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.
Appointments are available Mon-Fri 9.30 – 12.
To make an appointment please call +33 1 44 17 67 00
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