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Team Ireland in France

The Embassy works to pursue opportunities to enhance the political and economic relationship between Ireland and France that will deliver economic growth and jobs; maintain and enhance links with our Irish diaspora; and promote Ireland and the Irish Arts.

Team Ireland

Working with state agencies in France.

The Embassy of Ireland in France works closely with Irish state agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.

France is Ireland's

  • 3rd largest market for Irish indigenous company exports (after US & UK);
  • 2nd largest global market for food and drinks; first for seafood and lamb.
  • 4th largest source of inward investment by number of companies. The IDA- supported French presence in Ireland is in many sectors, including engineering, financial services, luxury cosmetics, etc.
  • 4th largest tourism market

The Ambassador chairs the local market team. We can:

Support Irish companies who want to find and access new markets and help with resolving commercial difficulties where possible.

Provide general advice on doing business locally and, through our network of contacts, pursue export and investment opportunities that will benefit Ireland

Work to secure market access for Irish products in key sectors in high-growth and emerging markets.

Working with the right expertise in relevant state agencies is part of our successful strategy.

Bord Bia

The Irish food board, known as Bord Bia, acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. Bord Bia has a network of overseas offices including here in Paris.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises in world markets. With an office here in Paris, it also has a network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and over 30 international locations.

IDA Ireland

Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for attracting and developing foreign investment. IDA Ireland has an office here in Paris.

Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland markets the island of Ireland as a holiday destination overseas. It devises and implements world-class marketing programmes and provides industry partners with opportunities to market their own products and services alongside Tourism Ireland overseas. They have an office in Paris.


  • Embassy Team
  • Honorary Consuls
  • Irish State Agencies

Embassy Team

Diplomatic Staff

Ambassador – Patricia O’Brien

Deputy Head of Mission – Deirdre Farrell

First Secretary (Economic Unit) – Laura Dagg

First Secretary (Political Unit) – Gráinne Hayes

First Secretary (Francophone West Africa Unit) – Vincent Herlihy

First Secretary (Agricultural, Food and Fisheries Attaché) – Jerome Mounsey

Garda Liaison Officer - Michael Moran

Second Secretary (Consul, Press and Public Diplomacy) – Arianna Whelan

Second Secretary (Cultural and Irish Community Relations) – Liam O’Flaherty

Embassy Staff

Ambassador's assistant – Laetitia Dufour

Press / Culture assistant – Brigitte Porte

Agriculture, Food and Fisheries assistant - Martine Alix

Political and Police assistant – Rachel Fleming

Economic assistant - Kathleen Burke

Administration – Tracey Culloty Lacoste, Philippe Schiltz

Consular / Passport assistants – Patsy Mignot, Karen Murphy

Visa assistant – Ruairi McGrath

Receptionist / Information requests – Linda de Souza

Embassy driver - Jean Lapi


Honorary Consuls

France Honorary Consuls


Mr. Pierre Joannon
Honorary Consulate General of Ireland
St. Michel
69, avenue du Roi Albert
La Californie
06400 Cannes
Tel:  + 33 6 77 69 14 36


Mr. Ole Gregre Bockmann
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Gare Maritime Sud
50100 Cherbourg
Tel:  + 33 2 33 44 11 11
Fax: + 33 2 33 23 44 40


Mr Bruno Boccard
Honorary Consul of Ireland
158 Avenue Roger Salengro
69100 Villeurbanne
Tel:  + 33 6 70 40 14 01
Fax: + 33 4 78 89 64 20


Dr. Michael Smurfit
Consulat Honoraire d'Irlande
Le Sardanapale
2 Avenue Princesse Grace
MC98000 Monaco
Tel:  + 33 6 14 10 00 79
Fax: + 37 7 93 15 70 01

Irish State Agencies

Irish State Agencies

Noreen Lanigan
Bord Bia - Irish Food Board Paris
Maison d'Irlande
33, rue de Miromesnil
75008 Paris
+ 33 1 42 66 22 93

Ian O'Hora
IDA Ireland France
33, rue de Miromesnil
75008 Paris
+ 33 1 43 12 91

Sinead Lonergan
Enterprise Ireland
33, rue de Miromesnil
75008 Paris
+ 33 1 53 43 12 00

Monica McLaverty
Tourism Information
33, rue de Miromesnil
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 70 20 00 20