The Swedish Government decided on 3 November to enhance its diplomatic presence in Ireland and intends to open an Embassy in Dublin. The purpose of the intended reopening is to strengthen our bilateral relations, further develop the political dialogue and promote Swedish interests in Ireland. Ireland is an important partner for Sweden bilaterally, in the EU and internationally. The purpose of reopening an Embassy in Dublin is to strengthen our bilateral relations, further develop the political dialogue and promote Swedish interests in Ireland. There is significant interests in Swedish solutions and potential for increased Swedish exports. Sweden and Ireland also share a common interest in a strong and effective EU. The Embassy’s duties will be to represent Sweden in Ireland, develop bilateral relations, strengthen political monitoring, trade promotion and promotion of Sweden, and provide consular services to Swedes. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs continuously adapts the organisation abroad in response to external changes, changing requirements and needs, and the budgetary situation to create the best possible conditions to pursue our foreign policy and promote Swedish interests. This is a constant process of change, and involves Sweden sometimes opening or closing embassies and consulates. Sweden has historically always had close relations with Ireland. When Ireland gained independence in 1949, Sweden was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the country. The previous Embassy was closed down in 2010, and a Stockholm-based Ambassador has been accredited to Ireland since then. The intention is to be able to open the Embassy in the second half of 2022. The timetable must account for everything from formal processes with the host country to practical considerations.NEWS
The Stockholm-based ambassadors are Sweden's representatives in some 30 countries where Sweden has no permanent diplomatic representation. The ambassadors are based in Stockholm but make regular trips to the countries in which they are accredited.
The Office to Support Small Missions Abroad (UD KSU) at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm helps in preparing matters and processing specific issues. There are honorary consulates in relevant countries.
More information about this is available on the 'About us' page for Ireland.
On The National Board of Trade Sweden´s website you find information about the latest quarterly statistics on Sweden's foreign trade along with information about the EU's internal market and Sweden trade policies.
Following official recommendations of restriction of movement to avoid the risk of contracting Covid-19 given by the Irish government, the visiting hours of the Consulate in Dublin are now by appointment only. Any appointment must to be made via e-mail.
For appointment booking, all other matters and information, please send an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call +353 1 265 0888 (Monday – Friday 09.00-11.00 hrs.).