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#Foreign Affairs

# foreign-affairs - 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.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 23 November, 2012

'Collusion at senior levels' of Ugandan government agencies led to aid fraud - report
# Aid Fraud
# Aid Fraud

'Collusion at senior levels' of Ugandan government agencies led to aid fraud - report

Nov 23rd 2012, 5:48 PM 3,248 Views 37 Comments

The misappropriation of €4 million Irish aid in Uganda was supported by a ‘sophisticated and elaborate’ scheme.

# foreign-affairs - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Ugandan prime minister: 'I didn't receive misappropriated Irish money'
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ugandan prime minister: 'I didn't receive misappropriated Irish money'

Oct 28th 2012, 2:37 PM 6,879 Views 44 Comments

Amama Mbabazi says while some Irish funds were “fraudulently paid to private accounts”, some was used for its intended aims.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Ireland suspends aid to Uganda after report suggests €4m fraud
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ireland suspends aid to Uganda after report suggests €4m fraud

Oct 25th 2012, 6:15 PM 7,923 Views 82 Comments

Eamon Gilmore has launched an immediate investigation amid suggestions the office of the Prime Minister misappropriated funds.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 15 October, 2012

Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone
# Sierra Leone
# Sierra Leone

Foreign Affairs committee members visit Sierra Leone

Oct 15th 2012, 12:33 PM 2,447 Views 10 Comments

During their visit, they will review Ireland’s development programme and Irish Aid’s work in the country.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 31 August, 2012

Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence"
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence"

Aug 31st 2012, 7:15 AM 1,894 Views 14 Comments

Joe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Development, relates the dire tales of massacre and suffering told to him by Syrian refugees when he visited them in Jordan this week.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Tánaiste briefing Committee ahead of Foreign Affairs Council meeting
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Tánaiste briefing Committee ahead of Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Jul 18th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,206 Views 1 Comment

Eamon Gilmore will discuss the situation in Syria, the Middle East Peace Process, relations with the Ukraine, EU-Asia trade relations and also the crisis arising from the conflict in Sudan.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Shoes, health insurance top ups and school fees - public service allowances revealed
# Allowances
# Allowances

Shoes, health insurance top ups and school fees - public service allowances revealed

Jul 4th 2012, 9:49 AM 10,608 Views 68 Comments

Millions in school fees and cost of living expenses are paid to those posted overseas, while details of allowances paid across many of the departments have been revealed.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 14 May, 2012

EU council urges resumption of Israel-Palestine negotiations
# Middle East
# Middle East

EU council urges resumption of Israel-Palestine negotiations

May 14th 2012, 4:00 PM 952 Views 12 Comments

Council reaffirms commitment to a two-state solution and peace in the region.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Foreign affairs, Europe
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Foreign affairs, Europe

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 398 Views 3 Comments

We look at the progress made by Eamon Gilmore and Lucinda Creighton in their pledges to change our wider relationships.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss situation in Syria today
# Syria
# Syria

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss situation in Syria today

Mar 7th 2012, 7:15 AM 970 Views 3 Comments

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore will attend the Oireachtas meeting.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste
# Syria
# Syria

Arming Syrian opposition would 'contribute to civil war situation' - Tánaiste

Feb 28th 2012, 7:20 AM 809 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Gilmore was speaking as EU foreign ministers agreed further sanctions on Syria but there is no sign of military intervention of any sort.

# foreign-affairs - Monday 30 January, 2012

Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore

Jan 30th 2012, 4:39 PM 2,666 Views 60 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says it’s possible that a recovery in the public finances may allow Ireland to reopen its Holy See embassy.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 19 January, 2012

LIVE: Paddy Ashdown addresses the Oireachtas EU Affairs committee
# Serbia
# Serbia

LIVE: Paddy Ashdown addresses the Oireachtas EU Affairs committee

Jan 19th 2012, 11:37 AM 782 Views 1 Comment

Lord Ashdown briefs the committees on EU and Foreign Affairs on issues facing the Western Balkan region.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Michael D Higgins says previous support for Ezra Nawi was a "human rights issue"
# Ezra Nawi
# Ezra Nawi

Michael D Higgins says previous support for Ezra Nawi was a "human rights issue"

Aug 2nd 2011, 2:47 PM 2,217 Views 4 Comments

Higgins and Senator Mark Daly “did not know” of Norris ex-partner’s rape conviction when they backed David Norris in a 2009 Oireachtas Joint Committee motion for support of Nawi in Israeli defence forces’ attack claim.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 15 July, 2011

FG's Charlie Flanagan says the Papal Nuncio should be expelled
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

FG's Charlie Flanagan says the Papal Nuncio should be expelled

Jul 15th 2011, 7:40 AM 935 Views 39 Comments

The Vatican’s response to allegations of clerical sex abuse in Cloyne was described as “unhelpful”.

# foreign-affairs - Saturday 4 June, 2011

Former Martin advisor expelled from Afghanistan over Taliban talks
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Former Martin advisor expelled from Afghanistan over Taliban talks

Jun 4th 2011, 11:20 AM 588 Views 1 Comment

A WikiLeaks cable reveals that a former advisor to Micheál Martin was expelled over accusations he held talks with militants.

# foreign-affairs - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Gilmore ‘hopes to recognise full Palestinian state’
# Palestine
# Palestine

Gilmore ‘hopes to recognise full Palestinian state’

Mar 22nd 2011, 7:30 PM 1,430 Views 19 Comments

Eamon Gilmore adds, however, that Ireland won’t recognise Palestine as a state before it gains full control of its own territory.

# foreign-affairs - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Air Corps planes remain in Malta as Libyan conflict continues
# Libya
# Libya

Air Corps planes remain in Malta as Libyan conflict continues

Feb 24th 2011, 9:28 PM 1,173 Views 0 Comments

The two Air Corps planes deployed to assist with evacuations remain in Valletta as officials try to assemble a taskforce.

# foreign-affairs - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy

Jan 26th 2011, 11:20 AM 1,223 Views 0 Comments

Ireland gives the Palestinian delegation the status of ‘mission’ – a move blasted by Israel as a symptom of its “bias”.

# foreign-affairs - Friday 14 January, 2011

Prime minister takes over in Tunisian 'internal coup'
# Tunisia
# Tunisia

Prime minister takes over in Tunisian 'internal coup'

Jan 14th 2011, 7:59 PM 626 Views 0 Comments

President Ben Ali is forced to flee – probably to France – as the Prime Minister assumes power and ends weeks of riots.