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The Embassy

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

Ambassador:

Sonja Hyland

Head of Development and Chargé d'affaires:

Patrick McManus

Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union:

Joanne Smyth (Multilateral and Regional Affairs)

Second Secretary and Economic & Trade Focal Point:

Fiona Broderick

Deputy Head of Development:

Aileen O'Donovan (Livelihoods and Social Protection)

Deputy Head of Development:

Niall Tierney (Governance and Health, Nutrition) 

 

In addition, the Embassy team includes locally recruited colleagues who are also engaged in managing the Irish Aid programme in Ethiopia.

Embassy of Ireland
Guinea Conakry Street
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Postal Address:
Embassy of Ireland
P.O. Box 9585
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia 

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The Embassy of Ireland is located in Kazanches, directly behind the Radisson Blue Hotel, beside German House/GIZ

Embassy closure dates in 2018

  • January 01 (Monday) :European New Year
  • January 19 (Friday): Ethiopian Epiphany (Timkat)
  • March 02 (Friday): Victory of Adwa
  • April 06 (Friday): Ethiopian Good Friday
  • May 01 (Tuesday): International Labour Day
  • May 28 (Monday) : Overthrow of Dergue Regime
  • June 15 (Friday)*: Eid Al Fitr (Ramadan)
  • August 21 (Tuesday)* : Eid Al Adha (Arafa)
  • September 11 (Tuesday): Ethiopian New Year
  • September 27 (Thursday):Finding of the True Cross (Meskel)
  • November 20 (Tuesday): Birth of the Prophet Mohammed (Moulid)
  • December 25 (Tuesday): European Christmas
  • December 26 (Wednesday): St Stephen's Day

*Movable according to the lunisolar cycles.

Embassy closure dates in 2019

  • January 01 (Tuesday) : European New Year
  • January 07 (Monday): Ethiopian Christmas
  • April 19 (Friday): European Good Friday
  • April 22 ( Monday): European Easter Monday
  • April 26 (Friday): Ethiopian Good Friday
  • May 01 (Wednesday): International Labour Day
  • May 28 (Tuesday): Overthrow of Dergue Regime
  • June 4 or 5 (Thursday or Friday)*: Eid Al Fitr (Ramadan)
  • August 11 or 12 (Sunday or Monday)*:Eid Al Adha (Arafa)
  • September 12 (Thursday): Ethiopian New Year
  • December 25 (Wednesday): European Christmas
  • December 26 (Thursday): St Stephen's Day

*Movable according to the lunisolar cycles.

Opening Times

The Embassy: Monday - Thursday 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm; Friday 8.30am to 12.30pm

Passport/visa services: Monday - Friday 8.30am to 12.00pm

Please note: we cannot receive documents outside of these hours

Out of Hours Emergency Contact Details

If you require emergency assistance from the Embassy, contact us immediately on +251 (0)115 180500. Outside office hours, a recorded message will give you the number of the Duty Officer.

The Embassy can assist in emergency situations, including where:

  • You have been the victim of a crime
  • You require urgent medical treatment
  • You lose your passport
  • You have been arrested or imprisoned
  • You require assistance in connection with a death abroad
  • You need help accessing funds
  • You need to be repatriated to Ireland
  • There is a natural disaster/crisis

Registration with the Embassy

Irish citizens travelling to or resident in Ethiopia are advised to register with the Embassy. The Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa also covers South Sudan. Ireland does not currently have any representation in South Sudan. Passport applications, visa applications and general consular queries from Irish citizens should be addressed to the Embassy of Ireland in Addis Ababa.

Temporary visitors should use the online registration facility. Irish residents in Ethiopia or South Sudan should contact the Embassy.