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# dfa - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Irish citizens confirmed on board cruise ship where four people have died from flu-like symptoms

Two people on board have reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.

# dfa - Friday 13 March, 2020

‘High degree of caution’: Ireland upgrades travel warning for all EU countries

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney made the announcement on Twitter this evening.

# dfa - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Covid-19: 'Do not travel' to Lombardy and other isolated Italian regions, DFA warns

The new advice was issued today by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# dfa - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases

Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.

# dfa - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Two Irish citizens test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

The couple are understood to have tested positive for Covid-19 a number of days ago.

# dfa - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Diplomat rents, the rising dollar and a Brexit-inspired passport boom behind DFA request for extra €50 million

The Department also looked for €2 million to bolster Ireland’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

# dfa - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

New York Times turned to Irish diplomats for help for journalist at risk of arrest in Egypt

This came after a tip off that US officials knew about the impending arrest and had chosen to “sit on the information”.

# dfa - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.

# dfa - Friday 7 June, 2019

Irish woman killed in Dubai bus crash named as 27 year-old teacher from Dublin

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance.

# dfa - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Irish government publishes no-deal Brexit plans for transport, healthcare and consumer protection

The laws apply to a wide number of areas of Irish society.

# dfa - 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.

# 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.

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