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The Embassy

Practical information on who we are and how to find us.

Ambassador Designate

Mr Adrian O'Neill

Deputy Head of Mission

Mr Don Sexton

Counsellor (Anglo Irish & Political Affairs)

Mr Gerald Angley

Counsellor (Economic & Trade Affairs)

Mr Paraig Hennessy

First Secretary (Customs & Revenue)

Mr Terry O'Sullivan 

First Secretary (Consular & Corporate Services)

Ms Noeleen Curran 

First Secretary (Irish Community & Cultural) 

Mr Ruaidhri Dowling

First Secretary (Political Affairs)

Ms Nicole Mannion

First Secretary (Agriculture)

Mr Damien Flynn

First Secretary (Press & Information) 


Third Secretary (Press & Political Affairs) 

Ms Nora Delaney

Third Secretary (Political Affairs)

Ms Séadhna MacHugh

Third Secretary (Irish Community & Cultural)

Ms Alanna Maxwell

Attaché (Passport Services) 

Mr Donal O’Connell 

Attaché (Economic & Trade Affairs) 

Ms Caroline Savage

Attaché (Visa Services)

Ms Anne Archiudean

Attaché (Consular Services)

Ms Maire Farrell 

Attaché (Administration)

Ms Celine Byrne

The Embassy and the Passport and Visa Office are located in different places.

Directions to the Embassy

17 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HR.

The Embassy address is 17 Grosvenor Place in Westminster and is located at the corner of Grosvenor Place and Chapel Street (the entrance is actually on Chapel Street).

The nearest tube station is Hyde Park Corner on the Piccadilly line (4 minutes walk). This line also serves Heathrow Airport. The next nearest tube station is Victoria on the District, Circle and Victoria Lines (6 minutes walk). Victoria is also a mainline railway station that serves the south and south east of England, as well as Gatwick Airport.

Detailed map directions to Embassy »

Directions to the Passport and Visa Office

114a Cromwell Road (Ground Floor) London SW7 4ES.

The new office is directly opposite the Holiday Inn Hotel on Cromwell Road, approximately 200-300m from Gloucester Road Tube Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines). The office is also served by the No. 74 bus route.

Directions from Gloucester Road Tube Station (2 minute walk): Turn left on leaving the station and turn left again onto Cromwell Road at the junction with Gloucester Road. The Passport and Visa Office is located on the opposite side of the road, approximately 200m from this junction.

Detailed map directions to Passport and Visa Office »

The Embassy of Ireland in London will be closed on the following days:

Public Holiday Closures in 2017

In lieu of Sunday 1st January 2nd January 2017
St. Patrick's Day Bank Holiday 17th March 2017
Good Friday 14 April 2017
Easter Monday 17 April 2017
May Bank Holiday 1st May 2017
Spring Bank Holiday 29th May 2017
Summer Bank Holiday 28th August 2017
Christmas Day 25th December 2017
St. Stephen's Day 26th December 2017

Please note that if you require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, 0207 235 2171, and leave a message on the Duty Officer mailbox. This mailbox will be monitored regularly. 


Embassy Opening hours

Opening Times

Embassy: Monday – Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to  4:30pm

Passport Office: Monday – Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm

Visa Office: Public hours for submitting applications are Monday – Friday 9:30am to 12:00pm

Out of hours Emergency Contact Details

Please note that if you require assistance in the case of emergency while the Embassy is closed, contact the main Embassy number, 0207 235 2171, and leave a message on the Duty Officer voice mailbox. This mailbox will be monitored regularly.

Find out more about the Embassy building and our history