Esteemed Advocate of Peace & Veteran Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, Dead at 65

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN — Saeb Erekat, the veteran Palestinian negotiator and universally recognised advocate of peace, has died at Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah-University Medical Center – Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.  He was 65.  Erekat is survived by his wife, two sons, twin daughters and eight grandchildren. The Fatah Party announced his death citing his…

Ministers Coveney and Brophy launch the 2019 Annual Report on Ireland’s Official Development Assistance

Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., and Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D, will launch the 2019 Annual Report on Ireland’s Official Development Assistance today, 10 November 2020.  Speaking ahead of the launch of the report, which can be found here, Minister Coveney said: “The events of…

Minister Simon Coveney announces the 2020 recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced the recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad for 2020.   The Presidential Distinguished Service Award was established following the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum as a means to recognise the contribution of members of the Irish diaspora,…