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Welcome message from Ambassador McGuinness

It is an honour for me to represent Ireland as Ambassador to the State of Israel. My priorities are to broaden and deepen our engagement and connections in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

As an Embassy, we are working to deepen our understanding of Israel and its people, to advocate Ireland’s values in the world and promote Ireland as a place to live, work, study, visit, trade with and do business in.

Like Israel, Ireland’s key asset is our people – our primary and most valuable natural resource. Our peoples are well educated, highly skilled, flexible, and internationally diverse.  Community spirit is an essential part of the natures of both our peoples. Enhancing people to people contacts will be a core element of my mandate for the coming years.

If you are Irish born, an Irish citizen, of Irish heritage or an Israeli interested in Ireland, Irish culture and Irish-Israeli relations, I would encourage you to register with the Embassy. This will allow us to send you messages from time to time, ranging from travel advice and contingency planning to Irish events in Israel, news about bilateral relations and information about the history of Irish-Israeli and Irish-Jewish relationships. I and my team welcome hearing from you; your support and encouragement is a vital ingredient in our efforts.

Sonya McGuinness