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2015 News & Events

December 2015

Ambassador Neary addresses the 20th Conference of the OPCW

03 December 2015

From the 30 November- 4 December, the 20th Conference of States Parties to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) took place in The Hague. Ambassador Neary opened Ireland’s national statement by noting the enormous progress made in ridding the world of chemical weapons since their first large-scale use during World War I.


November 2015

Ireland Netherlands Business Association annual dinner

18 November 2015

The Ireland Netherlands Business Association held its annual gala dinner on 18 November at the Hotel Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam. Over 100 key Irish and Dutch business players attended with strong support from The Hague Embassy, Irish Design 2015, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia and Tourism Ireland. 

Ambassador hosts reception for Irish students

16 November 2015

On 16 November 2015, Ambassador Neary hosted a reception for Irish students who are currently studying in The Netherlands. Approximately 50 undergraduate and postgraduate students from four universities and colleges attended.

Ambassador visits Friesland to explore cooperation on water technology and dairy research

15 November 2015

On 15 November, at the invitation of the King’s Representative, Mr John Jorritsma, Ambassador Neary visited Water Alliance and Water Campus, and Dairy Campus, to explore opportunities for increasing cooperation between Ireland and the Netherlands in the fields of water technology and dairy research.


October 2015

Minister Nash TD launches Liminal - Irish Design at the Threshold at Dutch Design Week

21-22 October 2015

From 21-22 October 2015, the Embassy hosted a two-day visit to Rotterdam and Eindhoven from an Irish Design 2015 delegation headed by Minister of Business and Employment Ged Nash TD. The delegation met with leading figures in Dutch design to learn about government policy in the area and the infrastructure in place in The Netherlands to support the creative industries.


June 2015

Tradfest Belgium

10 - 14 June 2015

Our colleagues at Embassy of Ireland in Brussels will run Belgium’s first ever traditional Irish music festival between 10-14 June, 2015. TRADFEST Belgium 2015 will see an explosion of vibrant Irish music across Brussels this June with over 50 contributors spread across 10 venues. For more details see TRADFEST Belgium 2015.


April 2015

Ambassador Neary represents Ireland at OPCW event

21 April 2015

Ambassador John Neary represents Ireland at a Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) event to mark centenary of first large-scale use of chemical weapons in Ieper, Belgium. 


March 2015

Ambassador Neary visits Nijmegen

31 March 2015

Ambassador opens the Irish Studies and the Dynamics of Memory Conference in Nijmegen.

Iconic IAMSTERDAM Turns Green for St. Patrick's Day 2015

17 March 2015

As part of the Global Greening initiative the iconic “IAMSTERDAM” monument, in Museumplein, Amsterdam turned green on St. Patrick’s Day.

Ambassador visits University of Utrecht

3 March 2015

Ambassador Neary visited the historic city of Utrecht where he met staff from the University of Utrecht to discuss plans for Yeats Day 2015.


January 2015

70th Commemoration of the Holocaust

25 January 2015

Ambassador Neary laid a wreath on behalf of Ireland at the 70th Commemoration of the Holocaust in Amsterdam.