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H.E. Thomas HANNEY, Ambassador of Ireland

Born: Dublin, Ireland

Married to Paula Fitzmaurice Hanney, three daughters


January 2016 onwards

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland, Vienna


September 2011- December 2016

Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland, Brussels


Representing Ireland on the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER, Part 1). Chairman of Coreper January-June 2013.


September 2010-September 2011

Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Belgium and Ireland’s representative to the Partnership for Peace at NATO


September 2006-September 2010

Joint Secretary, North South Ministerial Council, Armagh, Northern Ireland. The North-South Ministerial Council is an institution established by the Good Friday Peace Agreement and coordinates cooperation between Northern Ireland and Ireland across a wide range of sectors.


September 2004-September 2006

Counsellor, EU and International Affairs Division, Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister’s Office, Dublin). Responsible for European Council coordination. Deputy Sherpa.


September 1999-September2004

Counsellor, Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs Dublin, responsible for managing Ireland’s participation in global UN development conferences and for Ireland’s financial contributions to a wide range of UN and other multilateral development organisations.


September 1995-September 1999

First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN at Geneva, responsible for disarmament matters.


September 1978-September 1995

Third Secretary, First Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin

Postings at Embassies in Stockholm, Riyadh and Bonn


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