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#Diplomatic Relations

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Latest leaked cable shows ex-UK ambassador claimed Trump pulled Iran deal to spite Obama

Kim Darroch described pulling out of the nuclear deal as an “act of diplomatic vandalism”.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 29 September, 2017

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Trump draws criticism as he repeats respect for 'killer' Putin

Trump was speaking in an excerpt of a Super Bowl interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 26 December, 2016

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Santa Claus paid a visit to President Higgins at the Áras

President Higgins and his wife Sabina welcomed hundreds of families to the Áras on Saturday for the official switching on of the Christmas lights.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader

Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 15 August, 2016

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Warm welcome: North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the South

South Korea had asked for Catholics from North Korea to come to an event with the Pope, but the North declined.

# diplomatic-relations - Saturday 26 July, 2014

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 25 July, 2014

Israeli attack on UN school an "atrocity" --- Charlie Flanagan

The Foreign Affairs Minister has expressed his “grave concerns” to Israel’s ambassador over the attack, in which 15 people died.

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 20 July, 2014

How Ireland has spent almost €100,000 on election monitoring in other countries this year

The vast majority was spent on sending people to Ukraine.

# diplomatic-relations - Saturday 12 July, 2014

So, how are we getting on with Cuba these days?

Pretty well, it turns out…

# diplomatic-relations - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Hello ma'am: Martin McGuinness accepts invitation to dine with the Queen

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams confirmed this evening that McGuinness is to accept the invitation as part of the “new and positive relationship between Ireland and Britain”.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 20 March, 2014

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 27 February, 2014

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

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

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.

New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore

The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.

# diplomatic-relations - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Caroline Kennedy rumoured to be next US ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F Kennedy, has long been a supporter of Barack Obama and is believed to be in the advanced stages of the selection process.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Condemnation after North Korea launches rocket

America, China and Russia have all expressed concern about the successful launch of the rocket by North Korea – and asked all sides to avoid ‘stoking the flames’.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today

The two will have a lot to talk about.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

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In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn

New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 17 August, 2012

Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador?

The UK says it has an obligation to extradite Assange to Sweden – but opponents claim he is being persecuted for political reasons. What do you think?

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gilmore to discuss Syria, Egypt and Iran with other EU foreign ministers

Foreign ministers from across Europe are holding their monthly meeting in Luxembourg today.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

US terminates funding for Pakistani Sesame Street

The US has withdrawn its $20 million funding for the programme amid reports of corruption.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?

Enda Kenny met Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing today as part of his four-day visit.

# diplomatic-relations - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today

Enda Kenny is due to meet with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing during the four-day visit to promote trade and investment in Ireland.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 24 February, 2012

Taoiseach meets Angela Merkel and 'Super Mario'

Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.

# diplomatic-relations - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 20 February, 2012

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras Chinese Visit This post contains images

In pics: Michael D Higgins meets Xi Jinping at the Áras

The president hosted the Chinese vice president at Áras an Uachtaráin – and here’s what happened in photos.

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day

The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 17 February, 2012

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty

Amnesty International has said that that the government must be clear on concerns about China’s human rights abuses when the country’s Vice President visits Ireland this weekend.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 27 January, 2012

Eamon Gilmore begins visit to the Middle East

The Tánaiste will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his four day visit.

# diplomatic-relations - Monday 23 January, 2012

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.

# diplomatic-relations - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy Iran This post contains images

UK withdraws diplomatic staff attack on Tehran embassy

British diplomatic staff in Iran have been withdrawn following an attack on its embassy in Tehran yesterday – during which protesters shouting “Death to England” smashed windows, burned British flags and set a car alight.

# diplomatic-relations - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Fianna Fáil attacks government over closure of Vatican embassy

Eamon O’Cuiv hit out at Eamon Gilmore in the Dáil this morning saying he didn’t believe that the government had made the decision for financial reasons.

# diplomatic-relations - Friday 4 November, 2011

Eleven new ambassadors nominated by the government

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a major reshuffle of Irish ambassadors to European and Asian countries.

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