New Ambassadors to Iceland, Angola and Sri Lanka present Credentials

His Excellency, Mr. Sturla Sigurjónsson, Ambassador of Iceland, His Excellency, General Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola and Her Excellency, Mrs. Saroja Sirisena, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Mr. Sturla Sigurjónsson, Ambassador…

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New Ambassadors present Credentials

Her Excellency, Ms. Claire D. Cronin, Ambassador of the United States of America, His Excellency, Dr. Morie Komba Manyeh, Ambassador of Sierra Leone, and Her Excellency, Mrs. Vanessa Eugenia Interiano Elfarnawany, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador presented their Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin today. H.E. Ms.…

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Joint statement on the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Ireland

This year, Ireland and Finland celebrate 60 years since diplomatic relations were established in 1962. To mark this special occasion, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr Pekka Haavisto and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Mr Simon Coveney, T.D., acknowledge the importance of 60 years of excellent bilateral relations and cooperation, and…

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President Higgins to host meeting of key organisations to consider the contribution which they can make to strengthening gender equality

President marks Brigid’s Day with announcement of event to take place on International Women’s Day in Áras an Uachtaráin President Michael D. Higgins has announced that he and Sabina Higgins will host a special event on International Women’s Day, 8 March, which will bring together a wide range of organisations at Áras an Uachtaráin to…

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Ireland’s Embassies and Consulates celebrate 100 years of Ulysses

Today, 2 February 2022, marks one hundred years since the publication of the modernist masterpiece Ulysses by James Joyce. Building on successful global Bloomsday initiatives in 2020 and 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Ireland’s global diplomatic network will mark the centenary of Joyce’s ground-breaking work throughout 2022 with a extensive programme of events worldwide. Minister for Foreign…

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Department of Foreign Affairs provides consular assistance to over 1200 citizens in 2021

In 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and our mission network provided consular assistance to more than 1,200 Irish citizens overseas.  This included cases of arrest, imprisonment, missing persons, serious injury, mental health difficulty and death. The Department also supported citizens impacted by crisis situations, such as in Afghanistan, and responded to a very high…

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