JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT EMBASSY, PARIS
Temporary attaché sought to cover the period January-July 2014 .
Deadline for applications 5pm Monday 9 December.
The Embassy of Ireland in Paris is looking to recruit a temporary
attaché for the first seven months of 2014 to assist with the
economic, cultural and political work of the Embassy. France is a
priority trade market for Ireland and the Embassy works closely
with the State Agencies in France (Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia,
IDA Ireland and Tourism Ireland) in furtherance of national trade
and economic objectives.The Embassy also works closely with the
Centre Culturel Irlandais, to highlight the creative activity of
contemporary Ireland. With France being a key political partner of
Ireland, especially as regards EU affairs, the Embassy is also
involved in organising several high level visits between both
countries throughout the year.
The successful candidate can expect to assist with a broad range of
the Embassy’s work including organising visits and events;
relations with external trade promotion and cultural stakeholders;
background research and drafting of briefing material; as well as
relations with the press and the servicing of the Embassy’s website
and social media accounts.
Applications are invited from graduates with fluent English and
French (written and spoken) with additional postgraduate
qualification(s) in subjects relevant to the work of the Embassy an
advantage. An in-depth knowledge of Ireland and its governance is
expected as is knowledge of France, French public policy and EU
affairs - in particular as it relates to Irish and French
priorities. Candidates must show good communication,
analytical and organisational skills as well as a flexible approach
to work tasks. At least two years’ relevant work experience is
Candidates are invited to send in a one page CV with an
accompanying cover letter and at least one work referee by
cob Monday 9 December 2013. Candidates must be available
for interview in Paris in the second week of December. Only
successful candidates to the interview stage will be contacted.
Applications should be sent by email as follows:
To : firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Temporary Attaché Application – Firstname Surname
It should be noted that any attempt, direct or indirect, by a
candidate to influence the selection process will automatically
disqualify the candidate.
Candidates should note that citizens of non-European Economic Area
(EEA) States are not eligible to compete. [The EEA consists of the
member states of the European Union along with Iceland,
Liechtenstein and Norway.]
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is an Equal
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Reception, 4 October 2013
(Princess Zhara, His Highness The Aga Khan, Ambassador Rory
On the 4th October, the Ambassador hosted a reception in
conjunction with Irish Thoroughbred Marketing and Enterprise
Ireland in support of the Irish equine sector. The event was
attended by 170 people representing all aspects of the equine world
including owners, trainers, jockeys, bloodstock agents, breeders,
governing bodies and equine companies from Ireland, France and
This was the 5th successive year that the reception has been held
on the weekend of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, one of Europe’s
most prestigious horse racing events. The reception assists in
establishing and maintaining commercial and business links between
industry representatives, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing and clients
of Enterprise Ireland operating in the French and international
equine markets. The Industry supports over 17,000 jobs in the
thoroughbred sector alone while its value is estimated to be worth
in the region of €1billion to the Irish economy.
Bienvenue to Ireland’s new Ambassador to France
On 14 September, Rory Montgomery took up duty as Ireland’s
Ambassador to France. From April 2009 until September 2013
Montgomery was Permanent Representative of Ireland to
the European Union.
New appointments system for Consular, Passport and Visa Services at
A new appointments system is in operation at the Embassy for
consular, visa and passport services.
All services (Passport applications, Visa applications,
Foreign Birth Registration) can be delivered by post without coming
to the Embassy. We would encourage you to consult the
relevant section of our website regarding the service you require
before contacting the Embassy. Passport applications forms can be
ordered online here or by
telephone at 01 44 17 67 00. Visa applications are available online
The only service which requires a visit to the Embassy is
witnessing of documents (PACS, marriage forms, and other official
documents). You may make an appointment for witnessing of
documents at 01 44 17 67 00 or by email here .
In the event of a consular emergency (death,
serious illness of an Irish citizen in France) please ring the
Embassy for assistance. An out-of-hours emergency service is also
available, see here .
Embassy of Ireland, Paris