UCL European Institute


Britain & Europe Series: Ambassador of Ireland to the UK, Dan Mulhall

26 February 2015, 12:00 am

Dan Mulhall

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26 February 2015
As part of our Ambassador series, run under the Britain & Europe project, his Excellency the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall, will offer an Irish perspective on the current UK debate on EU membership.

26 February 2015

Denys Holland Lecture Theatre
University College London
1-2 Endsleigh Street
Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0DS
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The Ambassador will outline the reasons why Ireland hopes that the UK will remain a full and active member of the EU. He will look at the 40-year partnership between Ireland and the UK as members of the EU and the positive impact this has had on British-Irish relations. He will reflect on his own experience of EU affairs as former EU Director General at the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade between 2005 and 2009 and as Ireland's Ambassador in Berlin between 2009 and 2013.


Irish Ambassador in London since the 4th September 2013.

Born in Waterford, Ireland in April 1955, Daniel Mulhall joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland in 1978 and has held positions in the Department's Economic, Political, Development Cooperation and Press Sections. He has had diplomatic postings in New Delhi, Vienna, Brussels (EU), Edinburgh (Consul General of Ireland in Scotland).

Between 2001 and 2005, he was Ireland's Ambassador to Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. In August 2005, he was appointed Director-General of the European Union Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. Prior to his appointment in London he was Ireland's Ambassador in Berlin between 2009 and 2013.

Among his interests are Irish history and literature, on which he has published many articles and a book, A New Day Dawning: a Portrait of Ireland in 1900 (Cork, 1999).

Britain & Europe Series

The event is part of a 2-year series on Britain & Europe, in the course of which the UCL European Institute will host seven policy panels in London and Brussels, produce fact sheets and an online resource area, and run a dedicated blog.