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…