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2016 News & Events

 

December 2016

22 December: Christmas & New Year's period opening hours

Happy Christmas & New Year from the Irish Embassy.

15 December: A Joycean Breakfast in celebration of the centenary of the publication of 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'

On the morning of Thursday 15th December. Ambassador Mulhall and his wife Greta hosted a breakfast event to celebrate the centenary of the publication of 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'. Guests listened to readings from a number of Joyce's works including, of course, Ulysses, and 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'.

08 December: 2017 Emigrant Support Programme Funding

The Irish Government, through the Emigrant Support Programme, provides funding to non-profit organisations which support and connect the Irish community in Britain.

07 December: Minister Flanagan visits London for a series of Brexit meetings

The Minister for Foreign Affairs an Trade, Charlie Flanagan, was in London on Wednesday 7 December for a series of meetings, with the key focus being on Brexit. The Minister also discussed broader Northern Ireland issues and hosted an event marking the conclusion of the 1916 Centenary programme in the UK.

07 December: Minister Flanagan wraps up the Ireland 2016 commemorations programme at the Embassy

On Wednesday 7 December Ambassador Mulhall welcomed the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to the Embassy of Ireland, London, to mark the end of the Ireland 2016 commemorations programme for Ireland and the Irish in Britain.

07 December: A letter to the Irish community in Britain from Ambassador Mulhall

Ambassador Mulhall writes a letter to the Irish Community about the future of relations between Ireland and Britain and the status of the Irish community in the wake of the Brexit decision.

November 2016

28 November: Statement delivered at the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly’s 53rd Plenary Conference, Cardiff

As Ireland's Ambassador in London, it is a great pleasure for me to represent our Government at this afternoon's session of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly and to offer some views on the implications of Brexit for Ireland, for the future of North-South ties in Ireland, for Irish-UK relations and for the European Union.

23 November: Passport Office London – new passport appointment service

The Embassy’s Passport Office now operates an appointment service. This new service allows customers who need to travel within 6 weeks to book online, a guaranteed time slot before visiting the Embassy of Ireland Passport Office at 114a Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ES.

October 2016

27 October: Emigrant Support Programme at the Embassy

Ambassador Dan Mulhall hosted an event with the Irish community organisations from across Britain who received 2016 Emigrant Support Programme funding.

18 October: Irish writers and the Easter Rising, a talk delivered at Ushaw College, University of Durham

It is a genuine pleasure for me to be at Ushaw College this evening under the auspices of the Centre for Catholic Studies to speak about Irish writers and the Easter Rising of 1916. It is a special privilege to be here in this historic building towards the end of this centenary year when we have remembered those who fought and died - in Ireland and on the Somme - during that fateful year of war and revolution, 1916.

14 October: President Higgins visit to London, October 2016

On Friday 14 october 2016 Ambassador Mulhall hosted the launch of President Michael D. Higgins book of his speeches entitled 'When Ideas Matter' at the Embassy. Later that evening, president Higgins gave a lecture on Irish poet and revolutionary, Eva Gore-Booth, at the headquarters of the Trade Union Congress.

6 October: ‘Wellbeing through Participation’ - An event to mark World Mental Health Day

On Thursday, 6th October the Irish Embassy in London hosted an event to mark World Mental Health Day. An evening of discussion with the fitting theme of ‘Wellbeing through participation’ was raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health in the Irish community in Britain– in line with the objectives of the World Health Organisation’s Mental Health Day.

September 2016

6 September: Irish Ambassador's remarks at the HofL EU Committee Brexit: UK-Irish relations inquiry

Ireland’s Ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall, appeared before the House of Lords Select Committee on the EU at their Brexit: UK-Irish relations inquiry.

6 September: Office Manager/Senior Administrator - Embassy of Ireland, London

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join and lead our Administration team in the near future.

August 2016

1 August: Ambassador's remarks at a commemoration of Roger Casement (1864-1916) at Westminister Cathedral, London, 1 August 2016

We are gathered here this morning to remember the life of Roger Casement, who, although he took no part in the Easter Rising of 1916, was one of the best-known figures connected with it.

July 2016

27 July: Temporary Clerical Positions - Consular Services, Embassy of Ireland, London

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard working persons with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our Consular Services administration and customer service team.

June 2016

24 June: UK referendum on EU membership

On 23 June, the UK electorate went to the polls to decide whether the UK should remain as a member of the European Union, or if it should leave.

19 June: Embassy Lecture - the trial and appeal of Roger Casement

On 19th July, the Ambassador of Ireland Dan Mulhall hosted a discussion at the Embassy with His Honour Judge Anthony Bradbury, on the trial and appeal of Roger Casement and the painting it inspired, ‘High Treason’ by John Lavery.

The event commemorated the life and legacy of Irish patriot and British diplomat, Roger Casement and forms part of the Embassy’s Ireland’s 2016 Commemorative Lecture Series. You can listen in to our podcast.

14 June: Embassy marks the significance of the Battle of the Somme

As part of Ireland’s 2016 Programme of commemorations, the Ambassador of Ireland Dan Mulhall hosted an event to mark the significance of the Battle of the Somme at the Embassy of Ireland London on 14th June 2016.

2 June: Embassy Lecture – the life & humanitarian legacy of Roger Casement

On 2nd June, as part of the Embassy’s Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme lecture series, the Embassy hosted a panel discussion on the life and humanitarian legacy of Roger Casement.

Ambassador hosted a panel discussion with Prof Sean McConville, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London, who spoke about the paradoxical nature of Casement as a figure in the Irish revolution, and Shami Chakrabarti, former director of British civil liberties advocacy organisation Liberty, who spoke about Casement’s role as a humanitarian and early human rights activist. The discussion was followed by a lively Q&A.


May 2016

24 May: Lecture by Prof. Patrick Honohan, former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, at the Embassy

Listen in to the Embassy's podcast of Professor Honohan's speech on the Irish economy over the last 100 years.

24 May: Prof. Mary McAleese in conversation with Ambassador Mulhall at the Embassy with the Women’s Irish Network

Listen in to the Embassy’s podcast of a conversation with former Irish President Mary McAleese.

11 May: Ambassador Mulhall’s speech at the Strand Group, King’s College, London.  A productive triangle: Ireland, the UK and the EU

When I was a student of history at University College Cork during the 1970s, my study of Irish history was dominated by the 'Anglo-Irish' dimension. I specialised in 19th and 20th century history from the Act of Union of 1800 to the achievement and consolidation of Irish independence in the 1920s and 1930s. My studies spotlighted Anglo-Irish relations as a perennial problem for both nations. Even the description of Irish literature in English as Anglo-Irish literature was a disputed concept.

3 May: Ambassador Mulhall’s speech on Yeats and 1916 at University of Glasgow, 3 May 2016

It is a pleasure to be here this evening at Glasgow University, a place I came to know well during my time as Ireland's first Consul General in Scotland from 1998 to 2001. I want to talk this evening about a person, an event, a poem, and the connection between them. The person is WB Yeats, the event the Easter Rising of 1916 and the poem is 'Easter 1916'.

2 May: Ambassador Mulhall’s lecture at Central Library, Edinburgh on the Easter Rising

The 'terrible beauty' that transformed Ireland: the Easter Rising of 1916, Central Library, Edinburgh, 2 May 2016.


April 2016

29 April: Ireland 2016 Embassy Lecture Series - Podcast - President Michael D. Higgins

President Michael D. Higgins, accompanied by his wife Sabina, were in London on Friday 29 April to participate in the Embassy of Ireland’s 2016 commemoration programme

28 April: Irish writers and the Easter Rising, a talk delivered at Stonyhurst College

"It is a genuine pleasure for me to be at Stonyhurst this evening to speak about Irish writers and the Easter Rising of 1916. It is a special privilege to be here in this centenary year when we remember those who fought and died during that fateful year of war and revolution."

21 April: 100 years of Irish culture: a talk delivered at the Wigmore Hall on 21 April 2016

Centenaries are useful signposts in the landscape of our collective memory. They encourage us to take our bearings as individuals, communities and nations.

20 April: An Irish perspective on the UK’s EU referendum, Liverpool Hope University, 20 April 2016

"It is a pleasure for me here today to offer you an Irish perspective on the upcoming referendum to decide on this country’s future in Europe. You may ask why the Irish Ambassador is commenting on a referendum in which the British electorate has an important choice to make about its own country’s future."

2 April: Ambassador on Ireland in 1916 at Luton Irish Forum

The Easter Rising has produced its fair share of fine writing and none better than Yeats's great history poem, Easter 1916, which provides a fascinating insight into this seminal moment in Irish history.


March 2016

19 March: 'Inspiring Ireland’ 1916 Collection Day and Open Day

We hosted an ‘Inspiring Ireland’ 1916 Collection Day and Open Day on Saturday 19 March 2016, with over 200 visitors to the Embassy. Organised in partnership with the Digital Repository of Ireland and Irish in Britain, it was the first ever Open Day held at Embassy London and supported by the Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora Programme.

19 March [11am to 4pm] Public Memorabilia Collection Day - Embassy of Ireland, London

On March 19, 2016, Digital Repository of Ireland will hold a public memorabilia ‘collection day’ in London to enable members of the public in Britain to share their personal objects (such as letters, diaries, photographs and ephemera) as well as family stories related to 1916, and to have this material digitised by experts, free of charge.

17 March: 2016 St Patrick's Day Message from President Michael D. Higgins

On the occasion of Ireland’s national day, please see the 2016 St Patrick’s Day message from President Michael D. Higgins. The President sends his very best wishes for St Patrick's Day to the people of Ireland and to our global family and friends around the world.

12 March: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the London Underground

Transport for London (TfL) and the Irish Embassy are bringing Irish music and poems to the London Underground to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day festivities. This is the first time such a programme is taking place and coincides with London’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.

1 March: Ireland 2016 Embassy Lecture Series - Women of 1916

On Tuesday 1st March, Ambassador Dan Mulhall hosted a panel discussion on the Women of 1916. This was the third event of the Embassy lecture series, which forms part of the Embassy’s Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. The event also marked International Women’s Day.


February 2016

19 February: Ambassador's lecture on 1916 - University of Oxford

Ambassador Mulhall delivered a lecture on 'Easter 1916: what happened, why and how did it change Ireland?', at the invitation of the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries, on 12th February. The lecture by the Ambassador is part of a wider collaboration with the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and History Faculty to mark the centenary of 1916 in Oxford.

10 February: Remarks by Ambassador Dan Mulhall

House of Commons, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Northern Ireland and the EU referendum, 10 February 2016

9 February: Ireland 2016 Embassy Lecture Series Podcast - Dr. Edward Madigan

Dr. Edward Madigan, lecturer in Public History and First World War Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London and formerly resident historian with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission delivered a lecture on Irish involvement in WW1. 


January 2016

22 January -3 April: Photographers’ Gallery London – Easter Rising 1916 – the Sexton Collection

The Embassy of Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Ireland 2016 Global and Diaspora Fund are pleased to support the Photographers’ Gallery in London display ‘Easter Rising 1916’ - an exhibition drawn from Sean Sexton's photographic collection and curated by Luke Dodd. This exhibition investigates the significant role played by photography in informing the national consciousness that led to Irish independence, using the 1916 rebellion as a central focal point. It features approximately eighty rarely seen photographs and ephemera, including souvenir postcards, albums, stereoscopic views, press and military photographs.

18 January: Ireland 2016 Embassy Lecture Series – Podcast - Professor Joe Lee

As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, a lecture was delivered by acclaimed historian Prof Joe Lee, Glucksman Chair of Irish History and Professor of Irish Studies at New York University. The topic was: The Easter Rising 1916: why did it happen & how did it change Ireland?

Temporary Clerical Positions, Passport Office, Embassy of Ireland, London

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking persons with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join our passport administration and customer service team in a large high-profile office.