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…

Part III of an Exclusive, 3-Part Interview with His Excellency Dr. Masoud Eslami, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   Part III – Final Instalment of Our Series that Began on 27 October 2020   DUBLIN – Mr. Ambassador, here in Ireland, an Taoiseach Micheál Martin, in light of Britain’s announcement they intend to unilaterally change the terms of the agreement they made to leave the EU, has made…

50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Minister Coveney Comments – Hopeful Sign with Doubtful Impact

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   With Honduras being the 50th country having ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) the treaty will come into effect on 22 January 2021.  Ireland ratified the treaty in August of this year to mark it’s commitment to a non-nuclear world on the 75th Anniversary of…