It is an honour to represent Ireland in Estonia, countries with so much in common. Both Ireland and Estonia are committed and enthusiastic members of the European Union, the United Nations and other multi-lateral forums. Ireland believes that a multi-lateral approach is key to solving the global challenges we face. As we say in Ireland, Ní neart go cur le chéile- none of us is as good as all of us.
Ireland and Estonia both have small, open economies with strong services and technology sectors. The Irish Embassy in Tallinn works with Irish State Agencies (the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia and Tourism Ireland) to promote business and trade activity between Ireland and Estonia.
The role of the Embassy is to aid communication and understanding between our two Governments, to foster connections between our peoples and to work with the small but energetic Irish community in Estonia. I am very grateful to my predecessors for their excellent work in developing the already strong bonds of friendship, culture and trade between Estonia and Ireland.