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 SimonRead more..
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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 theRead more..
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, withRead more..
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 theRead more..
Glucksman Ireland House at New York University hosted a luncheon to celebrate Ireland’s 50th Anniversary as a member of the United Nations at the UN Private Dining Room on November 30. Loretta Brennan Glucksman, who together with her husband Lew, founded Glucksman Ireland House, introduced Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan (pictured above withRead more..
The Irish Government is likely to press ahead with a referendum on the EU Constitution despite consecutive rejections of the treaty in France and Holland. Britain postponed holding a referendum following the setback in northern Europe but Ireland aligned with Poland and Denmark saying the constitution should be put to a national vote in eachRead more..
Fifteen years to the day since the Chernobyl nuclear reactor went into meltdown, an exhibition showing the effects of the “world’s greatest environmental catastrophe” will be held at the United Nations Plaza in New York. “Black Winds/White Lands” will open on April 26. Photographers, sculptors, graphic designers and multimedia artists will contribute. “The long-term effectsRead more..
The United Nations recently received a sculpture from the Irish government. The work, by renowned Galway artist John Behan, celebrates the Irish diaspora and their contribution to the world. Entitled Arrival, the work portrays Irish emigrants debarking from a ship. If this sounds like a typical Famine commemoration, it’s not. As the Irish Minister ofRead more..