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# dfa - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody
# Citizens Database
# Citizens Database

Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody

Aug 1st 2015, 8:30 AM 23,793 Views 19 Comments

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
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

No fall off in holiday bookings to Greece but tourists told to bring lots of cash

Jul 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 14,406 Views 19 Comments

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
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Minister confirms two more Irish citizens died in Tunisia attack

Jun 29th 2015, 6:00 AM 127,534 Views 141 Comments

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?
# Boston
# Boston

Are there secret plans in place to 'spirit' Aisling Brady McCarthy out of America?

May 7th 2015, 6:12 AM 22,451 Views 0 Comments

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
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing

May 1st 2015, 9:18 PM 17,134 Views 7 Comments

The death toll has topped 6,000.

# dfa - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Remember all that posh wine the Government is trying to sell? No one wants it
# Wine-no
# Wine-no

Remember all that posh wine the Government is trying to sell? No one wants it

Oct 28th 2014, 4:41 PM 19,492 Views 16 Comments

One only merchant made an offer for the wine this year.

# dfa - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Government accepts Britain's invitation to Remembrance Sunday wreath-laying
# We'll Be There
# We'll Be There

Government accepts Britain's invitation to Remembrance Sunday wreath-laying

Oct 14th 2014, 1:35 PM 4,659 Views 75 Comments

Ireland has attended the ceremony before — but this is the first time we’ve been asked to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.

# dfa - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy

Aug 31st 2014, 8:22 PM 73,987 Views 8 Comments

The tragedy happened on Friday. The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the families of the two men.

# dfa - Friday 25 July, 2014

Advice for Irish travelers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Advice for Irish travelers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria

Jul 25th 2014, 7:59 PM 12,723 Views 60 Comments

A Liberian national who traveled to Africa’s most populous nation has died in quarantine in Lagos.

# dfa - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Open Thread: Are you Irish and living abroad? What would you like the government to do for you?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: Are you Irish and living abroad? What would you like the government to do for you?

Apr 20th 2014, 4:00 PM 15,374 Views 106 Comments

Give us your wishlist.

# dfa - Friday 11 April, 2014

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak
# Liberia
# Liberia

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak

Apr 11th 2014, 9:58 PM 10,828 Views 5 Comments

101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.

# dfa - Thursday 27 March, 2014

DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads

Mar 27th 2014, 9:44 PM 14,642 Views 12 Comments

An outbreak of the virus has killed dozens of people in the West African nation’s southern forests.

# dfa - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'
# Holy See
# Holy See

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Mar 6th 2014, 12:43 PM 8,805 Views 39 Comments

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

# dfa - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal
# Tensions
# Tensions

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

Feb 27th 2014, 1:58 PM 10,970 Views 63 Comments

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

# dfa - Monday 3 February, 2014

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?
# We The People
# We The People

Column: We've been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation... so what are they?

Feb 3rd 2014, 12:55 PM 61 Views 41 Comments

Where do we stand as a nation on issues like neutrality, aid and inequality? Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review allows us to have our say, writes Hans Zomer.

# dfa - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Nov 25th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,885 Views 18 Comments

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# dfa - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Irish father killed in freak golf course accident in China
# John Walsh
# John Walsh

Irish father killed in freak golf course accident in China

Nov 13th 2013, 9:47 AM 40,066 Views 4 Comments

John Walsh, who was 39, had been working as ‘Lead Shaper’ at the Happy Valley club near Beijing since May.

# dfa - Monday 23 September, 2013

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants
# Westgate Mall
# Westgate Mall

Kenyan forces storm shopping mall in ‘final’ assault on militants

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:53 PM 12,578 Views 117 Comments

It comes as the Red Cross revises down the death toll to 62. The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an updated warning for Irish nationals.

# dfa - Friday 30 August, 2013

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Govt warns Irish citizens: You may want to get out of the Middle East

Aug 30th 2013, 10:07 PM 15,281 Views 58 Comments

Irish citizens in Lebanon “may wish to reconsider their need to remain in the country at this time”.

Irish TV producer detained by police in Egypt
# Arrested
# Arrested

Irish TV producer detained by police in Egypt

Aug 30th 2013, 7:46 PM 11,850 Views 47 Comments

Russ Finn was working for broadcaster Al-Jazeera in Cairo. He has been held since Tuesday when he was arrested along with two colleagues.

# dfa - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Irish citizens told to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt as violence escalates
# Cairo
# Cairo

Irish citizens told to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt as violence escalates

Aug 14th 2013, 3:55 PM 6,623 Views 24 Comments

Scores were killed in a crackdown on camps of Morsi loyalists this morning. A month-long state of emergency has been declared in the country.

# dfa - Friday 9 August, 2013

Irish woman, 25, found dead in bed in Singapore
# RIP
# RIP

Irish woman, 25, found dead in bed in Singapore

Aug 9th 2013, 11:26 AM 67,218 Views 46 Comments

Orla Daly originally from Clontarf, Dublin was living and working in Queenstown, Singapore.

# dfa - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Irish mother and daughter dead in suspected murder-suicide in Spain
# Costa Del Sol
# Costa Del Sol

Irish mother and daughter dead in suspected murder-suicide in Spain

Jun 27th 2013, 7:24 AM 22,782 Views 25 Comments

A family of three were found dead in an apartment in the southern Spanish town of Mijas yesterday evening

# dfa - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Guinness truck catches fire in Dublin
# Truck Fire
# Truck Fire

Guinness truck catches fire in Dublin

Jan 23rd 2013, 10:32 AM 10,979 Views 35 Comments

The incident happened at around 9am on Upper Clanbrassil Street.

# dfa - Saturday 12 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Sixteen police officers hurt in Belfast clashes
# Unrest
# Unrest

PHOTOS: Sixteen police officers hurt in Belfast clashes

Jan 12th 2013, 4:46 PM 12,663 Views 72 Comments

Meanwhile Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the violence is nothing to do with flags and is being orchestrated by “known criminals” intent on causing chaos.

# dfa - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Tánaiste confirms deaths of 194 Irish citizens abroad this year
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Tánaiste confirms deaths of 194 Irish citizens abroad this year

Dec 30th 2012, 12:54 PM 8,881 Views 18 Comments

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

# dfa - Friday 26 October, 2012

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre
# Smoke
# Smoke

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre

Oct 26th 2012, 5:04 PM 10,218 Views 16 Comments

This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.

# dfa - Monday 15 October, 2012

Louth teen seriously injured after he was flung from a truck in Australia
# Accident
# Accident

Louth teen seriously injured after he was flung from a truck in Australia

Oct 15th 2012, 3:47 PM 16,801 Views 4 Comments

A teenager from Co Louth is in a serious condition in hospital after a car accident in Australia.

# dfa - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Ireland not invited to world summit on family planning
# Snubbed
# Snubbed

Ireland not invited to world summit on family planning

Jul 10th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,604 Views 15 Comments

The British Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did not extend an invite to Ireland for this week’s London Family Planning Summit.

# dfa - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

# dfa - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam
# Child Trafficking
# Child Trafficking

Irish couples caught up in Mexican adoption scam

Jan 15th 2012, 3:11 PM 7,735 Views 16 Comments

Local police discovered the child-trafficking ring this week and are currently questioning the 11 couples.

# dfa - Friday 16 September, 2011

Irish man charged with drug smuggling at Brazil airport
# Brazil
# Brazil

Irish man charged with drug smuggling at Brazil airport

Sep 16th 2011, 10:26 AM 2,945 Views 9 Comments

An image has been released of 72 cocaine packages allegedly inside the man’s stomach.

# dfa - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Irish woman held in Israel over 'flytilla' protest
# Flytilla
# Flytilla

Irish woman held in Israel over 'flytilla' protest

Jul 10th 2011, 1:31 PM 916 Views 57 Comments

Dee Murphy was “handcuffed and shackled” on arrival at Tel Aviv airport, according to reports.

# dfa - Friday 25 February, 2011

Some Irish nationals evacuated from Libya but 27 still remain
# Libya
# Libya

Some Irish nationals evacuated from Libya but 27 still remain

Feb 25th 2011, 6:12 PM 876 Views 0 Comments

The consular assistance team that had been on the ground in Tripoli has now left the country for the night.

Department issues appeal for Irish citizens in Libya
# Libya
# Libya

Department issues appeal for Irish citizens in Libya

Feb 25th 2011, 1:26 PM 467 Views 0 Comments