2017 News & Events
31 May 2017
The Consulate was delighted to partner with Sydney Writers Festival again this year and to support the participation of the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, Anne Enright.
Last year, the Consulate General of Ireland in Sydney was delighted to support and promote an exciting programme of events and projects to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising in New South Wales.
25 April 2017
The Consulate was honoured to support members of the United Irish Ex-Services Association on the Anzac Day Parade in Sydney.
07 March 2017
The Consulate was delighted to host the launch of the 2017 Irish Film Festival.
04 March 2017
On 4th March, Sydney Queer Irish took part in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Over 80 SQI members took part in the parade, led by Panti Bliss.
On 1st March, the Consul General was delighted to welcome the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, T.D., to the Consulate to meet with representatives from the Irish Support Agency and New South Wales GAA and discuss their mental health and wellbeing projects.
On 9th February, Penrith Gaels welcomed two of the Consulate’s passport and consular officers for a passport and consular information session.
2017 Mardi Gras Film Festival
25 January 2017
The Consulate is delighted to support this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival. The festival runs from 15 February to 2 March and two great Irish films are opening and closing the programme: A Date for Mad Mary and Handsome Devil.
Full details can be found on http://queerscreen.org.au/
11 January 2017
The Irish Government, through the Emigrant Support Programme, provides funding to non-profit organisations which support and connect the Irish abroad, including here in New South Wales. Applications for the 2017 grant round are open from 11th January 2017.