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Irish ambassador speaks on national development

WANG XIAOZHEN | 2018-11-01
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

Eoin O’Leary, ambassador of Ireland to the People’s Republic of China, grew up in Cork, Ireland’s second largest city. He held the position of director general of the European and International Affairs Division in the Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister’s Office) from 2000 to 2007. Previously, he was ambassador of Ireland to the Russian Federation. Concurrently, he was ambassador to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. He was most recently the director general of the European Neighbourhood and Policy Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and he was appointed ambassador of Ireland to the People’s Republic of China in September 2017.  Photo: Wang Xiaozhen/CSST