27 September 2004
New Permanent Representative of Ireland Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 27 September (UN Information Service) -- The New Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), David Donoghue, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, UNOV.
Mr. Donoghue will also be concurrently serving as Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.
Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Donoghue was serving as the Assistant Secretary at the Headquarters of the Director General of the Development Cooperation Division in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Donoghue had held several other posts within the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs in the course of his career. In 1999, he was appointed Ambassador of Ireland at the Embassy in Moscow; in 1995, as Assistant Secretary to the Irish Joint Secretary at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat in Belfast and in 1991, as Counsellor for the Anglo-Irish Division at the Headquarters of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. Prior to that, he served as the First Secretary at the Embassy of Ireland in London and in 1987, he was the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York.
Further, Mr. Donoghue has also held the posts of First Secretary at the Headquarters of the Anglo-Irish Division which deals with Northern Ireland (July 1985) and First Secretary (Secondment to the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome in the context of European political cooperation) in January 1985.
Mr. Donoghue holds a Bachelors degree in French and German from the National University of Ireland and a Masters Degree in German from the same university.
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