Richard Ryan (diplomat)
Born and educated in Dublin, he was an English professor and visiting poet at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA from 1970 to 1971, and published two volumes of poetry in the early 1970s. In 1974 he joined the Irish diplomatic service. He served as Irish ambassador to Korea, Japan and Spain before becoming Ireland’s permanent representative to the United Nations in 1998.
He is currently Irish ambassador to the Netherlands.
Ryan urges multilateralism, Dan Linehan, The Aquin, 9 November 2003
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