About the Australian Embassy in Ireland
Head of Mission
Robert Owen-Jones is the Head of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires a.i. for the Australian Embassy Ireland, taking up his position in February 2020.
Mr Owen-Jones is a senior executive of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and an experienced career diplomat with over thirty years’ international service, including diplomatic postings to Manila, Moscow, Paris, Bonn and Washington. He served also as Charge d’affaires in Lisbon for Portugal, and Port Louis for Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles.
The Embassy's main priorities are:
To advance Australia's bilateral relationship with Ireland.
To promote Australia's economic interests in Ireland.
To provide Australians in Ireland with consular and passport services.
To promote awareness and public understanding in Ireland of Australia's foreign and trade policy, including through cultural activities.
To provide services for Australian Governmental and Parliamentary activities.
About the Embassy
The Australian Government established diplomatic representation in Dublin in 1946 and a full Embassy was established in 1964.