Ambassador De Bauw of Belgium Shares Insights in Extensive Interview

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   His Excellency Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Ireland provided his insight on numerous topics in a comprehensive interview with Diplomat Ireland.   Recorded on Thursday, 15 October 2020 from the Belgium Ambassador’s historic residence on Ailesbury Road, Dublin (the former home of the Dunlop…

New Norwegian Ambassador Presents Credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

Her Excellency Ms. Mari Skåre, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway presented her Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday, 8 October 2020. The ceremony was conducted in full compliance with Covid-19 public health guidelines, including physical distance requirements.   Ambassador’s Bio in Brief Prior to her appointment as…

New British Ambassador Presents Credentials at Áras an Uachtaráin

His Excellency Mr. Paul Johnston, the British Ambassador, presented his Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin on Thursday, 8 October 2020. The ceremony was conducted in full compliance with Covid-19 public health guidelines, including physical distance requirements. Mr Paul Johnston was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland in succession to Mr.…

Irish Teen, Siena Castellon, Named to 2020 Class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals

by Miceáll O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   New York – Siena Castellon (18), whose family originated from Swinford, Co. Mayo, has been named to the 2020 Class of the United Nations (UN) Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals.  The 2020 class, some 17 young leaders from countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Brazil, Senegal, China, Australia and…

Hearing of Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner (Designate) for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union

Watch the Hearing for Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner (Designate) for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union.   Mairead McGuinness, born 13 June 1959, from Ireland, was elected First Vice-President of the European Parliament in January 2017 and was re-elected to the post in July 2019. She has been a Vice-President of the Parliament…

Statement by Minister of State for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., on recent developments in Belarus

“Ireland condemns the appalling human rights violations that continue to take place in Belarus. We reiterate our call to the Belarusian authorities to put a stop to its campaign of repression and to release those unjustly detained.   We reject the recent so-called ‘inauguration’ of Alexander Lukashenko, which lacks any democratic legitimacy. The Belarusian people…

Miceál O’Hurley Appointed Diplomatic Editor of Diplomat Ireland and Diplomat Northern Ireland

Miceál O’Hurley Appointed Diplomatic Editor of Diplomat Ireland and Diplomat Northern Ireland DUBLIN — Publisher No.1 Media Group announces, effective immediately that, Miceál O’Hurley has been appointed Diplomatic Editor of their news site publication, Diplomat Ireland and Diplomat Northern Ireland. Miceál O’Hurley (56) has a long history in broadcast and published journalism. He is a…