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List of Ambassadors and Consul-Generals

Note: Nominations of Ambassadors are subject to the approval of the authorities of the receiving States.

Africa

Ambassador to Mozambique (and also to Angola and Botswana)

Mr William Carlos, at present heading up the Evaluation & Audit Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Replacing Mr. Ruairí de Burca.

Ambassador to Uganda (and also to Rwanda)

Mr. Donal Cronin, at present serving as Head of Development and Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy to Uganda.

Ambassador to Malawi

Ms. Áine Hearns, at present serving at the Evaluation & Audit Unit, DFA.

Replacing Ms. Liz Higgins.

Ambassador to Nigeria (and also to Chad, Ghana and Senegal)

Mr. Seán Hoy, at present serving at the Development Cooperation Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Patrick Fay.

Ambassador to South Africa (and also to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mauritius and Zimbabwe)

Mr. Liam MacGabhann at present serving at the Development Cooperation Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Brendan McMahon.

Ambassador to Kenya (and also to Sudan)

Mr. Vincent O’Neill, at present serving at the Development Cooperation Division, DFA.

Establishing a new Mission.

Ambassador to Sierra Leone (also to Liberia)

Ms. Sinead Walsh, at present serving as Head of the Irish Aid Office in Freetown.

Upgrading of the Sierra Leone Aid Office to Embassy status.

Americas

Ambassador to Brazil

Mr. Brian Glynn, at present serving at the Political Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Frank Sheridan.

Ambassador to Argentina (and also to Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay)

Mr. Justin Harman, at present serving as Ambassador to Spain.

Replacing Mr. James McIntyre.

Consul-General in Austin, Texas

Mr. Adrian Farrell, at present on secondment to the Department of the Taoiseach (EU Affairs Division).

Establishing a new Mission.

Consul-General in New York

Ms. Barbara Jones, at present Joint Secretary of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat in Belfast.

Replacing Mr. Noel Kilkenny.

Consul-General in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ms. Sharon Lennon, at present serving at the Embassy Buenos Aires.

Establishing a new Mission.

Asia-Pacific

Ambassador to Japan

Ms. Anne Barrington, at present Director-General Europe Division/Strategy & Performance Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. John Neary.

Ambassador to Singapore (and also to Brunei, the Philippines and Timor Leste)

Mr. Geoffrey Keating, at present on secondment to the Department of the Taoiseach (EU Affairs Division).

Replacing Mr. Joseph Hayes.

Ambassador to Indonesia

Mr. Kyle O’Sullivan, at present on secondment to the Department of the Taoiseach (EU Affairs Division).

Establishing a new Mission.

Ambassador to Thailand (and also to Myanmar)

Mr. Brendan Rogers, at present Director General of the Development Cooperation Division, DFA.

Establishing a new Mission.

Consul-General in Sydney, Australia

Ms. Jane Connolly, at present serving at the Embassy in London.

Replacing Ms. Caitríona Ingoldsby.

Consul-General in Hong Kong

Mr. Peter Ryan, at present serving at the Consulate-General in New York.

Establishing a new Mission.

Europe

Ambassador to France (and also to Monaco)

Ms. Geraldine Byrne-Nason, at present Second Secretary-General at the Department of the Taoiseach.

Replacing Mr. Rory Montgomery.

Ambassador to Luxembourg

Mr. Peadar Carpenter, at present heading up the Consular Section, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Diarmuid O’Leary.

Ambassador to Spain (and also to Andorra and Tunisia)

Mr. David Cooney, outgoing Secretary-General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Replacing Mr. Justin Harman.

Ambassador to Estonia

Mr. Frank Flood, at present serving at the British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat in Belfast.

Replacing Mr. Peter McIvor.

Ambassador to Croatia

Mr. Tim Harrington, at present on secondment to the EEAS in Brussels.

Establishing a new Mission.

Ambassador to Slovenia (and also to Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Mr. Patrick Kelly, at present heading up the Middle East North Africa Unit, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Kieran Dowling.

Ambassador to Poland

Mr. Gerard Keown, at present serving at the Strategy & Performance Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Eugene Hutchinson.

Ambassador to Greece (and also to Albania and the Republic of Serbia)

Mr. Noel Kilkenny, at present Consul-General in New York.

Replacing Mr. Charles Sheehan.

Ambassador to Malta

Mr. Padraig MacCoscair, at present serving at the Development Cooperation Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. James Hennessy.

Ambassador to the Holy See (resident)

Ms. Emma Madigan, at present serving at the Protocol Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. David Cooney (non-resident).

Ambassador to Denmark (and also to Iceland)

Ms. Cliona Manahan, at present heading up the Asia-Pacific Unit, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Brendan Scannell.

Ambassador to the Netherlands

Mr. John Neary, at present Ambassador to Japan.

Replacing Ms. Mary Whelan.

Ambassador to Lithuania (and also to Belarus)

Mr. David Noonan, at present serving at the Political Division, DFA.

Replacing Ms. Philomena Murnaghan.

Ambassador to Sweden

Ms. Orla O’Hanrahan, at present heading up the Protocol Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. James Carroll.

Ambassador to Turkey (and also to Azerbaijan, Iran and Pakistan)

Mr. Brendan Ward, at present serving at the Political Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Kenneth Thompson.

Ambassador to Austria

Ms. Mary Whelan, at present Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Replacing Mr. James Brennan.

Middle East

Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (and also to Bahrain, Oman, Yemen and Iraq)

Mr. Tony Cotter, at present serving at the Development Cooperation Division, DFA.

Replacing Mr. Niall Holohan.

Representative to the Palestinian National Authority

Ms. Martina Feeney, at present acting Representative to the Palestinian National Authority.

Replacing Ms. Dympna Hayes.