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Ambassador Eamonn MacAodha

Hello. I am Ambassador Eamonn Mac Aodha, Head of the Liaison Office to the Partnership for Peace and the EAPC. Welcome to the website of the Liaison Office. Ireland joined in the Partnership for Peace in 1999. Please contact me or a member of my team if you require additional information on the work of the office at the details provided on this website. Thank you.


Ambassador Eamonn Mac Aodha

Born: Galway, 30 September, 1966

Educated: BCL - University College Dublin, 1988

Barrister at Law - King's Inn, 1990

Diploma in Conflict & Dispute Resolution Studies - Trinity College Dublin, 2009

Family: Married to Ciara O'Brien, 3 sons - Tomás, Setanta and Lúc Mac Aodha

Ambassador Mac Aodha entered the Department of Foreign Affairs as a Third Secretary on 22 October, 1990, and was assigned to the Foreign Earnings Division as a Third Secretary. He was posted in 1990 as Deputy Head of Mission to the Holy See, and in 1996 to the Embassy of Ireland in Tel Aviv. On promotion in 1998, he was seconded to the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish parliament), and in 1999 took up a position once again at the Department in its Development Cooperation Division.

In January 2000, he took up his post as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, Geneva. Returning to Headquarters as Counsellor in August 2002, he dealt with Anglo-Irish issues, and in September 2003 became the Department's Director for North Africa and the Gulf States, and in September 2004 the Director of the Human Rights Unit. He was appointed Chief Executive of the Irish Human Rights Commission in December 2007, prior to becoming in 2012 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Ireland's Liaison Office to NATO's Partnership for Peace.

Additional Information:

2010 - 2012 Member of the Irish Press Council

2011 - 2015 Adjunct Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway.