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2017 News & Events

December 2017

Women in Leadership Networking Event

1 December 2017

The Consul General, together with the Enterprise Ireland Director, was delighted to host a Women in Leadership networking event at the Consulate.

October 2017

Visit by President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins to Sydney

17-21 October 2017

As part of their State Visit to Australia, the President, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins visited Sydney from 17 – 21 October.

September 2017

Irish Community Day

23 September 2017

Visit of South Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Cork Chamber of Commerce to Sydney

20 September 2017

The Consulate was delighted to host a business networking event for representatives from the Cork and South Dublin Chambers of Commerce who were visiting Sydney to participate in the World Chambers Congress.

August 2017

Penrith Gaels 20th Anniversary

26 October 2017

2017 Trinity college Alumni Dinner

17 August 2017

The Consulate was delighted to support the inaugural annual dinner of the re-launched Sydney TCD Alumni network. Guest of honour was Alan Joyce who spoke about his journey to becoming CEO of Qantas. 

Participation in City2Surf 2018 

13 August 2017

The Consulate was delighted to support The Green Movement’s participation in this year’s City2Surf in Sydney. City2Surf is one of the largest running events in the world with over 80,000 participants. 

July 2017

Returning Irish Migrants Seminar

22 July 2017

The Consulate was delighted to host an information seminar for people thinking of moving back to Ireland.

June 2017

Reception for Randwick Petersham Cricket Club

22 June 2017

The Consul General was delighted to host a reception for Randwick Petersham Cricket Club on the eve of their first ever tour to Ireland.

The Irish Language School Sydney Scoil Gheimhridh

09 June 2017

From 9-12 June, the Irish Language School Sydney hosted their annual Scoil Gheimhridh.

May 2017

Anne Enright in Sydney

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.

1916-2016 Commemoration Programme - Sydney

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.

April 2017

Anzac Day in Sydney

25 April 2017

The Consulate was honoured to support members of the United Irish Ex-Services Association on the Anzac Day Parade in Sydney.

March 2017

Launch of Irish Film Festival

07 March 2017

The Consulate was delighted to host the launch of the 2017 Irish Film Festival.

Sydney Queer Irish Float at 2017 Mardi Gras

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.

Visit by Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, T.D. to the Consulate

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.

February 2017

Visit by Consulate Passport and Consular Officers to Penrith Gaels 

On 9th February, Penrith Gaels welcomed two of the Consulate’s passport and consular officers for a passport and consular information session.

January 2017

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

The Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme

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.