About the Department of Foreign Affairs

The Mission of the Department of Foreign Affairs is to advance Ireland's political and economic interests in the European Union and in the wider world, to promote Ireland's contribution to international peace, security and development both through the European Union and through active participation in international organisations, in particular the United Nations, to protect our citizens abroad, and to pursue reconciliation and partnership on the island of Ireland.

Video

Video

An introductory video to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Working in DFA

Working in DFA

Visit this page to learn more about employment opportunities in the Department and about decentralisation.

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Tour Iveagh House

Tour Iveagh House

Iveagh House was built in 1736 and has been the Headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin since it was donated to the State in 1939. For a virtual tour of Iveagh House, click here.

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Statement of Strategy 2008-2010

The Statement of Strategy of the Department of Foreign Affairs  sets out the foreign policy objectives, as defined by the Governement, to be pursued in the period 2008-2010.

Strategy Statement 2005-2007

The DFA Strategy Statement  sets out the foreign policy objectives, as defined by the Government, to be pursued by the Department of Foreign Affairs in the period 2005-2007.

Annual Report 2007

The Annual Report    describes the progress made by the Department during the year towards achieving the policy goals and objectives set down in the Department’s Strategy Statement 2005 – 2007. 

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