2017 News & Events
10 March 2017
Visit by Minister Paschal Donohue T.D., Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform. 16 - 19 March 2017.
24 February 2017
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., will visit Japan between 26 February and 4 March.
22 February 2017
Ireland's Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Ms Anne Barrington, today launched the official programme of events for St. Patrick's Day in Japan in 2017.
St. Patrick's Day in Japan: 12 parades, the I Love Ireland Festival, the Emerald Ball and a multitude of other events will be held in March to celebrate Ireland’s national day!
"Let's start as we should go on, in a positive and determined frame of mind"
In his speech on 20 January 2017, Minister Flanagan talked about Ireland's place at the heart of the EU, Northern Ireland and the Government's continuing 'intensive engagement' with EU partners.
The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. An exciting programme of cultural, political, community and sporting events has been planned to commemorate this important milestone, as well as to deepen the existing positive relationship between the two countries.