1 November 2001


VIENNA, 31 October (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations (Vienna), Ronan Murphy, presented his credentials on Wednesday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Murphy was Senior Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He served as Ambassador at the Irish Embassy in Moscow from 1995 until 1999. He was Assistant Secretary at the Development Cooperation Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs between 1991 and 1995 and a year before served as Counsellor for Anglo-Irish affairs. Between 1986 and 1990 Mr. Murphy was Counsellor at the Embassy in Bonn.

Mr. Murphy entered the Department of Foreign Affairs as Third Secretary in 1971. Since then he had served in the Economic, Anglo-Irish, Chief of Protocol and Foreign Earnings Divisions. He had also held the following posts abroad: Third Secretary in Paris, Third and First Secretary respectively in Brussels, and Consul General in Chicago.

Mr. Murphy earned his degrees from Good Counsel College, New Ross, Co. Wexford, University College in Dublin and McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.

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