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The Consulate General

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina with the Consulate Team, Edinburgh

Who we are and where to find us in Edinburgh.

  • Consulate Team
  • Directions
  • Consulate closure dates
  • Consulate opening hours

Consulate Team

The team is led by Consul General of Ireland Mark Hanniffy. He is assisted in Edinburgh by three colleagues.

Vice Consul Lisa Marie Joyce

Lisa Marie is an official of Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and took up her assignment as Vice Consul General of Ireland in Scotland in February 2018. Lisa Marie works closely with the Consul General and other members of the Consulate team to lead the work being done for the Irish community in Scotland as well as the Consulate's economic and cultural initiatives. Prior to taking up duty in Scotland, Lisa Marie served as desk officer for the Human Rights Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin.

Niamh Griffin

Niamh is an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has been assigned to the Consulate in Edinburgh since May 2018. Niamh is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Consulate including the provision of consular services, administration, accounts and budgets. Niamh also coordinates much of the Consulate's engagement with Irish community and cultural programmes and projects.

Vicky McElney

Vicky has been working with the Consulate in Edinburgh since November 2012 and is, for many visitors, the public face of the office. Vicky manages the public reception and communications, deals with certain consular, legal and administrative issues and liaises with the Passport Office on passport enquiries. Vicky also has a key role in relation to the Consulate's event management functions.

Directions

Directions to the Consulate General of Ireland

The Consulate General of Ireland in Scotland is located at 16 Randolph Crescent, just off Queensferry Street in Edinburgh’s West End.

The Consulate is well serviced by a number of Edinburgh bus routes and is within walking distance of Haymarket Rail Station.

16 Randolph Crescent
Edinburgh
EH3 7TT

 

Consulate closure dates

Consulate Closure Dates

The Consulate General of Ireland will be closed on the following days:

  • New Year Bank Holiday, 1 January 2018
  • New Year Bank Holiday, 2 January 2018
  • Good Friday, 30 March 2018
  • Easter Monday, 2 April 2018
  • May Bank Holiday, 7 May 2018
  • Spring Bank Holiday, 28 May 2018
  • August Bank Holiday, 6 August 2018
  • October Bank Holiday, (Ireland) 29 October 2018
  • Christmas Day, 25 December 2018
  • St. Stephen's Day, 26 December 2018

Please note that if you require emergency assistance while the Consulate is closed you can telephone 0131 226 7711 and leave a message. The mailbox is monitored regularly throughout the weekend and on public holidays and your call will be returned at the earliest possible opportunity.

Consulate opening hours

Consulate opening hours: Monday to Friday 09.30 – 13.00 and 14.30 – 17.00

Out of hours emergency contact details

Please note that if you require urgent assistance while the Consulate is closed you can telephone 0131 226 7711 and leave a message. The mailbox is monitored regularly throughout the weekend and your call will be returned at the earliest possible opportunity.