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Thank you to all those who attended the first meeting to discuss ideas to celebrate the centenary of 1916. Outlined below is the first draft of events and planned events for WA 2016. If you wish t be involved please email the Honorary Consulate to confirm your attendance at the next meeting at the Irish…

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Call for ideas and plans for Ireland 2016 Commemoration

Do you have some ideas about how the centenary of 1916 can we commemorated in WA? If so, we’d love to hear from you. We are hoping to put together as big a range of events as possible. We’d love to hear from you. Please join us to discuss your ideas: WHERE: The Irish Club,…

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Nominations for the annual Presidential Distinguished Service Award.

The Embassy of Ireland would like to bring to your attention the call for nominations for the annual Presidential Distinguished Service Award. The Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad (PDSA) was established by the Government in 2012, to provide a new system of State recognition for those living abroad, (primarily Irish citizens ,…

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Emigrant Support Programme- Deadline for applications is 25 February 2015

If you are a voluntary organisation with strong involvement with the Irish Community in WA why not consider applying for funding assistance from the Government of Ireland via the Emigrant Support Programme (“ESP”). The call for proposals will open on Wednesday 21 January and the deadline for filing your application is Wednesday 25 February 2015.…

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Picking up passports in Ireland

The passport office has advised that effective 1 January 2015 that if you travel to Ireland on a temporary passport you may not collect your full passport from any passport office in Ireland. Your full passport will be sent to the Honorary Consulate in Perth (or the office where you lodged your passport application). You…

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Dublin has advised that applications for standard passports for pre-Christmas travel must be processed in Perth no later than 2pm Friday 14 November 2014. The Passport Office is currently experiencing very high volumes of applications. After 14 November 2014 you may wish to consider applying for a temporary passport at this stage takes 7 days…

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Ambassador White congratulates Tom Keneally on receiving the Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, T.D., has announced the ten recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for 2014, which include Tom Keneally, the well-known Irish Australian novelist, playwright, author and commentator. Announcing the recipients, Minister Flanagan referred to the debt of gratitude owed to these remarkable people, for their individual…

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Don’t ruin your holiday by being stranded at the airport

An increasing number of people are being stranded at the Perth international Airport because they have less than 6 months validity on their passport. Please note that many countries such as Indonesia will not permit you to visit unless you have 6 months to expire on your passport. Also, many countries will not accept temporary…

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