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Welcome by HE Ambassador Breandán Ó Caollaí

A Chairde Gael is a Chairde uilig

Is cúis áthais is bhróid dom gur ceapadh mar Ambasadóir na hÉireann chun na hAstráile, Nua-Shéalainn, Fidsí, Nua-Ghuine Phapua agus Oileáin Sholomón mé. Fáiltím roimh an deis seo a bheith agam céad míle fáilte a chur romhaibh go dtí suíomh gréasáin na hAmbasáide. Tá neart eolais ar Éirinn le fáil anseo agus nasc chuig foinsí eile eolais ar chultúr, pholaitíocht agus eacnamaíocht na hÉireann.

Tá dluthchairdeas na gcéadta bliain idir Éirinn agus tíortha an réigiúin seo, tá d’aidhm agam cur leis an gcairdeas sin. Bain taitneamh as do chuairt fhíorúil orainn ach bíodh sí ina h-ullmhúchán do chaidreamh níos dlúithe le hÉirinn. Ar ndóigh, níl bealach níos fearr le heolas a chur orainn ná cuairt a thabhairt ar ár n-oileán iathghlas!

 

Dear Friends

I'm delighted and honoured to have been appointed as Ambassador of Ireland in Canberra. I'm pleased to have this opportunity to extend to you the traditional 'céad míle fáilte' (a hundred thousand welcomes) to the Embassy website. It is full of interesting information about Ireland and links to other sources of information on Ireland's culture, sports, politics, economy, and our consular services, including passports and visas. Enjoy your virtual visit here but let it be a preparation for a closer relationship with Ireland. There is of course no better way to get to know us than to visit our emerald island.

We are currently celebrating 70 years of Ireland's diplomatic relations with Australia. These have never been better or closer. Of course, Ireland's connection to Australia, New Zealand and other countries in this region dates from the earliest times of European settlement. This connection has grown and blossomed over the last seven decades firmly anchored in our shared values and commitment to a better global environment for all to live in.

Le mór-mheas

Breandán Ó Caollaí
Ambasadóir na hÉireann