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Bobby McDonagh
Name Bobby McDonagh
Organisation  Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Job title Ambassador of Ireland to Italy

Sector expertise:

HE Mr Bobby McDonagh became Ambassador of Ireland to Italy in September 2013. Widely respected as an expert on European Union affairs, McDonagh has spent much of his career in the corridors of Brussels or the EU division at Iveagh House, home to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador BOBBY MCDONAGH

Born

Washington D.C., 29 June 1954

Educated 

Gonzaga College, Dublin 

 

Balliol College, Oxford (MA Greats/Classics) 

 

President of the Oxford Union 

Married, 4 Daughters

 

Career

1977-1980

Third Secretary, Political Division, Department of Foreign Affairs Dublin

1980-1983

Third Secretary, Embassy of Ireland, Luxembourg 

1983-1985

General Secretariat of the European Parliament, Political Affairs 

1985-1987 

First Secretary, Economic Division, Department of Foreign Affairs 

1987-1990 

First Secretary, Irish Permanent Representation to the EU, Brussels 

1990-1994

European Commission Brussels: Member of Commissioner
McSharry’s Cabinet and later Deputy Chef de Cabinet of
Commissioner Flynn 

1995-2000 

Counsellor, EU Division, Department of Foreign Affairs 

2000-2001

Ambassador to Malaysia (accredited also to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos) 

2001-2005 

Director General, EU Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin 

2005-2009 

Permanent Representative of Ireland to the EU, Brussels 

2009-2013

Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom 

2013-

Ambassador of Ireland to Italy, as well as to the UN organisations in
Rome and to San Marino 

Publications:

Original Sin in a Brave New World, the Paradox of Europe (IEA 1997) The IGC: How the deal was done - an account of the negotiation of the EU Constitutional Treaty, contained in The Genesis and Destiny of the European Constitution (Bruylant 2007)

   
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