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Nepal Ireland Day to be held on 10th September and Nepal Conference on 11th September

posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:30 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society are jointly organizing 'Nepal Ireland Day' on 10th September 2017 to promote Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign and the 18th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event will take place at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. The event will be opened to public from 12 pm to 5 pm.


Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign was announced by Nepal Tourism Board, a government authorized board for tourism activities in Nepal, to increase the number of tourists visiting Nepal from Europe in 2017 by 30-40% in comparison to the tourist arrivals in 2016.


The event on the 10th of September will comprise of a cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists. The event will also include a photo exhibition of photographs taken by Irish tourists, Nepalese Handicraft Stalls, Travel Agencies and Airlines Stalls and various other activities and performances.


Nepal Ireland Conference will be held on 11th  September where Ireland’s major humanitarian organizations and universities who  have been engaged in various projects in  Nepal will  be in  attendance.  They will  be presenting the work they have been currently doing in Nepal and their future projects for Nepal.  Also an interaction programme on ‘Trade and Investment in Nepal’ will be held on the same day. The key participants will be Irish investors who have a business interest in Nepal. The organizers expect investment in tourism infrastructure of Nepal will be one of the key discussions.


The two-day event will be a showcase of Nepalese Culture, Nepal’s Heritage, Nepal’s potential as a trading hub and portraying Nepal as one of the top holiday destinations in the world.


His Excellency Nepalese Ambassador to the UK and Ireland Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi said, - "Relations between Nepal and Ireland have reached a new height at both people level and government level. There are many sectors where Nepal and Ireland can collaborate for the mutual benefits of both countries.  Events like ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ will greatly contribute to this cause.”


Nepal Tourism Board CEO Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi said - “ Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign is a national level effort initiated by Nepal Tourism Board to attract more European tourists to Nepal. I strongly believe Nepal Ireland Day will immensely help in increasing Irish tourists coming to Nepal and will also reverberate the same spirit to the rest of Europe.”


Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland. In connection with Nepal Ireland Day 2017, President of Nepal Ireland Society, Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relation Representative for Ireland and the coordinator of Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said, - "This year’s Nepal Ireland Day is very special as it represents a milestone event in promoting Nepal in Europe as part of the Visit Nepal Europe 2017 campaign. The campaign has drawn an unprecedented traction among European tourists in getting Nepal in their travel bucket.”


Nepal Ireland Day in the past years was attended by on an average of 8000 Irish people. This year, the organizers are expecting to get more than 15,000 visitors with an extensive advertising on social media and through various mediums.


13th July 2017

Ireland Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group Formed

posted Jul 12, 2017, 11:25 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Honourable members of 32nd Dail Éireann (Lower House of the Irish Parliament) and 25th Seanad ( Upper House of the Irish Parliament) have formed Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group on June 27th, 2017. The historical launch ceremony of the friendship group was chaired by the Right Honourable Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, Ceann Comhairle (Speaker of the Irish Parliament) in the Leinster House (The Irish Parliament Building). The Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group comprises of the Honourable Members of Irish Parliament, Hon. Ms. Maureen O’Sullivan TD (Convener of the Friendship Group), Hon. Senator Ms.  Ivana Bacik, Hon. Mr. Sean Barett TD, Hon. Mr. Sean Crowe TD and Hon. Mr. Darragh O’Brien TD.


Speaking on the occasion the Ceann Comhairle, Right Honourable Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD,  stated that growing links between Ireland and Nepal have been formally recognized at parliamentary level with the establishment of a Friendship Group in the Irish Parliament and it is his strong hope that the friendship group will serve as a valuable platform to develop links between Ireland and Nepal. He said he has heard people who have been to Nepal speaking about Nepal lovingly and expressed his desire to visit Nepal one day.  He also stressed the need for exchange visits so that experiences of the past can be shared between the two countries.

The Convener of the Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group, Hon. Ms. Maureen of Sullivan TD welcomed the guests and said that the friendship group would work actively to promote the trade relationship between Ireland and Nepal, explore areas of collaboration between the two countries, extend parliamentary cooperation and look into an exchange of high-level visits.


Mr. Sharad Raj Aran, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Nepal in London, which is accredited to Ireland addressed the program, mentioned that the constitution of Nepal had incorporated universally accepted democratic norms and values such as multiparty democracy, pluralism, adult franchise, rule of law, representative and accountable government, social and economic justice, independent judiciary, freedom of press, and human rights. He added that the Government of Nepal and the Legislature-Parliament of Nepal are fully committed to institutionalizing democracy by holding local, provincial and parliamentary-level elections within the period of eight months.  He also expressed his confidence that the formation of the friendship group would be instrumental in further enhancing Nepal-Ireland relations in general and in consolidating Nepal-Ireland parliamentary ties.


President of Nepal-Ireland Society, Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya, who has been coordinating the establishment of the friendship group, said that Nepalese community in Ireland was excited and encouraged with the formation of Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group. He informed that the formal inauguration of the friendship group was finally materialized after the constant untiring effort by the Nepal Ireland Society and the Irish friends of Nepal, and support from Embassy of Nepal in London. He thanked the Ceann Comhairle, the Convener and all members of the friendship group for their help and support and expressed his hope to work closely with the group to promote tourism, trade, and investment in Nepal and Ireland.  


Also present in the historic inauguration of Ireland Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group were Honorable members of Irish Parliament Deputy Brendan Smith (Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee) and Deputy Thomas Pringle, Hon. Senator Terry Leyden (Member of the Council of Europe), Ms. Maeve Collins (Regional Director for Asia Pacific Region at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), Mr. Sarad Raj Aran (Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Nepal London), Professor Juliette Hussey (Vice-President, International Global Relations, Trinity College) and many distinguished personalities.


The event was attended by executive committee members of Nepal Ireland Society, representatives of NRN-I and Irish friends of Nepal.

Date: 27th June 2017



आयरल्याण्ड–नेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहको स्थापना

posted Jun 29, 2017, 8:40 AM by Deepesh Shakya   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 8:52 AM ]

June 27, 2017

आइरिस संसद तल्लो हाउस माथिल्लो आइरिस संसद हाउस का माननीय सदस्यहरूले जुन 27, 2017 मा आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूह गठन गर्नुभएको छ।  उक्त मैत्री समूहको उद्घाटन समारोह आइरिस संसदका सभामुख  माननीय श्री सिन फेयरहेल  टीडी अध्यक्षतामा  आइरिस संसद भवनमा सम्पन्न भएको हो।

आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहमा  आइरिस माननीय सांसद सुश्री मैरिन ओसुलीभन, माननीय सीनेटर सुश्री इभाना बसिक,  माननीय सांसद श्री शन बारेट , माननीय सांसद श्री शन क्राउ माननीय सांसद श्री दर्रघ 'ब्रिएन सदस्य रहनु भएको छ।

सो अवसरमा बोल्दै माननीय सभामुख  श्री सिन फेयरहेलले स्थापना भएको मैत्री समूहले नेपाल आयरल्याण्डको संसदिय व्यवस्थामा गहिरो सम्बन्ध स्थापना गर्न सहयोग पुर्याउने विश्वास व्यक्त गर्नुभयो। यो समूह नेपाल आयरल्याण्डबीचमा मित्रता स्थापित गर्नमा महत्वपूर्ण भुमिका खेल्ने उहाँको भनाइ थियो। उहाँले नेपालीहरु मायालु भएको पाएको आफू  पनि एकपटक नेपाल घुम्ने इच्छा पनि व्यक्त गर्नुभयो।  दुइ देशबीचको अवतजावतलाइ बाक्लो पार्नुपर्ने त्यसलेमात्र सम्बन्धमा घनिष्ठता ल्याउने उहाँको बिचार थियो।

आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहको भेलामा बोल्दै माननिय सुश्री  मैरिनले आयरल्याण्ड नेपाल बीच व्यापार सम्बन्ध बढाउन दुई देश बीच सहकार्यको क्षेत्रमा अन्वेषण, संसदीय सहयोग विस्तार उच्चस्तरको भ्रमण गर्नुपर्ने विचार राख्नुभयो।

नेपाल दूतावासमा लण्डनका आयरल्याण्ड मिसन उपप्रमुख शरदराज आरणले नेपालको संविधान बहुदलिय लोकतन्त्र, बहुदलवाद, वालिग मताधिकारसहितको लोकतान्त्रिक मूल्यमान्यतासहितको संवैधानिक व्यवस्थाको ग्यरेन्टी गरेको उल्लेख गर्नुभयो।   उहाँले नेपालले आठ महिना को अवधि भित्र, स्थानीय प्रान्तीय संसदीय चुनाव सम्पन्न गरेर लोकतन्त्र संस्थागत गर्न प्रतिबद्ध रहेको बताउनुभयो। उहाँले पनि मित्रता समूह गठनले नेपालआयरल्याण्ड बीचको सम्बन्ध थप मजबुत बनाउन सहयोगी हुने विश्वास व्यक्त गर्नुभयो। 

मित्रता समूह स्थापनाकोलागि समन्वय गरिरहनु भएका नेपालआयरल्याण्ड समाजका अध्यक्ष  श्री  दिपेश शाक्यले यो मैत्री समूहको गठनबाट  आयरल्याण्डमा रहेका नेपाली समुदाय उत्साहित भएको बताउनुभयो। यो समूहको औपचारिक उद्घाटन नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड समाजको अथक प्रयास नेपाल प्रेमी आइरिसहरुको समर्थन   लण्डनको नेपाली दूतावासको सहयोगबाट सम्भव भएको बताउनुभयो।  उहाँले सहयोग गर्ने सबैप्रति अभार ब्यक्त गर्दै यो प्रयासबाट नेपालमा लगानी पर्यटन बढाउनको लागि सहयोग पुग्ने शाक्यके विश्वास थियो।

आयरल्याण्डनेपाल संसदीय मैत्री समूहको ऐतिहासिक उद्घाटन कार्यक्रममा माननीय आइरिस सांसद ब्रेंडन स्मिथ (विदेशी समिति अध्यक्ष) र माननीय सांसद थोमस प्रिंगल सहभागी हुनुहुन्थ्यो।  माननीय सीनेटर टेरी लेडेन  (विदेशी व्यापार विभाग एशिया प्रशान्त क्षेत्र को लागि क्षेत्रीय निर्देशक), सुश्री मेभ  कोलिन्स (एसियाका लागि क्षेत्रीय निर्देशक), प्रोफेसर जुलियट हुस्से  लगायतका उच्चपदस्थ अधिकारीहरुको उपस्थिति रहेको थियो।

कार्यक्रममा  नेपाल आयरल्याण्ड समाजका कार्यकारी समिति सदस्यहरु, गैरअवसिय नेपाली संघका सदस्यहरुको उपस्थिति रहेको थियो। 






NIS @ Social Inclusion Week - South Dublin County Council - 10th Dec 2016

posted Dec 10, 2016, 10:36 AM by Nepal Ireland Society


Nepal Ireland Society Scholarship for students severely affected by Earthquake

posted Dec 2, 2016, 8:13 AM by Deepesh Shakya

Nepal Ireland Society Scholarship Application Form - "Scholarship for Students Affected by 2015 Earthquake"


Nepal Ireland Day Concludes with Grand Success

posted Sep 5, 2016, 3:51 PM by Nepal Ireland Society   [ updated Oct 21, 2016, 8:32 AM ]

Nepal Ireland Day 2016


4th September 2016. The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society jointly organized 'Nepal Ireland Day' today to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland, at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin.


The event which also focused on promoting Nepal Tourism in Ireland was a huge success with more than 8000 visitors at Dublin’s historical place Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. The visitors were fascinated by the atmosphere of Nepalese art and culture and thoroughly enjoyed different activities that comprised of cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists, a photo exhibition of 120 photographs taken by 34 Irish tourists who travelled to Nepal after the Earthquake on 25th April 2015,  a delicious Nepalese Food Stall, Nepalese Handicraft Stall, Information desks of Irish Charities who are working in Nepal, video and slideshow on Nepal at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) booth, Panche Baja, a Nepalese cultural procession in Dublin City Center and various other activities.


Acting Ambassador Mr. Sharad Raj Aran, in his keynote speech, thanked Irish government and Irish public for their support and help for the people of Nepal affected by the Earthquake. He said - “ Relations between Nepal and Ireland has grown rapidly in past few years. This trend will continue with active collaboration in trade, business and investment in future for the mutual benefit of both countries. The Embassy of Nepal will take this as a priority going forward and will do the best it can.”.


Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest Dublin Lord Mayor Mr. Brendan Carr said - “This is a year of commemoration in Ireland of significant events in the formation of the nation, and it also marks one year since the devastating earthquakes in Nepal which killed 9,000 people and left many hundreds of thousands without shelter. Along with the Nepal Ireland Society, there are many Irish organisations and individuals involved in the effort to rebuild Nepal, a sign of the close bonds between the two countries.” He also stressed the need to establish an exclusive bond between Ireland and Nepal who both have a very rich and vibrant cultural heritage.


President of Nepal Ireland Society and Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relations Representative for Ireland- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said, - "This year, we are renaming the event as 'Nepal Ireland Day' to celebrate the completion of 17 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. This event will also help in deepening the close connection between the two countries and get more Irish tourists to Nepal.” He said the society is currently working with Government of Ireland to establish Inter-Parliamentary friendship group between Nepal and Ireland.


Nepal Ireland Society, in the absence of Nepalese Embassy in Ireland, has been the primary contact point for Irish public for information related to Nepal and carrying out various activities in strengthening relations between Nepal and Ireland in close collaboration with Embassy of Nepal in London, which also oversees Ireland.


Society’s Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Fenlon and Vice President Mr. Jiwan Timalsina in their welcome speech thanked the guests for being a part of this historical chapter in the link between Nepal and Ireland.


Former Minister of State Mr. Joe Costello, Former Member of European Parliament and Former Dublin Lord Mayor Ms. Emer Costello, NRNA European Regional Co-ordinator Mr. Kul Acharya and NRN Ireland President Mr. Rajan Kafle also spoke at the opening ceremony. All of them echoed the gratification in attending the event and stressed on the need to take this further to form a privileged bond between the two countries and as well as between the people of Nepal and Ireland.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Deputy Director Mr. Brian O’Brien, Colonel Pradeep Jung KC from Embassy of Nepal and various other dignitaries were also present at the opening ceremony.


Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland. OPW has continued its exceptional support by providing the venue and all logistic help for organizing Nepal Ireland Day at Farmleigh. The event was supported by NRN-Ireland, South Dublin County Council, South Dublin Migration Integration Forum and Dublin City Council.


Date: 4th September 2016


Nepal Ireland Day on 4th September 2016

posted Aug 5, 2016, 4:15 AM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Embassy of Nepal in London, Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Ireland Society are jointly organizing 'Nepal Ireland Day' on 4th September 2016 to mark the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. The event will take place at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. The event will be opened to public from 12 pm to 5 pm.
 
The event will comprise of a cultural programme with performances from both Nepalese and Irish artists. The event will also include a photo exhibition of photographs taken by Irish tourists who travelled to Nepal after the Earthquake that hit the country on 25th April 2015, delicious Nepalese Food Stalls, Nepalese Handicraft Stalls and various other activities and performances.
 
Acting Ambassador at Embassy of Nepal in London, Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri, who has been playing a vital role in strengthening the relationship between Nepal and Ireland both at people level and Government level, said, - "Relations between Nepal and Ireland has grown by leaps and bounds in last 17 years. I am fully confident that this relationship is destined to extend rapidly in future for the mutual benefits of both countries. Events like ‘Nepal Ireland Day’ will immensely contribute to this cause.”
 
Nepal Ireland Society has been organizing Nepal Day in Ireland since 2013 with support from Office of Public Works (OPW), Ireland. In connection with Nepal Ireland Day 2016, President of Nepal Ireland Society and Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relation Representative for Ireland- Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said, - "This year, we are renaming the event as 'Nepal Ireland Day' to celebrate the completion of 17 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Ireland. This event will also help in deepening the close connection between the two countries.”
 
Nepal abounds in natural beauty, with the majestic Himalayan range, and is also a land of one of the most unique and richest cultures in the world, thus enthralling and alluring tourists from around the world. Irish people are very keen in mountaineering, and they highly appreciate the art and culture of Nepal. In addition, Ireland has recently lifted its strict travel warning for Nepal. The move has made easier for Irish tourists to go to Nepal without any restrictions.
 
This event is expected to raise the profile of Nepal in Ireland and promote Nepal Tourism by showcasing Nepal's rich heritage and cultural diversity. Nepal Day has always been a colourful and a vibrant event hosted at Farmleigh, one of the historical places in Ireland. Organizers are vowing to create a unique atmosphere on the day to make a lasting impression on more than 10,000 visitors expected on the day.

Ireland lifts travel warnings against Nepal

posted Aug 5, 2016, 3:18 AM by Nepal Ireland Society   [ updated Aug 5, 2016, 3:21 AM ]

KATHMANDU, May 14: The government of Ireland has lifted its strict travel warnings to its citizens from visiting Nepal which was put in place following the devastating earthquake on April 25 last year.
 
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Public Relations Representative for Ireland Deepesh Man Shakya said, "The trekking agencies couldn't send Irish Mountaineers to Nepal due to the previous travel advisory which made it difficult to get travel insurance. The new travel advisory has now opened the door for all Irish tourists to go to Nepal on a holiday or an adventure trip without any pending restrictions."

Many Irish tourists visit Nepal for voluntarism, holidays, trekking, climbing and on a work trip. An Irish trekking agency which sends climbing expedition groups to different parts of the world is planning to send hundreds of adventurers to Nepal this year.

According to Shakya, the number of Irish tourists visiting Nepal is on a sharp rise and this number is expected to increase further in coming years. To promote Nepal Tourism in Ireland, NTB and Nepal Ireland Society are organizing 'Nepal Visit Consultation' program on 28th May to address queries of those who are planning to visit Nepal.

Nepal Ireland Society in collaboration with Nepal Embassy in London and Nepal Tourism Board has been organizing many tourism promotion events in Ireland. The lifting of travel warning by the Irish government came after a recent meeting of Nepalese delegates, led by the acting Nepalese Ambassador to the UK and Ireland Tej Bahadur Chhetri, with the officials of Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

Many countries, including UK, US, and New Zealand, have lifted travel restrictions to Nepal making way for bringing the hard-hit tourism sector of Nepal, after the earthquake, back to a full recovery.

Source: http://www.myrepublica.com/feature-article/story/42307/ireland-lifts-travel-warnings-against-nepal.html

Nepal Conference Ireland 2016

posted Aug 5, 2016, 3:17 AM by Nepal Ireland Society

The Embassy of Nepal, London jointly with the Nepal Ireland Society, Action Aid and Engineers Without Borders Ireland organized Nepal Conference 2016 in Dublin Ireland on Saturday, 30th April 2016. The conference was organized in Dublin to mark one year of devastating Nepal earthquake. 

Welcoming the participants of the conference, Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya, President of the Nepal Ireland Society and Honorary Public Relations Representative of Nepal Tourism Board for Ireland said that the conference is being organized to bring NGOs and individuals in Ireland, who are working on different projects in Nepal, to a common networking platform. 

At the onset of the conference, a minute silence was observed in the memory of nearly 9000 people who lost their lives to the earthquake on 25th April 2015. 

The Conference had more than 25 speakers representing different INGOs and Charity organizations. The reconstruction phase of Nepal, slow response of Government of Nepal, difficulties for International Volunteer in obtaining volunteer visa was discussed during the Conference. Speaking as the guest of honor Ms. Siobhan McGee, CEO of Action Aid Ireland, said her organization is extremely delighted to be a part of the historic Nepal Conference in Ireland. She vowed to support NIS future activities and work in collaboration to accomplish the objectives behind the formation of Nepal Ireland Alliance, a platform that was formed last year to integrate all Irish organizations, interested in Nepal. 

Likewise, speaking at the Conference, the Chargé d’ Affaires a.i., Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri informed the participants regarding the progress made by Government of Nepal so far in the earthquake reconstruction effort. On behalf of the Nepalese government, he also thanked the Irish government, Irish NGOs, and Irish people for their immense help and support after the earthquake. Likewise, he also encouraged participants to involve in Nepal Trade and Investment by shedding light on fertile area of Nepal Trade and investment ranging from Hydropower to Agro-based industries. At the end of his speech, Chargé d’ Affaires a.i., Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri also requested Irish Government to lift travel restriction fully and urged the participants and Irish citizen to visit beautiful Nepal mentioning that it is already safe to visit, for helping country to flourish its leading tourism business. 

The chief guest of the conference, Mr. Joe Costello, former Irish Minister of State for Trade and Development specified about the Nepal and Ireland special relationship which was established in 1999 and reassured his commitment to strengthen this relationship further in future for the mutual benefits of both countries. He insisted on importance to encourage high-level visits between Nepal and Ireland and assured that he will do the best he can to materialize such visits and also work on the formation of an Inter-Parliamentary friendship group between the two countries. During the conference, Mr. Joe Costello also assured the participants that he will put the request to Irish Government for putting Nepal in priority list for Irish Aid. Furthermore, he also mentioned that the Irish Government will provide needed support and help to Nepal for flourishing Tourism and country’s reconstruction effort.

Irish Mt. Everest Summiteer Mr. Derek J. Mahon talked about his experience and the unforgettable time he had in Nepal during his Everest Expedition. Speaking at the conference, Mr. Som Nath Sapkota, Nepal Tourism Board Honorary Public Relations Representative for Denmark, requested Irish public to visit Nepal. 

The President of Nepal Ireland Society and Honorary Public Relations Representative of Nepal Tourism Board in Ireland Mr. Deepeshman Shakya, Honorary Public Relations Representative of Nepal Tourism Board in UK Mr. Pashupati Bhandari, UK social worker Dr. Kapil Rijal, representative from Irish Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Plan International, Concern Worldwide and various other representatives from several INGOs and Charity Organization were presented in the Conference. The representatives from various Ireland based NGOs - Action Aid Ireland (Ms. Triona Pender) , Sarah Bird Foundation (Ms. Naomi Gould and Paul O’Connor), Engineers Without Borders (Mr. Declan Alcock), Irish Nepalese Educational Trust (INET) (Ms. Valerie Burris), Comhlamh (Mr. Phillipe Mudge), Concern Worldwide (Mr. Ros O’Sullivan), Nagarhope Ireland (Ms. Niamh Clandillon), Tear Fund (Ms. Emma Lynch), Nepal Leprosy Turst (Mr. Mike Winterburn), Trocaire (Mr. Conor O'Loughlin), Plan International (Ms.Linda Fuhrmann), Habitat for Humanity Ireland (Mr. Vinnie Cunnigham), Umbrella Foundation (Ms. Ciara Close), Droaicht (Ms. Sarah O’Connell and Ms. Siabhra Medley) and Touch Ireland (Mr. Shiva Gautam) presented the details of the projects their organizations have been involved in Nepal after the earthquake. They also expressed their thoughts regarding possible future projects their organization can carry out jointly in Nepal. 

During the Ireland visit for Conference, the Chargé d’ Affaires a.i., Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri attended a meeting with Asia-Pacific Deputy Director Mr. Brian O’Brien and Desk Officer Ms. Maria at Ireland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 29 April 2016. In the meeting the Chargé d’ Affaires a.i., Mr. Tej Bahadur Chhetri urged Ireland to fully relax travel restriction on Nepal which was imposed by Irish Government one year ago with the devastating earthquake. Though UK and US lifted the travel warnings to their citizens to visit earthquake affected regions of Nepal, Ireland had only lifted the restrictions partially. They also discussed about the bilateral relation between Nepal and Ireland, trade and investment and the possibility of high level visits to Nepal and vice versa. Similarly, they also discussed on need for the forming Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group both in Nepal and Ireland and on setting up consultation mechanism between Nepal and Ireland. 

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