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Ambassador joins Slovak President in support of global activism to prevent and eliminate violence

25 November 2021

Ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25th November, Ambassadors accredited to the Slovak Republic, including the Ambassador of Ireland Dermot McGauran, join President Zuzana Čaputová, in a campaign to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

Ambassador McGauran visited the Depaul Slovensko shelter in Bratislava on 26 October

27 October 2021

The Ambassador donated some posters of Ireland to the Director who will use them to decorate an “Irish room” at the shelter.

The Embassy team was delighted to welcome Margaret Anne Suggs

13 October 2021

The Embassy team was delighted to welcome Margaret Anne Suggs, one of the Irish artists exhibiting at the Bratislava Illustration Biennial (BIB).

Ambassador McGauran visited an elementary school

06 October 2021

He talked to the pupils about Ireland, its traditions, customs and language.

Ambassador McGauran visited the University of Matej Bel

29 September 2021

Ambassador McGauran was delighted to accept an invitation from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica to give a lecture to students taking Irish studies as part of their wider curriculum.

Ambassador McGauran presents credentials to President Čaputová

10 September 2021

Ireland’s new Ambassador, Mr. Dermot McGauran, presented his credentials to the President of the Slovak Republic, Her Excellency Ms. Zuzana Čaputová at the Grassalkovich Palace on 9 September 2021.

Joint Statement of the Diplomatic Community on equal rights for LGBTQI+

24 July 2021

As international friends and partners of Slovakia, we are united in reaffirming that all persons, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity, should fully be able to enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms. Together we celebrate Bratislava Pride on 24 July and Kosice Pride on 21 August, along with other Pride events.

Advice for Fans of Shamrock Rovers

02 July 2021

The embassy has been informed that no tickets will be made available to Irish Fans for the match between the Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers FC and the Slovak ŠK Slovan Bratislava team in the first Champions League qualification round on Wednesday 7 July 2021.

Bloomsday

17 June 2021

A celebration of Irish literature took place in Bratislava’s beautiful summer reading room of the capital’s municipal library on the 16th of June.

Statement by the Diplomatic Community to mark the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

11 May 2021

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Convention. Signed on 11 May 2011, this landmark convention of the Council of Europe aims to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence. It is the first instrument in Europe to set legally binding standards to prevent gender-based violence, protect victims of violence and punish perpetrators.

Central Europe plays an Irish tune

19 March 2021

Irish music from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and of course, Slovakia was a significant part of the second year St Patrick’s Day was celebrated during the pandemic.

St Patrick’s Day Greenings 2021

18 March 2021

Despite the pandemic, one important form of celebrating St Patrick’s Day still took place. Fifteen landmarks around Slovakia turned green. The Global Greening is an opportunity to create a visual message about Irish-Slovak friendship by marking Slovak landmarks green

Joint Statement of the Diplomatic Community on the occasion of International Women's Day

08 March 2021

Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements and leadership of women around the world. We recognise the powerful contribution of women in the fight against the Coronavirus, as medics and caregivers, scientists and teachers, in business, and as political leaders.

An Irish Christmas gift

11 December 2020

The Embassy joined forces with two local groups promoting Irish culture, Gemini Irish Music band and Avalon Academy of Irish dance. In order to bring some joy to everyone in time for the holidays, they recorded a beautiful video.

Embassy of Ireland supports the “Orange the World” campaign

25 November 2020

It has become a tradition for Ireland to support the launch of the UN’s 16 days against violence against women and girls campaign, also called “Orange the World”, and this year the Embassy led on the campaign in Slovakia.

Ambassador met President Čaputová’s advisers

19 November 2020

Ambassador Ó Riain met a group of advisers to the Slovak head of state, President Zuzana Čaputová. They discussed a wide range of topics from human rights, security, and multilateralism to the environment.

Irish Hallowe’en explained in Slovak

01 November 2020

For the first time, the old Celtic tradition of Samhain that the whole world knows as Hallowe’en got a Slovak text.

Ambassador tried online education

20 October 2020

Ambassador Ó Riain accepted an offer from the University of Economics to give a lecture on diplomacy in practice to their students. She was able to experience the current trend of online education with many interesting questions coming from students through a screen.

Green Žilina welcomes Irish Ambassador

30 September 2020

Žilina joined the Global Greening campaign in 2020 when Budatín castle and the historical building of the Bank turned green for St. Patrick’s day. The pandemic prevented the Ambassador from travelling to the sites in March, but an opportunity presented itself 6 months later.

Irish Day at DePaul shelter

25 September 2020

Ambassador Ó Riain and some heavy rain set the scene for an Irish Day at the largest homeless shelter in Bratislava.

Deputy Prime Minister and Ambassador open production line

17 September 2020

CRH, Ireland’s largest employer in Slovakia and leader of the local cement industry, launched a new production line for alternative fuels at its subsidiary company ecorec based in Pezinok.

Ambassador launches diplomatic travel podcast

07 September 2020

The Slovak Spectator, the main English language newspaper in Slovakia, introduced a Spectacular Slovakia podcast. Foreign Ambassadors based in Bratislava speak about their favourite places in Slovakia, and compare their host country with their homeland. Ambassador Ó Riain was the first one to record her story. It is available here.

Ambassador’s summer travel around Slovakia

07 August 2020

After months of staying in Bratislava due to the pandemic, Ambassador Ó Riain hit the road. She spent part of her summer touring Eastern Slovakia.

Joint Statement of the Diplomatic Community on equal rights for LGBTI

24 July 2020

A joint statement on equal rights for LGBTI signed by 37 embassies (one more than last year). In addition, the mayor of Bratislava, Matus Vallo and the governor of Bratislava Region, Juraj Droba, have signed the statement, making it a total of 39 signatories.

Bloomsday 2020 with Robert Roth

16 June 2020

The annual celebration of Irish literature on Bloomsday became a virtual one in the middle of the Covid 19 crisis.

Embassy Bratislava celebrates IDAHOT

17 May 2020

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia brought together a colourful group of Irish diplomats in an online celebration.

Irish embassies across the EU celebrate Europe Day together online

09 May 2020

Ireland’s global network includes diplomatic missions in every EU Member State. To mark the Europe Day and to show how the team work together, see a video.

Embassy Bratislava joins the ShineYourLight campaign

11 April 2020

This is an expression of national solidarity and collective hope for the future, in recognition of the unprecedented times in which we are living.

Celebrating Roma Day with Irish nuns

05 April 2020

The Embassy sent the Irish nuns working with Roma children in Nano Nagle centre in Spišské Podhradie samples of home-made face masks together with a step by step guide to make them.

Celebrating St Patrick’s Day with Greenings

18 March 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of all events, one important form of celebrating St Patrick’s Day still took place. Several landmarks around Slovakia turned green.

Promotion of Ireland in Slovak media

17 March 2020

Embassy Bratislava together with Hospodárske noviny daily prepared a supplement in order to inspire Slovaks to get to know Ireland better and to maybe visit in one day.

Ambassador Ó Riain among selected women

08 March 2020

Ambassador Ó Riain was honoured to be included in this list on International Women’s Day.

Irish soiree in Bratislava

03 March 2020

A concert of Irish music combined with an informal discussion about Ireland, its foreign policy and the importance of the EU membership

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

10 September 2019

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship call recently opened to candidates based in Ireland.

Travel Advice for Fans Attending match between Dundalk FC and ŠK Slovan Bratislava

06 August 2019

On Wednesday 7 August 2019, the NFC Tehelné pole stadium sees the Republic of Ireland Dundalk FC team take on the Slovak ŠK Slovan Bratislava team in the European League third qualification round.

Launch of the Irish-Slovak Business Directory

18 June 2019

Ambassador Ó Riain together with Enterprise Ireland launched a new tool for any Irish business interested in the Slovak market, as well as Slovak companies looking for partners in the region, and in Ireland. You can find the Irish-Slovak Business Directory here.

Inauguration ceremony of President Čaputová

15 June 2019

President’s inauguration Inauguration ceremony of President Čaputová Ambassador Ó Riain joined fellow diplomats, members of government and parliament, academia and many others at the historical inauguration of the first female President in Slovakia. Ambassador Ó Riain congratulated President Čaputová at a reception following the official ceremony.

Cathy Davey toured Slovakia

12 June 2019

Irish musician Cathy Davey and her band played five concerts across Slovakia. Ambassador Ó Riain welcomed them at the first one in Bratislava.

The Embassy of Ireland supports employment of Roma

28 May 2019

Slovakia faces both a labour shortage and high unemployment of Roma population. The Embassy joined forces with AmCham, Embassies of the US, Netherlands and Canada and several NGOs as they believe that the employment of socially excluded groups is an untapped potential for Slovakia’s growth.

Ambassador Ó Riain visited Detva

20 May 2019

Ambassador Ó Riain visited the town of Detva for the first time since her arrival in Slovakia.

Ambassador Ó Riain attended diplomatic trip in central Slovakia

13 May 2019

Diplomatic trip in Slovakia

15th anniversary of Slovakia’s EU membership and Irish Day of Welcomes

01 May 2019

Ambassador Ó Riain initiated a series of vox populi videos commemorating 1st May 2004 when Slovakia joined the European Union during the Irish presidency

Ambassador Ó Riain gave a lecture at the University of Economics in Bratislava

03 April 2019

Ambassador visited the University of Economics in Bratislava where she met the dean of the Faculty of applied languages.

Ambassador Ó Riain spoke at Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts

02 April 2019

Ambassador Ó Riain spoke at Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts

Greening in Slovakia to mark St. Patrick's Day

18 March 2019

Six landmarks in Slovakia turned green to mark St. Patrick's Day.

Ambassador Ó Riain featured in Diplomacy in practice

19 February 2019

The Bratislava based University of Economics invites ambassadors accredited to Slovakia to its special program for students of international relations

Many of Irish flying geese landed in Slovakia

12 February 2019

Ambassador Ó Riain opened an exhibition titled “Strangers to Citizens” first in Nitra and then in Bratislava.

Minister of State Byrne visits Slovakia

12 February 2019

Ireland's Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Ms. Catherine Byrne T.D. visited the Slovak Republic from 11-12 March 2019

Irishman´s translation a Slovak masterpiece launched by the embassy

28 January 2019

Ambassador Ó Riain opened an event introducing a unique project.

Joint Statement of the Diplomatic Community on LGBTI Rights BRATISLAVA

13 July 2018

Joint Statement of the Diplomatic Community on LGBTI Rights BRATISLAVA

Summer position in the Embassy: Research Assistant

31 May 2018

Summer position in the Embassy: Research Assistant

Central/East European Gaelic Football Championships

16 May 2018

Round 2 of the Central/East European Gaelic Football Championships will take place in Bratislava on the 26th of May.

Embassy participates in Europe Day 2018

09 May 2018

The Embassy of Ireland in Bratislava participated in the annual Europe Day event in Bratislava.

Ambassador Ó Riain visited Banská Bystrica

17 April 2018

Ambassador Ó Riain visited Banská Bystrica on the 17th of April

Minister of State McEntee visits the Slovak Republic

15 March 2018

Ireland's Minister of State for European Affairs, Ms Helen McEntee T.D. visited the Slovak Republic from 14-15 March 2018.