Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has been warned that Irish diplomacy is facing a “demographic cliff-edge”, as many of its most senior EU officials are nearing retirement age without anyone to replace them.
The stark message is contained in a briefing paper prepared for Coveney on his reappointment to Foreign Affairs. It has raised fears that the country’s diplomatic influence could be set to diminish despite a series of recent successes, which...
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