with Greek police' over detention of Irishwoman's husband

Mark Marku has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with a number of armed robberies.

# consular-assistance - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Man appears in court over stabbing of Irishman in Perth

The 21-year-old victim is reported to originally be from Wexford and living in western Australia for the last several years.

# consular-assistance - Monday 11 February, 2013

Irishman, 21, stabbed in western Australia

The man is said to be in a critical condition. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is providing consular assistance.

# consular-assistance - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Tánaiste confirms deaths of 194 Irish citizens abroad this year

The Department of Foreign Affairs said almost 1,500 Irish citizens received consular assistance over the past 12 months.

# consular-assistance - Monday 10 September, 2012

DFA providing consular assistance after Irishman drowns in Croatia

The 28-year-old Irishman had been attending a music festival in the city of Pula.

# consular-assistance - Friday 23 March, 2012

Irishman dies in Venezuela

The death occurred after a suspected drug-smuggling attempt went wrong.

# consular-assistance - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Children in Mexican adoption scam show signs of sexual abuse

Eleven Irish couples have been innocently embroiled in the apparent child-trafficking ring as they believed it was a legitimate adoption process.

# consular-assistance - Thursday 3 February, 2011

About 400 Irish citizens in Egypt given consular assistance

Some 300 Irish citizens have returned home following the unrest – but others say they want to stay.