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.

H.E Ze’ev Boker – Ambassador of Israel to Ireland, reflects on Ireland-Israeli relations; cultural boycotts; modern Israel and achieving regional peace.

On November 5th 2015, I had the honour to present my Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins confirming my appointment as Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland. It was a proud moment for me, as I stood in Aras an Uachtarain, listening to the Irish Army No. 1 band played the Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem.…

New Horizons For Korea – H.E Mr. Kang-il Hu Ambassador of the Republic of Korea looks forward to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games while reflecting on Ireland-Korean links

In February 2018, Korea will host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Bringing such a major event to Korean shores was not an easy task: it took us thirteen years, two failed attempts at the bid, as well as a choir of two thousand and eighteen citizens singing for the IOC Evaluation Commission.…