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Permanent Representative Declan Kelleher

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Ambassador Declan Kelleher
Permanent Representative of Ireland to the EU

Career History:

2004-13 Ambassador of Ireland to the People’s Republic of China and to Mongolia
2000-04  Ambassador, Representative of Ireland to the EU Political and Security
Committee, Brussels 
1998-2000  Deputy Political Director, Director for International Security Policy,
Department of Foreign Affairs 
1995-98  Counsellor, Head of Security Policy and Disarmament Section, Department of Foreign Affairs 
1991-95  First Secretary, Anglo–Irish Division, Department of Foreign Affairs 
1987-91  First Secretary(Press and Political/Congressional Affairs), Embassy of
Ireland to the USA, Washington DC 
1983-87  First Secretary, Political Division, Department of Foreign Affairs (European Correspondent: 1985 – 1987) 
1980-83  Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, New York 
1977  Entered the Department of Foreign Affairs as Third Secretary. 

Prior to entering the foreign service, he worked in the private sector as an economic/financial analyst, specialising in global marine and oil industries.