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Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore  denied he was trying to capitalise on the pope’s popularity and said the decision was taken because of the Holy See’s renewed focus on tackling “hunger and world poverty” under Francis.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has linked the Government’s decision to reopen the Embassy to the Holy See to the arrival of Pope Francis. However, Mr Gilmore (...)

The decision announced yesterday by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade significantly to expand Ireland’s embassy network is an essential affi(...)

The Government is to reopen the Vatican Embassy, The Irish Times has learned.

The Government has decided to reopen the Irish Embassy to the Vatican as part of a wider expansion of the embassy and consulate network. Tánaiste Eamo(...)

Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa: Indonesia rejects Australia’s policy to turn back the boats. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters

Australia last month turned a boat carrying asylum-seekers back to Indonesia, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government has implemented a new immigr(...)

Protesters burn pictures of Australian prime minister Tony Abbott during an anti-spying protest outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Recent evidence that the Australian government has used phone tapping mechanisms to spy on the Indonesian president and first lady, has caused a rift between the two countries. Photograph: Oscar Siagian/Getty Images

Tony Abbott will be very happy to get to Christmas after a testing first three months as Australia’s prime minister – happy that Australians are about(...)

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott. Photograph: Reuters

Indonesia froze a broad range of co-operation with Australia today after reports that its neighbour had tried to eavesdrop on mobile phone conversati(...)

Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister and promised immediate action to slow the stream of asylum seekers arriving by boats from I(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde: “Even with the best of efforts, the dam might leak.” Photograph: Reuters

The world needs “further lines of defence” against a possible emerging markets crisis but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stands ready to provid(...)

Klaus Regling, chief executive officer of the European Stability Mechanism. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Amidst the vast expanse of Luxembourg’s gleaming financial and European district, a new building has quietly taken its place. The European Stability M(...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (left) and Luis Suárez at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.  Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

The future of Luis Suárez as a Liverpool player was no clearer after Wednesday’s friendly against Melbourne Victory at the MCG, with Brendan Rodger(...)

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