Diplomacy in the, Age of an Epidemic – a Series of Interviews with Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland from Around the Globe

In December, 2019 news emerged of a novel strain of a coronavirus with an alarming infection rate.  To date, some 533,773 people worldwide have been reported to have died because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  In countries like the United States the infection rate is again on the rise after they have lifted travel and business…

Diplomacy in the, Age of an Epidemic – a Series of Interviews with Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland from Around the Globe

by Miceál O’Hurley   In December, 2019 news emerged of a novel strain of a coronavirus with an alarming infection rate.  To date, some 474,668 people worldwide have been reported to have died because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The pandemic’s toll throughout the world has been devastating, wrecking economies, stressing health care systems and causing…

Diplomat Ireland Remembers United States Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith (1928-2020)

by Miceál O’Hurley Scion of an Eminent Family The eighth of nine children from a distinguished political family, sister of a United States President, two United States Senators, Attorney General of the United States and the Founder of the Special Olympics, Jean Kennedy distinguished herself for decades by simply not distinguishing herself.  Without diminishing the…

Diplomacy in the, Age of an Epidemic – a Series of Interviews with Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland from Around the Globe

    by Miceál O’Hurley 18 June 2020 In December, 2019 news began to emerge of a novel strain of a coronavirus that was infecting people around the globe.  To date, some 452,036 people have reportedly died because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The toll the pandemic has taken on the world has been devastating with…

Diplomacy in the Age of an Epidemic – A Series of Interviews with Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland from Around the Globe

  by Miceál O’Hurley 13 June 2020 In December, 2019 news began to circulate of a novel strain of a coronavirus was infecting people around the globe.  To date, some 428,790 people have been confirmed to have died because of the Covid-19 pandemic that has gripped the world’s attention, wrecked economies, stressed health care systems…

Minister Flanagan joins European colleagues in Covid 19 Video Conference

Ministers restate the importance of Protecting Supply Chain of Goods Minister Flanagan highlights importance of facilitating returns home This morning, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, participated in a video conference involving Ministers for Health and Interior from EU and Schengen countries, and EU Commissioners Lenarcic (Crisis Management) Kyriakides (Health and Food…

New Ambassadors present Credentials

Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of Hungary, the Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana and the Ambassador of the Republic of North Macedonia presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.   H.E. Mr. István Manno, Ambassador of Hungary, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Bernadett Manno Istvánné Dankó, his daughter, Miss…

Minister Flanagan welcomes 201 new members to An Garda Síochána

·         Garda numbers now stand at over 14,400 and Garda staff at almost 3,000 ·         Minister commends An Garda Síochána’s improved service delivery to victims of crime ·         Launch of new Victims Charter on eve of European Day for Victims of Crime   The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, TD, has today welcomed 201 new members…