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About the Department of Foreign Affairs

Our mission

Our mission is to promote and protect abroad the values, interests and economic well-being of Ireland and its people. We do this under the political direction of our Ministers, through our staff at home and through our Embassy network abroad.

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What we do

The Department of Foreign Affairs provides a range of services to Irish citizens and works hard to serve the Irish people, promote their values and advance their prosperity and interests abroad, and to provide the government with the capabilities, analysis and influence to ensure that Ireland derives the maximum benefit from all areas of its external engagement.

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