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News & Events from Embassy Uganda


Powerful Messages from Young Activists on World AIDS Day

01 December 2017

Powerful Messages from Young Activists on World AIDS Day

Employment Opportunities at the Embassy of Ireland.

28 November 2017

The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our organisation to work on the Irish Aid programme.

Africa Code Week 2017 was today launched at Lohana Academy, in Kampala, by Ambassador Finbar O'Brien

16 November 2017

Africa Code Week 2017 was today launched at Lohana Academy, in Kampala, by Ambassador Finbar O’Brien

St. Patrick's Day Reception - Remarks by Dónal Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda

22 August 2017

St. Patrick's Day Reception - Remarks by Dónal Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda

Statement by Ireland at the Solidarity Summit on Refugees, Uganda, 23 June 2017

23 June 2017

Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda, Dónal Cronin, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D.

Kampala, Uganda – 16.06.2017 Irish Aid Airlifts Aid for South Sudanese refugees

16 June 2017

The Government of Ireland today completed the airlifting of essential relief items worth €500,000 (more than 2 billion UGX) to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. This critically needed assistance includes blankets, shelter construction materials, cooking sets and mosquito nets.

Global Partnership Award for Karamoja Primary Education Programme

05 June 2017

Deloitte (Uganda) today presented the Irish Ambassador to Uganda with the Global Partnership Award (GPA) for the Best Education Project that the Karamoja Primary Education Programme won on May 11 in London, UK.

Democratic Governance Facility Head of Programme

05 May 2017

Democratic Governance Facility Head of Programme

World Malaria Day 2017

24 April 2017

Malaria is a serious, life-threatening disease that affects millions of people around the world, particularly affecting less developed parts of the world. Sub-Saharan Africa is disproportionally affected, accounting for 92% of all malaria deaths.

December 2016

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh announce funding of €2.3m for South Sudan victims

12 December 2016

November 2016

Human rights defenders need our continuous support. By Dónal Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda

The UN Declaration on Human Rights, 68 years old on December 10th 2016, recognised for the first time something that has become universally accepted since then, that human rights are inherent to all and should be of concern to all. The Declaration and its core values, including non-discrimination, equality, fairness and universality, apply to everyone, everywhere and always. 

Relaunch of the Irish Aid Bursary Scheme for Karamoja

8 October 2016

The Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda, H.E. Dónal Cronin, this evening re-launched the Irish Aid Bursary Scheme for Karamoja at a special ceremony at Mount Moroto Hotel.

October 2016

Africa Code Week Uganda Launch

20 October 2016

The largest digital literacy initiative ever organised on the African continent, Africa Code Week, was launched in Uganda by Ambassador Dónal Cronin at the Embassy of Ireland on 20th October 2016.

Irish Film Brooklyn selected as opening film at 2016 European Film Festival in Rwanda

11 October 2016

The Embassy of Ireland to Uganda & Rwanda is delighted to announce that Ireland will be represented at the European Film Festival taking place from 13 to 23 October in Rwanda.

September 2016

21 September: Please note that the visitors' parking at the Embassy of Ireland is temporarily inaccessible due to the ongoing road works along Yusuf Lule Road. We regret any inconvenience caused

Jane Frances Abodo impressions of Ireland

16 September 2016

Jane Frances Abodo studied LLM in Law from Trinity College Dublin funded through the Irish Aid Fellowship Programme. These were her impressions in Ireland in an interview early this year.

August 2016

Ugandan Fellowship Awards 2016

25 August 2016

A reception in honour of the Ugandan students who were awarded fellowships to undertake post-graduate study in Ireland and within the region (East & Southern Africa) has been held at the Embassy of Ireland, Kampala. The students were funded under the Government of Ireland’s Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme (FTP).

June 2016

Embassy of Ireland to Uganda congratulates Devenish Nutrition on it’s nomination for an Investor of Year Award as part of Uganda investment Week

24 June 2016

Embassy Kampala is delighted to announce that Devenish Nutrition has been nominated for an Investors Award at the 2016 Investor of the Year Award Gala. The awards ceremony will take place today Friday 24 June, the final day of Uganda Investment Week which is organised by the Ugandan Investment Authority. Devenish Nutrition is the only European company who has been nominated for an award.

April 2016

2016 EU Human Rights Defenders Award: Call for nominations

11 April 2016

Award recognises outstanding contributions to human rights.

February 2016

Sons + Fathers, raising funds for Hospice Africa Uganda

24/02/2016

Embassy of Ireland in Kampala hosts a launch for star-studded international book, sons + fathers, to raise vital funds for Hospice Africa Uganda

December 2015

Emigrant Support Programme grant to the Irish Society in Uganda

14 December 2015

The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda is delighted to present an Emigrant Support Programme grant to the Irish Society in Uganda. The Irish Government’s Emigrant Support Programme is focused on supporting cultural, community and heritage projects that foster a vibrant sense of Irish community and identity.

World Aids Day 2015

01 December 2015

For World AIDS Day 2015, Embassy of Ireland staff joined together with the AIDS Information Centre (AIC) Uganda in organising an HIV & AIDS Community Outreach event that linked to the Expanding Social Protection Programme (ESPP) in Kiboga District.


June 2015

Ireland to be represented at 2015 Euro African Kampala Film Festival

16-27 June 2015

The Embassy of Ireland to Uganda is delighted to announce that Ireland will be represented at the 2nd Euro African Kampala Film Festival from 16 to 27 June. Come and see films from 18 countries across Africa and Europe. Films will be screened at Cineplex Oasis Mall in Kampala and tickets cost only UGX 3,000.


April 2015

Ugandan Judiciary

In partnership with Trinity College Dublin and the Justice Law and Order Sector, Irish Aid successfully organised and conducted training in Ireland in August 2014. 

Private Sector Development

My name is Janet S. Musoloza; I joined the Embassy of Ireland in 1996 when the Embassy was still young (two years old).  Essentially, I have seen the Embassy grow!

Irish Business in Uganda

Increasing the links between Ireland and Uganda, has assumed much greater importance in the work of the Embassy in recent years. 


March 2015

St. Patrick's Day 2015

17/03/2015

A reception was held at the residence of Ireland’s Ambassador to Uganda, His Excellency Dónal Cronin, on the 12th of March. This was followed by the Irish Party organised by the Irish Society on Friday, March 13th. The celebration culminated in the St. Patrick’s Day Ball which was held at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel on Saturday, March 14th.


February 2015

Greening the Equator for St. Patrick's Day 2015

27/02/2015

As part of the Global Greening initiative, the Embassy partnered with the Uganda Tourism Board and the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Maria Mutagamba, in turning the Equator landmark green.

December 2014

World Aids Day

01/12/2014

Every year, the Embassy of Ireland in Kampala joins one of its implementing partners to celebrate World AIDS Day. This year, the Embassy partnered with Mama’s Club to highlight the importance of male involvement in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS.


November 2014

Enterprise Ireland Visit

27-28/11/2014

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. At the end of November 2014, the Embassy hosted two representatives from Enterprise Ireland. The visit came at an opportune time as the Embassy in Kampala is exploring ways of promoting trade between Ireland and Uganda/the region.


October 2014

Presenting Credentials

29/10/2014

Ambassador Dónal Cronin presented his credentials to H.E. President Y. K. Museveni at State House Entebbe.


September 2014

JCFAT Visit

10-14/09/2014

The Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Parliament of Ireland, Deputy Pat Breen T.D., made an official visit to Uganda in September 2014.