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2016 News & Events

Annual Čicin-Šain lecture held in Zagreb

12 December 2016

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

Ambassador Olive Hempenstall presents credentials

29 September 2016

Ambassador Hempenstall presented her credentials to Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Ambassador Tim Harrington's farewell letter

22 July 2016

Ireland's first resident ambassador to Croatia, H.E. Tim Harrington shares his thoughts on the last two years in Croatia.

Bloomsday Brunch at the Irish Residence

8 June 2016

Ambassador Harrington hosted a Bloomsday Brunch ahead of the Bloomsday event in Pula.

Croatian maritime training center calls on Irish expertise

6 June 2016

The National Maritime College of Ireland and the Irish firm SEFtec contribute to Navis training center development.

The 2nd annual Zagreb Book Festival opens

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.

Ambassador Harrington with Sabor Committee presidents

14-15 April 2016

Ambassador Harrington met with the presidents of the Croatian Sabor's European Affairs and Foreign Affairs committees.

Ambassador Harrington meets with Mayor Milan Bandić

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.

St. Patrick's Day Concert in Zagreb - Review

17 March 2016

Ireland's Moynihan family treated the Embassy's guests to traditional Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day Concert in Zagreb

17 March 2016

The Embassy will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert of traditional Irish music.

Brooklyn movie night with the Embassy

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.

Ambassador Harrington visits new Zagreb airport terminal

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.

Ambassador Harrington meets new Sabor President

29 February

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.

6 Nations rugby brings out the followers

27 February

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.

Whiskey Fair 2016 in Zagreb

26-27 February

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.

Ireland vs. England in Six Nations Rugby

25 February

The British and Irish embassies joined forces to bring rugby fans together in Zagreb.

EU Ambassadors with Croatian President Grabar-Kitarović

24 February 2016

The Dutch Embassy hosted President Grabar-Kitarović and EU Ambassadors for a working luncheon.

Cooperation between the City of Rijeka and the Irish Embassy

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.

Irish Maiden celebrates its 10th anniversary

20 January 2016

The Irish Embassy celebrated the 10th anniversary of Croatia's first and only Irish dance school - Irish Maiden.

Ambassador Harrington interview with Jutarnji List

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).