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2016 News & Events

December 2016

19 December 2016

Embassy of Ireland, Berlin. Round-Up 2016

7 December 2016

Embassy of Ireland Christmas and New Year Holidays

November 2016

Temporary vacancy at the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin - Policy & Research Assistant

7 November 2016

The Embassy of Ireland in Berlin is recruiting a temporary Policy & Research Assistant on a 6 month fixed term contact.

October 2016

Embassy closed, 3 October

3 October 2016

The Embassy of Ireland will be closed for the Day of German Unity public holiday on Monday 3 October. Irish citizens requiring emergency assistance should ring +49 (0) 30 220 720 and leave a message stating clearly your name, phone number, location and the nature of the emergency. The embassy duty officer will return your call.

European Month of Photography Berlin

October 2016

As part of the European Month of Photography Berlin, the Embassy is delighted to announce the upcoming "High Shelves Long Counters" exhibition by Heike Thiele and Winfried McNulty.

September 2016

If you’re visiting Munich for the 2016 Oktoberfest make sure to read our Safety & Security Tips.

July 2016

Op Ed by Minister Flanagan on Ireland's response to the UK-EU referendum and Ireland's membership of the European Union

25 July

In the aftermath of the recent UK referendum, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charles Flanagan T.D., published an Op Ed in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 25 July on Ireland’s response to the referendum and the importance Ireland places on its European identity and membership of the European Union.

Credit: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 25.07.16

Celebrate the legacy of the Irish born "father of German industry", William Mulvany, on 1 July 2016

1st July 2016

On 1 July 2016 , the life and legacy of William Thomas Mulvany (1806-1885) will be celebrated by the Irish Business Network in Düsseldorf together with Ireland's Ambassador to Germany, Michael Collins.

June 2016

1916 Portraits and Lives

June 2016

The Royal Irish Academy's 1916 Portraits and Lives exhibition is currently on view in the Embassy in Berlin.

14th Irish Summer Folk Festival

25th June

The 14th Irish Summer Folk Festival will take place at the Freilichtbühne Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin.

Experience Your Europe Co-Sponsored Placement Programme: Exciting new opportunities for Irish animation graduates in Germany

21st June 2016

On 21 June 2016, the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin, was delighted to host a breakfast roundtable with 8 leading German animation companies, along with representatives of both EURES Ireland (the European Employment Services section of the Irish Department of Social Protection) and Animation Ireland, to present the Experience Your Europe (EYE) Co-sponsored Placement Programme, which will see a number to Irish animation graduates placed in leading German animation studios from Autumn 2016.

Bloomsday in Berlin

16 June 2016

16 June 2016 at 12 noon / Mendelssohn Remise, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin


May 2016

Portraits and Lives – Images and Voices of 1916

18 May

On 18 May 2016, against the backdrop of the Royal Irish Academy’s exhibition “Portraits and Lives,” the Embassy of Ireland will host an evening of poetry, film and song to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

Embassy Closure Dates in May

Embassy Closed on 5 May, 6 May & 16 May 2016

Please note that the Embassy will be closed on 5 May, 6 May & 16 May 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience. If you are an Irish citizen and require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, +49 - (0)30 - 22 07 20, and leave a message on the Duty officer voice mailbox. An overview of all the Embassy closure dates for 2016 can be found here: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/germany/about-us/the-embassy/

Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Botschaft am 5. Mai, 6. Mai & 16. Mai 2016 geschlossen bleibt. Wir bitten um Entschuldigung für etwaige Unannehmlichkeiten.


April 2016

Colloquium: The German Role in the 1916 Rising in Ireland

28th April

As part of the Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora Programme, the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin is planning a public colloquium with a panel discussion on the role of Germany in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Vacancies at the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin

19th April 2016

The Embassy of Ireland in Berlin is currently seeking to fill three vacancies.


March 2016

Embassy Closure Dates for Easter 2016

21st March 2016

Embassy closed on Friday, 25 March & Monday, 28 March 2016.

Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad - Submission deadline 20th April 2016

8th March

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award was established by the Government in 2012. It provides recognition by the Irish State for persons living abroad (primarily Irish citizens, those entitled to Irish citizenship and those of Irish descent), who have given sustained and distinguished service to Ireland and/or Irish communities abroad.

Embassy Closed on Thursday, 17 March 2016

17th March

Please note that the embassy will be closed on Thursday, 17 March 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience. If you are an Irish citizen and require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, + 49 - (0)30 - 22 07 20, and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass die Botschaft am Donnerstag, den 17. März 2016 geschlossen bleibt. Wir bitten um Entschuldigung für etwaige Unannehmlichkeiten.

Irish Cultural Festival, Stuttgart

19th-26th March

Marking the anniversary of the Easter Uprising of 1916, a Festival of Irish Culture is being organized in Stuttgart from 19 – 26 March 2016 to include traditional and contemporary Irish Music, poetry, dance, interactive discussions with Irish composers and a multi-media arts exhibition.


February 2016

25th February

New Irish Culture Events Berlin (ICE) website

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Irish Culture Events Berlin website! ICE Berlin was built to give you an overview of all the many varied Irish cultural events taking place each month across Berlin.

Launch of Digital Biscuit Berlinale Programme in the Embassy

15th February

The Embassy is delighted to present the launch of the Digital Biscuit Berlinale Programme on 15 February 2016 at 6.30 pm in the Embassy of Ireland, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin.

Faraway Longings - Exhibition (1916-2016)

4th February (6.30pm)

Faraway Longings is an exhibition curated by Berlin based Irish curator Sheena Malone looking at the positive impacts of the Irish artistic diaspora in Germany 100 years after 1916. The exhibition opening will be at the Irish Embassy in Berlin in February 2016 and will incorporate works that touch on the themes of freedom, travel and wandering.


January 2016

28th January 2016

Remembering Brian Friel - An evening of tribute in the Embassy, 28 January 2016

An evening of tribute to the celebrated Irish playwright with Maurice Fitzpatrick, documentary filmmaker and lecturer in English at the University of Cologne. Embassy of Ireland, Jägerstr. 51, 10117 Berlin.

20th January 2016

Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme

The Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme is currently open for applications. It focuses on supporting cultural, community and heritage projects that foster a vibrant sense of Irish community and identity.