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Official Social Media Policy

What to expect

If you follow us, you can expect information covering some or all of the following:

  • Press Releases on the Departments activities and Ministerial speeches
  • Event information and occasional live coverage of events
  • Alerts about new content on our website 
  • Emergency communications – for example changes to the Department’s Travel Advice  
  • Other practical information on services available through the Department

RTs ≠ Endorsement

Who we follow

If you follow us on Twitter, we will not automatically follow you back. This is to help our followers identify other Twitter accounts that we are following such as other DFAT Twitter accounts, other Government Departments, Houses of the Oireachtas, relevant European institutions and accounts of particular relevance to Ireland.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback from our followers and will try to join the conversation where possible. However, we may not be able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter.  The best means of communicating a query to us is by using the Contact Us link on our website or the relevant Embassy’s website.

Please do not include personal/private information in your tweets to us.

Abusive/Spam Tweets

Abusive or spam tweets will result in followers being blocked and reported directly to Twitter.


Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram



We are on Twitter both at home and abroad, our Twitter policy and a list of our accounts is outlined below.

Who we are

@dfatirl - the official Twitter account of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is managed by the Department’s Press Office

@Irish_Aid - Irish Aid, Ireland’s overseas aid programme

@PassportIRL – The Passport Service

Ministerial accounts

@SimonCoveney Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

@CiaranCannon - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development

@HMcEntee - Minister of State for European Affairs

Other DFAT accounts

@dfatravelwise - Information relating to Consular and travel advice

@DisarmamentIRL - Disarmament & Non-Proliferation

@IrishMissionUN - Ireland's Mission to the United Nations

@HumanRightsIRL - News from the Human Rights Unit

@GlobalIrish - Information on Global Irish Network 


@IrlEmbAthens - Embassy of Ireland, Athens
@IrlEmbVienna - Embassy of Ireland, Austria
@irlembberlin - Embassy of Ireland, Berlin
@IrishEmbBelgium - Embassy of Ireland, Belgium
@IrelandRepBru - Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union, Brussels
@IrishEmbBuch - Embassy of Ireland, Bucharest
@IrlEmbBudapest – Embassy of Ireland, Budapest
@IrlEmbSofia - Embassy of Ireland, Bulgaria
@IrlEmbDenmark - Embassy of Ireland, Copenhagen
@IrlEmbCroatia - Embassy of Ireland, Croatia
@IrlEmbCyprus - Embassy of Ireland, Cyprus
@IrlEmbPrague - Embassy of Ireland, Czech Republic
@irlscotland - Consulate General of Ireland, Edinburgh
@IrelandUNGeneva - Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
@IrishEmbFinland - Embassy of Ireland, Helsinki
@IrlEmbHolySee - Embassy of Ireland, Holy See
@IrishEmbVilnius - Embassy of Ireland, Lithuania
@IrlEmbLjubljana - Embassy of Ireland, Ljubljana
@IrlEmbLisbon - Embassy of Ireland, Lisbon
@IrelandEmbGB - Embassy of Ireland, London
@IrlEmbMadrid - Embassy of Ireland, Madrid
@IrlEmbOslo - Embassy of Ireland, Norway
@IRLOECDUNESCO - Permanent Delegation of Ireland to the OECD and UNESCO
@IrlEmbParis - Embassy of Ireland, Paris
@IrlEmbPrague - Embassy of Ireland, Prague
@IrelandEmbLat - Embassy of Ireland, Riga
@IrlEmbRome - Embassy of Ireland, Rome
@IrlEmbSlovakia - Embassy of Ireland, Slovakia
@IrishEmbSweden - Embassy of Ireland, Stockholm
@IrishRepCoE – Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg
@IrishEmbTallinn - Embassy of Ireland, Tallinn
@IrelandinNL - Embassy of Ireland, The Hague
@IrlEmbAnkara - Embassy of Ireland, Turkey
@IrishEmbMalta - Embassy of Ireland, Valletta
@IrlEmbWarsaw - Embassy of Ireland, Warsaw
@IrlEmbCroatia - Embassy of Ireland, Zagreb

The Americas

@IrlEmbArgentina - Embassy of Ireland, Argentina

@IrelandAtlanta - Consulate General of Ireland, Atlanta

@IrelandCGAustin - Consulate of Ireland, Austin

@IrelandBoston - Consulate General of Ireland, Boston

@IrlEmbBrazil - Embassy of Ireland, Brazilia

@IrelandChicago - Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago

@IrishEmbMexico - Embassy of Ireland, Mexico

@IrelandinNY - Consulate General of Ireland, New York

@IrlEmbCanada - Embassy of Ireland, Ottawa

@IrelandinSF - Consulate of Ireland, San Francisco

@IrlSaoPaulo - Consulate of Ireland, Sao Paulo

@IrelandEmbUSA - Embassy of Ireland, Washington D.C.

@IrelandinLA - Consulate General of Ireland, Los Angeles


@irlembaustralia - Embassy of Ireland, Canberra

@IrlEmbChina - Embassy of Ireland, China

@IrelandinHK - Consulate General of Ireland, Hong Kong

@IrlEmbIndia - Embassy of Ireland, India

@IrlEmbMalaysia - Embassy of Ireland, Malaysia

@IrishEmbKorea - Embassy of Ireland, Seoul

@IrlEmbSingapore - Embassy of Ireland, Singapore

@IrelandSydney - Consulate General of Ireland, Sydney

@IrlEmbBangkok - Embassy of Ireland, Thailand

@IrishEmbJapan - Embassy of Ireland, Tokyo

Middle East

@IrelandEmbUAE - Embassy of Ireland, Abu Dhabi

@EmbassyTLV - Embassy of Ireland, Israel

@irlembjordan - Irish Embassy, Jordan 

@IrlRepRamallah – Representative Office of Ireland, Ramallah

@IrishEmbRiyadh - Embassy of Ireland, Riyadh


@irlembliberia - Embassy of Ireland, Liberia

@IrelandinZambia - Embassy of Ireland, Lusaka

@IrlEmbNigeria - Embassy of Ireland, Nigeria

@IrlEmbTanzania – Embassy of Ireland, Dar es Salaam

@IrlEmbEthiopia - Embassy of Ireland, Ethiopia

@IrlEmbPretoria - Embassy of Ireland, Pretoria

@IrlEmbKenya - Embassy of Ireland, Kenya

@IrlEmbMalawi - Embassy of Ireland, Malawi

@IrlEmbUganda – Embassy of Ireland, Uganda

@IrlEmbMaputo – Embassy of Ireland, Mozambique

@IrlEmbFreetown - Embassy of Ireland, Sierra Leone

Irish Ambassadors on Twitter























Our official Instagram accounts:

Irish Mission UN 

Irish Embassy & Consulates USA

Consulate General, Chicago