Ambassador Callan presented credentials to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Mr Miroslav Lajčák on 3rd October 2013 and to former President of the Slovak Republic, H. E. Mr. Ivan Gasparovič, on 21st October 2013.
Message from Ambassador Callan
Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Bratislava. We hope that you will find this website to be both useful and informative.
It is a privilege to represent Ireland in the Slovak Republic. Relations between Ireland and the Slovak Republic are excellent and the friendship between our two nations continues to strengthen including through trade, tourism and a shared appreciation of culture and sport.
Our two countries have gained a great deal from working together including through our membership of the European Union. Thousands of Slovak citizens now live in Ireland and a vibrant Irish community exists in the Slovak Republic. Their contribution to their host country serves to further deepen the already strong bonds between us.
The goodwill towards Ireland in the Slovak Republic is greatly valued and we look forward to further fruitful mutual cooperation in the years ahead.
Ambassador of Ireland
Fáilte chuig suíomh gréasáin Ambasáid na hÉireann sa Bhratasláiv. Tá súil againn go mbainfidh tú leas agus úsáid as an suíomh seo.
Is mór an phribhléid é ionadaíocht a dhéanamh ar son na hÉireann i bPoblacht na Slóvaice. Tá caidreamh den scoth idir Éire agus Poblacht na Slóvaice agus tá an cairdeas idir an dá náisiún seo againne á neartú i gcónaí de bharr na trádála, na turasóireachta agus an mheasa atá againn araon ar an gcultúr agus ar chúrsaí spóirt.
Bhain an dá thír an-tairbhe as a bheith ag obair le chéile, lena n-áirítear trínár mballraíocht san Aontas Eorpach. Tá cónaí ar na mílte de shaoránaigh na Slóvaice in Éirinn anois agus tá pobal bríomhar Éireannach i bPoblacht na Slóvaice. Fágann an cion a dhéanann siadsan ar son a dtíre aíochta gur láidre fós atá an ceangal eadrainn.
Is mór againn an dea-thoil i leith na hÉireann i bPoblacht na Slóvaice agus táimid ag tnúth le comhoibriú eile fós a chur ar bun eadrainn chun ár leasa araon sna blianta atá romhainn.
Ambasadóir na hÉireann
The Ambassador's Curriculum Vitae
Anne-Marie Callan is Ambassador of Ireland to the Slovak Republic.
From 2011 – 2013, she was a Deputy Director in the Development Cooperation Division of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for cooperation with civil society organisations and volunteering. From 2009 to 2011, Anne-Marie was Chargé D’Affaires of Ireland’s diplomatic mission in Sierra Leone and managed Ireland’s development programme in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Prior to her departure to Sierra Leone, Anne-Marie held the position of Deputy Director in the Development Cooperation Division of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Balkans. Anne-Marie was previously Deputy Permanent Representative to the OECD and Deputy Permanent Delegate to UNESCO in Paris and was elected Vice Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee in 2005.
Anne-Marie has held various roles in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners since beginning her career in 1986. She holds a Masters Degree in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Limerick and a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University.