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Diplomatic Representation

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 24 July 2018

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Questions (93)

Seán Haughey

Question:

93. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when the post of Irish Ambassador to Japan will be filled; the length of time this post has been vacant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32857/18]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The Head of Mission post in Tokyo, Japan has been vacant since mid-April. The Ambassador designate to Japan, Mr. John Paul Kavanagh, is currently in the process of assuming duty and he will arrive in Tokyo at the end of July. The former Ambassador, Ms. Anne Barrington, retired in mid-April and in the interim Mr. Tim Harrington has been Chargé d’Affaires, in line with usual practice.

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