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#Foreign Affairs

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week Brexit

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Tusk made his comments on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Just under €2 million was spent on roof repairs at the Irish Embassy in London last year Picking Up The Tab

Just under €2 million was spent on roof repairs at the Irish Embassy in London last year

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was a “significant project” at the building on 17 Grosvenor Place.

From TheJournal.ie Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier Travelling

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier

Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.

From TheJournal.ie Irish embassies provided help to 344 citizens arrested abroad during a busy 2018 Banged Up Abroad

Irish embassies provided help to 344 citizens arrested abroad during a busy 2018

Consular assistance was provided to Irish citizens in a range of circumstances this year.

From TheJournal.ie Four-year-old Irish girl drowns in Spain Marbella

Four-year-old Irish girl drowns in Spain

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family of the girl.

From TheJournal.ie A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays Holiday Plans

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays

It is “a matter of immense frustration” for staff that it’s taking longer than planned to process some applications, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers Palestine

Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers

The Tánaiste is due to go to Palestine and Israel next week.

From TheJournal.ie Around 1,200 Irish detained overseas at any time Foreign Affairs

Around 1,200 Irish detained overseas at any time

The Tanaiste said it’s impossible to provide precise statistics as people don’t always want the Irish authorities to be informed.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy Salisbury

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy

Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.

From TheJournal.ie Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT Diplomatic Tensions

Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

Tensions are rising after the UK said it was likely Russia was behind a recent poisoning attack on an ex-spy.

From TheJournal.ie 'No decision made' amid reports Israel may close Dublin embassy in cost-cutting move Foreign Affairs

'No decision made' amid reports Israel may close Dublin embassy in cost-cutting move

The Ballsbridge mission is the only embassy in western Europe that is slated for closure.

From TheJournal.ie 'Everyone is shocked' - Roscommon community reels from death of teenager in tragic accident abroad Ballaghaderreen

'Everyone is shocked' - Roscommon community reels from death of teenager in tragic accident abroad

19-year-old Stephen O’Gara lost his life in a tragic road accident on the island of Lanzarote at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it' Column

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident Bangkok

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident

The man is reported to have been living in Thailand for some time.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea Peace Talks

Independent Alliance won't be travelling to North Korea

Minister of State John Halligan has had a briefing with the Department of Foreign Affairs about the situation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives Tragic

Irish man in his 30s dies while on honeymoon in the Maldives

The cause of the 30-year-old Dublin man’s death is unclear at present.

From TheJournal.ie It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC? Wherefore Art Thou

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

From TheJournal.ie 'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison Anniversary

'These are mere stories': Egyptian ambassador denies Ibrahim Halawa was tortured in prison

Halawa (21) was arrested during a demonstration in 2014 in support of Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman in his 20s killed in Mexico Lazaro Cardenas

Irishman in his 20s killed in Mexico

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

From TheJournal.ie Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000 Suicide Prevention

Former Console bosses asked to repay grants worth €150,000

The charity, which was liquidated last year, received the money to provide counselling services for Irish emigrants in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year Irish Neutrality

Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year

427 applications have been approved.

From TheJournal.ie Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi Crash

Irish medical students injured after crash in Malawi

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500,000 passports issued in the first half of 2017 Increased Demand

Over 500,000 passports issued in the first half of 2017

That’s a 10% increase on applications compared to last year.

From TheJournal.ie Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event Appeal

Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event

Brian Murphy publicly apologised today in his bid to have his recorded conviction for a public order offence overturned.

From TheJournal.ie Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why? Big Brother

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?

Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.

From TheJournal.ie Irish woman dies in East Africa RIP

Irish woman dies in East Africa

The Department of Foreign Affairs says that it is providing consular assistance in the case.

From TheJournal.ie Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia' Secret Vote

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'

“Ireland has a long-standing and proud record in the area of women’s rights and children’s rights,” Minister Flanagan said.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa's trial delayed for 22nd time

Concerns have been raised about his health.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pensioner arrested in Cyprus after loaded guns and crossbow found in his home Arrested

Irish pensioner arrested in Cyprus after loaded guns and crossbow found in his home

The man is being questioned by police.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law West Bank

Irish government joins Europe in criticising Israel's new settlement law

The EU’s foreign policy chief says it “crosses a new and dangerous threshold by legalising under Israeli law the seizure of Palestinian property rights”.

From TheJournal.ie Egyptian president 'willing' to use pardon powers for Ibrahim Halawa Ibrahim Halawa

Egyptian president 'willing' to use pardon powers for Ibrahim Halawa

The Irishman’s trial was delayed for an 18th time today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986 War Games

'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986

A number of incidents involving Irish trawlers and foreign submarines were reported in 1986.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Flanagan's gift of choice? A bog oak pen Practical

Charlie Flanagan's gift of choice? A bog oak pen

Politicians do write a lot.

From TheJournal.ie Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015 Foreign Affairs

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister called to intervene in case of Irish citizen detained in Iran Homa Hoodfar

Minister called to intervene in case of Irish citizen detained in Iran

Homa Hoodfar (65) is a professor and anthropologist based in Canada and is an Irish citizen from her first marriage.

From TheJournal.ie Terry Wogan to receive posthumous Irish diaspora award Irish Abroad

Terry Wogan to receive posthumous Irish diaspora award

“He always reflected all that is good about Ireland and the Irish community in Britain.”

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?

FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman in serious condition after falling from balcony in Spain Costa Del Sol

Irishman in serious condition after falling from balcony in Spain

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa trial in Egypt delayed for 14th time in three years Adjourned

Ibrahim Halawa trial in Egypt delayed for 14th time in three years

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he shares the frustration of the young Irishman’s family.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is there a rush for Irish passports because of Trump and Brexit? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is there a rush for Irish passports because of Trump and Brexit?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck crunches the numbers and checks out some possible explanations.

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