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Consul General, Robert Hull

Robert Hull was appointed as the Consul General of Ireland to the southern central United States in January 2022. Based in Austin, Texas, he leads Ireland’s team covering Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Misouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Robert joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2008 and has served in the Embassy of Ireland in Tanzania, the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and in Ireland’s Representative Office in Timor-Leste. He was also seconded for three years from 2013-2016 to the European External Action Service, serving in the Delegation of the European Union to the Multilateral Organisations in Vienna.

Prior to taking up his post in Austin, Robert served in the Department’s Political and Reconciliation Section, in the Ireland, UK and Americas Division. His role focused on engagement work in Northern Ireland. He has also previously held positions in the Department’s Political Division and Press Office.

Robert is from Belfast, and holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and Africa Studies, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History from the University of Durham.