Daniel Mulhall

Daniel Mulhall took up duty as Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States in August 2017 and will complete his term in August 2022 when he will take up an assignment as Global Distinguished Professor of Irish Studies at New York University. 
 
He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and had his early diplomatic assignments in New Delhi, Vienna (OSCE), Brussels (European Union) and Edinburgh where he was Ireland’s first Consul General, 1998-2001. He served as Ireland’s Ambassador to Malaysia (2001-05). From 2009 to 2013, he was Ireland’s Ambassador to Germany and coming to Washington he served as Ireland’s Ambassador in London (2013-17).  
 
During his diplomatic career, Dan Mulhall has also held a number of positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as Director-General for European Affairs, 2005-2009. He also served as a member of the Secretariat of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation (1994-95). As the Department’s Press Counsellor, he was part of the Irish Government’s delegation at the time of the Good Friday Agreement 1998. 
 
He is the author of A New Day Dawning: a Portrait of Ireland in 1900 (1999) and co-editor of The Shaping of Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment. His most recent publication is Ulysses: A Reader’s Odyssey.