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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates

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


The Embassy Team

Embassy Team



The nearest metro station is Argentine on line 1. When you come out of the metro station, walk back towards the Arc de Triomphe. The entrance to the Embassy's public office is at 4 rue Rude, which is the second street on the right after you exit the metro.

The nearest Velib station is at Rue Traktir.

Embassy of Ireland 
12 avenue Foch 
(entrance 4 rue Rude) 
75116 Paris

Opening Hours

Embassy Opening Hours

The Embassy is open to the public (Passport, Visa and Consular) Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.00pm.

Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

Out of hours Emergency Contact Details

If you require emergency assistance while the Embassy is closed, please call the main Embassy number, +331 44 176700, and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox. This mailbox is monitored regularly.

Closure Dates

The Embassy of Ireland in Paris will be closed on the following dates in 2020:

Wednesday 1 January: New Year’s Day

Tuesday 17 March: St. Patrick's Day

Friday 10 April: Good Friday

Monday 13 April: Easter Monday

Friday 1 May: May Day

Friday 8 May: V.E. Day

Thursday 21 May: Ascension

Monday 1 June: Whit Monday/Pentecost

Tuesday 14 July: Bastille Day

Wednesday 11 November: Armistice Day

Friday 25 December: Christmas

Monday 28 December: St. Stephen’s Day