New Algerian Ambassador Presents Credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Belaoura, the Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, presented his Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. The ceremony was conducted in full compliance with Covid-19 public health guidelines, including physical distance requirements.   Ambassador’s Bio in Brief His Excellency Mr.…

New French Ambassador Presents Credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

His Excellency Mr. Vincent Guérend, Ambassador of France, presented his Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. The ceremony was conducted in full compliance with Covid-19 public health guidelines, including physical distance requirements.   Ambassador’s Bio in Brief His Excellency Mr. Vincent Guérend was appointed Ambassador of…

Part III of an Exclusive, 3-Part Interview with His Excellency Dr. Masoud Eslami, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   Part III – Final Instalment of Our Series that Began on 27 October 2020   DUBLIN – Mr. Ambassador, here in Ireland, an Taoiseach Micheál Martin, in light of Britain’s announcement they intend to unilaterally change the terms of the agreement they made to leave the EU, has made…

Part II of an Exclusive, 3-Part Interview with His Excellency Dr. Masoud Eslami, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   Part II – Continued from First Instalment of Series that Began on 27 October 2020   DUBLIN – I want to address a rather tragic affair that occurred earlier this year.  Mr. Ambassador, On 11 January of this year units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian…

50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Minister Coveney Comments – Hopeful Sign with Doubtful Impact

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   With Honduras being the 50th country having ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) the treaty will come into effect on 22 January 2021.  Ireland ratified the treaty in August of this year to mark it’s commitment to a non-nuclear world on the 75th Anniversary of…

Exclusive, 3-Part Interview with His Excellency Dr. Masoud Eslami, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Part 1)

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     Part I in a Series of III Interviews Beginning 27 October 2020   Today I have the privilege of interviewing His Excellency Dr. Masoud Eslami, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ambassador to Ireland. Prior to his appointment in Ireland, Dr. Eslami served as an advisor to Ministers of…

Special Interview Series Begins 27 October

Diplomat Ireland is launching a series of in-depth interviews with members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland and beyond.  Our first interviewee is His Excellency, Dr. Masoud Eslami, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Ireland.   Beginning Tuesday, 27 October 2020, Diplomat.ie will be publishing an un-precedented, 3-Part series of in-depth interviews…

Additional €500,000 in funding for International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian Programmes in Central Sahel

Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., today announced additional funding to the International Committee of the Red Cross for its humanitarian programmes in the Central Sahel. Making this announcement at a ministerial roundtable on the crisis in the Central Sahel convened by Denmark, Germany the EU and the…