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2015 News & Events

September 2015

Vacancy: Personal Assistant to the Ambassador

30 September 2015

The deadline is now closed for the role of Personal Assistant to the Ambassador of Ireland, we will be in touch with the short listed candidates in October for interviews.

August 2015

Ambassador’s Farewell Message

20 August 2015

It has come time to say goodbye.  My family and I are to return to Ireland tomorrow because I have had the honour of being appointed Director General of the Trade and Promotion Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  It is a fantastic opportunity and I am delighted to have the chance to engage in this vital area.

July 2015

Visit of Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D. to Israel

20 July 2015

Last week the Embassy was honoured and delighted to host a visit by the Minister for State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch T.D. The Minister is responsible for Primary Care, Social Care and Mental Health. The main purpose of the Minister’s visit was to give the keynote speech at Beit Issie Shapiro’s 6th Annual Conference on Disabilities in Tel Aviv on Tuesday 7 July.

May 2015

Ambassador's Message - Ireland's 'Yes' Goes Global

25 May 2015

You will no doubt have seen the headlines.  The news propelled Ireland to the front pages across the globe.  In what is regarded at home and abroad as a dramatic statement about Ireland today, the same-sex marriage referendum was endorsed 62:38 and in 43 out of 44 constituencies.  

Ambassador’s Message

22 May 2015

It is a big day in Ireland today.  People are going to the polls in a referendum to decide on same-sex marriage.  If it is endorsed, it will be the first same-sex marriage to be approved through a public plebiscite.  There is also a proposal to lower the age of eligibility for the Office of the President.  And there is a by-election in Carlow-Kilkenny.  

Ambassador's Message

14 May 2015

I am delighted to let you know that the Annual Beckett Lecture is fast approaching and this year we have a real treat. Prof. Linda Ben Zvi at Tel Aviv University, the inspiration and energy behind this event, has organised a one night only performance on 8th June of Beckett’s masterpiece Krapp’s Last Tape with one of Israel’s leading actors. After the performance there is an inter-active discussion with the audience. The details will be sent to you shortly.

March 2015

Ambassador's Message

16 March 2015

Here in Israel St Patrick’s Day coincides with a vital event in the life of a democracy when the people go to the polling booths to choose their political leaders and determine the composition of the next government.

February 2015

Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to Israel and OPT

24 February 2015

In the life of an Embassy a visit by a member of the Government is an important event, second only to a state visit by the President.

January 2015

Of Christmas Truces and Peace Deals: Ambassador’s Message

08 January 2015

On the brink of Christmas, peace building in Northern Ireland received a major boost with agreement between the parties on how to resolve outstanding issues on the budget, parades and dealing with the past. Minister Flanagan and his team worked hard with the parties and their British counterparts to bring this about.