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|