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2017 News & Events

December 2017

Christmas and New Year's period opening hours

The Embassy will be closed from 1pm and the Passport and Visa Office will close at 12.00pm on Friday 22nd December. We will also be closed on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th and will open for regular working hours on Wednesday 27th of December 2017. We will also be closed on Monday 1st January 2018.  

Restoration of the grave of Anna Parnell

21 December 2017

Ireland's Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has funded the restoration of the grave of Anna Parnell in Ilfracombe, Devon.

A message from Ambassador Adrian O’Neill on EU-UK negotiations

08 December 2017

Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art

08 December 2017

A special event with Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dr Maire Bourke, curator of exhibition, 'Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art'.

November 2017

Launch of Centre for European Reform policy brief: "Ulster's fight, Ulster's rights? Brexit, Northern Ireland and the threat to British-Irish relations" 

27 November 2017

On 22nd November, Ambassador O'Neill hosted the launch of a CER paper by Dr Edward Burke.

Ambassador Adrian O'Neill presents his Letters of Credentials to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth

13 November 2017

On 8th November, Ambassador Adrian O'Neill had the honour of presenting his letters of credentials to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.

September 2017

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July 2017

Ambassador's speech at the West Cork History Festival

28 July 2017

Ambassador Dan Mulhall’s paper prepared for the West Cork History Festival, 28 July 2017.

Brexit & British-Irish Relations

18 June 2017

Ambassador Dan Mulhall's remarks to the European Atlantic Group on Brexit and the future of British-Irish relations.

Ambassador Mulhall's remarks to the Conservative Peers Association at the House of Lords.

13 July 2017

Ambassador Mulhall's address at the David Hume Institute Edinburgh, The Challenges of Brexit - An Irish View, 10 July 2017

11 July 2017

June 2017

Bloomsday/Yeatsday 2017


On 14th June, Ambassador Dan Mulhall hosted a joint Bloomsday/Yeatsday breakfast in honour of both James Joyce's Ulysses, and the anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton delivers Henry Grattan lecture

12 June 2017

On 12th June, the Embassy hosted the annual Henry Grattan Lecture with former Taoiseach John Bruton.

April 2017

Speech by Ambassador Mulhall - A perspective on Irish/UK/EU relations

26 April 2017

A letter to the Irish community in Britain from Ambassador Mulhall

11 April 2017

Following the triggering of Article 50, 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.

Ambassador Mulhall's lecture to the National Library of Ireland on George Russell (AE)

10 April 2017

March 2017

Irish Government’s statement on the UK’s triggering of Article 50

29 March 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has today, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, formally notified the European Council of the UK's intention to leave the EU. This means that the two-year exit process has now commenced.

2017 St. Patrick's Day Message from President Michael D. Higgins

17 March 2017

On the occasion of Ireland's national day, please see the 2017 St Patrick's Day message from President Michael D. Higgins.

St. Patrick's Day opening hours

17 March 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Irish Embassy.

Temporary Clerical Positions - Consular Services, Embassy of Ireland, London

7 March 2017

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

Ambassador Mulhall’s remarks at BIPA’s Committee B, House of Commons, 27 February 2017

06 March 2017

Let's be clear about this. The UK's departure from the EU is not good news for Ireland. 

February 2017

Ireland and the UK’s exit from the EU: A letter to the Irish community on Brexit from Ambassador Mulhall

09 February 2017

2017 has been as busy as ever for the Irish Government, for our Embassy team and for me as Ambassador as we continue our work in dealing with the implication of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. 

Ambassador Mulhall’s statement to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, House of Commons

08 February 2017

January 2017

Irish Government statement on Brexit following Prime Minister May’s speech

Published on Tuesday 17th January 2017

Amabssador Mulhall's remarks - Brexit - implications for Ireland, Policy Exchange Seminar

10 January 2017