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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Embassies

Last year
# irish embassy opening
Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy
Opening an Irish embassy in the Iranian capital is being kept under review.
All time
# Australia
Police in Australia investigate delivery of suspicious packages to foreign embassies
The packages are not believed to be harmful.
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.
# Banged up abroad
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.
# Trade with Tehran
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.
# la rue Rude
Ireland's embassy in Paris is worth a LOT of money
The location isn’t too shabby at all.
# Investigation
251 passengers who died on flight MH17 have now been identified
26 victims were named this week, 19 of whom were Dutch.
# Ambassador's Ball
Irish embassies cost €43 million to run last year
Missions cost a further €7 million.
# you're hired
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.
# Passport
The Passport Service have set up a Twitter for all your, eh, passport questions
Sure why not?
# Not all Ferrero Rocher
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.
# Twitter
Department of Foreign Affairs operates 25 embassy Twitter accounts
The department also has two embassy Facebook accounts – for Sydney and New Dehli.
# Passport
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.
# Threat
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.
# Traveller's Cheques
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.
# North Korea
Diplomats in North Korea stay put despite tensions
Some embassies suggested an advisory by Pyongyang was a ruse to fuel global worry.
# muhammed cartoons
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.
# Innocence of Muslims
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.
# Diplomacy
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.
# Be prepared
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.
# Diplomatic Relations
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.
# Daily Fix
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
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.