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# embassies - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies

The packages are not believed to be harmful.

# embassies - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Mumbai, Cardiff and LA: 10 new embassies to open this year to tap into new markets

The Tánaiste also defended the costly practice of leasing properties abroad, rather than buying property.

# embassies - Monday 31 December, 2018

Irish embassies provided help to 344 citizens arrested abroad during a busy 2018

Consular assistance was provided to Irish citizens in a range of circumstances this year.

# embassies - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

# embassies - Monday 13 July, 2015

Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money

The location isn’t too shabby at all.

# embassies - Friday 26 September, 2014

251 passengers who died on flight MH17 have now been identified

26 victims were named this week, 19 of whom were Dutch.

# embassies - Monday 4 August, 2014

Irish embassies cost €43 million to run last year

Missions cost a further €7 million.

# embassies - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...

Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.

# embassies - Friday 25 April, 2014

# embassies - Friday 7 March, 2014

Irish embassies employ 21 full-time cooks, but our ambassadors are 'often acting like janitors'

The Public Accounts Committee has also heard details of how over €21 million in allowances is distributed among over 300 Irish officials serving abroad.

# embassies - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Department of Foreign Affairs operates 25 embassy Twitter accounts

The department also has two embassy Facebook accounts – for Sydney and New Dehli.

# embassies - Monday 26 August, 2013

Irish embassies around the world issued 94,363 passports last year

The London Embassy issued the most Irish passports last year, while four were issued in Meseru.

# embassies - Friday 2 August, 2013

US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns

The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.

# embassies - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Embassy maintenance and repairs cost the taxpayer €5.7 million in 2011 and 2012

Moving embassies in London and Rome, as well as bomb-proofing two buildings in Northern Ireland are among the biggest expenditures.

# embassies - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Diplomats in North Korea stay put despite tensions

Some embassies suggested an advisory by Pyongyang was a ruse to fuel global worry.

# embassies - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Security at French missions reinforced as US questions publication of cartoons

Cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammed in a French magazine have seen the eruption of fresh protests in the Muslim world.

# embassies - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Muslims protest outside US embassy in London

Muslim pressure group Hizb ut-Tahrir, who campaign for an Islamic state with sharia law, protest outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, London.

# embassies - Thursday 16 February, 2012

New Papal Nuncio among new ambassadors accredited today

The most reverend Charles J Brown is one of three ambassadors who presented Letters of Credence to the President today.

# embassies - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am, including: Enda heads Stateside (again), penalties for jobseekers turning down work, and good news on the jobs front for Dublin.

# embassies - Monday 13 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

In your morning update: Loopholes in new Oireachtas expenses regime, government to unveil plan for 100,000 jobs, and one of David Kelly’s last roles.

# embassies - Sunday 12 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: more trouble for Ivor Callely, the big Six Nations freeze, and Whitney Houston dies at 48

# embassies - Saturday 26 November, 2011

British government warns embassies to be prepared for euro collapse - report

Diplomats in eurozone countries are being told to be prepared to help expats if the single currency collapses.

# embassies - 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.

# embassies - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s fix: Postcodes may be on the way, Ireland’s broadband is up to speed, fun in the sun, and the beach comes to Dublin Castle…

Diplomacy isn’t free: what Ireland’s 75 embassies cost us last year

Oireachtas figures reveal the overall cost of operating Ireland’s embassies and consulates overseas.