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News & Events 2017

December 2017

06 December: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD meets with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Dublin

On 6 December 2017, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD welcomed Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to Government Buildings in Dublin for a bilateral meeting.

04 December: Embassy of Ireland welcomes 200 guests to Christmas concert by Irish folk singer Aoife Scott

On 4 December 2017, the Embassy of Ireland hosted a special Irish Christmas concert by well-known folk singer Aoife Scott at the Korzo Theatre in The Hague.

November 2017

23 November: Ambassador Kelly hosts networking reception for Irish students in the Netherlands

On 23 November 2017, Ambassador Kelly hosted a reception at the Embassy for Irish students studying in the Netherlands. The reception was an opportunity for Irish students in the Netherlands to get to know one another and to share their experiences of Dutch life. Students also had a chance to meet the Embassy team and learn about the work of the Embassy.

October 2017

22 OctoberEmbassy of Ireland supports screening of Irish short film at Klik! Animation Film Festival in Amsterdam 

The Embassy of Ireland supported the screening of Irish short film The Lost Letter at Klik! Animation Film Festival held at the iconic Eye Film museum in Amsterdam on 22 October 2017. The theme of this year’s festival was ‘never grow up’ and the film was Ireland’s contribution to the ‘European Delights’ programme of the festival.

21 October: Ambassador Kelly attends European Gaelic Football Championships in Maastricht

On 21 October 2017, Ambassador Kelly attended the European Gaelic Football Championships 2017 in Maastricht. The championship brought together ladies and men’s teams from across Europe, with 700 players representing 50 teams from 15 countries in what is European GAA’s most high profile annual event. 

September 2017

26 September: Embassy of Ireland participates in European Day of Languages 2017 in Rotterdam 

On 26 September 2017, the Embassy of Ireland took part in the European Day of Languages event hosted by the Czech Institute in Rotterdam. Embassy staff, with the assistance of Czech Institute colleagues, spent the morning teaching basic conversational Irish to Dutch schoolchildren. 

21 September: Embassy of Ireland hosts joint seminar examining the implications of Brexit for Dutch and Irish business 

The Embassy of Ireland, in partnership with the Ireland Netherlands Business Association (INBA) and Meijburg & Co/KPMG hosted a seminar entitled Brexit: Implications for Dutch and Irish Business at KPMG’s offices in Amsterdam on 21 September 2017.

July 2017

5 July: Ireland's National Statement at OPCW Executive Council meeting to discuss OPCW Fact-Finding Mission report confirmation that sarin was used in attack at Khan Sheikoun, Syria on 4 April 2017

June 2017

20 June: Vacancy for a part-time Administrative Assistant [This position is now closed]

The Embassy of Ireland in The Hague, The Netherlands is currently recruiting for the post of a part-time Administrative Assistant. The position is for one year with a probationary period of three months. 

1 June: Embassy celebrates upcoming Dublin exhibition

From Delft to Dublin: Embassy of Ireland in the Netherlands celebrates upcoming Dublin exhibition of works by Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting at the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague.

May 2017

15 May: Ambassador Kelly addresses Irish Farmers Association Dinner in Amsterdam

On 15 May 2017, Ambassador Kelly addressed the Irish Farmers Association at a dinner in Amsterdam. He spoke about the central role that farming and agriculture play in the Irish economy, the Netherlands as an important market for Irish agri-food exports, and the work by Ireland and the Netherlands to mitigate against the impact of Brexit.

10-12 May: Embassy supports series of Dutch literary engagements by Irish author Mary Costello

Winner of the Irish Novel of the Year Award and the overall Irish Book of the Year in 2014 for her novel Academy Street, Irish author Mary Costello visited the Netherlands from 10-12 May to participate in a number of literary engagements supported by the Embassy. 

April 2017

21 April: An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD visits the Netherlands

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD visits The Hague for a meeting with the Prime Ministers of the Netherlands and Denmark. He also delivered the 15th Norbert Schmelzer lecture on ‘Brexit and the Future of Europe’ at the Sociëteit De Witte.

13 April: Ambassador Kelly delivers Ireland’s national statement at a meeting of the Executive Council

H.E. Mr Kevin Kelly, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the OPCW delivered Ireland’s national statement at the 54th Meeting of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, condemning the recent alleged chemical weapons attack at Khan Shaykhun.


March 2017

02 March: Law students from University College Cork visit the Embassy of Ireland

On 2 March 2017, a group of students from University College Cork’s Law Society visited the Embassy of Ireland to learn more about diplomacy and our engagement with the international institutions based in The Hague


February 2017

09 February: Embassy of Ireland hosts the Ireland Netherlands Business Association AGM

The Embassy of Ireland was delighted to host the Ireland Netherlands Business Association AGM and New Year Reception on 9 February 2017.


January 2017

18 January: 9 reasons to join the Ireland Netherlands Business Association

The principal objective of the Ireland Netherlands Business Association (INBA) is creating connections between Irish and Dutch business people in the Netherlands. The INBA organises events which create opportunities to connect and network with Irish and Dutch business people in a social atmosphere.

16 January: Ambassador Kelly meets with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

On 16 January 2017, Ambassador Kelly paid a courtesy call to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda.