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Ambassador Peter McIvor

Ambassador Peter McIvor

Welcome Message

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Lithuania.  The Embassy itself is located in an historic building in the very heart of Vilnius (Gedimino pr. 1), directly facing the beautiful buildings of Cathedral Square.

I presented credentials to the President of the Republic of Lithuania, H.E. Mr Gitanas Nausėda, on 28th August 2019 and am privileged to represent Ireland in Lithuania.  The relationship between our two countries is excellent and multi-faceted.   It has, of course, been greatly enhanced by Lithuania’s accession to the European Union in 2004.   

People-to-people contacts are extensive, particularly given the large number of Lithuanian citizens who are resident in Ireland and who have contributed so much to the economic, social and cultural life of our nation.   Travel between our countries has never been easier with direct flights from Dublin to Vilnius and Kaunas.  All these connections have enabled new links and relations to grow in trade, business, culture and tourism.

I hope that during the period of my assignment as Ambassador to Lithuania, I will be able to facilitate further the important links which connect us, as well as to serve the interests of Irish citizens living in or visiting Lithuania.

Peter McIvor

Ambasadoriaus sveikinimo žodis

Sveiki,

Malonu, jog apsilankėte Airijos ambasados Lietuvoje tinklalapyje. Esu Peter McIvor – nepaprastasis ir įgaliotasis Airijos ambasadorius Lietuvoje. Jo Ekselencijai Lietuvos Respublikos prezidentui Gitanui  Nausėdai skiriamuosius raštus įteikiau 2019 m. Rugpjūčio 28 d. ir man didelė garbė atstovauti Airijai Lietuvoje.

Lietuvos – Airijos santykiai tęsiasi jau ne vieną dešimtmetį. Esame panašūs savo šalių dydžiu, interesais, vertybėmis. Airija buvo viena pirmųjų valstybių, pripažinusi Lietuvos nepriklausomybę ir užmezgusi diplomatinius santykius dar 1991 – aisiais. Lietuvos įstojimas į Europos Sąjungą 2004 m. tik dar labiau suartino dvi valstybes bei padėjo plėtotis puikiems dvišaliams santykiams. Simboliška, kad į ES Lietuva įstojo tuo metu, kai bendrijai pirmininkavo Airija.

Gausi lietuvių bendruomenė Airijoje stipriai prisidėjo prie ekonominio, socialinio ir kultūrinio gyvenimo plėtros. Džiaugiuosi, kad keliauti tarp šių dviejų valstybių dar niekada nebuvo taip paparasta: tiesioginiai skrydžiai į Dubliną iš Vilniaus ir Kauno vydomi keletą kartų per savaitę. Toks glaudus bendradarbiavimas leido užmegzti naujus ryšius prekybos, verslo, kultūros ir turizmo srityse.

Dirbdamas Lietuvoje stengsiuosi ir toliau puoselėti bei plėtoti Lietuvos – Airijos politinius, ekonominius ir kultūrinius ryšius, taip pat atstovauti tiek Airijoje, tiek Lietuvoje gyvenančių piliečių interesus.

Peter McIvor

Curriculum Vitae

Peter Mc Ivor presented credentials to President Gitanas Nausėda as Ambassador of Ireland to Lithuania on 28th August 2019.

He was born in Co. Derry and was educated at Trinity College Dublin, (B.A. Mod) and at Leeds University (M. Phil).

He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs as Third Secretary in October 1982.  Since then, in addition to assignments at HQ in Dublin, he has served as Second Secretary at the Embassies in Bonn (1986-1989) and Tokyo (1991-1994); as Deputy Head of Mission in Tokyo (1996-2001), Budapest (2004-2008) and New Delhi (2016-2019); and as Ambassador in Tallinn (2010-2014).

Peter McIvor is married to Bernadette and they have three adult children.

Over the years he has published a number of academic articles on Irish literature and history in books and journals in Ireland, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.