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The Embassy

Practical information on who we are and how to find us.

 

Ambassador: Mr Paul Kavanagh
Deputy Head of Mission: Mr Tim Harrington
First Secretary (Agriculture): Mr Colm Ó Cribín
First Secretary (Finance, Trade and Investment) Mr Thomas Bellew
First Secretary (Education, Media and Public Diplomacy) Mr John Lynam
Second Secretary (Political) Mr Shane Ryan 
Second Secretary (Culture, People to People, Consular) Ms Aoife Fleming 
Executive Officer (Head of Administration, Consular) Ms Patricia Ryan 
Ambassador's PA Mr Gerry Cummins
Press and Public Diplomacy Attaché Ms Kathleen Burke

     

 

Visa Office Manager

Ms Catherine Smith
Executive Officer Mr Ian Murphy
Executive Officer Mr Conor Savage

     

Directions

The Embassy is located on Ritan East Road, near to Jianguomenwai Dajie, and to the south-east of Ritan Park.

The nearest subway station is Yonganli on Line 1, a five-minute walk away. Jianguomen Station, which is on Lines 1 and 2, is a 15-minute walk away.

Directions and Google Map.

Embassy Closure Dates

The Embassy of Ireland in China will be closed on the following dates in 2017:

2 January New Year's Day
27-31 January Chinese Spring Festival
4 April Tomb-sweeping Festival
1 May International Labour Day
30 May Dragon Boat Festival
4 October Mid Autumn Festival
2-5 October China National Day Holiday
25-26 December Christmas & St Stephen's Day

If you are an Irish citizen and require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, please dial the Embassy at +86 10 8531 6200. If you leave a voicemail the Embassy’s Duty Officer will be notified and will deal with genuine consular emergencies that cannot wait until office hours.

Embassy Opening Hours

Opening Times

The Embassy is open from 09.00-12.30 and from 13.30-17.00, from Monday to Friday.

Out of hours Emergency Contact Details 

If you are an Irish citizen and require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, please dial the Embassy at +86 10 8531 6200.  If you leave a voicemail the Embassy’s Duty Officer will be notified and will deal with genuine consular emergencies that cannot wait until office hours.