Return from exile for the children of the Shamrock by Marie Charrel (Le Monde)
17 December 2015
With a growth rate of nearly 6% this year, Ireland is displaying a dynamism that is the envy of its European neighbours. Despite the obstacles, thousands of Irish who fled green Erin during the crisis, are beginning to return home.
28 October 2015
The Embassy of Ireland is currently accepting applications for stagiaires. The positions are for a period of six months until 2017 and stagiaires may be assigned to the bilateral Embassy or to Ireland’s representation to the OECD and UNESCO. Both missions are based in the same building on Avenue Foch in Paris.
21 July 2015
President Michael D. Higgins addressed the ‘Summit of Consciences for the Climate’ on Tuesday, 21st July at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris. President Higgins was one of four keynote speakers who delivered opening remarks at the conference. The other speakers were President Hollande, former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and Prince Albert of Monaco.
27 May 2015
On 22 May 2015, Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for equal marriage in a referendum. The proposal was supported by 62% of voters, or 1.2 million people. The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton spoke following the result on the significance of the vote for Ireland.
St Patrick’s Day is always the high point of the year for the Embassy, « le Nouvel An Irlandais » when we celebrate the best of our culture and heritage with our friends in France. It is the time of year when Ireland captures the imagination of audiences around the world. 2015 was a great St Patrick's Day in France.
24 April 2015
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls travelled to Dublin for a two visit on 23-24 April. In the course of the visit, Mr Valls met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton as well as key Irish business and political figures and attended a ceremony to inaugurate the new Embassy of France in Ireland in Merrion Square.
Not to be missed in March!
First Irish language play to be staged in Paris to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge
An Féiléacáin agus an Crann Úll / The Butterfly and the Apple Tree by Mícheál Mac Cárthaigh.
Thursday 12 March at 19h30
17 rue de Santeuil, Sorbonne University, 75005 Paris
Beckett Trilogy: 3 monologues by Samuel Beckett
Lisa Dwan in Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby – directed by Walter Asmus
Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet
sq. de l'Opéra Louis-Jouvet - 7 rue Boudreau 75009 Paris
25 February 2015
The Embassy of Ireland, Paris has a vacancy for a full-time locally engaged Office and Accounts Manager.
The responsibilities will include to provide high quality management and administration, to facilitate the smooth day to day running of the Embassy offices and to ensure maintenance of the Embassy premises which houses the Public Consular Office, Chancellery, Ambassador’s Residence, as well as the Irish Delegation to the OECD and to UNESCO.
The successful applicant should be available to begin in April 2015. The statutory probation period will apply.
24 February 2015
Ambassador Byrne Nason presented credentials to Prince Albert II of Monaco on 24 February 2015. Upon arrival at the Palace, she reviewed a guard of honour before having a private audience with HSH Prince Albert II.
09 February 2015
As we were about to send this newsletter in early January, Paris underwent a series of brutal terrorist attacks that resulted in very serious and sad loss of life. The events and their aftermath fundamentally changed how we all began 2015, and we have waited to send this newsletter until now out of respect for those who died and in solidarity with the French people.
11 January 2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny travelled to Paris on 11 January to join President Hollande and the French people in the march of solidarity. Speaking after the march, the Taoiseach expressed his condolences and support for the French government and the French people.