Dublin Celebrates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN – Her Excellency Dr. Jilan Abdalmajid, the Ambassador of the Mission of the Palestinian State to Ireland thanked the Irish people for joining in with Palestinians and people worldwide who celebrated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Sunday, 29 November 2020.  Ambassador Abdalmajid’s message…

Ukrainian Embassy Marks Month of Remembrance for Holodomor (Great Hunger) 1932-1933

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN – Ukrainian Chargé d’Affaires Mrs. Olena Shaloput marked the end of the annual Month of Remembrance to commemorate the Holodomor.  The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р, romanised: Holodomór; derived from морити голодом, moryty holodom, ‘to kill by starvation’) resulted in the death of upwards of 10 million Ukrainians between 1932-1933…

Special Interview with His Excellency Mr. Eshetu Dessie Hordofa – Addis Ababa Begins ‘Final Push’ to Quell Rebel Tigray Region

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN — For over a quarter of a century, Ethiopia was ruled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).  Tigray, a semi-autonomous region in the north of Ethiopia, borders Eritrea.  Tensions along that border led Ethiopia’s ruling TPLF party to wage a lengthy war with Eritrea.  Despite an International…

Special Guest Interview with His Excellency Mr. Yuriy Filatov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ireland

DUBLIN — In an effort to meet consumer’s demand for greater accessibility to Diplomat Ireland’s coverage we are continuing our new interview series, ‘In Conversation This Week with Diplomat Ireland‘.  The video series will interview members of the Diplomatic Corps, Government, Ministries, NGOs and others to help our audience better understand diplomacy in Ireland. Our…

Ireland Announces Further €1 million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN — Foreign Affairs and Defence Minister Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., announced on Thursday, 19 November that Ireland was making an additional humanitarian funding commitment of €1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  The move comes on the…

Minister for Foreign Affairs will attend Video Conference of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers to discuss a range of recent international developments

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., will attend a Video Conference of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers on Thursday, 19 November. Ministers are expected to discuss a range of recent international developments, including US Presidential and Congressional elections, the recent ceasefire agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh, the outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia and…

Minister of State Colm Brophy announces almost £5.4 million in Emigrant Support Programme Funding to the Irish Community in Britain

The Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and the Diaspora, Mr Colm Brophy, T.D., has announced details of almost £5.4 million in funding for the Irish community in Britain. Almost £5.4 million in grants provided to 105 organisations in Britain Grants focussed on providing frontline support for those most in need and promoting a…

Minister Byrne to participate in General Affairs Council meeting with EU Ministers

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne, T.D., will join his EU Ministerial colleagues today, at a videoconference of Ministers for European Affairs. Ministers will discuss the Agenda for the European Council meeting on 10-11 December. At that meeting, leaders will focus on Climate Change, Covid-19 coordination, trade, external relations and security issues.…