On 6 December 2017, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD welcomed Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to Government Buildings in Dublin for a bilateral meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Embassy of Ireland was delighted to host the Ireland Netherlands Business Association AGM and New Year Reception on 9 February 2017.
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.
On 16 January 2017, Ambassador Kelly paid a courtesy call to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda.