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2015 News & Events

November 2015

Ambassador addresses Rotary on Irish and Cypriot Economies

27 November 2015

Aspelia President Nazo Davidian welcomed Ambassador Nicholas Twist on the occasion of the Ambassador’s presentation on “Ireland and Cyprus – on the road to recovery” in the Hilton Hotel Nicosia, on 27 November 2015.

Ambassador Nicholas Twist at the English School

20 November 2015

The Ambassador briefed the Students of the English School in Nicosia who are participating in the Model United Nations gathering in The Hague on Irish foreign policy and principles.

Global Irish Design Challenge

09 November 2015

This is your chance to be part of the story of Irish design. We are planning a major exhibition at the new national design centre in Dublin next year that will showcase the best of Irish design innovation in every form. If you’re a designer with strong links to Ireland, we’d like you to submit a product, project or concept that has the potential to revolutionise the way we live.

Ireland has today confirmed a donation of €25,000 to the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP)

02 November 2015

Ireland greatly appreciates the work of CMP in restoring loved ones to their families so that they may be mourned appropriately. The time factor is crucial to this work as sites deteriorate and both witnesses to events and relatives of the missing grow older and pass away.

October 2015

W. B. Yeats – 150th Anniversary Event II

22 October 2015

Soloneion Book Centre in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Cyprus hosted a lecture by Professor Kevin Barry of University College Galway.

W. B. Yeats – 150th Anniversary

19 October 2015

The University of Cyprus in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Cyprus organised an event commemorating to the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright, who was one of the greatest literary figures of the 20th century.

September 2015

Irish short film "The Missing Scarf" screening in Cyprus

16 September 2015

SHORT MATTERS! - Irish short film "The Missing Scarf" screening in Cyprus at the Awarded European Short Films Festival by the European Film Academy which will take place on the 16-18 September, at ARTos Foundation and on the 23 & 24 September at NeMe, Limassol.  Please see the programme for further details.

August 2015

RTE series focusing on returning emigrants

27 August 2015

Do you have an amazing business idea? Are you Irish and living abroad? Would you like to return to Ireland and be your own boss?

Relatives of participants in the Easter Rising 1916

4 August 2015

The Department of Defence are compiling an official register of relatives of participants in the Easter Rising for the purpose of invitations to Ireland 2016 commemorative events, particularly the Easter Sunday parade (27th March 2016) and evening reception in Dublin Castle. 

RTE Player International series on the Wild Atlantic Way

1 August 2015

The first episode of the RTE Player International series on the Wild Atlantic Way was broadcast on Sunday July 26th and that the second and third episodes will follow on Sunday August 2nd and Sunday August 9th respectively. Each episode will be available free for the first seven days after initial broadcast. 

June 2015

Celebrating Bloomsday in Cyprus

16 June 2015

Our Embassy, in collaboration with Soloneion Book Centre is organizing an Irish Literature Night on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 19:30. Ambassador Nicholas Twist will talk about “A Celebration of Bloomsday” and “150th Birthday of W. B. Yeats”.

Online Coverage of the Global Irish Civic Forum

3-4 June 2015

The first ever Global Irish Civic Forum will take place in Dublin Castle on 3-4 June 2015. The Forum will bring together representatives of over 140 organisations working with the Irish diaspora all over the world, many of whom are funded under the Emigrant Support Programme.

May 2015

Global Irish Civic Forum - registration

5 May 2015

As set out in 'Global Irish – Ireland's Diaspora Policy' the first Global Irish Civic Forum will take place in Dublin Castle on 3-4 June 2015.

March 2015

Launch of Ireland's First Diaspora Policy

9 March 2015

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD together with An Tánaiste, Joan Burton TD, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan TD have launched Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy.

Global Irish is the first clear statement of the Government’s policy on the diaspora. The policy recognises the unique and important relationship between Ireland and its diaspora and sets out actions to nurture and develop this relationship, and to engage the diaspora.

February 2015

St Patrick's Day Charity Ball 2015

27 February 2015

The St. Patrick's Day Charity Ball is to be held on Saturday 14th March.