Ambassador Martin Fraser

From Dublin, the Ambassador joined the Civil Service aged 16 and worked in the Department of Social Welfare for 10 years. He later worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Agriculture, before joining the Department of the Taoiseach in 1999.

Ambassador Fraser served as Secretary General to the Government and Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach for over 10 years. In that role, he was closely involved in the response to the global economic crisis, Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as social reforms such as the referendums on marriage equality and the repeal of the 8th amendment. 

He has been involved in developing British-Irish relations for nearly 20 years, working on the Northern Ireland Peace Process since 2004, as well as the State Visits of the Queen to Ireland and of the President to Britain, and the Decade of Centenaries.

The Ambassador is an avid follower of sport, including football, GAA, rugby, golf and cricket. He follows Liverpool, the Republic of Ireland and the Dubs, and is a regular attender at games. He is also interested in arts, culture and reading, especially history.

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