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Ambassador Joe Hackett

Ambassador Joe Hackett.

Ambassador Joe Hackett
Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland to the EU

Career History:

Born and raised in Dublin, Joe joined the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1995 and has since served in a variety of positions at HQ and Abroad.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland to the European Union, he served as Permanent Representative to the EU's Political & Security Committee from 2013-2017.

He also has extensive experience of managing Ireland's bilateral relationship with the United States and engaging with our global Diaspora and international business community.

2017-present  Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU, Brussels
2013-2017 Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee, Brussels 
2012-2013 Director for North American Affairs, Dublin
2009-2013 Director of the Irish Abroad Unit and Global Irish Network, Dublin 
2007-2008 Director, Consular Affairs, Dublin
2004-2007  Political and Press Officer, Embassy of Ireland, Washington DC 
2001-2004  Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dublin 
2000-2001  Deputy Director, Sub-Saharan African Affairs, Dublin 
1998-2000  Vice-Consul, Consulate General of Ireland, Boston 
1995-1998  Political Officer, Anglo-Irish Division, Dublin and Belfast