Twitter Policy – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Twitter Policy – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Twitter Policy – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland


Who we are:

@dfatirl  is the official Twitter account of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is managed by the Department’s Press Office.

Other DFAT accounts:
@dfatravel  - Information relating to Consular and Passport matters
@Irish_Aid  - Irish Aid, Ireland’s overseas aid programme

Ireland’s Diplomatic Missions on Twitter:

@IrelandRepBru - Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union, Brussels

@IrishMissionUN - Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations
@irlembberlin - Embassy of Ireland, Berlin
@IrlEmbParis – Embassy of Ireland, Paris
@IrlEmbRome - Embassy of Ireland, Rome
@IrelandEmbGB – Embassy of Ireland, London

@irlscotland – Consulate General of Ireland, Edinburgh
@IrishEmbBelgium – Embassy of Ireland, Belgium
@IrishEmbVilnius - Embassy of Ireland, Lithuania
@IrlEmbMadrid – Embassy of Ireland, Madrid
@IrishEmbFinland – Embassy of Ireland, Helsinki
@IrishEmbSweden - Embassy of Ireland, Stockholm
@IrishEmbMalta - Embassy of Ireland, Valletta

@IrlEmbWarsaw - Embassy of Ireland, Warsaw

The Americas
@IrelandEmbUSA – Embassy of Ireland, Washington D.C.
@IrelandAtlanta - Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta
@IrelandBoston – Consulate General of Ireland, Boston
@IrelandChicago – Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago
@IrelandinNY – Consulate General of Ireland, New York
@IrelandSanFran - Consulate of Ireland, San Francisco 
@IrishEmbMexico - Embassy of Ireland, Mexico

Asia-Pacific
@IrishEmbJapan – Embassy of Ireland, Tokyo
@IrishEmbKorea – Embassy of Ireland, Seoul
@irlembaustralia - Embassy of Ireland, Canberra
@IrelandSydney – Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney

@IrlEmbIndia - Embassy of Ireland, New Delhi

@IrlEmbSingapore - Embassy of Ireland, Singapore

Middle East
@IrelandEmbUAE
– Embassy of Ireland, Abu Dhabi

Africa
@IrelandinZambia - Embassy of Ireland, Lusaka

@IrlEmbNigeria - Embassy of Ireland, Abuja

Foreign Policy Accounts
@DisarmamentIRL - Disarmament & Non-Proliferation

@HumanRightsIRL - Human Rights

Irish Ambassadors on Twitter
@DanMulhall – Ireland’s Ambassador in London
@EamonnMcKee– Ireland’s Ambassador in Tel Aviv

DFAT Ministers on Twitter
@EamonGilmore – Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
@JoeCostelloTD – Minister for Trade and Development
@PaschalD - Minister for European Affairs

If you follow us, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

·         Press Releases on the Departments activities and Ministerial speeches

·         Event information and occasional live coverage of events

·         Alerts about new content on our website 

·         Emergency communications – for example changes to the Department’s Travel Advice  

·         Other practical information on services available through the Department

RTs ≠ Endorsement

Who we follow: 
If you follow us, we will not automatically follow you back.    This is to help our followers identify other Twitter accounts that we are following such as other DFAT Twitter accounts, other Government Departments, Houses of the Oireachtas, relevant European institutions and accounts of particular relevance to Ireland.

@Replies and Direct Messages:
We welcome feedback from our followers and will try to join the conversation where possible. However, we may not be able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter.

The best means of communicating a query to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is by using the Submit Query link on our website.

Please do not include personal/private information in your tweets to us.

Availability:
Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

Press Office 2013

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