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#Foreign Affairs

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Mary Robinson is back in town ... to discuss Ireland's recovery
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Mary Robinson is back in town ... to discuss Ireland's recovery

Jan 13th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,960 Views 50 Comments

Several politicians, ambassadors and business people are set to meet in Dublin today.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 12 January, 2015

Ireland is 'on alert' after Paris terrorist attacks - Charlie Flanagan
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Ireland is 'on alert' after Paris terrorist attacks - Charlie Flanagan

Jan 12th 2015, 3:26 PM 29,029 Views 111 Comments

France was rocked by a series of attacks last week.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 9 January, 2015

Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports
# High Flying Kids
# High Flying Kids

Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports

Jan 9th 2015, 11:50 AM 46,229 Views 89 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister expressed his disappointment that Charlie has dropped two places since 2013.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 29 December, 2014

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'
# Helping Out
# Helping Out

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'

Dec 29th 2014, 12:49 PM 7,229 Views 24 Comments

“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Haughey warned about possible international law breach with 'illegitimate' children and divorce

Dec 28th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,834 Views 30 Comments

Ireland wanted to ‘avoid a situation’ where it was found to be in breach of its international commitments.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
# Failte Roimh
# Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Dec 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 17,182 Views 67 Comments

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa
# Michael D Abroad
# Michael D Abroad

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa

Nov 2nd 2014, 5:20 PM 8,553 Views 23 Comments

He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.

# foreign-affairs - 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 4,674 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.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today
# New Man In Town
# New Man In Town

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

Sep 30th 2014, 8:23 AM 4,569 Views 8 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:28 PM 7,688 Views 34 Comments

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

# foreign-affairs - 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 74,017 Views 8 Comments

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

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq
# Escalation
# Escalation

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq

Aug 13th 2014, 8:56 PM 5,571 Views 29 Comments

Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 4 August, 2014

Irish embassies cost €43 million to run last year
# Ambassador's Ball
# Ambassador's Ball

Irish embassies cost €43 million to run last year

Aug 4th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,073 Views 25 Comments

Missions cost a further €7 million.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 31 July, 2014

"We must take action"... Senators call for Ireland to strengthen stance on Gaza
# Recall Debate
# Recall Debate

"We must take action"... Senators call for Ireland to strengthen stance on Gaza

Jul 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 23,729 Views 253 Comments

Senators hit out at Minister Charlie Flanagan over Ireland’s UN vote abstention this afternoon, as politicians came back from their summer breaks to address the spiraling crisis.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 28 July, 2014

The Seanad is coming back on Thursday to discuss Gaza and Ukraine
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

The Seanad is coming back on Thursday to discuss Gaza and Ukraine

Jul 28th 2014, 3:37 PM 8,668 Views 96 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is expected to address the chamber.

# foreign-affairs - 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 12,741 Views 60 Comments

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

Israeli attack on UN school an "atrocity" --- Charlie Flanagan
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

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

Jul 25th 2014, 4:28 PM 8,947 Views 99 Comments

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

"We didn’t think it was appropriate."- Charlie Flanagan defends Ireland's abstention on Gaza vote
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

"We didn’t think it was appropriate."- Charlie Flanagan defends Ireland's abstention on Gaza vote

Jul 25th 2014, 9:50 AM 14,419 Views 165 Comments

He will speak to the Israeli Ambassador but stressed that Israel has a right to defend itself.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Some Labour TDs are not happy with Charlie Flanagan
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Some Labour TDs are not happy with Charlie Flanagan

Jul 24th 2014, 9:33 PM 16,053 Views 80 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister has been criticised after Ireland abstained from a UN vote on Gaza.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians
# Foreign Affairs Meeting
# Foreign Affairs Meeting

The EU plans to impose sanctions on more Russians

Jul 22nd 2014, 9:47 PM 5,003 Views 27 Comments

The extent of the measures will be announced on Thursday.

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting
# Conflict
# Conflict

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:25 AM 2,969 Views 4 Comments

Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests
# USA And Europe
# USA And Europe

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests

Jul 13th 2014, 8:30 AM 46 Views 89 Comments

Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Here's one who left earlier: All smiles as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore takes his last Dáil questions

Jul 2nd 2014, 12:22 PM 7,901 Views 32 Comments

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett joked that nothing’s official yet but that ‘he reads the newspapers’.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Costello says Gilmore has the 'strongest credentials' for European Commissioner job
# Off To Europe?
# Off To Europe?

Costello says Gilmore has the 'strongest credentials' for European Commissioner job

Jun 29th 2014, 12:51 PM 5,800 Views 69 Comments

He said Ireland would be looking for a significant portfolio in Europe.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 23 June, 2014

In one of his last outings, Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to do in Iraq with other EU ministers
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

In one of his last outings, Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to do in Iraq with other EU ministers

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:24 AM 4,366 Views 19 Comments

“The surge in violence represents a serious threat to the security, not only of the Iraqi people, but of the whole region,” said Eamon Gilmore.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 23 May, 2014

Travelling to Thailand? Irish citizens advised to 'exercise extreme caution'
# Military Coup
# Military Coup

Travelling to Thailand? Irish citizens advised to 'exercise extreme caution'

May 23rd 2014, 8:34 AM 16,902 Views 34 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said there is a curfew from 10pm to 5am and Irish citizens should take extra care.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Irish people abroad really want one thing from the old country
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

Irish people abroad really want one thing from the old country

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:59 PM 36,393 Views 63 Comments

Spoiler: it involves the right to vote.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 21 March, 2014

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Going Through The Motions
# Going Through The Motions

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Mar 21st 2014, 8:30 AM 12,953 Views 110 Comments

Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you
# Suggestion Box
# Suggestion Box

Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you

Mar 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 14,197 Views 76 Comments

The Government’s reviewing how it engages with the Irish overseas. You can give your two cents (pennies, jiao – whatever) from today.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

Mar 6th 2014, 1:40 PM 7,834 Views 68 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Racing rule Sexton out of Italy game, IRFU say he might still make it
# Foreign Affairs
From The42
# Foreign Affairs

Racing rule Sexton out of Italy game, IRFU say he might still make it

Feb 27th 2014, 6:20 PM 23,846 Views 88 Comments

The French club say ligament damage will require between ’10 days and six weeks’ recovery time.

# foreign-affairs - 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 77 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.

1.5 billion people gained access to more Irish produce last year
# Beef Lamb Pork
# Beef Lamb Pork

1.5 billion people gained access to more Irish produce last year

Feb 3rd 2014, 11:02 AM 3,879 Views 15 Comments

The figure is included in the Department of Foreign Affair’s first report on its economic and promotional activities.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Column: Ireland is reviewing its foreign policy – but it's asking the wrong questions
# World Trade
# World Trade

Column: Ireland is reviewing its foreign policy – but it's asking the wrong questions

Feb 2nd 2014, 12:00 PM 120 Views 31 Comments

Taking the example of Ireland’s evolving relationship with Africa, it becomes clear that the DFA’s review of external relations might not be on the right track, writes Andy Storey.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Venezuela's youth are abandoning their homeland, Ireland is their destination
# Best And Brightest
# Best And Brightest

Venezuela's youth are abandoning their homeland, Ireland is their destination

Feb 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 23,912 Views 137 Comments

Sometimes the lines outside the Irish consulate in Caracas are 200 people deep, forcing a rotating cadre of self-appointed leaders to maintain a 24-hour vigil to stop queue jumpers.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Cabinet will agree on legal services Bill "when we're ready to" --- Gilmore
# This Is Normal
# This Is Normal

Cabinet will agree on legal services Bill "when we're ready to" --- Gilmore

Jan 22nd 2014, 9:55 AM 3,545 Views 15 Comments

The Tánaiste repeatedly insisted “this is normal” in reference to the Cabinet’s progress on amendments to the legislation.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Gilmore: No problem with Sabina Higgins prison visit to Margaretta D'Arcy
# Activist
# Activist

Gilmore: No problem with Sabina Higgins prison visit to Margaretta D'Arcy

Jan 21st 2014, 10:18 AM 7,112 Views 37 Comments

The wife of President Michael D. Higgins visited the veteran peace campaigner in “private and personal” capacity, according to the Áras.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Serie A: Slick Juve too good for Roma
# Italy
From The42
# Italy

Serie A: Slick Juve too good for Roma

Jan 5th 2014, 11:30 PM 3,719 Views 5 Comments

The side from the capital were reduced to nine men as the champions opened up an eight-point gap at the summit.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Big jump in the number of Irish people getting married abroad
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Big jump in the number of Irish people getting married abroad

Dec 31st 2013, 11:29 AM 15,300 Views 38 Comments

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Italy was the most popular destination.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

Nov 13th 2013, 7:59 AM 5,239 Views 16 Comments

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.