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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day Chinese Visit

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day

The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty Human Rights

Government must be 'forceful' on human rights during China visit - Amnesty

Amnesty International has said that that the government must be clear on concerns about China’s human rights abuses when the country’s Vice President visits Ireland this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie New Papal Nuncio among new ambassadors accredited today Diplomacy

New Papal Nuncio among new ambassadors accredited today

The most reverend Charles J Brown is one of three ambassadors who presented Letters of Credence to the President today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you welcome a visit by the Pope? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a visit by the Pope?

Enda Kenny says if the Pope visits Ireland, he’ll be treated with the appropriate “decorum”. Would you like to see him visit?

From TheJournal.ie Vatican closure will be reviewed "in its own good time" - Kenny Vatican Embassy

Vatican closure will be reviewed "in its own good time" - Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny accuses Micheál Martin of ‘hyping up’ the closure of Ireland’s embassy to the Holy See.

From TheJournal.ie Former diplomat says Ireland shouldn’t have closed Vatican embassy Diplomacy

Former diplomat says Ireland shouldn’t have closed Vatican embassy

Seán Donlon – a former chief civil servant and ambassador – says Ireland has lost the chance to influence Church policy.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore Vatican Embassy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza Middle East

Gilmore calls for end to Israeli blockade of Gaza

The Tánaiste and Foreign Minister is due to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later today.

From TheJournal.ie The European Parliament has a new president... but who is he? Martin Schulz This post contains videos

The European Parliament has a new president... but who is he?

Well, he’s a former bookseller, a football fan – and Silvio Berlusconi once compared him to a concentration camp guard.

From TheJournal.ie UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin Diplomacy

UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin

Nick Clegg will meet with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Dublin tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie European powers pressure Iran following embassy attack Iran

European powers pressure Iran following embassy attack

France, Germany and the Netherlands have all recalled their ambassadors to Iran, while Italy and Norway are taking precautions. EU foreign ministers are to meet in Brussels today to discuss Iran and its disputed nuclear programme.

From TheJournal.ie France recalls ambassador to Iran France

France recalls ambassador to Iran

The French government’s move follows the UK’s decision to pull its diplomatic staff from Tehran and shut the Iranian embassy in London.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin Diplomacy

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin

Eamon Gilmore discussed a range of issues with Nickolay Mladenov, who is making his first official visit to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Eleven new ambassadors nominated by the government Diplomatic Relations

Eleven new ambassadors nominated by the government

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a major reshuffle of Irish ambassadors to European and Asian countries.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Of course there is a pro-Israel lobby - but there is an anti-Israel lobby too Opinion

Column: Of course there is a pro-Israel lobby - but there is an anti-Israel lobby too

The Israel Ambassador in Ireland says he is tired of talk of an all-powerful Zionist lobby – a Jewish lobby exists, but it’s no different from the Irish lobby which exerted influence in the US, he argues…

From TheJournal.ie UN apologises over scuffle with Turkish PM's security Diplomacy

UN apologises over scuffle with Turkish PM's security

A fight broke out as Erdogan rushed to hear the Palestinian president’s address to the General Assembly on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage Flag-gate

Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage

A Sinn Féin TD has complained about the shortage of flagpoles in Dublin Castle – there’s only room for 26 counties.

From TheJournal.ie Libyan forces pull back after fierce battles in Gaddafi's hometown Libya

Libyan forces pull back after fierce battles in Gaddafi's hometown

Fighting between pro-Gaddafi and anti-regime fighers intensified today in Bani Walid as revolutionary forces advanced on Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Whatever happens at the UN, the Israeli occupation will continue Opinion

Column: Whatever happens at the UN, the Israeli occupation will continue

Kevin Squires of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign feels that even if statehood is granted to Palestinians this month, their struggle to secure human, political and national rights will continue.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why peace has eluded the Middle East Opinion

Column: Why peace has eluded the Middle East

Dr David Abrahamson feels the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse is imperfect – and that neighbouring Arab countries have fostered the hope of a Palestinian state by refusing to absorb refugees.

From TheJournal.ie Palestinian 'flying chair' UN campaign comes to Dublin Flying Visit

Palestinian 'flying chair' UN campaign comes to Dublin

Chair upholstered in pale blue material to symbolise bid to have Palestinian state recognised as a member of United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron and Putin meet for talks during rare visit Diplomacy

Cameron and Putin meet for talks during rare visit

The British PM is in Moscow for talks aimed at rebuilding relations between the two countries.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Palestinian people have an inalienable right to independence Opinion

Column: The Palestinian people have an inalienable right to independence

The Ambassador of the Mission of Palestine in Ireland writes that asking the UN to endorse a Palestinian state should not affect the chance of achieving peace and co-operation with Israel.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace? Opinion

Column: Is a Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood really a road to peace?

The Israeli Ambassador to Ireland writes that a bid to have an independent Palestinian state recognised by the UN, to live side by side with Israel, cannot be achieved in the present climate of violence.

From TheJournal.ie Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants Gaza Strip

Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants

Rocket and mortar attacks hit an empty school and dozens of other targets as diplomats try to quell the violence.

From TheJournal.ie Brawling US and Chinese teams say sorry - and swap souvenirs Time Out

Brawling US and Chinese teams say sorry - and swap souvenirs

Joe Biden looked on in dismay as a basketball game meant to cement goodwill between US and China descends into a brawl – but it’s all okay now…

From TheJournal.ie Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence Syria

Kuwait recalls Syrian ambassador amid reports of fresh violence

Meanwhile, Kuwait also says that Gulf foreign ministers will meet soon to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.

From The42 Pardew rubbishes Barton truce rumours Diplomacy

Pardew rubbishes Barton truce rumours

Alan Pardew has moved to halt the growing momentum behind rumours of a deal struck between Newcastle bosses and the renegade midfielder.

From TheJournal.ie Diplomacy isn’t free: what Ireland’s 75 embassies cost us last year Diplomacy

Diplomacy isn’t free: what Ireland’s 75 embassies cost us last year

Oireachtas figures reveal the overall cost of operating Ireland’s embassies and consulates overseas.

From TheJournal.ie Thatcher told that Haughey may have been "Ireland's answer to JR" Charles JR Haughey

Thatcher told that Haughey may have been "Ireland's answer to JR"

Robert Haydon,who was the UK’s ambassador to Ireland in 1980, warned Margaret Thatcher that Haughey was a “wily” man and “no friend of ours” according to newly-released documents.

From TheJournal.ie Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head United Nations

Ban Ki-moon secures second term as UN head

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

From TheJournal.ie Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head United Nations

Ban Ki-moon will seek second term as UN head

The South Korean is to seek a second term as secretary-general of the United Nations. What does that involve again?

From TheJournal.ie US embassy warned diplomats about crumbling healthcare system Wikileaks

US embassy warned diplomats about crumbling healthcare system

Visiting US diplomats were advised to be patient in the case of a medical emergency, because A&E wards are so overcrowded.

From TheJournal.ie Wheels down: Obama arrives for 24-hour flying visit Obama

Wheels down: Obama arrives for 24-hour flying visit

Air Force One touches down at 9:28am, carrying Barack and Michelle Obama to Ireland ahead of a trip to the Áras.

Caption competition: Who's the Greatest?

Taoiseach in fighting form on New York trip – but watch who you’re taking on there, Enda…

From TheJournal.ie Japan asks G7 to devalue rising yen Currencies

Japan asks G7 to devalue rising yen

Finance officials for the world’s major economies help Japan lower the value of its currency in order to help it get exporting.

From TheJournal.ie Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy Diplomacy

Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy

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

From TheJournal.ie North Korea reopens hotline to South Korea Korea

North Korea reopens hotline to South Korea

State breaks eight months of silence by allowing Red Cross to re-establish contact between the two states but tensions still high.

From TheJournal.ie US faces diplomatic crisis following leak of 250,000 embassy files Wikileaks

US faces diplomatic crisis following leak of 250,000 embassy files

A quarter of a million files – most of which are marked ‘secret’ – strip the facades of international diplomats.