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2015 News & Events

Christmas Message from President Higgins

23 December 2015

A Christmas and New Year Message from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, December 2015

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

23 December 2015

Information on Embassy Closure Dates over the Christmas and New Year period.

Annual Čicin-Šain lecture held in Zagreb

08 December 2015

Central Bank of Ireland and Croatian National Bank – Dr. Ante Čičin-Šain memorial lecture

IWCZ Christmas Bazaar in Zagreb was a success

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

Yeats Poetry Jam in Zagreb

2 December 2015

On Tuesday, 1 December the Irish Embassy organised a W.B. Yeats evening at the Café u Dvorištu.

Poetry reading to mark the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats

1 December 2015

Calling all poetry lovers, the Irish Embassy will celebrate the poetry of W.B. Yeats with a public reading.

Griffith & Algebra College Student Exchange Agreement

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.

Lord of the Dance Tour in Croatia

17 October

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.

Ambassador Harrington meets with the Croatian-Irish Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group of the Croatian Sabor

July 2

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.

Bloomsday Croatia

14-16th June

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".

Embassy celebrates its first St Patrick’s Day in Zagreb

17th March

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.

Opening of Embassy Premises

17th March

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 meets Speaker of the Sabor (Parliament) Mr Josip Leko

26th February

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.