Embassy of Cuba in Ireland



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Receives president of Ireland to ambassador of Cuba
Thursday, September 14, 2017

 Ireland, September 13, 2017. Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins received at the Presidential House in a farewell audience at the end of his Mission to Cuban Ambassador Hermes Herrera.

President Higgins expressed his solidarity with Cuba over the serious damage caused by Hurricane Irma as it passed through the north coast of the island.

The ambassador emphasized the persistence and impact of the United States' economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, expressing its appreciation for the repeated Irish vote against it at the United Nations General Assembly.

During the friendly dialogue was recalled the recent presidential visit to Cuba, found mutual satisfaction for the favorable development of bilateral ties and reiterated the will to continue expanding them, as corresponds to peoples with strong ties of friendship. (CUBAMINREX-EMBACUBAIRLANDA)

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Meeting with Dublin Lord Mayor
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

 Ireland, August 29, 2017. Ambassador Hermes Herrera hosted a dinner last night in honor of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha.

The meeting discussed the collaboration between the Lord Mayor and the Embassy and the continuity of the support offered by this institution to cultural and diplomatic activities of the Cuban Mission.

It was also noted the enormous progress of public health in Cuba and the support that the island offers in that and other fields to many countries in the world.

The Ambassador updated information on the brutal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed unilaterally and arbitrarily by the United States against Cuba for over half a century, the claim of our country from part of our territory occupied by the illegal Guantánamo naval base and the need for Continue the actions of solidarity with Cuba.

The Lord Mayor thanked the invitation and showed his willingness to continue the collaboration that these years has been developed. (CUBAMINREX-Embacuba Irlanda)

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Memorandum of Cooperation between Cuba and Ireland comes into force
Thursday, August 24, 2017

 Ireland, 24 August 2017. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland has confirmed the completion of the corresponding internal processes for the entry into force on 9 August 2017 of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Government of Ireland signed in Havana by the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba Antonio Luis Carricarte Corona and the Minister of State for Justice of Ireland Deputy David Stanton.
The purpose of this Agreement is to establish an appropriate general framework for cooperation between the two nations.(EMBACUBA IRLANDA)).


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Meeting of Ambassador with Parliamentary Group of Friendship Ireland Cuba
Monday, June 26, 2017

 Ireland 22 June 2017. The second meeting of Ambassador Hermes Herrera with the Friendship Group with Cuba in the Irish Parliament, made up of representatives of all the political forces that make up the legislative body, took place yesterday afternoon.

The Ambassador explained details of the blockade, the Cuban economic model and issues such as the measures announced by the US president, the statement of the Revolutionary Government on the matter and the Press Conference of Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla from Vienna.

He also answered various questions and heard expressions of solidarity from those present. (CUBAMINREX-EMBACUBAIRLANDA)

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Constituted Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba in Parliament of Ireland
Friday, March 31, 2017

Ireland March 31, 2017. In a letter addressed to the President of the National Assembly of the People's Power of Cuba, Juan Esteban Lazo Hernández, the President (Ceann Comhairle) of the Parliament of Ireland, Seán O Fearghaíl, TD, reports that the Group was constituted Of Friendship of Ireland with Cuba (32nd and 25th of Dáil and Seanad, 2017) ..

In the text of the letter expresses the desire that the establishment of this parliamentary group serve to further strengthen the warm and lasting ties of friendship between our two countries. He was appointed as Coordinator of the Group (Convenor), Congressman Thomas Pringle. In addition, Sen Frank Feighan, Maureen O'Sullivan TD, Senator Maria Byrne ,Willie Penrose TD, Sen Gerard Craughwell, Sen Martin Conway,Sen Marie-Louise O'Donnell, Catherine Martin ,TD Michael McGrath TD Robert Troy TD, Sen Padraig Mac Lochlainn, Fergus O'Dowd ,TD Pat Buckley TD ,Sen Billy Lawless,Sen Trevor  Ó Clochartaigh. Brendan Nowlin TD ,Sen Paul Gavan, Sen Denis Landy y  Jonathan O'Brien TD. (EMBACUBAIRLANDA)

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Inaugurated photographic exhibition "This is Cuba"
Friday, March 10, 2017

 Ireland, March 10, 2017. The exhibition "This is Cuba" by Irish photographer Lynn Feeney was inaugurated last night with a selection of photos taken in Cuba between 2011 and 2016.
In the words of inauguration, the author expressed her satisfaction to have been able to know the country and especially her people who she described as hospitable and generous and said she felt very close to this people that captivated her
Ambassador Hermes Herrera on the other hand pointed out the importance given by Cuba to the cultural sector even in hard financial conditions due to the blockade of which the cou0ntry is victim and the efforts for the artistic and literary formation of the Cuban young people.

The inauguration of the exhibition was attended by more than two hundred people, including deputies, ambassadors, Cuban residents, artists, professors and students from Ireland who left very positive ratings in the visitor's book (EMBACUBA IRLANDA)

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The Ceann Comhairle receives the Ambassador of Cuba
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ireland, March 8, 2017. In the afternoon of yesterday Mr. Seán Ó Fearghail, Ceann Comhairle, received the Ambassador of Cuba Hermes Herrera at the headquarters of that institution.

The occasion was conducive to exchange ideas about the recent visit of President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to Cuba and its influence on the possibilities of increase and development of bilateral relations between both countries.

Inter-parliamentary relations and mutual interest in its continuous progress were also discussed.

The Ambassador explained details of the update of the Cuban economic model and the validity of the US economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba. (CUBAMINREX-EMBACUBA IRLANDA)

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Cuba and Ireland are united by a sense worthy of freedom
Saturday, February 18, 2017

 Ireland, February 18, 2017. This Friday, on the last day of his visit to Cuba, Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, during a keynote address from the Aula Magna of the San Gerónimo College, University of Havana, explained that In spite of its geographic remoteness, very much unites to these two islands: that they have a sense worthy of freedom and share the experience of having lived under the shadow of a powerful neighboring nation.
In this difficult context, Higgins noted, Cuba is distinguished by its ability to provide free basic services such as health and education.

We welcome this new stage of relations between Cuba and the United States, and between Cuba and the European Union, he said.

Visit to the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kourí (IPK)

Michael D. Higgins, was received by the Minister of Health, Roberto Morales Ojeda at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kourí (IPK).
In the last activity of his official visit, Higgins was informed on Friday about the progress of the IPK capacity building project with the Irish side, oriented to molecular diagnosis in virology and developed jointly between the Cuban institution and the University of Dublin .

The Irish president said that the scientific work of this center "is a very important contribution to humanity" (Embassy of Cuba in Ireland, with information taken from Granma and Juventud Rebelde)

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Activities of President Higgins on visit to Cuba
Friday, February 17, 2017

 Ireland, February 17, 2017 .-On Thursday, the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, presented the Star of the Sea book by the Irish writer Joseph O'Connor translated at the International Book Fair of Havana. Spanish as El crimen del Estrella de Mar and edited for Cuba by Art and Literature.
The Irish president said: "It is a great pleasure to be here and have this opportunity to attend the launch of the Cuban edition of Star of the Sea."
Higgins was accompanied by novelist Joseph O'Connor, who thanked the president for his praise and read a fragment of the work, the Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, the president of the Cuban Book Institute, Juan Rodríguez, and the writer Rogelio Riverón, Director of the Cuban Letters Publishing House.
President Higgins also inaugurated this Thursday at the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, the exhibition Los Irlandeses en América Latina, a graphic sample that documents the history of the first Irish exiles who served the Spanish Empire in those colonies of the newly discovered America.
The president emphasized the deep historical ties that unite Cuba and his country, "two island people in the same sea of struggle and hope", and stressed that "both nations have lived under the shadow of a powerful neighbor, a shadow that has been obscured and deprived of life opportunities for many generations " (Embassy of Cuba in Ireland)

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Visit of the President of Ireland to Cuba
Thursday, February 16, 2017

 Ireland, February 16, 2017. On the first day of his stay in Cuba, Mr. Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, who makes an official visit to our country, deposited a wreath before the monument of our National Hero, Jose Martí

In the afternoon, General of the Army Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received the distinguished visitor. In an atmosphere of cordiality, both dignitaries verified the good state of bilateral relations and recognized the potential to foment Economic - commercial exchange and cooperation. They also exchanged on issues on the international agenda.

President Higgins was accompanied by David Stanton, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice and Equality; Sonja Hyland, Irish ambassador; Art O'Leary, Secretary General of the President; Nial Burgess, Secretary General, Ministry to Foreign Affairs and Trade; Claire Power, Advisor to the Office of the President and Philip Hamell, Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister.

For the Cuban side participated the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and Maria Esther Reus González, respectively; As well as Rogelio Sierra Diaz, vice minister of Foreign Affairs. (Embassy of Cuba in Ireland)

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