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# dfa - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'
# Irish In Ethiopia
# Irish In Ethiopia

Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'

Nov 24th 2021, 4:28 PM 45,453 Views 26 Comments

Ethiopian authorities indicated that the decision was due to Ireland’s position on the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis there

# dfa - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain
# San Sebastian
# San Sebastian

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain

Jul 31st 2021, 11:07 AM 60,018 Views 5 Comments

The man’s body was recovered from the water at Zurriola beach early on Friday.

# dfa - Monday 24 May, 2021

Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years
# Diplomatic Immunity
# Diplomatic Immunity

Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years

May 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,590 Views 29 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor's report looks at the amount of times diplomats have escaped traffic fines by using their diplomatic immunity.
  • The foreign embassy staff members were nabbed by gardaí across the country but granted immunity from prosecution.
  • According to documents obtained by The Journal, the Department of Foreign Affairs were notified 17 times either by gardaí or by embassies.

# dfa - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine
# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Apr 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 53,938 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

# dfa - Friday 19 March, 2021

Man and woman charged after government building in Dublin city covered in graffiti
# Iveagh House
# Iveagh House

Man and woman charged after government building in Dublin city covered in graffiti

Mar 19th 2021, 9:05 PM 47,616 Views 0 Comments

Graffiti was daubed on the front of Iveagh House, the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, earlier today.

# dfa - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Department of Foreign Affairs fielding 'a number of calls' from Irish citizens following Beirut blast
# Beirut
# Beirut

Department of Foreign Affairs fielding 'a number of calls' from Irish citizens following Beirut blast

Aug 5th 2020, 10:55 AM 17,982 Views 4 Comments

Irish peacekeeping troops are also stationed in Lebanon but have all been accounted for and are ‘safe’.

# dfa - Saturday 28 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 28th 2020, 2:18 PM 37,384 Views 39 Comments

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
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

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

Mar 13th 2020, 10:12 PM 249,402 Views 260 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 8th 2020, 1:21 PM 33,214 Views 80 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:20 PM 95,394 Views 69 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Feb 18th 2020, 4:01 PM 60,923 Views 62 Comments

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
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

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

Jan 18th 2020, 8:00 AM 14,736 Views 11 Comments

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
# Press Crackdown
# Press Crackdown

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

Sep 24th 2019, 8:34 AM 19,286 Views 16 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jun 19th 2019, 6:15 AM 24,415 Views 65 Comments

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
# Dubai
# Dubai

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

Updated Jun 7th 2019, 9:22 PM 75,600 Views 7 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jan 24th 2019, 5:46 PM 26,945 Views 51 Comments

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
# DFA

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

Dec 7th 2018, 9:40 PM 24,141 Views 51 Comments

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
# Austin
# Austin

Young Irishman dies after crash in Texas

Jul 29th 2018, 1:12 PM 46,419 Views 5 Comments

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
# Holiday Plans
# Holiday Plans

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

Jun 21st 2018, 10:23 AM 57,194 Views 84 Comments

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
# Peace Talks
# Peace Talks

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:18 AM 10,566 Views 52 Comments

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
# Tragic
# Tragic

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

Oct 18th 2017, 6:54 PM 123,703 Views 16 Comments

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
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

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

Aug 11th 2017, 10:46 AM 23,481 Views 0 Comments

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
# Gozo
# Gozo

Six-year-old Irish girl seriously injured in Malta

Aug 9th 2017, 1:09 PM 24,488 Views 1 Comment

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
# Drowning
# Drowning

Irish teenager drowns in Crete swimming pool

Jun 26th 2017, 1:29 PM 51,636 Views 9 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

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

Feb 18th 2017, 7:34 AM 119,862 Views 4 Comments

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
# Surge In Demand
# Surge In Demand

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

Feb 16th 2017, 12:43 PM 15,205 Views 76 Comments

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
# Unrest
# Unrest

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

Jan 19th 2017, 9:36 AM 10,191 Views 16 Comments

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
# Agadir
# Agadir

Kildare woman killed in Morocco crash

Jan 10th 2017, 9:06 AM 26,307 Views 2 Comments

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
# Practical
# Practical

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

Dec 26th 2016, 7:15 AM 9,866 Views 16 Comments

Politicians do write a lot.

# dfa - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 13th 2016, 7:45 PM 7,613 Views 18 Comments

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
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

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

Oct 27th 2016, 7:16 AM 8,246 Views 12 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Oct 14th 2016, 8:38 AM 12,725 Views 0 Comments

The aid agency, Ireland’s largest in the field, has confirmed to TheJournal.ie 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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Oct 13th 2016, 8:17 AM 19,381 Views 0 Comments

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
# Homa Hoodfar

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

Sep 18th 2016, 5:05 PM 16,425 Views 49 Comments

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
# Rio 2016
# Rio 2016

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

Aug 31st 2016, 7:54 PM 18,023 Views 0 Comments

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
# Travel
# Travel

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

Jul 16th 2016, 3:14 PM 21,697 Views 24 Comments

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
# Terror Attacks
# Terror Attacks

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

May 1st 2016, 8:30 AM 17,218 Views 21 Comments

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
# Foreign Fighter
# Foreign Fighter

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

Apr 17th 2016, 4:45 PM 57,357 Views 133 Comments

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
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

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

Apr 14th 2016, 8:21 AM 44,679 Views 92 Comments

The travel guidelines were updated on Monday.

# dfa - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Irish embassy warns of security threat in Beijing this Christmas
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Irish embassy warns of security threat in Beijing this Christmas

Dec 24th 2015, 11:58 AM 11,456 Views 15 Comments

The warning was first issued by the US embassy.

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