H.E. Mr. Adrian McDaid arrived in Moscow in September 2015 and presented his Credentials as Irish Ambassador to the Russian Federation to President Putin at the Great Kremlin Palace on November 26th 2015. Ambassador McDaid previously served as consul in the Irish Embassy in Moscow in the 1980s. He joined the Irish Diplomatic Service in 1979. During his career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. McDaid has served in Missions in Baghdad, Brussels, New York and Washington.
Ambassador McDaid is the Eleventh Ambassador to the Russian Federation since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973, and the Embassy opening in Moscow in 1974. His predecessors, from first to the most recent, were: