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John Lynam took up duty as Ireland's first Consul-General in Frankfurt in August 2019.

Dear friends of Ireland,

Welcome to the website of the new Consulate General of Ireland in Frankfurt.

The Consulate General has been established as part of the Government’s Global Ireland strategy and its opening brings the number of missions opened under the expansion programme to 10 and the size of the diplomatic and consular network to 90. Its main objectives are to promote Ireland's interests, values and relationships in Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland and to contribute towards the implementation of the joint plan of action for enhanced bilateral and EU Cooperation with Germany.

Irish citizens resident in the region are encouraged to register with us through this portal on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Ireland has a dynamic relationship with Germany across the business, education and cultural areas. Over 800,000 Germans visit Ireland annually. The Consulate works closely with our state agencies (IDA, Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia and Enterprise Ireland), with business and higher education institutes in promoting and building on these links.

Newly arrived Irish residents will receive a warm welcome from the Consulate and clubs and associations in Frankfurt and the wider region, including the GAA, the Irish Business Network and the Irish cultural societies. Please see our New to Germany page for further details.

This website provides information on the services provided by the Consulate, and the Embassy in Berlin, such as applying for Irish passports and visas. It also gives information on the deepening links between Ireland and Germany more broadly, across political, economic and cultural spheres. I hope that you will find it useful and informative.

John Lynam

Consul-General of Ireland

17 October 2019


Prior to taking up duty in Germany, Consul General Lynam served as Economic Counsellor at Ireland’s Embassy in Beijing, China.

His focus is to build a successful team and Consulate General which will deepen the people-to-people, business, cultural and political ties which have bound Ireland and Germany.

He was previously posted at Ireland’s Embassies in London, Berlin and Kampala. He spent four years at Ireland's Consulate General in Shanghai during which time he also served as Ireland's Deputy Commissioner General for Ireland's World Expo Pavilion in 2010. Since joining the Irish Diplomatic Service in 2002 as a Third Secretary, he has served in various capacities at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin and Limerick, including in the Africa Division.

Consul General Lynam is originally from Co. Meath and later moved to Galway. He undertook a BA degree in German and Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Masters in European Integration from the University of Limerick. He spent one year studying at the University of Bamberg and received a DAAD scholarship to study at the University of Düsseldorf. He is married and has two children.