Dept of Foreign Affairs to publish correspondence on Zappone appointment

The former children’s minister turned down the appointment at the start of this month, in the wake of considerable public backlash

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
22nd August, 2021
Dept of Foreign Affairs to publish correspondence on Zappone appointment
Correspondence on how Katherine Zappone was appointment as the UN special envoy on freedom of expression will be released in the coming weeks

The Department of Foreign Affairs will publish the correspondence relating to the controversial appointment of Katherine Zappone as the UN special envoy on freedom of expression in the coming weeks.

The former children’s minister turned down the appointment at the start of this month, after criticism that no one else had been considered for the role.

The controversy began when it emerged that Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, had brought the...

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