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#UN General Assembly

# un-general-assembly - Friday 23 September, 2022

Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach
# New York
# New York

Occupied Territories Bill would not make any 'practical difference', says Taoiseach

Sep 23rd 2022, 8:30 PM 9,965 Views 12 Comments

The Taoiseach has said the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory is untenable.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike
# UN General Assembly
# UN General Assembly

Taoiseach's flight from Dublin to New York forced to return to Ireland due to a bird strike

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 9:36 PM 74,868 Views 60 Comments

The Taoiseach was able to catch a later flight to New York following the incident.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 24 September, 2021

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit

Sep 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 18,745 Views 27 Comments

Irish shoppers are being advised to start planning their Christmas purchases as soon as they can.

# un-general-assembly - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Martin describes toll of Covid-19 on society ahead of address at UN General Assembly

Sep 26th 2020, 10:44 AM 27,707 Views 60 Comments

This year’s General Assembly is taking place remotely.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech
# Listen Here
# Listen Here

Amidst crisis at home, Johnson talks 'limbless chickens' and 'pink-eyed terminators' in UN speech

Sep 25th 2019, 7:22 AM 25,779 Views 20 Comments

The prime minister’s speech to the UN General Assembly warned of technology’s capacity to control citizens.

# un-general-assembly - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes
# Backstop
# Backstop

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

Sep 22nd 2019, 2:13 PM 22,274 Views 55 Comments

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

# un-general-assembly - Monday 24 September, 2018

Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot
# Peace Summit
# Peace Summit

Varadkar to address UN General Assembly as Ireland seeks security council spot

Sep 24th 2018, 7:09 AM 8,078 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are in New York this morning.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly
# New York
# New York

Michael D Higgins invokes spirit of Good Friday Agreement in address to UN General Assembly

Apr 25th 2018, 10:01 AM 10,948 Views 25 Comments

The UN is holding a two-day summit on ‘peacebuilding and sustaining peace’.

# un-general-assembly - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Mary Robinson at the UN: Trump's threat to 'obliterate North Korean people' provoked 'gasps'
# Shocked
# Shocked

Mary Robinson at the UN: Trump's threat to 'obliterate North Korean people' provoked 'gasps'

Sep 24th 2017, 3:00 PM 30,639 Views 83 Comments

The former Irish president has attacked the current US President.

# un-general-assembly - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'

Sep 19th 2017, 8:01 AM 10,904 Views 99 Comments

Trump made his comments ahead of the annual world leaders debate at the UN today.

# un-general-assembly - Thursday 22 December, 2016

UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria
# Assad
# Assad

UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:41 AM 6,892 Views 125 Comments

The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.

# un-general-assembly - Monday 28 September, 2015

Obama slams Russia and Iran for supporting 'child-killing tyrant' Assad
# Cold War Kids
# Cold War Kids

Obama slams Russia and Iran for supporting 'child-killing tyrant' Assad

Sep 28th 2015, 4:40 PM 24,019 Views 149 Comments

The US president is due to meet Putin for the first time in over two years later today.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 11 September, 2015

Ireland backs vote as Palestinian flag set to fly over United Nations
# Passed
# Passed

Ireland backs vote as Palestinian flag set to fly over United Nations

Sep 11th 2015, 12:21 PM 11,513 Views 120 Comments

Palestine and the Vatican are the only two observer states in the UN.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today
# Bill Gates
# Bill Gates

Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today

Jan 23rd 2013, 7:56 AM 3,771 Views 20 Comments

They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 4 January, 2013

'The Sun' places ad in Argentinian paper defending Falklands policy
# Falklands
# Falklands

'The Sun' places ad in Argentinian paper defending Falklands policy

Jan 4th 2013, 9:17 AM 14,556 Views 88 Comments

The tabloid has advertised in an English-language newspaper telling Argentina’s president: ‘Hands off.’

# un-general-assembly - Thursday 3 January, 2013

British PM refuses demands to return Falkland Islands to Argentina
# Falklands
# Falklands

British PM refuses demands to return Falkland Islands to Argentina

Jan 3rd 2013, 1:49 PM 6,537 Views 111 Comments

David Cameron has today dismissed a renewed call by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner for Britain to return the disputed Falkland Islands.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 30 November, 2012

Israel announces plan for 3,000 new settler homes after UN vote
# Israel
# Israel

Israel announces plan for 3,000 new settler homes after UN vote

Nov 30th 2012, 5:57 PM 8,015 Views 115 Comments

Construction is expected to be in the highly contentious area of the West Bank known as E1, a corridor that runs between the easternmost edge of annexed east Jerusalem and the Maaleh Adumim settlement.

# un-general-assembly - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Britain still undecided on UN Palestinian vote: ambassador
# UN
# UN

Britain still undecided on UN Palestinian vote: ambassador

Nov 27th 2012, 4:34 PM 2,703 Views 9 Comments

The nations’ UN ambassador says Britain believes the Palestinians should delay their application over fears the move could backfire.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire
# Syria
# Syria

Damascus rejects UN chief call for unilateral ceasefire

Oct 10th 2012, 4:10 PM 2,897 Views 5 Comments

The foreign ministry said it had twice implemented a ceasefire – but rebels had used it as an opportunity to ” expand their armed deployment”.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Hillary Clinton among over 50 foreign ministers to visit Dublin in December
# OSCE
# OSCE

Hillary Clinton among over 50 foreign ministers to visit Dublin in December

Oct 3rd 2012, 6:03 PM 7,252 Views 38 Comments

The US Secretary of State is set to visit Ireland days after the Budget as Ireland hosts a major conference for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

# un-general-assembly - Monday 24 September, 2012

Frustration and turmoil as world leaders meet for UN general assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Frustration and turmoil as world leaders meet for UN general assembly

Sep 24th 2012, 8:27 AM 2,866 Views 7 Comments

Syria, Palestine, Iran’s nuclear program and protests generated by an anti-Islamic film will top the agenda.

# un-general-assembly - Friday 17 February, 2012

UN notes possible crimes against humanity in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN notes possible crimes against humanity in Syria

Feb 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 723 Views 2 Comments

The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for a resolution backing an Arab League plan that calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down – and strongly condemns human rights violations by his regime.

# un-general-assembly - Monday 26 September, 2011

Tánaiste says Ireland will back Palestinian push for UN membership
# Palestine
# Palestine

Tánaiste says Ireland will back Palestinian push for UN membership

Sep 26th 2011, 9:45 PM 814 Views 44 Comments

Eamon Gilmore was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York today.

# un-general-assembly - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood
# Palestine
# Palestine

Obama to urge Abbas to drop bid for Palestinian statehood

Sep 21st 2011, 8:56 AM 322 Views 16 Comments

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will present a letter to the UN Security Council later, seeking recognition for an independent state.

# un-general-assembly - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Palestinians to seek UN membership
# UN
# UN

Palestinians to seek UN membership

Sep 20th 2011, 2:37 PM 337 Views 23 Comments

The issue of Palestinian statehood is set to take centre stage ahead of the opening of the UN General Assembly session.

# un-general-assembly - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly
# United Nations
# United Nations

Tánaiste to address the United Nations General Assembly

Sep 18th 2011, 7:31 PM 770 Views 4 Comments

The UNGA meets for the 66th this week with the issue of Palestinian statehood among the topics to be discussed.

# un-general-assembly - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head

Jun 21st 2011, 8:52 PM 118 Views 2 Comments

The South Korean will remain as Secretary-General for another five years, with unanimous backing from the assembly.

# un-general-assembly - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Ten things you should know about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Ten things you should know about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

Feb 24th 2011, 1:29 PM 4,877 Views 0 Comments

What you need to know about one of the world’s longest serving leaders.