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    Who we are

    Our mission is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people.

  • President and Sabina Higgins with DFAT staff at Consulate San Francisco

    What we do

    Our work in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade focuses on serving the Irish public, both at home and abroad.

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What we do

We provide a range of services to Irish citizens and work hard to ensure the promotion and protection of Ireland’s interests in the world. 

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Our Commitments


We are committed to customer service excellence and good practice policies.



We are responsible for managing considerable public funds and we place accountability at the heart of the work of our department

Working with us

Working with us

Find out about ways in which you can work with us.

Grants and programmes

Grants & programmes

We have a number of funding schemes that support some of our main priorities, both at home and abroad.

Civil Service Renewal Plan

This ambitious Plan incorporates a vision and a three year action plan to renew the Irish Civil Service.

News and Media

Media services

Visit these pages for speeches, press releases, photos and social media content.