Ireland’s UN Representative, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Delivers Testimony to Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs & Defence (Video)

DUBLIN — Her Excellency Ms. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered testimony to Dail Eireann before a Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Oireachtas on Thursday, 17 December 2020.  The hearing was Chaired by Charlie Flanagan, Teachta Dála (Laois Offaly).  Flanagan previously served as the Minister for Justice…

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…

Ukrainian Embassy Marks Month of Remembrance for Holodomor (Great Hunger) 1932-1933

by Miceál O’Hurley Diplomatic Editor   DUBLIN – Ukrainian Chargé d’Affaires Mrs. Olena Shaloput marked the end of the annual Month of Remembrance to commemorate the Holodomor.  The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р, romanised: Holodomór; derived from морити голодом, moryty holodom, ‘to kill by starvation’) resulted in the death of upwards of 10 million Ukrainians between 1932-1933…

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…