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2015 News & Events

December 2015

Ireland celebrates Christmas at the Ayuntamiento de Madrid’s International Christmas Fair

17-22 December

The Embassy is delighted to let you know about the Navideña Feria Internacional organised by the Ayuntamiento de Madrid and taking place in the Conde Duque from 17-22 December.

November 2015

Bloomsday Society Madrid

25 November 2015

Bloomsday Society Madrid’s reading of Wandering Rocks, Wednesday 25 November, 19-21h

Alcine 45 Festival, 6-13 November

11 November 2015

The Embassy is delighted, once again, to support the Alcine 45 Film Festival which is taking place in Álcala de Henares.

12th Annual Cáceres Fleadh, 30 October – 1 November

4 November 2015

Ambassador Cooney was delighted to attend the 12th Annual Cáceres Irish Fleadh which continues to grow from strength to strength. This year the level was set very high, with groups like Sherish, Doquier and Danú headlining the programme.

October 2015

Embassy News and Events for Autumn 2015

19 October 2015

Ambassador Cooney cuts the ribbon at the opening of Primark’s 2nd largest store in the world, in Madrid

15 October 2015

Ambassador Cooney attended the opening of Primark’s flagship store in Spain, on the Gran Via in Madrid. It is the second largest Primark in the world, after the one in Manchester, with 5 floors and a showroom at the top. Primark’s success story in Spain continues, as they now have 40 stores around the country and employ more than 7,300 people.

Bloomsday Society Madrid

12 October 2015

The Embassy is delighted to inform friends and colleagues that Madrid's Bloomsday Society will hold its next reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses on Wednesday 28th October from 7-9pm at the new location of the Ateneo de Madrid, in the Salas del Palomar (Library), Calle del Prado 21.

Further details on the event are available. All are welcome.

Creative Connexions: An Irish Catalan Festival, Sitges, Barcelona, from 23rd - 25th October 2015

Creative Connexions is a three-day, two-country, multi-venue showcase of Irish and Catalan Culture.

International Juvenile Gaelic Football Tournament Madrid

07 October 2015

The Madrid Harps Club have organised an International Juvenile Gaelic Football Tournament to take place over the weekends of the 10th and 25th October in Madrid. There will be teams participating from Madrid, Ireland, Scotland, England and Belgium. ‌


September 2015

Ambassador Cooney opens major R&D centre at Irish dairy plant

8 September 2015

Ambassador Cooney was delighted to attend the opening by Ornua, one of Ireland’s leading dairy co-operatives of a major new research and development facility in the Spanish town of Ávila. The new centre will assist the co-operative to develop new product lines and formats and to significantly increase the size and scale of its operations in southern Europe.


June 2015

Remarks by an Taoiseach on the 30th anniversary of Spain’s signature of the EU Accession Treaties

12 June 2015

The Taoiseach has congratulated Spain on the thirtieth anniversary of that country’s signature of the agreement by which it joined the European Union. 

Celebrations for Bloomsday 2015 around Spain

9 June 2015

This year sees some very special events taking place here in Spain to celebrate the day - Barcelona on Saturday, 13 June, Málaga on Sunday 14 June & Tuesday 16 June, Bilbao on Tuesday 16 June and Madrid, also on Tuesday, 16 June.

Madrid celebrates 150 years since the birth of W.B. Yeats

2 June 2015

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, the month of June will see the Yeats Society Madrid organise a series of cultural events in Madrid, in close collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland.


May 2015

On each Tuesday during the month of May, the CAC Málaga will be showing the following Irish films, free of charge: His & Hers, Natural Grace, Snap and Eden.


May 2015

Bloomsday Society Madrid

28 May 2015

The Embassy is delighted to remind friends and colleagues that Madrid's Bloomsday Society will hold its next reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses on Thursday, 28 May at 7.00pm at the Circulo Catalán de Madrid, Plaza de España 6. Further details on the event are invitation. All are welcome.

Cultural Events Spring/ Summer 2015

8 May 2015

With the arrival of the cherry blossoms and the warmer weather, the Embassy is delighted to inform you of the following upcoming events happening around Spain this spring/ summer.


April 2015

Major partnership for Irish group to build Canary Islands’ first offshore training centre

1 April 2015

Ambassador Cooney travelled to Gran Canaria on 27 March to participate in ceremonies to announce a major partnership between the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), Irish company SEFtec and the Canaries-based Grupo Stier. NMCI and SEFtec, both Cork-based, will design, build and run an offshore survival training centre in the Canary Islands as part of €3 million investment by Grupo Stier.


March 2015

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Madrid

20 March 2015

The Embassy was delighted to support the Irish community in Madrid in organising a family-friendly celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, 15 March, the first such celebration to take place in the Spanish capital.

Vacancy: Part-time position at the Embassy of Ireland

10 March 2015

The Embassy is delighted to announce a vacancy now open for a part-time position in our visa and passport section. Full details here. Deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday March 19th 2015.

St Patrick's Day Celebrations 2015

4 March 2015

Events around Spain for St Patrick's Day 2015


February 2015

Bloomsday Society

26 February 2015

The Embassy is delighted to remind friends and colleagues that Madrid's Bloomsday Society will hold its next reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses on Thursday, 26 February at 7.00pm at the Circulo Catalán de Madrid, Plaza de España 6.
Further details on the event are available. All are welcome.

Ambassador pays working visit to Tenerife for meetings with local authorities

13 February 2015

Ambassador David Cooney visited Tenerife on 5th and 6th February for a programme of meetings with the local authorities and to review Ireland’s consular operations on the island. He met with the President of the Canarian Parliament, the Mayor of Santa Cruz, the Government Delegate, the Canaries Tourism Minister, and the President of the Tenerife Island Council (“Cabildo”).


January 2015

Vacancy: Consular Manager at the Embassy of Ireland

21 January 2015

The Embassy is delighted to announce a vacancy now open for the position of Consular Manager at the Embassy of Ireland. Deadline for applications is Sunday 8th February 2015.

"Teresa de Ávila" by Kate O'Brien

20 January 2015

The Embassy is delighted to invite you to a special event next week in Ávila to mark the recent publication of a new Spanish language translation of Kate O’Brien’s work, Teresa of Ávila.

Bloomsday Society

20 January 2015

The Embassy is delighted to remind friends and colleagues that Madrid's Bloomsday Society will hold its next reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses on Thursday, 22 January at 7.00pm at the Circulo Catalán de Madrid, Plaza de España 6.

Further details, including on the performance at the event by Irish singer, Claire Diamond, are available. All are welcome.

Embassy Madrid busiest in the world for consular assistance in 2014

14 January 2015

For another year the Embassy in Madrid has been Ireland’s busiest Embassy worldwide for consular assistance, dealing with a fifth of all cases dealt with by Embassies globally, and reflecting the large numbers of Irish citizens who chose Spain as their preferred holiday destination.

Ambassador presents credentials to King Felipe VI

12 January 2015

Ambassador David Cooney presented his credentials to Spain’s King Felipe VI at the Royal Palace in Madrid on Thursday 8 January.