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Official Social Media Policy

What to expect

If you follow us or like us on social media, you can expect information covering some or all of the following:

  • Press Releases on the Departments activities and Ministerial speeches
  • Event information and occasional live coverage of events
  • Alerts about new content on our website
  • Emergency communications – for example changes to the Department’s Travel Advice
  • Other practical information on services available through the Department

RTs ≠ Endorsement

Who we follow

If you follow us on Twitter, we will not automatically follow you back. This is to help our followers identify other Twitter accounts that we are following such as other DFAT Twitter accounts, other Government Departments, Houses of the Oireachtas, relevant European institutions and accounts of particular relevance to Ireland.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback from our followers and will try to join the conversation where possible. However, we are not able to reply individually to all the comments and messages we receive via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The best means of communicating a query to us is by using the Contact Us link on our website or the relevant Embassy’s website.

Please do not include personal/private information in your tweets, comments or direct messages to us.

Important Contact Details:

- Consular Assistance
- Passport Office

If you’re looking for something else please visit our contact details page here.

Abusive/Spam Language

Abusive or spam tweets, posts and comments will be deleted and it might result in followers being blocked and reported directly through the dedicated channels of the social media platform where the abuse took place.


Our social media pages may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to downtime.

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn



Official Twitter Accounts

@dfatirl - the official Twitter account of the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is managed by the Department’s Press Office.

@Irish_Aid - Irish Aid, Ireland’s overseas aid programme.

@PassportIRL – The Passport Service.

Ministerial accounts

@MichealMartinTD - Minister for Foreign Affairs.

@SeanFlemingTD - Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora.

@PeterBurkeFG - Minister of State for European Affairs.

Other DFAT accounts

@dfatravelwise - Information relating to Consular and travel advice.

@DisarmamentIRL - Disarmament & Non-Proliferation.

@IrishMissionUN - Ireland's Mission to the United Nations.

@IrelandAmbUN - Irish Ambassador to the United Nations.

@HumanRightsIRL - News from the Human Rights Unit.

@GlobalIrish - Information on Global Irish Network.

@IrelandatExpo - Ireland at EXPO 2020.

@DFAPeaceSupport  - News on efforts to support peace.


@IrlEmbVienna - Embassy of Ireland, Austria.

@IrishEmbBelgium - Embassy of Ireland, Belgium. 

@IrlAmbBE - Irish Ambassador to Belgium

@IrelandRepBru - Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union, Brussels.

@IEPermRepEU - Permanent Representative of Ireland to the European Union.

@IrlEmbSofia - Embassy of Ireland, Bulgaria.

@IEAmbSofia - Irish Ambassador to Bulgaria

@irelandinwales – Consulate General of Ireland, Cardiff.

@IrlCGWales - Ireland's Consul General in Cardiff

@IrlEmbCroatia - Embassy of Ireland, Croatia.

@IEAmbZagreb - Irish Ambassador to Croatia.

@IrlEmbCyprus - Embassy of Ireland, Cyprus.

@IEAmbCyprus - Irish Ambassador to Cyprus.

@IrlEmbPrague - Embassy of Ireland, Czech Republic.

@IrlEmbDenmark - Embassy of Ireland, Denmark.

@IEAmbDenmark - Irish Ambassador to Denmark.

@irlscotland - Consulate General of Ireland, Edinburgh.

@IrlCGEdinburgh - Ireland's Consul General to Edinburgh

@IrishEmbTallinn - Embassy of Ireland, Estonia.

@IrishEmbFinland - Embassy of Ireland, Finland.

@IEAmbHelsinki - Irish Ambassador to Finland.

@IrlEmbParis - Embassy of Ireland, France.

@IrishAmbParisIrish Ambassador to France.

@IRLinFrankfurt – Consulate General of Ireland, Frankfurt.

@IrlCGFrankfurt - Ireland's Consul General in Frankfurt.

@IrelandUNGeneva - Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva.

@IEAmbUNGeneva - Head of the Irish Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.

@IrlEmbAthens - Embassy of Ireland, Greece.

@irlembberlin - Embassy of Ireland, Germany.

@IrlAmbBerlin - Irish Ambassador to Germany

@IrlEmbHolySee - Embassy of Ireland, Holy See.

@IrlEmbBudapest – Embassy of Ireland, Hungary.

@IrlAmbHungary - Irish Ambassador to Hungary

@IrlEmbRome - Embassy of Ireland, Italy.

@AmbIrelandRome - Irish Ambassador to Italy

@IrelandEmbLat - Embassy of Ireland, Latvia.

@IEAmbLatvia - Ambassador of Ireland to Latvia.

@IrishEmbVilnius - Embassy of Ireland, Lithuania.

@IrishAmbVilnius - Irish Ambassador to Lithuania

@Irlande_Lyon - Consulate General of Ireland, Lyon.

@IRLConsulLyon - Ireland's Consul General in Lyon.

@IrishEmbMalta - Embassy of Ireland, Malta.

@IrlEmbOslo - Embassy of Ireland, Norway.

@IrlAmbOslo - Irish Ambassador to Norway.

@IRLOECDUNESCO - Permanent Delegation of Ireland to the OECD and UNESCO, Paris.

@IrlEmbWarsaw - Embassy of Ireland, Poland.

@IEAmbPoland - Irish Ambassador to Poland.

@IrlEmbLisbon - Embassy of Ireland, Portugal.

@IrishEmbBuch - Embassy of Ireland, Romania.

@IrlEmbSlovakia - Embassy of Ireland, Slovakia.

@IrlEmbLjubljana - Embassy of Ireland, Slovenia.

@IrlEmbMadrid - Embassy of Ireland, Spain.

@IrlNorthEngland - Consulate General of Ireland, Manchester

@IrishRepCoE – Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

@IrishEmbSweden - Embassy of Ireland, Sweden.

@IEAmbSweden - Irish Ambassador to Sweden

@IrlEmbBerne - Embassy of Ireland, Switzerland.

@IrlAmbBerne - Irish Ambassador to Switzerland.

@IrelandinNL - Embassy of Ireland, The Netherlands.

@IrlAmbNL - Ambassador of Ireland to the Netherlands.

@IrlEmbAnkara - Embassy of Ireland, Turkey.

@IEAmbAnkara - Irish Ambassador to Turkey.

@IrlEmbUkraine - Embassy of Ireland, Ukraine.

@IrelandEmbGB - Embassy of Ireland, UK.


The Americas

@IrlEmbArgentina - Embassy of Ireland, Argentina.

@IrlAmbArgentina - Irish Ambassador to Argentina.

@IrelandAtlanta - Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta.

@CGATLIreland - Ireland's Consul General in Atlanta.

@IrelandCGAustin - Consulate General of Ireland, Austin.

@IEConsulGenATX - Ireland's Consul General in Austin.

@IrelandColombia - Embassy of Ireland, Colombia.

@IrelandBoston - Consulate General of Ireland, Boston.

@CGBostonIreland - Ireland's Consul General in Boston.

@IrlEmbBrazil - Embassy of Ireland, Brazil.

@IEAmbBrazil - Irish Ambassador to Brazil.

@IrelandChicago - Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago.

@IrlEmbChile - Embassy of Ireland, Chile.

@IrlAmbChile - Irish Ambassador to Chile

@IrishEmbMexico - Embassy of Ireland, Mexico.

@IEAmbMexico - Irish Ambassador to Mexico

@IrelandinNY - Consulate General of Ireland, New York.

@CGNYIreland - Ireland's Consul General in New York

@IrlEmbCanada - Embassy of Ireland, Canada.

@IrlAmbCanada - Irish Ambassador to Canada

@IrelandinSF - Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco.

@IEConsulGenSF - Ireland's Consul General in San Francisco

@IrlSaoPaulo - Consulate General of Ireland, Sao Paulo.

@IrlinVancouver- Consulate of Ireland, Vancouver.

@IrlCGVancouver - Ireland's Consul General in Vancouver

@IrelandEmbUSA - Embassy of Ireland, USA.

@IrelandAmbUSA - Irish Ambassador to the USA.

@IrelandinLA - Consulate General of Ireland, Los Angeles.

@IEConsulGeneralLA - Ireland's Consul General in Los Angeles.

@IrlinToronto - Consulate General of Ireland, Toronto

@IrlCGToronto - Ireland's Consul General in Toronto



@IrlEmbAustralia - Embassy of Ireland, Australia.

@AmbIrlAustralia - Irish Ambassador to Australia.

@IrlEmbChina - Embassy of Ireland, China.

@IrelandinHK - Consulate General of Ireland, Hong Kong.

@IrlEmbIndia - Embassy of Ireland, India.

@IrlAmb_Delhi - Irish Ambassador to India

@IrlEmbIndonesia - Embassy of Ireland, Indonesia

@IEAmbJakarta - Irish Ambassador to Indonesia

@IrlEmbMalaysia - Embassy of Ireland, Malaysia.

@IrlAmbMalaysia - Irish Ambassador to Malaysia

@IrelandinMumbai - Consular General of Ireland, Mumbai.

@IrlCGMumbai - Ireland's Consul General in Mumbai.

 - Embassy of Ireland, New Zealand

@IEAmbNZ - Irish Ambassador to New Zealand

@IrlEmbManila - Embassy of Ireland, Philippines

@IrlAmbManila - Irish Ambassador to the Philippines

@IrishEmbKorea - Embassy of Ireland, Republic of Korea.

@IEAmbSeoul - Iriish Ambassado to the Republic of Korea

@IrlEmbSingapore - Embassy of Ireland, Singapore.

@IEAmbSingapore  - Ambassador of Ireland to Singapore.

@IrelandSydney - Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney.

@IrlEmbBangkok - Embassy of Ireland, Thailand.

@IEAmbThailand - Irish Ambassador to Thailand

@IrishEmbJapan - Embassy of Ireland, Japan.

@IEAmbJapan - Irish Ambassador to Japan

@IrlEmbVietnam - Embassy of Ireland, Vietnam.

@IEAmbHanoi - Irish Ambassador to Vietnam.


Middle East

@EmbassyTLV - Embassy of Ireland, Israel.

@IrlEmbJordan - Embassy of Ireland, Jordan.

@IrlAmbJordan - Irish Ambassador to Jordan

@IrlRepRamallah – Representative Office of Ireland, Ramallah.

@IrishEmbRiyadh - Embassy of Ireland, Saudi Arabia.

@IrelandEmbUAE - Embassy of Ireland, United Arab Emirates.

@IEAmbUAE - Irish Ambassador to United Arab Emirates.



@IrlEmbEthiopia - Embassy of Ireland, Ethiopia.

@IEAmbEthiopia - Irish Ambassador to Ethiopia.

@IrlAmbCairo - Irish Ambassador to Egypt

@IrlEmbKenya - Embassy of Ireland, Kenya.

@IrlAmbKenya - Irish Ambassador to Kenya

@IrlEmbLiberia - Embassy of Ireland, Liberia.

@IrlEmbMalawi - Embassy of Ireland, Malawi.

@IEAmbLilongwe - Ambassador of Ireland to Malawi

@IrlEmbMaputo – Embassy of Ireland, Mozambique.

@IrlEmbNigeria - Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria.

@IrlEmbFreetown - Embassy of Ireland, Sierra Leone.

@IrlEmbPretoria - Embassy of Ireland, South Africa.

@IrlAmbRSA - Irish Ambassador to South Africa.

@IrlEmbTanzania – Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania.

@IEAmbDar - Irish Ambassador to Tanzania.

@IrlEmbUganda – Embassy of Ireland, Uganda.

@IEAmbUganda - Irish Ambassador to Uganda

@IrelandinZambia - Embassy of Ireland, Zambia.

@IEAmbZambia - Irish Ambassador to Zambia.



Official Facebook Pages

DFA Home- the official Facebook account of the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is managed by the Department’s Communications Unit

Irish Aid

Ireland at Expo

Africa and The Middle East

Egypt- Embassy of Ireland, Egypt

Jordan- Embassy of Ireland, Jordan

Kenya- Embassy of Ireland, Kenya

Mozambique - Embassy of Ireland, Mozambique

Nigeria- Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria

South Africa- Embassy of Ireland, South Africa

Zambia- Embassy of Ireland, Zambia

Asia-Pacific Region 

Australia- Embassy of Ireland, Australia

CG Hong Kong– Consulate General of Ireland, Hong Kong

CG Sydney - Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney

India - Embassy of Ireland, India

Indonesia- Embassy of Ireland, Indonesia

Japan - Embassy of Ireland, Japan

New Zealand - Embassy of Ireland, Japan

Republic of Korea - Embassy of Ireland, Republic of Korea

Singapore - Embassy of Ireland, Singapore

Vietnam - Embassy of Ireland, Vietnam

Thailand - Embassy of Ireland, Thailand


Austria - Embassy of Ireland, Austria

Bulgaria - Embassy of Ireland, Bulgaria

CG Cardiff - Consulate General of Ireland, Cardiff

Croatia - Embassy of Ireland, Croatia

Cyprus  - Embassy of Ireland, Cyprus

Czech Republic - Embassy of Ireland, Czech Republic

Denmark - Embassy of Ireland, Denmark

CG Edinburgh – Consulate General of Ireland, Edinburgh

Estonia - Embassy of Ireland, Estonia

Finland - Embassy of Ireland, Finland

CG Frankfurt – Consulate General of Ireland, Frankfurt

Germany - Embassy of Ireland, Germany

Hungary - Embassy of Ireland, Hungary

Latvia - Embassy of Ireland, Latvia

Lithuania - Embassy of Ireland, Lithuania

Luxembourg - Embassy of Ireland, Luxembourg

Malta - Embassy of Ireland, Malta

Norway - Embassy of Ireland, Norway

Poland - Embassy of Ireland, Poland

Portugal - Embassy of Ireland, Portugal

Romania - Embassy of Ireland, Romania 

Russia - Embassy of Ireland, Russia

Slovakia - Embassy of Ireland, Slovakia

Slovenia - Embassy of Ireland, Slovenia

Sweden - Embassy of Ireland, Sweden

Switzerland - Embassy of Ireland, Switzerland 

The Netherlands - Embassy of Ireland, The Netherlands

Turkey - Embassy of Ireland, Turkey

Ukraine - Embassy of Ireland, Ukraine

United Kingdom - Embassy of Ireland, UK

The Americas

Argentina - Embassy of Ireland, Argentina

CG Atlanta – Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta

CG Chicago – Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago

Chile - Embassy of Ireland, Chile

Colombia - Embassy of Ireland, Colombia

CG New York – Consulate General of Ireland, New York

CG San Francisco – Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco

USA - Embassy of Ireland, USA

CG Vancouver – Consulate General of Ireland, Vancouver




Our official LinkedIn accounts:

Department of Foreign Affairs - the official LinkedIn account of the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is managed by the Department’s Communications Unit.

Irish Aid

Asia Pacific Region

Embassy of Ireland, Australia and Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney


Embassy of Ireland, Denmark

Embassy of Ireland, France

Embassy of Ireland, Sweden

Middle East and North Africa

Embassy of Ireland Cairo

The Americas

Embassy of Ireland USA

Consulate General of Ireland, Boston

Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago

Consulate General of Ireland, San Francisco

Consulate General of Ireland, Vancouver