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.
Play! Play! France-Ireland: 120 Years of Rugby
Discover Ireland in France
French visitors to the island of Ireland annually
in two-way trade in goods and services annually
active GAA sport clubs in France
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.
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.
The Embassy and Consulate work closely with Irish State Agencies in France and at home, to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.
Responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.
Promoting foreign direct investment into Ireland through a wide range of services.
Marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday and business tourism destination.
Acting as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers, and customers throughout the world.
Science Foundation Ireland
Funding oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.