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# irish-citizens - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home

The majority of stranded Irish citizens are in Australia or New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

# irish-citizens - Monday 17 February, 2020

Irish passengers on board cruise ship where 450 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is aware of the case.

# irish-citizens - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Coronavirus: Department of Foreign Affairs advises Irish people in China to leave if their presence is 'not essential'

A new updated warning advises people to “avoid non-essential” travel.

# irish-citizens - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Over 1,700 Irish citizens abroad required help due to arrests, kidnappings and deaths in 2019, figures show

Some citizens required supports during Hong Kong protests and terrorists attacks in Kenya.

# irish-citizens - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Majority of people in Ireland want to allow Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections

That’s according to an Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll carried out for

# irish-citizens - Friday 26 October, 2018

Should children born in Ireland to foreign parents be deported?

Barrister Anthony Moore writes about whether deportation law reform is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

# irish-citizens - Monday 21 May, 2018

3,500 people from 120 countries became Irish citizens today

A 93-year-old man from the UK was among those who became an Irish citizen today.

# irish-citizens - Monday 2 October, 2017

Irish heading to Las Vegas urged to take 'high degree of caution' after mass shooting

Las Vegas is a popular place for Irish tourists.

# irish-citizens - Saturday 29 April, 2017

The Late Late Show met some of Ireland's newest citizens Céad Míle Fáilte This post contains videos

The Late Late Show met some of Ireland's newest citizens

“It was the proudest day of my life. Honestly.”

# irish-citizens - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak

Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015.

# irish-citizens - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report for 2015, which also highlights an increase in passports issued.

# irish-citizens - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Poll: Would you be anxious about travelling to Paris or Brussels? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be anxious about travelling to Paris or Brussels?

The Department of Foreign Affairs reminded people to ‘exercise extreme caution’ if they are planning a trip to France.

# irish-citizens - Friday 1 May, 2015

All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing

The death toll has topped 6,000.

# irish-citizens - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Four Irish people have still not contacted home after Nepal earthquake

One Nepalese man was removed from the rubble after 82 hours. He said he survived by drinking his own urine.

# irish-citizens - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Australia has booted out almost 1,000 Irish nationals for overstaying their welcome

The figures for the last three years, shows that on average an Irish person is deported almost every day for visa breaches.

# irish-citizens - 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.

# irish-citizens - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Officials say no Irish injured or missing after Boston marathon blasts [Update]

108 Irish citizens were registered to run in Boston, including 50 with Irish addresses – but all are thought to be safe and accounted for.

# irish-citizens - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland ESL

Thailand clarifies position on English language teachers from Ireland

The Teachers’ Council of Thailand has clarified that Irish citizens are not required to prove their proficiency in English through testing before being allowed to teach in the country.

# irish-citizens - Friday 16 March, 2012

Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore Voting Rights This post contains a poll

Voting rights could be extended to Irish abroad, says Gilmore

However, the Tánaiste says that the extension is currently only being considered for presidential elections.

# irish-citizens - Thursday 2 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Enda's Cuddly Photocall of the Day (part 2) Pic Of The Day This post contains images

Enda's Cuddly Photocall of the Day (part 2)

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# irish-citizens - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Majority don't support unrest in Bahrain, says Irish woman in Manama

Irish woman living in Bahrain tells that Bahrain feels like the North in the 70s and the unrest has created sectarian divisions.

Irish warned against non-essential travel to Japan

French government urging its citizens to leave Tokyo and move to the south of the country or return to France, while British embassy is organising transport to help people leave tsunami-struck Sendai.

# irish-citizens - Friday 11 March, 2011

Department of Foreign Affairs sets up crisis centre for Japan tsunami

The department estimates that there are around 2,000 Irish citizens in Japan. Relatives and friends of people in Japan are asked to contact the crisis centre for information.

# irish-citizens - Friday 25 February, 2011

THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS has confirmed that its emergency civil assistance team has arrived at Tripoli International Airport. They are now working to locate Irish citizens in the airport and around Tripoli ahead of their evacuation. The DFA is appealing to anyone with information regarding the location of Irish citizens in Libya and who has not already contacted the department to call them on 01 4180222. The department said it is “continuing to use all options available to it to assist in getting all Irish nationals out of Libya”.

UN and NATO hold emergency meetings on Libya

Rush to evacuate ex-pats from Libya as international leaders meet to consider their response to the increasing unrest.

# irish-citizens - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Irish Air Corps to make second attempt to evacuate Irish people in Libya

The Department of Foreign Affairs will attempt to put a crisis management team including the Irish Ambassador to Italy on the ground in Tripoli today.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Dept of Foreign Affairs puts crisis management team in Libya; the last day of campaigning sees party leader return closer to home and the government rushes through ‘three strikes’ legislation on illegal file sharing.

# irish-citizens - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Air Corps plane leaves Tripoli – but no Irish on board

An Irish Air Corps plane left Tripoli without any Irish passengers on board, a government spokesman confirmed.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Two Irish citizens amongst 75 people who died in New Zealand earthquake; first votes cast and – golly gosh! – new Enid Blyton novel is discovered.

In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens Libya This post contains images

In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens

Two Air Corps planes with nine crew have arrived in Malta to await go-ahead to evacuate about 40 Irish people from Malta, as over a dozen other governments prepare to evacuate their citizens.

# irish-citizens - Thursday 3 February, 2011

About 400 Irish citizens in Egypt given consular assistance

Some 300 Irish citizens have returned home following the unrest – but others say they want to stay.