List of Canadian ambassadors and high commissioners to Ireland

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This is a list of Canadian ambassadors and high commissioners to Ireland. Prior to 1949 Canada sent High Commissioners to the Irish Free State, which was a fellow member of the Commonwealth at the time. With the passage of the Republic of Ireland Act 1948, Ireland left the Commonwealth, and Canada and Ireland have exchanged ambassadors since.

High Commissioner Start of Term End of Term
John Hall Kelly[1] December 28, 1929 March 9, 1941
John Doherty Kearney July 31, 1941
Merchant M. Mahoney[1] November 19, 1945 May 4, 1946
Edward Joseph Garland May 4, 1946 March 19, 1947
Hon. William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon October 24, 1946 June 30, 1949
Ambassador Start of Term End of Term
David Moffat Johnson[2] July 17, 1949 December 1949
Hon. William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon January 23, 1950 April 20, 1955
Joseph Marc Antoine Jean Chapdelaine[3] January 23, 1950 July 17, 1950
Alfred Rive August 16, 1955 July 7, 1963
Paul Vernon McLane[3] July 7, 1963 March 29, 1965
Evan William Thistle Gill November 6, 1964 March 22, 1968
James Joachim McCardle October 8, 1968
Harold Morton Maddick May 25, 1972 August 31, 1976
Albert Edgar Ritchie June 29, 1976 November 7, 1980
Alan William Sullivan February 12, 1981
Hon. Edgar J. Benson September 3, 1982
Gustav Gad Rezek[3] 1985 May 12, 1986
Dennis McDermott January 28, 1986 May 24, 1989
Michael A. Wadsworth August 24, 1989 October 22, 1994
Barry Michael Mawhinney July 12, 1994 October 4, 1996
Michael B. Phillips September 24, 1996 September 11, 1998
Ron Irwin September 4, 1998
William Gusen[3] October 10, 2001 August 1, 2002
Mark Moher July 2, 2002 August 8, 2006
Christopher William Westdal September 20, 2006 December 7, 2006
Carl Schwenger[3] December 7, 2006

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Died in office
  2. ^ Canada severed its formal association with Ireland[citation needed] on 17 April 1949. The Canadian Embassy in the Republic of Ireland was established on 17 July 1949, with representatives having the rank of Ambassador.
  3. ^ a b c d e Chargé d'Affaires a.i.