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.
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