Friday 19 January 2018

Several well-known ambassadors to move location in Cabinet-approved shakeup

Irish ambassador Dan Mulhall
Irish ambassador Dan Mulhall
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

THE Cabinet has approved a shakeup of Ireland’s ambassadors.

Several well-known ambassadors are to move location as part of plans brought by Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan.

Ireland’s ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall, is to replace Anne Anderson, who is retiring from the post of ambassador to the US.

Ms Anderson held the post, based in Washington DC, since 2013.

Adrian O’Neill, at who currently serves as Second Secretary in the department’s in Dublin, will take up the London post.

Other changes in countries such as France and Spain.

Geraldine Byrne Nason,the ambassador France, is to be appointed as the Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in New York, to replace Mr. David Donoghue who is retiring.

Announcing the nominations, Minister Flanagan said:

"At this time of significant challenge, Ireland is fortunate to have a very experienced team of diplomats ready to represent and advance our strategic interests around the world. 

"The nominations approved by Cabinet today include Heads of Mission in a number of key locations, including the UK and a number of EU capitals, the USA, as well as key partner countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa."

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