NY Consul General is Athens bound

NY Consul General is Athens bound

Irish Consul General in New York, Noel Kilkenny, has been appointed the new Irish Ambassador to Greece.

Deputy Consul General Peter Ryan is to take up the newly created post of Consul General in Hong Kong.

Consul General Kilkenny, who already holds the rank of ambassador, told the Irish Echo Tuesday that he was delighted with his new posting, but would be in New York into the summer.

The departures from New York of Kilkenny and Ryan were included in over 30 diplomatic appointments announced by the Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs.

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In addition to new appointments to existing diplomatic outposts, some of the appointments, as in the case of Hong Kong, are to new Irish missions.

These include new embassies in Croatia, Indonesia, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Thailand, and consulates in Austin, Texas, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Ireland is to resume a diplomatic presence at the Holy See after a three year hiatus with Emma Madigan becoming the new ambassador to the Vatican.