News and Events from the Embassy of Ireland, Croatia
12 December 2016
Central Bank of Ireland and Croatian National Bank - Dr. Ante Čičin-Šain memorial lecture
29 September 2016
Ambassador Hempenstall presented her credentials to Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
22 July 2016
Ireland's first resident ambassador to Croatia, H.E. Tim Harrington shares his thoughts on the last two years in Croatia.
8 June 2016
Ambassador Harrington hosted a Bloomsday Brunch ahead of the Bloomsday event in Pula.
6 June 2016
The National Maritime College of Ireland and the Irish firm SEFtec contribute to Navis training center development.
16-22 May 2016
On the evening of Monday, 16 May, the 2nd annual Zagreb Book Festival was officially opened in the courtyard of the Museum of Arts and Crafts. Ambassador Tim Harrington was joined by the Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić, the director of the Museum, Miro Gašparović, the director of the Zagreb Book Festival, Petra Ljevak, and the Festival's programme coordinator, Ivana Bodrožić. The Festival will take place between 16-22 May.
14-15 April 2016
Ambassador Harrington met with the presidents of the Croatian Sabor's European Affairs and Foreign Affairs committees.
31 March 2016
On Thursday 31 March, Ambassador Tim Harrington met with the Mayor of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandić, to discuss co-operation between the City and the Embassy.
17 March 2016
Ireland's Moynihan family treated the Embassy's guests to traditional Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.
17 March 2016
The Embassy will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert of traditional Irish music.
3 March 2016
Ambassador Tim Harrington hosted approximately 40 guests at a screening of the Oscar nominated film Brooklyn on the evening of 3 March 2016 in Zagreb. The guests included members of the Irish community in Croatia, the diplomatic corps and, of course, Croatian friends of the Embassy. After the film, guests joined Ambassador Harrington at a reception.
02 March 2016
On Tuesday 1 March, Ambassador Tim Harrington toured the construction site of the new Zagreb airport terminal. The €243m terminal is being built by a consortium led by Bouygues Construction International. Arup Ireland, part of the global Arup Group, is acting as an Independent Engineer on the project and is also supplying the Supervising Engineering services. This is the first major project for Arup Ireland in Croatia.
On 29 February, Ambassador Tim Harrington met with the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament (Sabor), Dr Željko Reiner. Ambassador Harrington congratulated Dr. Reiner on his election to the post of President of the Sabor in December 2015 and wished him every success in this role.
On Saturday 27 February Ambassador Harrington and UK Ambassador Ian Cliff, hosted a buffet / reception in the History Café in Zagreb to the Ireland vs England RBS Six Nations rugby match.
Ambassador Tim Harrington and his colleagues from the British and Canadian embassies, Ambassador Ian Cliff and Ambassador Dan Maksymiuk, respectively, took part in a roundtable discussion about "country trademarking" at the second annual Whiskey Fair.
The British and Irish embassies joined forces to bring rugby fans together in Zagreb.
24 February 2016
The Dutch Embassy hosted President Grabar-Kitarović and EU Ambassadors for a working luncheon.
8 February 2016
On Monday 8 February, Ambassador Harrington met with Mrs. Dorotea Pešić Bukovac, the President of Rijeka City Council. Ambassador Harrington discussed the potential for co-operation between Ireland and Rijeka.
20 January 2016
The Irish Embassy celebrated the 10th anniversary of Croatia's first and only Irish dance school - Irish Maiden.
08 January 2016
On 5 January Ambassador Harrington was interviewed by Jutarni list (“The Morning Newspaper”) one of the leading Croatian national newspapers. Ambassador Harrington spoke about setting up the Embassy of Ireland to the Republic of Croatia (the Embassy was formally opened on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, 2015).
23 December 2015
A Christmas and New Year Message from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, December 2015
23 December 2015
Information on Embassy Closure Dates over the Christmas and New Year period.
08 December 2015
Central Bank of Ireland and Croatian National Bank – Dr. Ante Čičin-Šain memorial lecture
07 December 2015
The Irish table at the annual IWCZ event raised more than HRK 8000 for mental health institutions through the sale of Irish food and drink
2 December 2015
On Tuesday, 1 December the Irish Embassy organised a W.B. Yeats evening at the Café u Dvorištu.
1 December 2015
Calling all poetry lovers, the Irish Embassy will celebrate the poetry of W.B. Yeats with a public reading.
12 November 2015
Croatia’s Algebra and Ireland’s Griffith College recently signed a co-operation agreement that will see the two institutions of higher learning embark on the first-ever students exchange of its kind in Croatia.
Michael Flatley’s Irish dance and music spectacles have had a large following in Croatia over the last few years. The latest Croatian tour of the Dangerous Games production proved that Irish culture remains well-appreciated here as the cities of Split, Zadar, Zagreb and Rijeka hosted the show in mid-October.
Chaired by Mr Domagoi Hajduković, MP. Ambassador Harrington exchanged views with the Group on the state of Croatian-Irish relations and discussed opportunities for further co-operation.
The programme of events for Bloomsday Pula took place from 14-16 June and included 13 separate events. Highlights included a screening of Joseph Strick's 1967 film of Ulysses; a public reading of Ulysses including by the Ambassador; an exhibit on Joyce's time in Pula; a public lecture on Joyce; an exhibition of Irish Dancing; and a performance of Joyce's children's play "The Cat and the Devil".
The 17th of March - St. Patrick's Day and the national day of Ireland - was celebrated in Zagreb this year with particular energy and enthusiasm. The Irish Government was represented by Minister of State Kevin Humphreys, T.D.
The Embassy's permanent home opened to the public on 17 March - St. Patrick's Day! This is the first resident Embassy of Ireland in Croatia and one which we intend will promote the links - human, commercial and cultural - between the two countries.
Ambassador Harrington met the Speaker of the Sabor (Parliament), Mr Josip Leko to discuss co-operation between Ireland and Croatia and relations between the Dáil (Irish Parliament) and the Sabor. The Ambassador also received a tour of the Sabor.