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# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 19 February, 2021

Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension
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Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension

Feb 19th 2021, 3:06 PM 51,634 Views 0 Comments

The worker was eventually dismissed in December 2019 after the suspension.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 28 December, 2020

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%
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Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%

Dec 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 18,495 Views 14 Comments

The most popular baby girls’ names were Olivia, Mia and Saoirse, while Noah, Adam and Cillian topped the baby boys’ list.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters
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Minister Simon Coveney calls on Nigerian authorities to investigate violence against protesters

Oct 24th 2020, 8:30 AM 17,247 Views 36 Comments

Amnesty International said that at least 12 peaceful protesters were killed in an incident involving the Nigerian army this week.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 24 July, 2020

Government received over 20,000 queries from Irish citizens abroad during Covid-19 pandemic
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Government received over 20,000 queries from Irish citizens abroad during Covid-19 pandemic

Jul 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,549 Views 10 Comments

Irish government spent €890,000 on flights to repatriate citizens from Peru, India and Nigeria this year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Travel agents warn list 'could invalidate insurance' for flights previously booked to green locations
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# Green List

Travel agents warn list 'could invalidate insurance' for flights previously booked to green locations

Jul 22nd 2020, 8:37 AM 25,999 Views 53 Comments

The much-anticipated ‘green list’ of countries was published last night.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today
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Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today

Mar 26th 2020, 1:31 PM 39,151 Views 33 Comments

There are around 2,000 Irish citizens stranded in 83 countries around the world – most of these are in Australia.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

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

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

Updated Mar 25th 2020, 9:36 PM 56,038 Views 40 Comments

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

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 20 March, 2020

Irish citizen stranded in Peru: 'We'll figure out how to get the money for flights home'
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Irish citizen stranded in Peru: 'We'll figure out how to get the money for flights home'

Mar 20th 2020, 2:24 PM 24,002 Views 8 Comments

The Irish government is gauging interest from the estimated 100 Irish people on who want to fly home this weekend.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations
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# Not Going Green

Countries around the world are assessing Covid-19's impact on St Patrick's Day celebrations

Feb 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 34,238 Views 30 Comments

In some countries, St Patrick’s Day events have already been cancelled.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases
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Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:20 PM 95,378 Views 69 Comments

Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 24 February, 2020

Irish citizens advised to avoid travelling to areas in Italy affected by coronavirus
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Irish citizens advised to avoid travelling to areas in Italy affected by coronavirus

Feb 24th 2020, 11:13 AM 41,208 Views 33 Comments

A fifth person has died from Covid-19 today in Italy.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Passengers start to leave cruise ship in Japan as coronavirus quarantine ends
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Passengers start to leave cruise ship in Japan as coronavirus quarantine ends

Feb 19th 2020, 7:04 AM 12,892 Views 17 Comments

Two Irish citizens who were on the cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Two Irish citizens test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan
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Two Irish citizens test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

Feb 18th 2020, 4:01 PM 60,911 Views 62 Comments

The couple are understood to have tested positive for Covid-19 a number of days ago.

'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says
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# Covid-19

'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says

Feb 18th 2020, 9:06 AM 16,955 Views 9 Comments

The Diamond Princess ship docked in Japan has more than 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO
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# Outbreak

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 46,439 Views 68 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 27 January, 2020

Irish people now advised to avoid entire province of Hubei due to coronavirus
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Irish people now advised to avoid entire province of Hubei due to coronavirus

Jan 27th 2020, 2:55 PM 18,257 Views 41 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised people to avoid the province of Hubei.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 4 January, 2020

People have been asking the Irish government what the DeSouza ruling means for them
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# Irish Citizenship

People have been asking the Irish government what the DeSouza ruling means for them

Jan 4th 2020, 8:00 AM 45,003 Views 21 Comments

“This is unacceptable. I don’t want to be a British citizen,” one person who wrote to the Taoiseach argued.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 10,864 Views 5 Comments

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

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Irish officials were worried European leaders would refuse to attend meetings in hotels 
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# 1990

Irish officials were worried European leaders would refuse to attend meetings in hotels 

Dec 29th 2019, 10:45 AM 25,160 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs warned it could cost £2 million to hire private facilities for meetings during Ireland’s EC presidency.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 2 December, 2019

Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?
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# Garda Questioning

Explainer: What happens next in the Lisa Smith case?

Dec 2nd 2019, 2:35 PM 33,451 Views 77 Comments

How long can she be questioned by gardaí, and is she likely to face charges?

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe
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Return of Lisa Smith at a 'very, very sensitive time', says Kehoe

Nov 28th 2019, 5:35 PM 27,814 Views 111 Comments

Smith will undergo a security assessment when she returns to Ireland, it was reported earlier this month.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016
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# Passport Service

Passport Service 'closing down avenues' of fraud with over 300 passports revoked since 2016

Oct 5th 2019, 7:15 AM 18,244 Views 21 Comments

The Passport Service has invested “substantial resources” in tackling fraud since 2017.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day
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Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day

Jul 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,614 Views 4 Comments

It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US
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# Letters From America

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US

May 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,025 Views 123 Comments

Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 22 April, 2019

€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand
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# Handle The Pressure

€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand

Apr 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 35,985 Views 23 Comments

It comes as part of the passport reform programme and, despite the rise in complaints in recent years, Coveney is confident it’ll make a difference.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 6 April, 2019

Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented
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Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented

Apr 6th 2019, 9:30 AM 36,170 Views 128 Comments

The new laws include death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputation of hands and feet for thieves.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018
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# Ireland Connected

Business-class flights and 5-star hotels: Here's how much the Government spent on St Patrick's Day trips in 2018

Mar 9th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,026 Views 69 Comments

Figures obtained under FOI show how each Department spent on St Patrick’s Day last year.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Monday 31 December, 2018

The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down
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The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down

Dec 31st 2018, 6:00 AM 49,964 Views 45 Comments

Applications for Irish passports in Britain and Northern Ireland made up 22% of all Irish passport applications in 2018.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 7 December, 2018

Irish in Paris urged to take caution and avoid certain areas as city braced for further protests
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# DFA

Irish in Paris urged to take caution and avoid certain areas as city braced for further protests

Dec 7th 2018, 9:40 PM 24,132 Views 51 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory to citizens in France.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist
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'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist

Oct 31st 2018, 12:05 AM 45,594 Views 96 Comments

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how the public reacted to a now-postponed visit by Trump to Ireland.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year
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# Passport Office

Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year

Oct 13th 2018, 7:15 AM 16,814 Views 8 Comments

Significant improvements are planned at the Passport Office.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon
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# UN Peacekeeping

Return of 119 troops from Syria delayed for two weeks over error in clearance to travel through Lebanon

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:09 PM 13,412 Views 33 Comments

The issue emerged on Monday morning as the troops were preparing to return from UN peacekeeping.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 28 September, 2018

Irish Malyali community 'in shock' over death of student (20s) following balcony fall in Cyprus
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# Cyprus

Irish Malyali community 'in shock' over death of student (20s) following balcony fall in Cyprus

Sep 28th 2018, 2:51 PM 32,718 Views 6 Comments

The woman is understood to have been killed after she fell from a building at the University of Nicosia in north Cyprus.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths
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# Washed Up

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths

Sep 15th 2018, 7:15 AM 11,915 Views 10 Comments

Since the beginning of August, a minimum of 19 Cuvier’s beaked whales washed up dead on the Irish coast.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'
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# Border Poll

Department accused of wanting to delay report on the cost of a united Ireland until 'after Brexit'

Jul 25th 2018, 6:05 AM 38,090 Views 96 Comments

The new research shows that Northern Ireland would have a near balanced budget in a unification situation.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Irish teen dies after falling from hotel balcony in Majorca
# Playa De Muro
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# Playa De Muro

Irish teen dies after falling from hotel balcony in Majorca

Jul 19th 2018, 1:14 PM 96,901 Views 24 Comments

It is believed the boy fell up to 20ft from the balcony in a freak accident.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises
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# Rapid Response

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

May 15th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,847 Views 0 Comments

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Diplomatic immunity to be extended to foreign attendees of Dublin Interpol conference
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# Interpol

Diplomatic immunity to be extended to foreign attendees of Dublin Interpol conference

May 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,966 Views 16 Comments

Attendees from 50 different countries will be attending the conference in May.

Irish man has charges dropped in exchange for 'reparation' after allegedly groping Argentinian street vendor
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# Mendoza

Irish man has charges dropped in exchange for 'reparation' after allegedly groping Argentinian street vendor

May 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 24,255 Views 0 Comments

The alleged incident involving the 20-year-old Irish man happened last Monday, 30 April, in the city of Mendoza.

# department-of-foreign-affairs - Friday 30 March, 2018

‘No justification for this’ - An Irish diplomat is to be expelled from Russia
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# Tit For Tat

‘No justification for this’ - An Irish diplomat is to be expelled from Russia

Mar 30th 2018, 3:32 PM 60,236 Views 172 Comments

A spokesperson for Simon Coveney said it is a “regrettable” decision from the Russians.

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