Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (147)

Andrew Doyle

Ceist:

147. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he will provide the full details regarding the upcoming rotation of ambassadors of Ireland and consuls general concerning 36 appointments that were approved on 6 May 2014; if he will provide in tabular form the rotations that will take place in each embassy of Ireland and consulate general; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21161/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

At its meeting of 6 May 2014, the Government approved nominations for 36 Head of Mission appointments - 31 ambassadorial and 5 consul-general posts. The majority of the proposed appointments are to posts which will fall vacant this year or in early 2015 due to the scheduled rotation or retirement of the present incumbents. In addition, a number of the proposed appointments are to posts which are being established this year on foot of the Government Decision in January to expand and restructure Ireland’s diplomatic and consular Network. These nominations are set out in a table.

It should be noted that nominations of ambassadors are subject to the approval (agrément) of the authorities of the receiving States and appointments are not formally confirmed until this approval is forthcoming.

HEAD OF MISSION NOMINATIONS

NAME

CURRENTLY SERVING

TO MISSION

William Carlos

Evaluation & Audit Unit

Embassy Maputo

Dónal Cronin

Embassy Kampala

(Chargé d'Affaires)

Embassy Kampala

Áine Hearns

Evaluation & Audit Unit

Embassy Lilongwe

Seán Hoy

Development Cooperation Division

Embassy Abuja

Liam MacGabhann

Development Cooperation Division

Embassy Pretoria

Vincent O’Neill

Development Cooperation Division

Embassy Nairobi

Sinead Walsh

Irish Aid office, Freetown (Head of Office)

Embassy, Freetown (following upgrading of office to Embassy status)

Brian Glynn

Political Division

Embassy Brasilia

Justin Harman

Embassy Madrid

Embassy Buenos Aires

Adrian Farrell

Dept. of the Taoiseach (on secondment)

Consulate-General Austin

Barbara Jones

British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat, Belfast

Consulate-General New York

Sharon Lennon

Embassy Buenos Aires

Consulate-General Sao Paulo

Anne Barrington

Europe Division

Embassy Tokyo

Geoffrey Keating

Dept. of the Taoiseach (on secondment)

Embassy Singapore

Kyle O’Sullivan

Dept. of the Taoiseach (on secondment)

Embassy Jakarta

Brendan Rogers

Development Cooperation Division

Embassy Bangkok

Jane Connolly

Embassy London

Consulate-General Sydney

Peter Ryan

Consulate-General New York

Consulate-General Hong Kong

Geraldine Byrne Nason

Dept. of the Taoiseach

Embassy Paris

Peadar Carpenter

Consular Division

Embassy Luxembourg

David Cooney

Outgoing Secretary-General, Dept. Of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Embassy Madrid

Frank Flood

British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat, Belfast

Embassy Tallinn

Tim Harrington

On secondment to the EEAS

Embassy Zagreb

Patrick Kelly

Political Division

Embassy Ljubljana

Gerard Keown

Strategy & Performance Division

Embassy Warsaw

Noel Kilkenny

Consulate-General New York

Embassy Athens

Pádraig MacCoscair

Development Cooperation Division

Embassy Valetta

Emma Madigan

Protocol

Embassy Holy See

Cliona Manahan

Asia-Pacific Unit

Embassy Copenhagen

John Neary

Embassy Tokyo

Embassy The Hague

David Noonan

Political Division

Embassy Vilnius

Orla O’Hanrahan

Protocol

Embassy Stockholm

Brendan Ward

Political Division

Embassy Ankara

Mary Whelan

Embassy The Hague

Embassy Vienna

Tony Cotter

Development Cooperation Division

Embassy Riyadh

Martina Feeney

Palestinian National Authority, Representative Office, Ramallah (Chargé d'Affaires)

Palestinian National Authority, Representative Office, Ramallah