Ambassador Eamonn Mac Aodha
Charges d’affairs ad interim of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
Prior to becoming Ireland’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Eammon Mac Aodha served as Director for Relations with the European Parliament and inter-institutional affairs at the Irish Representation to the EU since 2017 and as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Ireland’s Liaison Office to NATO’s Partnership for Peace (2012 – 2017). Previously, he headed the Human Rights Unit in Ireland’s Department for Foreign Affairs from 2007 until 2012 and worked on relations with North Africa and the Gulf States as well as Anglo-Irish issues. He was posted to the Irish Permanent Mission in Geneva as First Secretary (2000 – 2002), worked in the division for Development cooperation, and served as Deputy Head of Mission to Israel (1996 – 1998) and the Holy See (1992 – 1996). He joined the Irish Foreign Service in 1990.
In addition to his diplomatic work, Ambassador Mac Aodha was a Member of the Irish Press Council (2010-2012) and Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland (2011-2015). He was educated in Law at University College Dublin (1988) and is a Barrister at Law from King’s Inn, Ireland’s oldest law school (1990). Amb. Eammon Mac Aodha completed a Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies at Trinity College Dublin in 2009.