Irish Ambassador Undertakes Official Visit to Jersey
Friday 23 June 12:19
The Irish Ambassador, His Excellency Daniel Mulhall, is undertaking an official visit to Jersey on Thursday and Friday of this week (22nd and 23rd June) which will include an address to States Members.
The Ambassador will meet with representatives of the Government of Jersey, Jersey Financial Services Commission and Jersey Finance to discuss the strong economic and cultural links between the jurisdiction and Ireland. He will also be given a briefing on the extensive preparations undertaken by the Island’s government in advance for the Brexit negotiations which began earlier this week.
His Excellency, who is being accompanied on this visit by his wife, Mrs Greta Mulhall, will also address Island Sixth Form students at Hautlieu on Friday afternoon before being given a tour of the school by the Head Teacher, Mr Nick Falle.
The visit forms part of the ongoing engagement between the Government of Jersey and Ireland. Ministers will use the opportunity to understand how they can best develop a closer relationship with Ireland and how links can be strengthened with the sizeable Irish population who live and work in Jersey.
Whilst in the Island the Ambassador will also be the guest of honour at a dinner hosted by the Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache, and be given a guided tour of the Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Jersey Maritime Museum.
The Minister for External Relations, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, commented “I am delighted that His Excellency has taken the opportunity to visit Jersey to build on his understanding of our community and discuss how we can work more closely in partnership with Ireland.”