Tánaiste and Minister Cannon announce €1.2 million in Development Education funding

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced the allocation of €1.2 million in funding to 27 development education organisations working throughout Ireland. Announcing the funding, the Tánaiste stated: “I am announcing an allocation of…

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade continues to support consistently high number of Irish citizens in distress abroad

Over 2018, some 2,300 Irish citizens in distress abroad received consular assistance from Irish Embassies, Consulates-General and Honorary Consuls.  Consistently high numbers of Irish people have needed help in recent years as citizens travel more – and more widely – than ever before. Case officers at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin,…

Survey of the Irish Diaspora in Asia

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon T.D., recently published the results of a survey conducted of the Irish Diaspora in Asia. The survey was undertaken by the Irish Abroad Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in conjunction with Ireland’s Embassies and Consulates in the region. A total…