Ireland Reacts to Russian Invasion of Ukraine This week began with news of COVID restrictions being lifted in many European countries, however, overnight, the headlines were dominated with a new story. Russia has invaded Ukraine. Speaking ahead of the invasion, Ireland’s representative to the U.N. has called for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Speaking at an emergency … [Read more...] about News Roundup February 26, 2022
The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ BREXIT AND THE BORDER The October 31 deadline is fast approaching and yet we seem to be as far as ever from agreeing on a deal for Brexit. The question of the Irish border continues to be a bone of contention between the Irish and British governments, and in recent weeks, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has described British … [Read more...] about News from Ireland: October / November 2019
President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly, where he attended many high-level bilateral meetings with other world leaders. While in New York, he also participated in various other events around the city with the Irish diaspora. At the U.N., Higgins delivered Ireland’s national statement to the General Assembly and later … [Read more...] about President Higgins in the U.S.A.
On Tuesday, November 6th, Former president of Ireland and UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson delivered the Inaugural Senator George J. Mitchell Annual Peace Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Serving from 1990–1997, Robinson was the first female president of Ireland and now works to secure global justice for vulnerable people across the world, with a commitment … [Read more...] about Mary Robinson
Gives Peace Lecture
In April, Ireland was elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women for the first time during its U.N. membership. Charles Flanagan, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade said at the time that Ireland “will use this opportunity to strengthen the Commission’s role and to build on our international engagement on the full realization of the rights of women and … [Read more...] about Ireland Elected to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women for First Time