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The Embassy

  • Embassy Team
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
  • Closure Dates
  • In an emergency

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





The Embassy is located to the North East of Moscow city centre, close to the “Garden Ring” road. The closest metro station is Prospekt Mira on the brown metro line (line number 5). On exiting the metro, turn left and walk to the first set of traffic lights. Turn left onto Grokholski Perulok. The Embassy is approximately 5 minutes walk on the left hand side, across from the Portuguese Embassy.

Detailed directions and map to the Embassy.

Opening Hours

Embassy opening times

Embassy: Monday to Friday
09:30 - 17:30 (closed between 13:00 - 14:30 for lunch)

Closure Dates

Embassy closure dates 2018


The following public holidays will be observed by the Embassy. Other bank holidays, Russian or Irish, will not be observed.

  • 01 January (Tuesday): New Year's Day.
  • 02 January (Wednesday): New Year's Holiday.
  • 07 January (Monday): Orthodox Christmas.
  • 25 February (Monday): Defender of the Fatherland Day.
  • 19 April (Friday): Good Friday.
  • 22 April (Monday): Easter Monday.
  • 01 May (Wednesday): Spring and Labour Day Holiday.
  • 02 May (Thursday): Spring and Labour Day Holiday.
  • 09 May (Thursday): Victory Day Holiday.
  • 12 June (Wednesday): Russia Day.
  • 4 November (Monday): Unity Day.
  • 25 December (Wednesday): Christmas Day.

In an emergency

In an emergency

The Embassy operates an out-of-hours service for Irish citizens requiring emergency assistance. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please ring the Embassy Duty Officer at +7-985-928-7615.

This emergency helpline does not deal with enquiries relating to visas for Ireland. Please note that the visa public office in Moscow is open from 09.30 to 12.30, Monday to Friday, to receive applications and return passports. The visa office help line (+7 495 937 5900) operates from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding designated public holidays).

В экстренных случаях Посольство оказывает поддержку гражданам Ирландии в нерабочее время. Если вам необходима экстренная помощь, свяжитесь с дежурным офицером Посольства по телефону +7 985 928 7615.

Горячая линия не предназначена для вопросов по получению ирландских виз. Обратите внимание, что визовый отдел Посольства в Москве принимает заявления и выдаёт готовые паспорта с 9:30 до 12:30 с понедельника по пятницу. Горячая линия визового отдела +7 495 937 59 00 работает с 14:30 до 17:00 (понедельник, среда, пятница), за исключением праздничных дней