List of ambassadors of Ireland to Malaysia

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Ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia
Ambasadóir na hÉireann go dtí an Mhalaeisia
Coat of Arms of Ireland
Hilary Reilly[1]
since October 2, 2019
Department of Foreign Affairs
StyleHer Excellency
SeatKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
NominatorTaoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
AppointerPresident of Ireland
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderBrendan Lyons
  • 1995
DeputyCatherine Aylward[2]
WebsiteEmbassy of Ireland, Kuala Lumpur

The ambassador of Ireland to Malaysia is the head of Ireland's diplomatic mission to Malaysia, and the official representative of the government of Ireland to the government of Malaysia. The position has the rank and status of an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary and is based in the Embassy of Ireland, Kuala Lumpur.

The incumbent ambassador is Hilary Reilly, who was appointed on 3 October 2019.[3]


In 1995, Ireland opened a resident Embassy in Malaysia. It was Ireland's first ever resident Embassy in Southeast Asia. Ever since, the Embassy has been located in the Amp Walk Building on Jalan Ampang.[4]

List of ambassadors[edit]

Designated/Diplomatic accreditation Ambassador Taoiseach List of prime ministers of Malaysia Term end
1995 Brendan Lyons[4] John Bruton (1995-1997) Mahathir Mohamad 2000
Bertie Ahern (1997-2000)
2000 Bobby McDonagh[4] Bertie Ahern Mahathir Mohamad 2001
July 19, 2001 Daniel Mulhall[4] Bertie Ahern Mahathir Mohamad (2001-2003) 2005
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (2003-2005)
April 19, 2005 Eugene Hutchinson[4] Bertie Ahern (2005-2008) Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (2005-2009) 2010
Brian Cowen (2008-2010)
Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak (2009-2010)
2010 Declan Kelly[4] Brian Cowen (2010-2011) Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak 2015
Enda Kenny (2011-2015)
September 14, 2015 Eamon Hickey[4] Enda Kenny (2015-2017) Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak (2015-2018) July 11, 2019
Leo Varadkar (2017-2019)
Mahathir Mohamad (2018-2019)
June 26, 2019 Hilary Reilly[5] Leo Varadkar Mahathir Mohamad (2019-2020) Incumbent
Muhyiddin Yassin (2020-current)

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Ambassador Hickey". Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. ^ "The Embassy". Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ "DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR LIST". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Malaysia). June 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "The Embassy's History". Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Ambassadorial Nominations". Department of Foreign Affairs (Ireland). 26 June 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.