Russia May Be First Past the Finish Line in Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     The Russian Federation is hailing their breakthrough in developing a Covid-19 vaccine in what the head of Russia’s National Wealth Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, describes as a ‘Sputnik moment’ demonstrating Russia’s achievements as an advanced scientific nation.  “Americans were surprised when they heard Sputnik’s beeping.  It’s the same with…

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     In December, 2019 news emerged of a novel strain of a coronavirus with an alarming infection rate.  To date, some 652,343 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…

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     In December, 2019 news emerged of a novel strain of a coronavirus with an alarming infection rate.  To date, some 609,279 people worldwide have reportedly 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…

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     In December, 2019 news emerged of a novel strain of a coronavirus with an alarming infection rate.  To date, some 571,697 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…

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     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…

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     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…

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   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. …

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     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 it…

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

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor     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…