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Ambassador Gardner

Ambassador Karl Gardner became the 5th Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Norway on 11 June 2015 when he presented his credentials to HM King Harald V of Norway. 

Ambassador Gardner

On 11 June, 2015 I had the great privilege of presenting my Letters of Credentials, signed by the President of Ireland, to His Majesty King Harald V, thereby becoming the 5th Irish Ambassador to Norway.

Like my predecessors, I am committed to enhancing the ties between Norway and Ireland. This connection is built on long standing historical links and shared values in areas such as peacekeeping, human rights and a commitment to assisting those most in need. 

Our economic relationship is flourishing, with trade, investment, and tourism reaching new levels. In 2013, trade between the two countries was valued at €2.5bn while over 55,000 Norwegians visited Ireland. The team at the Embassy will continue to work with Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia and IDA to further develop opportunities for Irish and Norwegian companies.

Since taking up my post, I have had the privilege of meeting some of the Irish community groups and I look forward to meeting more over the coming weeks and months and discussing how we can work together to mutually support each other. By doing so, I am confident that we will see an even stronger Ireland-Norway relationship in the coming years.

We have a new twitter account to keep you abreast of news and developments so please follow us @IrlEmbOslo. Otherwise, the Embassy's doors are always open to visitors. Fáilte isteach!

Karl Gardner
Ambassador


Ar an 11 Meitheamh, 2015 bhí sé de phribhléid mhór agam mo chuid Litreacha Dintiúir, a bhí sínithe ag Uachtarán na hÉireann, a chur faoi bhráid a Shoilse an Rí Harald V, rud a d'fhág gur tháinig mé chun a bheith i mo 5ú hAmbasadóir de chuid na hÉireann go dtí an Iorua.

Díreach mar a bhíodar siúd a tháinig romham, táim meáite ar fheabhas a chur ar an gceangal idir an Iorua agus Éire. Tá an ceangal sin tógtha ar na naisc staire agus na luachanna comhroinnte atá againn le fada an lá i réimsí cosúil leis an obair shíochánaíochta, cearta an duine agus tiomantas chun cabhrú leis na daoine is mó atá i ngátar.

Tá borradh ar an gcaidreamh geilleagrach eadrainn, agus tá leibhéil úra á mbaint amach againn i dtaobh trádála, infheistíochta agus turasóireachta. In 2013, cuireadh luach €2.5bn ar an trádáil idir an dá thír seo, agus thug breis is 55,000 de mhuintir na hIorua cuairt ar Éirinn. Beidh foireann na hAmbasáide ag leanúint ar aghaidh lena gcuid oibre le Fiontraíocht Éireann, Turasóireacht Éireann, an Bord Bia agus GFT Éireann d'fhonn tuilleadh forbartha a dhéanamh ar dheiseanna i gcomhair cuideachtaí Éireannacha agus chuideachtaí na hIorua.

Ó ghlac mise mo phost, bhí sé de phribhléid agam bualadh le roinnt de ghrúpaí an phobail Éireannaigh agus táim ag súil le bualadh le tuilleadh acu sna seachtainí agus na míonna atá romhainn amach, agus plé a dhéanamh ar conas is féidir linn a bheith ag obair le chéile chun tacaíocht a thabhairt dá chéile. Ar an dóigh sin, tá mé cinnte go mbeidh caidreamh níos láidre fós ag teacht chun cinn idir Éire agus an Iorua sna blianta amach romhainn.

Tá cuntas Twitter nua againn chun tú a choinneáil ar an eolas faoin scéala is déanaí anseo, mar sin lean muid le do thoil ar @IrlEmbOslo. Más fearr leat bualadh isteach chugainn, tá doirse na hAmbasáide ar oscailt do chuairteoirí i gcónaí. Fáilte isteach!

Karl Gardner
Ambasadóir na hÉireann

Ambassador's Biography

Karl Gardner became the 5th Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Norway on 11 June 2015 when he presented his credentials to HM King Harald V of Norway. Since joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1998, Karl has served as Consul at the Irish Embassy in Mexico and Deputy Head of Mission at our Embassy in Canada. He has also held various positions in Political Division, Corporate Services Division and the Irish Abroad Unit at the Department’s HQ in Dublin. Prior to joining the Department of Foreign Affairs, he worked for the Department of Industry and Commerce and the Civil Service Commission and studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Accounting and Business College (now Dublin Business School).