Irish Ambassador to speak at Library

Her Excellency Mrs Geraldine Byrne Nason
Her Excellency Mrs Geraldine Byrne Nason

Next Thursday November 17, at 7:30 pm, Her Excellency Mrs Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ambassador of Ireland to the Principality of Monaco and Honorary Trustee of the Princess Grace Irish Library, will give a talk on Ireland: The Global Island.

Ambassador Nason, born in Drogheda, County Louth, took up duty as Ambassador of Ireland to France in 2014. She is a career diplomat who has served as Ambassador in Ireland’s Permanent Representation to the EU, has been an international civil servant and Director for Governance at OECD Paris in the nineties, and headed up Ireland’s National Forum on Europe.

She will talk about Ireland’s unprecedented economic collapse in 2008, and how the crisis brought home very powerfully the country’s vulnerabilities as a small open economy but also its strengths – as a longstanding and fully engaged member of the European Union.

Ireland’s security, prosperity and the wellbeing of the people today are connected to the wider world as never before and the nation now faces the challenges brought about by the decision of the British people to leave the European Union. Ireland’s foreign policy is arguably more important now than at any time in its history.

Ireland, the Global Island, looks to promote a progressive and forward-looking vision of our place in the world in 2016, and beyond.

Seating is limited, reservations (€10/person payable at the door) are required by contacting +377 93 50 12 25 or

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