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#Department of Foreign Affairs

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 2 December, 2019

Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?

How long can she be questioned by gardaí, and is she likely to face charges?

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe

Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016

The Passport Service has invested “substantial resources” in tackling fraud since 2017.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day

It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US

Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 22 April, 2019

€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand

It comes as part of the passport reform programme and, despite the rise in complaints in recent years, Coveney is confident it’ll make a difference.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented

The new laws include death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputation of hands and feet for thieves.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018

Figures obtained under FOI show how each Department spent on St Patrick’s Day last year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 31 December, 2018

The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down

Applications for Irish passports in Britain and Northern Ireland made up 22% of all Irish passport applications in 2018.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish in Paris urged to take caution and avoid certain areas as city braced for further protests DFA

Irish in Paris urged to take caution and avoid certain areas as city braced for further protests

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory to citizens in France.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist FOI

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how the public reacted to a now-postponed visit by Trump to Ireland.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year

Significant improvements are planned at the Passport Office.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 28 September, 2018

Irish Malyali community 'in shock' over death of student (20s) following balcony fall in Cyprus

The woman is understood to have been killed after she fell from a building at the University of Nicosia in north Cyprus.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths

Since the beginning of August, a minimum of 19 Cuvier’s beaked whales washed up dead on the Irish coast.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'

The new research shows that Northern Ireland would have a near balanced budget in a unification situation.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Irish teen dies after falling from hotel balcony in Majorca

It is believed the boy fell up to 20ft from the balcony in a freak accident.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Diplomatic immunity to be extended to foreign attendees of Dublin Interpol conference

Attendees from 50 different countries will be attending the conference in May.

Irish man has charges dropped in exchange for 'reparation' after allegedly groping Argentinian street vendor

The alleged incident involving the 20-year-old Irish man happened last Monday, 30 April, in the city of Mendoza.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 30 March, 2018

‘No justification for this’ - An Irish diplomat is to be expelled from Russia

A spokesperson for Simon Coveney said it is a “regrettable” decision from the Russians.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish person injured by car driven into crowd on busy street in Melbourne

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 11 December, 2017

Green light for €40 million hotel at Stephen's Green despite government department objections

The appeals board said that the hotel would not adversely affect the character of the historic buildings nearby.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 27 November, 2017

Bali volcano alert: Government advising Irish citizens as thousands flee homes

Mount Agung has been spewing ash for a number of days.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Broadcaster Chris Donoghue to leave Newstalk for government job alongside Simon Coveney

Donoghue has been a member of the Newstalk roster for 14 years, and was appointed as group political editor for Communicorp less than three months ago.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Irish man in his 60s dies in drowning incident while on holiday in Portugal

It’s understood the man got into difficulty while swimming on Friday night.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Stopped welfare payments and getting a passport abroad - the Irish haven't been shy complaining about the PSC

A great deal of ire has been directed at the government over the rollout of the card.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Two Irish people have died in Dubai

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it’s providing consular assistance to the family.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 18 September, 2017

Irishman dies in Spanish road crash

Spanish authorities are investigating the incident.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 21 August, 2017

Irish government offers support to family of Irish woman in Egypt suicide pact

The couple died by drowning at a villa in the Hurghada area.

# department-of-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.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Venezuelans in Ireland want the Irish government to speak up against Maduro

“It’s becoming more and more difficult to find food, medicines and basic household groceries.”

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Netanyahu posts criticism of 'Ireland's traditional stance' on Facebook after Coveney meeting

Coveney said it was a good “straight talking meeting”.

Irishman critical after falling from construction site in Australia

The man was resuscitated by colleagues after falling 20 metres onto concrete.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Irishman 'repeatedly stabbed' at resort in Algarve

The victim was reportedly attacked by two men in Praia da Rocha on Sunday morning.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 28 April, 2017

€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building

The new hotel is to be built on the site of a former ‘young ladies’ hostel.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - 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.

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