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    UNIS/BIO/1062
    08 September 2014

    New Permanent Representative of Ireland presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 08 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations (Vienna), Mary Whelan, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    Ms. Whelan is also serving as Ambassador-designate to Austria.

    During her career, Ms. Whelan has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador to the Netherlands (2009-2014); Director General, Promoting Ireland Abroad Division at the Headquarters (2006-2009); Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva (2001/2006); Director General, Director of Campaign for UN Security Council seat, Department of Foreign Affairs (1998-2001); Director General, Administration and Consular Services Division, Department of Foreign Affairs (1995-1998); Counsellor, Political Division, United Nations and Middle East, Department of Foreign Affairs (1994-1995); Seconded to the Department of Trade & Tourism (1993-1994); Counsellor, Economic Division/Foreign Earnings, Department of Foreign Affairs (1991-1993); First Secretary, Anglo-Irish Division, Department of Foreign Affairs (1990-1991); First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, Geneva (1985-1990); First Secretary, Personnel Section, Department of Foreign Affairs (1981-1985); First Secretary, Political Division, Department of Foreign Affairs (1976-1981); Third Secretary, Embassy of Ireland, Washington (1974-1976), Third Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs (1973).

    Ms. Whelan holds a Master's Degree in International Contemporary History from the New University of Ulster in Coleraine, United Kingdom and a Master's Degree in Strategic Management from the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

    Ms. Whelan is married.

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