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2015 News & Events

December 2015

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.

Le Timide Retour de la Diaspora Irlandaise FR (PDF)

Return from exile for the children of the Shamrock EN (PDF)

October 2015

Stagiaires at the Embassy of Ireland and the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the OECD and UNESCO, Paris

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.

July 2015

President Michael D. Higgins attends major climate change summit 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.

May 2015

Ireland passes marriage equality referendum

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.

Embassy Newsletter Spring 2015

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.

April 2015

Visit by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to Dublin

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.

March 2015

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

11-15 March

Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet

sq. de l'Opéra Louis-Jouvet - 7 rue Boudreau 75009 Paris

February 2015

Office and Accounts Manager Position Embassy of Ireland, 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. 

Ambassador Byrne Nason presents credentials in Monaco

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.

Embassy of Ireland Newsletter - Ambassador's Welcome Message

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.

The newsletter in full is also available to view online.

January 2015

Taoiseach attends Solidarity March in Paris

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.