Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland Patrick Duffy presented his credentials to President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at The Palace, in Valletta.
During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations.
Ambassador Duffy graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies and Political Science before completing a Master’s in Business Studies at University College Dublin.
Upon joining the Department of Foreign Affairs as a Third Secretary in 2000 he was assigned to the Anglo-Irish Division. In 2001, he moved to Brasilia to take up position as Ireland’s Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy to Brazil. He worked on the establishment of the new embassy including the development of consular services, and the promotion of economic, political and development cooperation links between Ireland and Brazil. Mr Duffy then took up the position of Ireland’s Vice Consul in Edinburgh where he worked with Irish community organisations and Ireland’s relations with Scotland. He returned to Dublin to work in the Human Resources Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He then served as Assistant Chief of Protocol at the Department of Foreign Affairs during which time he worked on a series of incoming and outwards state visits and the management of state events at the department’s headquarters in Iveagh House.
Mr Duffy was assigned to Ireland’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. He Duffy coordinated Ireland’s participation on the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and Ireland’s relationship with Small Island Developing States. He managed Ireland’s chairmanship of the Humanitarian Liaison Working Group in New York. Mr Duffy negotiated for the European Union on a number of United Nations humanitarian and development resolutions and acted for UN Member States as a UN Funds and Programmes field visit rapporteur.
Mr Duffy then took up the position of Director of the Department’s Web and Digital Unit, responsible for rolling out new web and online infrastructure across the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade network.
Mr Duffy’s most recent assignment was as Personnel Officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, during which time he established the new Workplace Relations Unit.