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A Conversation with the Consul General of Ireland

An Online Event


Thursday, January 14, 7:00 pm

Join West Suburban Irish as we talk with The Honorable Kevin Byrne, the new Consul General of Ireland to Chicago, about what's really going on with Ireland nowadays both at home and abroad. 

This is a free event. Open to the public.

There are limited spaces available. Register now before this event goes public on Wednesday, December 2.

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The Honorable Kevin Byrne, the new Consul General of Ireland to Chicago

About CG Byrne

Mr. Byrne was appointed Consul General to the Midwestern United States in September 2020.

He joined the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs in 2010 and has served in EU Division, Corporate Services, and in Ireland’s Consulate in San Francisco. He also worked in the Department of the Taoiseach – Prime Minister – where he planned Ireland's successful 2013 Presidency of the European Union. Prior to taking up post in Chicago, Kevin was secretary to the Management Board of the Department and policy liaison with Áras an Uachtaráin – the office of the President.

Before joining the foreign service, Kevin worked in the European institutions in Brussels, the think tank sector in London, and taught in France and Japan. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, the London School of Economics, and a Naughton scholar. Kevin is married to his husband, Aristotle.

From his base in Chicago – a city with a strong Irish heritage - Kevin along with the Consulate team will be working to promote Ireland and Irish interests in the region and to further strengthen the links between Ireland and the Midwest.

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