Ireland in France

Find out about Ireland’s trade, community, cultural, diplomatic and business activities in France.

Ireland’s relationship with France is one of enduring friendship and affinity going back centuries.

It evokes memories of our shared Norman, Huguenot and Celtic heritage, the Wild Geese and the spirit of the French Revolution which so captured the imagination of Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen.

Even Ireland’s national flag was inspired by the French tricolour.

Peace and prosperity

Ireland and France work together for peace and prosperity – both in the United Nations and in our shared home in the European Union.

Our political and economic relations are thriving, our people-to-people links are stronger than ever before while culture remains at the heart of our connections.

Rugby World Cup 2023

France will host the Rugby World Cup this year, with matches taking place in cities across the country.

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Play! Play! France-Ireland: 120 Years of Rugby

The Centre Culturel Irlandais and the Embassy of Ireland, France have created a digital exhibition on Franco-Irish rugby relations over the last 120 years.

Discover Ireland in France

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Ireland’s Strategy for France to 2025

This strategy draws the roadmap and milestones in how Ireland will deepen its ties with France, our closest EU neighbour, in the years ahead.

France-Ireland Joint Plan of Action

The first annual report of the France-Ireland joint action plan was published in October 2022.

Read report in .pdf format

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Embassy and Consulate of Ireland, France

The Embassy and Consulate work to:

  • promote and protect Irish interests in France
  • strengthen political and economic relationships
  • support the Irish community
  • advance cultural ties and promote the Irish arts.