Breaking News — Ireland Reported to Be In Discussions with Russia for Vaccine as Pfizer Signals Reduction in Supply

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor [This story has been updated to provide a Youtube link to the IIEA webinar ‘The EMA’s Regulatory Role in the Global Response to Covid-19’]   DUBLIN – In a surprising move late Friday, 16 January 2021, European Medicines Agency Executive Director Emer Cooke, herself Irish, commented during an open webinar…

Colm Brophy, T.D. – Minister for Overseas Developement Aid & Diaspora Interview on ‘In Conversation This Week’

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN —  Our latest guest on ‘In Conversation This Week with Diplomat Ireland’ was our Special Guest, Minister Colm Brophy, T.D.,   Diplomatic Editor Miceál O’Hurley discussed the Foreign Affairs programme, ‘To Be Irish at Christmas’ with Minister Brophy as well as his work in supporting the Diaspora during the…

Israeli Ambassador Ophir Kariv Delivers Testimony to Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs & Defence (Video)

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN — His Excellency Mr. Ophir Kariv, Ambassador of the State of Israel, delivered testimony to Dail Eireann before a Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Oireachtas on Thursday, 10 December 2020.  The hearing was Chaired by Charlie Flanagan, Teachta Dála (Laois Offaly).  Flanagan previously served as…

Georgian Ambassador Mr. George Zurabashvili, Delivers Testimony to Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs & Defence (Video)

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN — His Excellency Mr. George Zurabashvili, Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia, delivered testimony to Dail Eireann before a Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Oireachtas on Thursday, 10 December 2020.  The hearing was Chaired by Charlie Flanagan, Teachta Dála (Laois Offaly).  Flanagan previously served as…

Minister Coveney expresses grave concern regarding the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia and announces €2.4 million Irish Aid response to Ethiopia Humanitarian Crisis

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., today reiterated his continuing grave concern at the effects of the ongoing conflict in Tigray Region, Ethiopia, calling for all parties to make every effort to protect civilians, to respect international humanitarian law, and to allow humanitarian access.  He announced Irish Aid funding of €2.4 million to…

Dublin Celebrates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN – Her Excellency Dr. Jilan Abdalmajid, the Ambassador of the Mission of the Palestinian State to Ireland thanked the Irish people for joining in with Palestinians and people worldwide who celebrated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Sunday, 29 November 2020.  Ambassador Abdalmajid’s message…