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Team Ireland in Russia

The Embassy is dedicated to promoting Ireland through trade, culture, tourism, and education. The Embassy, and our Honorary Consuls, also help to provide consular assistance to Irish citizens who need it while travelling in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The work carried out directly by the Embassy is supported by the presence in Russia of a number of specialised Irish government agencies: see below for more information.
  • The Embassy Team
  • Honorary Consuls
  • State Agencies

The Embassy Team


Brian McElduff

Deputy Head of Mission:

Frank Power


Sean Norton  

Agricultural Counsellor:


Head of Visa Office:

Denis O'Leary

Head of Enterprise Ireland Office:

Gerard McCarthy



Honorary Consuls

Honorary Consul Kazakhstan

Please note until further notice, that the office of the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is closed.

All applicants for passports and visas in Kazakhstan, must courier their applications, passports and fees direct to the Irish Visa Office in Moscow for processing.

Embassy of Ireland to the Russian Federation
Grokholski Perulok 5
Moscow 129090

Embassy Main Line: +7 495 937 5911

Visa Office Help Line: +7 495 937 5900 operates from 2.30pm to 5.00 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.





State Agencies

State Agencies

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies and Irish innovation in world markets. The agency supports exports through a full range of trade support services for Irish companies interested in Russia and the 11 CIS countries it oversees as an export destination. It also has a support programme for Russian and CIS buyers wishing to visit Ireland to make closer contact with Irish companies. In Russia, Enterprise Ireland also acts as the Commercial Department of the Embassy, and, together with the Embassy, co-ordinates the Ireland/Russia Joint Economic Commission.

Exports to Russia have grown steadily in recent years, increasing 71% from 2010, making Russia the 10th most important international, and 3rd most important non EU market after the US and China. Nearly half of these exports are generated by Irish owned companies. As the largest seed capital investor in Europe, Enterprise Ireland manages a portfolio of over 1300 Irish based start-up companies, confirming the viability of their business ideas and co-investing with private sources to finance and implement the companies start-up and development plans. Enterprise Ireland also acts as a limited partner in many of the Irish-based seed and venture capital funds.

Enterprise Ireland is responsible for commercialising and internationalising the outputs of publicly-funded academic research, and puts a strong emphasis on the involvement of experienced entrepreneurs as mentors in the commercialisation process. One of Enterprise Ireland's key goals is to identify, engage and support international entrepreneurs and investors in order to capitalise on the rich portfolio of research within the academic sector in Ireland, and lock-in to the existing investment and innovation eco-system available to start-up companies which offers a full cycle of commercial development from registration and patenting through product design, production, and access to the Irish and international markets, particularly the Euro Zone and North America.

Contact Enterprise Ireland's Moscow Office

Bord Bia

The Irish Food Board acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. Bord Bia has a network of overseas offices, including in Moscow.


Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for attracting foreign investment to Ireland. The IDA has a representative in Moscow.

Tourism Ireland

The Embassy works alongside Tourism Ireland to promote Ireland as a tourist destination for Russian visitors.