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Helena Nolan, Consul General of Ireland


My name is Helena Nolan and I am honoured to be your Consul General, based here in NYC and with responsibility for the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Ohio. I arrived here with my husband, Sami, in late August 2021 and our two boys are based in Dublin, studying and working. My parents live in County Kilkenny, though my mother came from County Wexford and my Grandfather was one of the Carlow Nolans. I have a brother in Carlow, another brother in Waterford and lots of cousins in Wexford. I am greatly enjoying all the varied aspects of my role here and working with the great team in the Consulate and I look forward to getting out and about and to having the opportunity to meet as many of you as possible during my term.

I am delighted that you have taken the time to visit our website and hope that you find it useful. The website is a source of information when applying for passports, visas and when trying to find out more about Ireland. If you have comments about our website or require further information on Ireland, please contact the Consulate.

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Helena Nolan
Consul General of Ireland



Tá céad fáilte romhat go dtí láithreán gréasáin Ard-Chonsalacht na hÉireann Nua Eabhrac. Is cúis áthais dom go bhfuil suim agat an láithreán a léamh agus tá súil agam go mbaineann tú taitneamh agus tairbhe as an eolas agus na seirbhísí atá ann. Is áis fhiúntach eolais é is tú ag iarraidh pas, víosaí nó má tá ag iarraidh eolais ar Éirinn. Má tá tuairimí agat faoin láithreán gréasáin nó má tá tuilleadh eolais uait ar Éirinn, téigh i dteaghmáil leis an gConsalacht.

Helena Nolan
Ard-Chonsal na hÉireann


Helena Nolan

Helena Nolan was born in Kilkenny, Ireland.

She joined Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1990, after an initial 7 years in the Department of Education.

Over the course of her career, Helena has held a wide number of roles at home and overseas, most recently serving as Ireland’s Ambassador to Belgium and the Partnership for Peace Liaison Office (2017-2021). Prior to her appointment to this role, Helena served as Director for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in the Department’s headquarters in Dublin and was a regular visitor to the UN here in New York. She has also served in London, Armagh, Kuala Lumpur and Dar Es Salaam, as well as working in the Departments of Education and Enterprise and the Office of Science and Technology.

She took up duty as Consul General of Ireland in New York on 26 August 2021.

Helena and her husband Sami have two sons.