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Ambassador Alma NĂ­ Choigligh


Welcome Message


A cháirde,

Fáilte chuig suíomh idirlíne na hAmbasáide. Bem- vindos! On my behalf and that of the Embassy team, welcome to our website.

It is an honour to have been appointed as Ireland’s Ambassador to Portugal.  

Relations between Ireland and Portugal have never been better and as Ambassador, it is my privilege to contribute to strengthening the friendship between our two countries over the coming years.

Ireland and Portugal are both modern, forward-looking nations with rich and distinctive cultural identities and vibrant economies, who are open to the world. Sharing fundamental values rooted in democracy, human rights and the rule of law, our two countries also work together closely as partners on the international stage, as Member States of the European Union and through the UN and other international organisations.

These ties have been built on a foundation of cultural, business, education and other exchanges stretching back centuries. In modern days, the strong growth in numbers of Irish visitors and residents in Portugal, and of Portuguese citizens who have made their home in Ireland, are a testament to the warmth and closeness of these connections.

At the Embassy of Ireland, we work to support Ireland’s economic interests, our values as a nation, and to deliver Consular services.  

The Embassy also works on a non-resident basis with the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Cabo Verde and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, as well as the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) where Ireland holds Associate Observer status since 2021.

Please take some time to explore our website, where we hope that you will find useful and interesting information.

If you would like to register with the Embassy and be informed about upcoming events and initiatives, please contact us to be added to our mailing lists and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Le gach dea-ghuí, with best wishes,


Alma Ní Choigligh