The Embassy’s History
More information about our diplomatic relations with Finland and previous Ambassadors accredited to Finland.
The Embassy of Ireland in Helsinki was first opened in 1993. However, Ireland's diplomatic relations with Finland were established in November 1961. Before 1993, Finland was covered on a non-residential basis by the Embassies of Ireland in Moscow and Stockholm.
Finland opened a resident Embassy in Dublin in 1989 headed by Ambassador Mr Osmo Lares. Previously the Finnish Ambassadors to Belgium and the Netherlands have been accredited diplomatic representatives to Ireland.
|Ambassadors of Ireland to Finland|
|Dáithí O'Ceallaigh||1993 - 1998|
|Gearoid O'Broin||1998 - 2002|
|Antoín Mac Unfraidh||2003 - 2007|
|Philip McDonagh||2007 - 2009|
|Dermot Brangan||2009 - 2013|
|Dónal Denham||2013 - present|