First Diplomatic Gala Dinner in Northern Ireland Announced

The Consular Corps/Association of Northern Ireland (CA-NI), together with its charity partner Co-operation Ireland, are pleased to announce the inaugural Diplomatic Gala Dinner, scheduled for 12 October 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast. The dinner is an opportunity for CA-NI to officially bring Ambassadors, High Commissioners and senior Diplomats to Northern Ireland…

NORTHERN IRELAND ACHIEVES FAIRTRADE REGION STATUS

On 19 June 2017 Northern Ireland was declared a FAIRTRADE devolved region at a ceremony in the Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Stormont after fulfilling the main targets of having all its five cities and six of its 11 councils attaining Fairtrade status to include their respective towns. The remaining councils are currently working towards the…

Co-operation Ireland’s Chief Executive – Peter Sheridan OBE on the organisation’s origins, achievements and vision

Co-operation Ireland is an all-island peace-building charity. Formerly known as Co-operation Ireland North, the organisation was founded in 1979 by Dr Brendan O’Regan and set up to improve North-South co-operation, and in particular the economic links between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. For almost 40 years Co-operation Ireland has worked to promote interaction,…

DIRECT DUBLIN BEIJING FLIGHTS ON THE CARDS

Dublin Airport Authority is close to agreeing a direct scheduled flight from Dublin to Beijing for the upcoming winter season, according to a number of sources. Discussions have been under way for some time between China’s Hainan Airlines and Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and, sources indicate, that the airline is close to concluding flights scedules.…

FROM THE ANDES TO THE PACIFIC – CHILE’S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND H.E. CRISTIAN EDGARDO STREETER EXPLORES AND OUTLINES THE LINKS BETWEEN CHILE AND IRELAND AND HIS COUNTRY’S POSITION ON GLOBAL ISSUES

Ireland in Chile’s Collective Unconscious My personal relationship with Ireland dates back many years, to my childhood to be more precise. Like any Chilean child, in those years, I already learnt that Bernardo O’Higgins, pioneer of our Independence and national hero, had his roots in this country. Since I was reared in the South of…

AFRICA DAY 2017

Irish Aid’s flagship ‘Africa Day’ 2017 in Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park was as colourful, dynamic and energetic as the continent itself. Showcasing Africa’s rich culture through family-friendly activities, along with music, performances, sport and educational elements, it attracted a large gathering as it goes from strength to strength.