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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.

The Consulate Team

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

Vice Consul Anne-Marie Flynn

Anne-Marie is an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and took up her assignment as Vice Consul General of Ireland in Scotland in August 2015. Anne-Marie works closely with the Consul General and other members of the Consulate team to support the work being done for the Irish community in Scotland and in the political, economic and cultural areas.

Tony Ormsby

Tony is an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin and has been assigned to the Consulate in Edinburgh since November 2013. Tony is responsible for managing much of the day-to-day operations of the Consulate including the provision of consular services, administration, accounts and budgets and much more. Tony coordinates much of the Consulate’s engagement in relation to 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 has a key role in relation to the Consulate’s event management functions.

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

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

Local Bank Holiday 2nd January 2017
Local Bank Holiday 3rd January 2017
Good Friday 14th April 2017
Easter Monday 17th April 2017
May Bank Holiday (Ireland & Scotland) 1st May 2017
Spring Bank Holiday (Scotland) 29th May 2017
August Bank Holiday (Ireland & Scotland) 7th August 2017
October Bank Holiday (Ireland) 30th October 2017
Christmas Day 25th December 2017
St. Stephen's Day 26th December 2017

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.

 

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.