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Online Embassy Book Club: April 2021

13 April 2021

Details of the April meeting of the Embassy Book Club.

COVID-19 Travel Alert: Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

12 April 2021

From 04:00 on April 15, a legal requirement to enter Mandatory Hotel Quarantine will come into effect for any passenger arriving into Ireland from or via Belgium.

Online Embassy Book Club: March 2021

22 March 2021

Details of the next online meeting of the Embassy Book Club.

St Patrick’s Day performance at BOZAR Brussels

16 March 2021

In addition to the Global Greenings across Belgium for Saint Patrick’s Day 2021, we are delighted to add an extra splash of green to this year’s very different festivities.

Embassy Newsletter: Saint Patrick's Day 2021

16 March 2021

Our 2021 Saint Patrick's Day newsletter featuring details of our virtual reception, the Global Greening and more.

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium: Saint Patrick's Day 2021

12 March 2021

The Embassy of Ireland to Belgium would like to request the pleasure of your company at a virtual reception to celebrate Ireland's National Day on Wednesday 17 March at 18:00 CET.

St Patrick's Day 2021 Global Greening Belgium

12 March 2021

The Embassy of Ireland is proud to participate, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, in the 2021 Global Greening.

Irish Tenor Gavan Ring Performs at La Monnaie

10 March 2021

Irish tenor Gavan Ring is currently in Brussels to perform in La Favorita at La Monnaie Brussels, which will be live-streamed for a week from 12 March.

Online Embassy Book Club: February 2021

08 February 2021

Details of the next online meeting of the Embassy Book Club.

Webinar: Women in Science and Medicine - Saint Brigid’s Day 2021

04 February 2021

Watch our webinar on Irish and Belgian women in science and medicine which took place to mark Saint Brigid’s Day 2021.

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium St. Brigid's Day 2021

22 January 2021

Details of a special online webinar to mark Lá Fhéile Bríde 2021.

Online Embassy Book Club: January 2021

13 January 2021

Details of our first Embassy Book Club of 2021.

FAQs: Embassy Services COVID-19 Update

30 December 2020

This page provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions the Embassy is currently receiving.

Embassy Newsletter Christmas 2020

22 December 2020

Our final newsletter of the year features a festive message from Ambassador Nolan and we bring you the stories of some of the Visible Mná na hÉireann here in Belgium.

Visible Women 2020: Introduction

22 December 2020

Ambassador Helena Nolan presents an overview of our Visible Women 2020 programme and a seasonal message looking back on an extraordinary year as we look forward to brighter days ahead.

An Irish Garland

21 December 2020

A selection of music and poetry for the festive season.

20 years after UNSCR 1325: Charting progress on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

21 December 2020

A report by Miruna Bouros on two events which took place in 2020 on the issue of women, peace and security that were supported by the Embassy of Ireland to Belgium.

Investing in Women is Simply Smart Economics

21 December 2020

Founder and Secretary General of LadyAgri Impact Investment Hub Hilary Barry writes of how the smallest investment in women can have a far reaching and sustainable impact.

A Time to Talk: Friendships, Connections, Kindness

21 December 2020

Sarah Ironside writes about nearly 40 years as an Irish emigrant, the value of friendship and describes what inspired her decision to bring Darkness into Light to Belgium three years ago.

Making Visible the Invisible

21 December 2020

Historian Dr Antonia Hart highlights how official records have understated the influence of the businesswomen of yesteryear and brings us the story of one famous daughter of an Irishman with a Brussels connection.

Women in diplomacy in changing times

21 December 2020

Former Ambassador Marie Cross reflects on her career with the Department of Foreign Affairs, including her posting to the all-female ‘3 man mission’ at the Embassy of Ireland to Belgium in the 1970s.

‘The time is past when a female ambassador was thought extraordinary’: Her Excellency Mary Tinney

21 December 2020

Dr Ann Marie O'Brien explores the career of trailblazing diplomat Mary Tinney, Ireland's first ever woman appointed as Ambassador and appointed as Irish Ambassador to Belgium in 1978.

Christmas 2020 Arrangements

21 December 2020

Details of our opening hours over the Christmas period.

Visible Femmes d’Europe

17 December 2020

A look at the work of the Femmes d'Europe Association, a philanthropic non-political, independent organisation based in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Embassy Book Club 2021 Reading List

03 December 2020

Our 2021 Embassy Book Club reading list and a message from Ambassador Nolan.

Online Embassy Book Club: December 2020

27 November 2020

Details of our final Book club of the year.

Webinar: Irish Women in Leadership in Peace, Security and Diplomacy

16 November 2020

Watch a joint event organised by the Embassy of Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs and IIEA online event as part of #VisibleWomen2020.

Launch event - Gender & Inclusivity in Peace & Security

10 November 2020

An online event on the launch of an Economic and Social Research Council funded project on gender and inclusivity in peace and security, including an expert panel discussion on the topic, supported by Embassy of Ireland to Belgium.

Online Embassy Book Club: November 2020

06 November 2020

Details of the November meeting of the Embassy Book club.

Embassy Newsletter Halloween 2020

30 October 2020

Our ghoulish Halloween newsletter is now online

Embassy Newsletter October 2020

14 October 2020

Details of our Meet the Author event with award winning Irish writer Orla McAlinden, the latest COVID-19 measures in Belgium and Ireland and more.

Meet the Author: Orla McAlinden

08 October 2020

Details of how you can join us for our first online meet the author event.

Online Embassy Book Club: September 2020

03 September 2020

Details of the return of the Embassy Book Club.

Embassy Newsletter, 31 July 2020

31 July 2020

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, news of the latest COVID-19 measures in Belgium and find out how you can take part in a very different Fleadh 2020.

Memories of Tomorrow - Community Photo Project

03 July 2020

A chance of winning a top prize of return flights to Ireland, courtesy of Tourism Ireland.

Memories of Tomorrow Photo Competition - Terms & Conditions

03 July 2020

The Terms and Conditions of entry for our photo competition 'Memories of Tomorrow'.

Summer 2020 Recommended Reading

03 July 2020

A message from Ambassador Nolan featuring some recommended reading for the summer.

Online Embassy Book Club: July 2020

17 June 2020

Details of the final Embassy Book Club before the summer break.

Bloomsday 2020

16 June 2020

A special Bloomsday message from Ambassador Nolan featuring our Belgian Blooms with thanks to the Irish Theatre Group.

Bloomsday 2020

16 June 2020

A special Bloomsday message from Ambassador Nolan featuring some wonderful Belgian Blooms with thanks to the Irish Theatre Group.

Online Embassy Book Club: June 2020

04 June 2020

Details of the next meeting of the Embassy Book club.

Embassy Newsletter, 20 May 2020

25 May 2020

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, news of the latest COVID-19 measures in Belgium and important information on traveling to Ireland.

IDAHOT 2020

17 May 2020

Ambassador Nolan joins Ambassadors in Brussels support the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

A Moment of Togetherness, Saturday 9 May

06 May 2020

Details of a coming together virtually in support of those with mental health issues.

Embassy Newsletter, 30 April 2020

30 April 2020

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, another Poirot adventure, an important update on travelling to Ireland, Culture Corner and more in our latest newsletter.

Friday Letter, 17 April 2020

17 April 2020

Our latest Friday Letter with details of #IrelandPerforms, a message from Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon T.D. and a look at how the Irish diaspora in Belgium participated in the #ShineYourLight initiative in support of those affected by COVID-19.

Easter Letter, 9 April 2020

09 April 2020

An Easter message from Ambassador Helena Nolan and the Embassy of Ireland team in Brussels.

Embassy Book Club feature in Le Chéile Newsletter

07 April 2020

A feature on our Embassy Book Club from the Crosscare Migrant Project's April 2020 Le Chéile Newsletter.

Friday Letter, 3 April 2020

03 April 2020

Ambassador Nolan's latest Friday Letter as we all try to stay connected while apart.

Online Embassy Book Club: April 2020

30 March 2020

Our first virtual Book Club takes place this Thursday, 2 April at 17:30. Find out how to join here.

Ambassador Nolan's Friday Letter

26 March 2020

A Friday letter from Ambassador Nolan as we adjust to new ways of doing things.

St Patrick's Day 2020 Message

17 March 2020

A message from Ambassador Nolan and the Embassy team on a very different Saint Patrick's Day for us all.

Postponement of upcoming embassy events

12 March 2020

The Embassy of Ireland has taken the decision to postpone all public events at the embassy.

Darkness Into Light Brussels 2020

05 March 2020

The launch event for Darkness Into Light 2020 took place at the Embassy of Ireland on Tuesday 3 March.

St Patrick's Day 2020 Global Greening Belgium

05 March 2020

The Embassy of Ireland is proud to participate, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, in the 2020 Global Greening.

Embassy Book Club: Spring Reading Suggestions

03 March 2020

A message from Ambassador Nolan featuring some recommended reading for Spring.

Embassy Newsletter February - March 2020

28 February 2020

Our newsletter ahead of St. Patrick’s Day 2020 features news of where in Belgium is participating in Tourism Ireland's Global Greening, Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020 sa Bheilg and much more

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020 sa Bhruiséil | Irish Language Week 2020 in Brussels

21 February 2020

Imeachtaí sa Bhruiséil - Events in Brussels

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020: Boicíní Bhothar Kilburn

20 February 2020

Beidh dráma “Boicíní Bhothar Kilburn” sa Warehouse Studio Theatre An Bhruiséil ar 6-7ú Márta.

Irish short films awarded in Ghent

12 February 2020

Three Irish films were recognised at an awards ceremony held in Ghent, Belgium, as part of the Scéal Eile Irish Film Festival Belgium.

Irish short films awarded in Ghent

12 February 2020

Three Irish films were recognised at an awards ceremony held in Ghent, Belgium, as part of the Scéal Eile Irish Film Festival Belgium.

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium St. Brigid's Day 2020

31 January 2020

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium marks St. Brigid's Day 2020 with a celebration of Irish and Belgian female creativity, entrepreneurship and design.

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium St. Brigid's Day 2020

31 January 2020

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium marks St. Brigid's Day 2020 with a celebration of Irish and Belgian female creativity, entrepreneurship and design.

Embassy Book Club: February Meeting

28 January 2020

The Embassy Book Club returns in February. Find out more here.

Embassy Events Bulletin January 2020

17 January 2020

Our first events bulletin of the year features news of the return of Irish film festival Scéal Eile, our plans for St. Brigid's Day 2020 and much more.

Scéal Eile returns to showcase the best of Irish film in Belgium

15 January 2020

Scéal Eile, Belgium's Irish Film Festival, return this January and is bringing the best of Irish film to 3 Belgian cities.

Embassy Newsletter Christmas 2019

18 December 2019

In our final newsletter of the decade, Ambassador Nolan's latest Green Lines blog, a guest post from our man in Antwerp and a preview of our events in early 2020.

Inaugural Conference of Irish Honorary Consuls

12 December 2019

A guest blog from our Antwerp based Honorary Consul of Ireland Yves Rombouts on attending the inaugural Honorary Consul conference held in Dublin in September.

Embassy Book Club: Message from Ambassador Nolan #VisibleWomen2020

11 December 2019

A message from Ambassador Nolan on what's in store for 2020.

Meet the Author Event: Catherine Dunne

10 December 2019

Details of our first Meet the Author Book Club event of 2020.

Embassy Newsletter November 2019

22 November 2019

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, details of an event to mark 50 Years of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman, Christmas events, a prints exhibition in Antwerp and a preview of what we have in store for early 2020.

Embassy Book Club: December Meeting

08 November 2019

The Embassy Book Club returns in December. Find out what we will be reading here.

Embassy Events Bulletin October 2019

11 October 2019

Details of upcoming events including a charity piano recital, the latest production from the Irish Theatre Group and an evening with Irish poet, novelist and playwright Dermot Bolger.

Embassy Newsletter September 2019

27 September 2019

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, details of lots of upcoming event and an important message for Irish citizens with UK drivers licences.

Launch of online access to 17th century Irish manuscripts

24 September 2019

Original 17th century Irish manuscripts held in the Royal Library of Belgium have been digitised and can now be viewed online.

Embassy Newsletter August 2019

07 August 2019

Ambassador Nolan’s blog Green Lines, an Irish craft exhibition in Ghent, return of our Book Club, a reading with renowned author Niamh Boyce, find out how to support Team Ireland at the European Hockey Championship in Antwerp, the opportunity to win an anthology of Irish writing and more in our August newsletter.

Reading with Niamh Boyce

17 July 2019

On 15 October, the Embassy will have a special Book Club Reading with award-winning author Niamh Boyce.

Tomorrowland 2019: Travel Tips

10 July 2019

Tomorrowland takes place in Belgium this July and attracts many Irish visitors. We've prepared some useful tips for those attending.

Embassy Book Club: September Meeting

09 July 2019

The Embassy Book Club returns in September. Find out what we will be reading here.

Bruges Library Nominee wins Dublin International Literary Award

27 June 2019

Ambassador Nolan visits the Brugge library that nominated the winner of the 2019 Dublin International Literary Award worth €100,000.

Embassy Book Club: Message from Ambassador Helena Nolan

25 June 2019

A message with some reading suggestions and a preview of what we have in store for Autumn/Winter 2019 as the Embassy Book Club takes a break for the Summer.

Embassy Newsletter June 2019

04 June 2019

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, details of a special Bloomsday Brunch, the Embassy Book Club and more.

Ambassador Nolan visits the Aarschot Peace Carillon

03 June 2019

On May 24, Ambassador of Ireland Helena Nolan visited the Peace Carillon in the Church of Our Lady in Aarschot, Belgium.

Bloomsday Brunch at the Embassy of Ireland

20 May 2019

The Embassy of Ireland will be hosting the second Brussels Bloomsday Brunch organised by the Association Femmes d’Europe Irish Group.

#IWD2019 From the Archives: Interview with Mary Tinney, Ireland’s first female Ambassador

08 March 2019

To mark International Women’s Day 2019, we’re sharing an interview which was published on 15 December 1978 in The Bulletin with Mary Tinney, Ireland's first ever woman appointed as Ambassador and our first woman Ambassador to Belgium in 1978.

Embassy Newsletter March 2019

01 March 2019

Our bumper newsletter ahead of St. Patrick’s Day 2019 features news of where in Belgium is participating in this year’s Global Greening initiative, Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019, SPD in Parc du Cinquantenaire, our Diaspora consultation, details of the next 3 meeting of the Embassy Book Club and more.

Ireland/Belgium Diaspora Consultation – March 2019

01 March 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently developing a new Diaspora Policy and wants to hear from the Irish Diaspora in Belgium.

Embassy Book Club: April, May & June meetings

28 February 2019

The Embassy Book Club returns in April. Details of the next 3 meetings can be found here.

Notice of changes to opening hours from March 2019

19 February 2019

The Embassy of Ireland in Brussels wishes to advise of upcoming changes to our public counter opening hours, with effect from Monday, 04 March 2019.

Embassy World War I Commemorations Newsletter

12 February 2019

A review of the Embassy's participation in Belgian Commemorations to mark the centenary of the World War I Armistice.

Embassy Newsletter February 2019

08 February 2019

Our first newsletter of 2019 features details of a special event with award-winning poet and author Nessa O’Mahony, the return of TradFest, upcoming music events, Seachtain na Gaeilge, dates for your diary and important changes introduced by the Irish Passport Office.

Book Club Special with Nessa O'Mahony

31 January 2019

Embassy Book Club Special: Reading with Nessa O'Mahony

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium St. Brigid's Day 2019

30 January 2019

Embassy of Ireland, Belgium St. Brigid's Day 2019 Event: Who are the women who shaped Ireland and the world?

Embassy Newsletter 26 November 2018

29 November 2018

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, details of this week's Irish Belgian film festival and much more in our latest newsletter.

Embassy Newsletter November 2018

12 November 2018

The return of Ambassador Nolan's blog Green Lines, details of an Irish Belgian film festival, a Christmas gathering to celebrate Irish books and more in our November newsletter.

The Long Gaze Back - One City One Book

21 September 2018

The Embassy of Ireland in conjunction with Passa Porta are delighted to announce The Long Gaze Back, a special event as part of the Dublin One City One Book initiative.

Embassy Newsletter August 2018

04 September 2018

Details of the next 3 Embassy Book Club meetings, upcoming film screenings, One City One Book and important information for those needing to renew their passports.

Return of the Embassy Book Club

26 July 2018

Details of the September, October and December meeting of the Embassy Book Club.

Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland

14 June 2018

Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland

Book club update - message from Ambassador

08 June 2018

Book club update - message from Ambassador

In a Changing Light - Phil Lynch poetry talk

06 June 2018

In a Changing Light - Phil Lynch poetry talk

Embassy Newsletter May 2018

31 May 2018

The next meeting of the Embassy Book Club, a Bloomsday Brunch in Brussels, an exhibition of Irish landscape paintings, the Irish Universities Alumni Dinner and some travel tips for the Summer holidays.

June Book Club

25 May 2018

Details of the next meeting of our Book Club and registration information.

The Queen of Ireland comes to Belgium

22 May 2018

The Embassy of Ireland was delighted to team up with the United Nations to bring ‘The Queen of Ireland’ to Brussels on 22 May 2018.

Notice of changes to opening hours from May 2018

30 April 2018

The Embassy of Ireland in Brussels wishes to advise of upcoming changes to our opening hours.

Embassy Newsletter April 2018

23 April 2018

This month's Book Club, details of an Irish art exhibit opening in Brussels, details of some of our upcoming events and much more in our April newsletter.

Embassy Book Club – April Meeting

19 April 2018

Embassy Book Club – April Meeting

Embassy Newsletter March 2018

13 March 2018

Ambassador Nolan's St. Patrick's Day Blog, find out where in Belgium will be turning green this St. Patrick's weekend, Darkness Into Light comes to Brussels, our competition for tickets to The Irish Emigration Museum and much more.

Changes to visa services at Embassy Brussels

19 February 2018

Changes to visa services at Embassy Brussels

Embassy Newsletter February 2018

16 February 2018

Ambassador Nolan's latest blog, news of some upcoming events and your chance to win tickets to Epic: The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin.