22 December 2014
As President of Ireland, may I offer my warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to everyone in Ireland, and to all of our Irish abroad, those who assist them, and the communities that have welcomed them.
22 December 2014
18 December 2014
Madrid's Bloomsday Society will hold a pre-Christmas reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses on Thursday, 18 December. All are welcome.
3 December 2014
Ambassador David Cooney and his wife, Geraldine, visited the biggest of Primark’s 40 stores in Spain at the Plenilunio Shopping Centre in Madrid.
Denis Rafter - Beloved Sinner
26 November 2014
Irish actor Denis Rafter brought his one man show Beloved Sinner to the Teatro Español for a two week period. The play provided an intimate and human vision of the last days of Oscar Wilde in Paris at the turn of the last century. More information on the production is also available.
20 November 2014
On 20 November the Embassy, in association with the Spanish-Irish Business Network and Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados, will host a seminar by one of Ireland’s most respected economists, Professor Alan Ahearne. Professor Ahearne’s talk will be entitled “Luck of the Irish? The Turnaround of the Irish Economy”.
19 November 2014
Ambassador Cooney travelled to Ibi in Alicante to participate in ceremonies to inaugurate the new Smurfit Kappa manufacturing facility.
31 October 2014
Ambassador David Cooney travelled to Cáceres on 31 October to launch the 11th Annual Cáceres Irish Fleadh, which this year featured Sheila na Gig, Böj, Fullset, and Matt and Jackie.
30 October 2014
Madrid's Bloomsday Society is seeking Joyce enthusiasts to attend and participate in readings on the fourth Thursday of every month.
10 October 2013
Ambassador Cooney took part in a major aviation trade fair (MRO Europe) in support of the efforts of Enterprise Ireland to promote the services of a number of key Irish aviation suppliers to Spanish and international customers.
19 September 2014
After five productive years as Ambassador of Ireland to Spain, Andorra and Tunisia, Justin Harman is today leaving Madrid to take up a new posting as Ambassador of Ireland to Argentina.
10 July 2014
Ambassador Harman met with the Foreign Minister of Andorra during a farewell visit on 10 July. He noted the excellent bilateral relationship between both countries, and expressed appreciation for the support Ireland has received from Andorra in multilateral fora.
3 and 4 July 2014
The CICUS Summer Fleadh in the University of Sevilla will bring together a host of Irish sean-nós song and dance for the first time this year on the 3 and 4 July.
3 July 2014
Conor McPherson's play The Good Thief is due to show during the Festival Grec de Barcelona on July 3rd. Full details on the show, cast, plot etc can be viewed on their webpage.
Comoradh - Issue 2 (PDF Document)
1 July 2014
The Newsletter reflects upon some of the commemorative initiatives and events which are taking place in 2014, marking historical events of a century ago.
It includes articles on President Higgins’ State Visit to the UK; the Iveagh House commemorative lecture by Congressman John Lewis; the launch by the Tánaiste of the digitisation of Ireland’s Memorial Record at Google; plans for the GPO Interpretative Centre in marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising; a case study of Reconciliation Fund support for the Clondara Historical and Cultural Group; Cumann na mBan commemorative events, and the launch of the military pension archives.
19 June 2014
President Higgins has written to King Felipe VI to congratulate him on his proclamation as king by the Parliament of Spain.
12 June 2014
On 12 June, on the eve of the official launch of Yeats 2015 in Sligo, the Irish Embassy in Madrid was delighted to participate in a celebration of Yeats’s life and poetry organised by the Yeats Society in Madrid.
There is a wide range of activities taking place across Spain to celebrate Bloomsday 2014
President Higgins has paid tribute to King Juan Carlos following the announcement of his abdication in favour of Crown Prince Felipe.
29 - 31 May
The 13th International AEDEI (Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses) Conference on Irish Studies will take place in Bilbao on 29-31 May.
Ambassador Harman spoke at an event organised by the prestigious Spanish think-tank, the Instituto Real Elcano on "Visions for Europe".
Minister Perry greets the Mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, in order to express appreciation for the “greening” of the city’s monuments once again in 2014
The second SIBN St. Patrick’s Day Charity Ball took place on Friday 14 March and raised an incredible €30,000 for Debra Ireland and Debra España.
Minister of State for Small Business, Mr John Perry, T.D., visited Madrid from 12-15 March for a full programme of business, community and cultural events.