Download PDF by Eamon Delaney: An Accidental Diplomat. My Years in the Irish Foreign

By Eamon Delaney

ISBN-10: 1848403313

ISBN-13: 9781848403314

John Le Carre meets invoice Bryson with a marginally of definite, Minister' - The Irish TimesEamon Delaney's arguable no 1 bestselling exposé of behind the scenes lifestyles on the division of international Affairs . From the lonely nights on the Soviet table to glamorous soirées in the course of Ireland's presidency of the rising ecu Union, Eamon Delaney saved his ear to the floor - an invaluable ability whilst wedged precariously among Iran, Iraq and Israel on the UN basic meeting. And extra beneficial nonetheless whilst, on the Irish Consulate, he travelled the unusual international of Irish the United States, doing conflict with radical nationalists and having to bask in a painful volume of céilí dancing. . . after which there has been Northern eire, and the Peace strategy of 1993-1995, the place no quantity of eating, spying and manipulation used to be spared within the pursuit of the last word objective - the larger stable of officialdom. Hilarious and every now and then lethal severe, An unintentional Diplomat bargains a wry and irreverant view of the behind the curtain dealings at...

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There was also a strong cultural nationalism, as befits a service which effectively marketed the concept of ‘Ireland’ abroad. Pinned to the walls of people’s offices, you’d see an artful reminder of the old Ireland which, for most of us, was only a generation away. Tasteful black and white photos of decayed currachs and grizzled old men sucking on pipes, were put up next to the children’s artwork and the more ironically intended ‘man of destiny’ portraits of C J Haughey. As with the rest of the Civil Service, there were many Irish speakers.

In Dublin erroneously reported that the shredders were working ‘late into the night’ in Iveagh House, as if it really was the Fall of Saigon. In fact such speculation showed little appreciation of the continuity of Government. Or of the fact that the Civil Service is the real and permanent Government and that the politicians are only puppets, time-serving mannequins who, if they are clever, will work to the strengths of their scriptwriting masters. This Haughey did. It helped, of course, that replacing the departed Sean Donlon as Secretary was Noel Dorr, a monkish and mild-mannered man with a slight stoop.

Basically, Foreign Affairs is broken into four major Divisions; the European Union(EU)/Economic Division (where I was first sent), the Political Division, the Anglo-Irish Division and the Administration Division. Of these four I would work in all but Administration during my eight years in the Department. EU/Economic dealt directly to Brussels and increased European integration. ) Thus, it was in a world of its own over in Harcourt Street. With the new business-oriented Government in 1987, it was split into a Trade or Foreign Earnings side and, some years later, this was transferred to the Department of Industry and Commerce in Kildare Street, from which we thought the poor creatures would never return.

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