Failure to Establish Aid Corridor Exacerbates Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis – Exclusive Interview with EU’s HRVP

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   Brussels – In November 2020 the Ethiopian government launched an offensive in the northern Tigray region of the country to quell a rebellion by local leaders who vowed to cease recognising Addis Ababa and form an autonomous government.  The fighting has been fierce, displacing millions of people and creating…

Diplomatic Editor Miceál O’Hurley Nominated for Overseas Press Club of America Award for Diplomatic Corps Reporting

New York — Miceál O’Hurley, Diplomatic Editor for Diplomat Ireland, has been nominated for the prestigious Hal Boyle Award for ‘best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad’ in the 2020 Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) annual awards. Miceál is a Journalist Member of the OPC. Harold Vincent “Hal” Boyle (July 24, 1911 –…

Department of Foreign Affairs Marks St Brigid’s Day with Global Programme of Events Celebrating the Creativity and Talent of Irish Women

The Department of Foreign Affairs is launching its fourth global St Brigid’s Day events programme, which celebrates the creativity and talent of Irish women. The 1st of February, St. Brigid’s Day, traditionally marks the beginning of spring in Ireland, and has long symbolised hope, renewal and the feminine. Since 2018, Irish Embassies have been marking St. Brigid’s…

Minister of State Byrne participates in UN Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on Media Freedom in Belarus

Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., spoke today at an informal meeting of UN Security Council members on the issue of media freedom in Belarus. The Minister underlined Ireland’s concern at the ongoing and grave violations of media freedoms in Belarus since the fraudulent Presidential elections in August 2020, stating: “Ireland again…

Minister for European Affairs Thomas Byrne welcomes Europe for Citizens programme funding for Irish projects

The Minister of State for European Affairs, Mr Thomas Byrne T.D., today welcomed the announcement that 14 civil society organisations from Ireland have been successful in the latest funding round of the Europe for Citizens programme. €252,000 has been awarded to three Irish organisations as project coordinators – University of Maynooth, Smashing Times Theatre Company, and…