Diplomatic Dialogue: A Breakfast Meeting with Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir, Consul General of Ireland

  • 04/29/2022
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Offices of Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta
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About Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir

Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir took up her post as Consul General of Ireland to the South East United States in January 2022. Based in Atlanta, she leads Ireland’s team covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 

She joins the Consulate from a role at Ireland’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, where she headed the team on human rights and gender equality including during Ireland’s term as an elected member of the UN Security Council. She co-chaired the Security Council’s Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security with her Mexican counterpart.

Caoimhe joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2008. She has served at headquarters in Political Division, Corporate Services Division, and Consular Division. From 2015 to 2018 she was Deputy Director of the Americas Unit, responsible for Latin America and the Caribbean. Caoimhe was previously posted to Ireland’s Embassy in Spain. She also led work on the Department of Foreign Affairs’ first Equality and Diversity Action Plan. 

Caoimhe is originally from Lucan, County Dublin. She completed a degree in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin, including a year studying at the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris, France. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a diploma in law from the National University of Ireland.

Caoimhe speaks Irish, Spanish and French. 

She is married to Pádraig and they have two young children.

U.S.- Ireland Relations

U.S. relations with Ireland have long been based on common ancestral ties and shared values. In addition to regular dialogue on political and economic issues, the U.S. and Irish governments benefit from a robust slate of exchanges in areas such as commerce, culture, education, and scientific research. With Ireland’s membership in the European Union (EU), discussions of EU trade and economic policies, as well as other aspects of broader EU policy, constitute key elements in the U.S.-Ireland relationship.

Economic and trade ties are an important facet of overall U.S.- Irish relations. The United States is a major goods exporter to Ireland, ranking second only to the United Kingdom. U.S. goods exports to Ireland include pharmaceutical products, electrical components and equipment, computers and peripherals, aircraft, and optical/medical instruments. The United States is Ireland’s top export destination; about 27 percent of all Irish goods exports go to the United States

Two-way investment between the United States and Ireland remains strong. Ireland’s membership in the EU attracts U.S. companies that use Ireland as a base to sell into Europe and other markets. There are approximately 700 U.S.-owned firms operating in Ireland that employ about 155,000 people Many high-tech firms, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, base their European operations in Ireland. Since 2015, Ireland also has become an important research and development center for U.S. firms in Europe. Irish firms are significant investors in the United States across a wide range of sectors. More than 500 Irish companies operate in the United States, having invested more than $225 billion and employing some 110,000 workers as of 2019.

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