Consul General Jennifer Bourke became Ireland’s third Consul General of Ireland to Hong Kong & Macao in September 2023.
Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of Ireland to Hong Kong and Macao.
I am delighted to have joined the dynamic team here and am honoured to represent Ireland in Hong Kong and Macao. I am also immensely proud to be the first woman to be assigned as Consul General here. 2023 marks an important moment in the history of the Irish State as the first time that Ireland has more women than men leading our Embassies, Consulates and Representative Offices around the world. Women now lead 52 per cent of Irish missions globally, and all three Heads of Mission in China are now women with Consul General Wendy Dorman-Smith in Shanghai and Ambassador Ann Derwin leading Team Ireland from Beijing.
In the coming years I look forward to building on the achievements of my predecessors and working as a part of Team Ireland in China, including our Embassy in Beijing, our Consulate General in Shanghai, and our State Agencies - Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia - to promote and advance Ireland’s interests and priorities in Hong Kong and Macao.
The Consulate General strives to provide excellent consular services to Irish citizens living and visiting Hong Kong and Macao. We also engage closely with our diaspora, which includes those of Irish heritage and also those who have a special connection with Ireland, to support their business, community and cultural activities. We are fortunate to have a number of excellent Irish community groups operating here including the St Patrick’s Society of Hong Kong (founded in 1931), the Irish Chambers of Commerce in both Hong Kong and Macao, and the Hong Kong Dragons GAA Club.
While the pandemic has caused major global shifts and has had unprecedented impacts, Hong Kong remains a major global hub for trade and financial services. Already an important market for Ireland, there are opportunities for further growth with Hong Kong in the areas of food and beverages, financial services, aviation finance, FinTech and education. The Consulate General supports the work of our State Agency colleagues in identifying and exploring these opportunities.
The Consulate General also monitors the evolving political and social climate in Hong Kong and Macao, and its impact on Irish people living and working here. We regularly update our Travel Advice to reflect on-the-ground changes.
總領事白嬿於 2023 年 9 月成為愛爾蘭第三任駐香港和澳門總領事。
我很高興能夠加入這個充滿活力的團隊，並很榮幸在香港和澳門代表愛爾蘭。我也非常自豪能夠成為首位被派駐這裡的女性總領事。 2023 年標誌著愛爾蘭國家歷史上的一個重要時刻：愛爾蘭在世界各地的大使館、領事館和代表處的女性領導人數首次超越男性領導人。目前，五成二的愛爾蘭駐全球使團由女性領導，駐華使團的三位團長均由女性擔任，當中包括駐上海總領事史默迪及於北京帶領愛爾蘭使團的駐華大使安黛文。
領事館竭力為居住和到訪香港、澳門的愛爾蘭公民提供優質的領事服務。我們與本地僑民保持緊密聯繫及合作，其中包括擁有愛爾蘭血統以及與愛爾蘭有特殊聯繫的人士，以支持他們的商業、社區和文化活動。我們有幸擁有數個優秀的社區團體，包括St Patrick’s Society of Hong Kong（於1931年成立）、香港及澳門的愛爾蘭商會以及Hong Kong Dragons GAA Club。