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Consul General

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Jerry O'Donovan took up duty as Consul General of Ireland in February 2023.

Message from the Consul General

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Consulate.

The Consulate team hopes that you will find the details that are provided here to be both useful and informative. Our core objective is to strengthen the already excellent relations which exist between Ireland and Scotland and to support the many Irish citizens who have made Scotland their home.

We would ask anyone with an interest in further developing the relationship between Ireland and Scotland, particularly in the area of economic, cultural and societal links, to contact the Consulate to see how we can be of service.

To those Irish citizens living in Scotland, or to those with an interest in Ireland, we regularly post details of upcoming events on our Twitter @IrlScotland and Facebook pages.

Le gach dea-ghuí / with best wishes,

Jerry O'Donovan, Consul General



Jerry is the eighth Consul General of Ireland to Scotland. Prior to taking up duty at the Consulate, he was the Chargé d'affaires of the Irish Embassy to Denmark in 2022 and 2023. He has previously served in Dublin as Head of Press Relations for the Department of Foreign Affairs and began his time in the Department as a desk officer in the Justice & Security unit in Anglo-Irish Division. Jerry has also served abroad in Ireland's Embassies to Norway and Argentina and as the Joint-Head of the British Irish Council Secretariat where he spent three very enjoyable years based in Edinburgh. The Secretariat is staffed by civil servants on secondment from the governments of Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Jerry is a graduate of UCC where he did a degree in European Commerce & French and has also completed a Masters in Public Administration with the IPA in the Whitaker School of Government and Management at UCD. He is a proud native of West Cork and a sometimes suffering, but always hopeful, fan of Cork GAA and Munster rugby. Jerry is married to Caroline Jarselius and they have one daughter, Olivia.