I am very honoured and greatly privileged to be appointed as Ireland's first Consul General in Mumbai. The opening of the Consulate General of Ireland in Mumbai is a recognition of the strong and growing links between Ireland and western India. I hope you find this site informative about Ireland, the services the Consulate offers, and the rich potential for deeper connections between Ireland and India.
Building on the work of the Irish Embassy in New Delhi and the former Honorary Consul General in Mumbai, the Consulate will work to promote and protect Irish interests in the Mumbai area and adjoining states by:
- Facilitating the promotion of Ireland’s economic interests through our support of the Irish state agencies.
- Providing high quality consular services and support for the Irish diaspora and visitors in western India.
- Promoting a greater awareness of Ireland, our arts and culture in our consular area
- Further strengthening the strong bilateral relations between Ireland and India.
My colleague Alison Reilly and I are currently operating from a temporary Consulate General Office in the Bandra Kurla Complex area of Mumbai. The Consulate is open to the public and Irish citizens by appointment.
One of our primary aims is to secure and develop a permanent Ireland House premises which will bring together the Consulate General and our state agencies, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA, in a single office and act as a hub for Ireland’s interest in the region.
On the economic side the trade and investments links between Ireland and India continue to grow and our focus is on engaging with the Irish state agencies and the local Indian business sector. We look forward to building our network with Irish companies doing business with India and Indian companies investing – or hoping to invest – in Ireland.
Finally, we are very keen to get to know and keep in touch with the Irish community and friends of Ireland in Mumbai and the surrounding region. You can reach out to us and follow our progress on Twitter @irelandinmumbai .
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