On behalf of the Embassy in Mexico City, I would like to welcome
you to our website and hope that you will find it both interesting
Ireland and Mexico have many shared experiences, including colonial
histories and a rich cultural diversity in both our countries.
Both of us have had to deal with the problem of large scale
emigration. Over the centuries, Irish people have had an important
relationship with Mexico.
During the era of New Spain, many Spanish representatives in Mexico
were descendents of Irish exiles to Spain. William Lamport (Guillén
Lombardo) of Wexford brought radical ideas of racial equality,
representative government and national independence to Mexico in
the 17th century. Juan O’Donojú, the last Spanish Viceroy and the
man who recognised Mexico’s independence, was of Irish descent. The
story of the Irish soldiers who fought for Mexico against the US
invasion, as part of the St. Patrick’s Battalion at the Battle of
Churubusco in 1847, is well known to all Mexicans. We are also
proud of the Irish heritage of some of Mexico’s most renowned
cultural figures, such as architect Juan O’Gorman and the painter
Today, Ireland and Mexico enjoy a strong and growing relationship,
with increasing cultural, tourist and economic cooperation.
In 2008, Mexico was Ireland’s 19th largest merchandise trade
partner, with total trade valued at €938.2m. Exports were worth
€729.8m and imports were €208.4m. In 2008, the Government’s
decision to open an Enterprise Ireland Office here was a mark of
our commitment to develop stronger economic ties between our two
This in Mexico City also represents Ireland to Cuba, El Salvador,
Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru and works to promote cordial
relations and foster mutual understanding between the Government
and people of Ireland and each of these countries.
The Consulates of Ireland in Cancún (Mexico), Guatemala City
(Guatemala), San Salvador (El Salvador), Panama City (Panama),
Caracas (Venezuela), Bogotá (Colombia) and Lima (Peru) are headed
by Honorary Consuls who maintain close contact with the Embassy and
who assist Irish citizens and others in consular matters.
While the Embassy is located in Mexico City, we aim to be
accessible in all of the countries to which we are accredited. So
wherever you are, we are here to assist you with any queries you
Finally, if you have any suggestions for ways in which we can
improve our website, please tell us and help to play your part in
improving our service.
St Patricks Day
greetings from the President Michael D. Higgins
Ambassador’s speech at annual Embassy St. Patrick’s Day reception
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Another bond formed in Ireland Mexico relations – first meeting of
our Presidents in Rome on 20 March
Ireland-Mexico LinkedIn Business Group
The Embassy has launched also a new LinkedIn Business network for
all interested parties – in both Ireland and Mexico - to get to
know each other, share information, identify and pursue
opportunities and to promote the profile of Ireland and Irish
business in Mexico.
The Embassy of Ireland has joined Twitter – follow us on
@IrishEmbMexico us for news about our work and events
Ireland issue latest newsletter focused on new start up companies,
Irish food entrepreneurs and nanotechnology!