Philippine Consulate Dublin
John Bosco Youth Centre
Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
+353 1 908 1978 (9:00am-5.00pm Mondays-Fridays)
The Philippines opened an embassy in Dublin in July 2009 but closed it three years later. The Philippines is now represented in Ireland by an Honorary Consul, which has a consulate or a small official office in Dublin. The main office is in the Embassy of London.
Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom Antonio Manuel R. Lagdameo presented his Letters of Credence to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland in Dublin on 19 April 2018. Ambassador Lagdameo has formally commenced his duties as non-resident Philippine Ambassador to Ireland by presenting to President Higgins the letter from President Rodrigo Duterte signifying the Ambassador’s appointment. The presentation of credentials was followed by Ambassador Lagdameo’s inspection of the Irish Guard of Honour at the President’s official residence. He was accompanied at the credentials ceremony by his spouse Madam Linda Floirendo Lagdameo and Consul Rommel Romato. Some high-ranking Irish government representatives, including Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, were also in attendance. During the ceremony, Ambassador Lagdameo greeted President Higgins and conveyed President Duterte’s good wishes for the well-being and prosperity of the leader and the people of Ireland. President Higgins welcomed the new non-resident Philippine Ambassador to Ireland. He also expressed Ireland’s gratitude for the contributions of Filipino migrant workers to the development of his country.
Philippine Honourary Consul to Ireland
Raymond Christopher Garrett was appointed by the Philippine Government as the new Philippine Honorary Consul to Ireland. on 27th of April 2019.
Raymond Garrett was university-educated between Egypt, Korea, Ireland, and the Philippines but the Philippines was the foundation of all his education. While attending university in Liceo De Cagayan University in Cagayan De Oro City in 2003, Raymond – with the backing of an Irish philanthropist – founded an Orphanage which he ran at board level for a number of years. Following nine years in university which included undergraduate and post graduate studies, Raymond was hired by the newly opened Philippine Embassy Dublin as a Business and IT consultant but quickly became the embassy’s main researcher working directly with the deputy head of mission. Raymond played a key role in the setting up of a permanent Embassy in Dublin. At the end of his 18-month term Raymond started a property maintenance business (Vital Property Services).
Following the closure of the Philippine Embassy in Dublin, the Embassy sought Raymond’s help in finding a suitable Honorary Consul at which point Raymond nominated Mark Congdon who was later appointed as Honorary Consul. Raymond was then appointed as Director of Operations of the Philippine Honorary Consulate Dublin. Raymond took this voluntary role on and quickly became a recognised individual in the Filipino Community in Ireland.
Raymond was instrumental in all aspects of the setting up of the Consulate and managed the day to day running of the Consulate. Raymond had for five years, dedicated countless unpaid hours each and every week to run and manage the Consulate. Following his resignation in September 2018, Raymond together with his business partner Vanda Brady founded Outreach Ireland and continued to provide emergency assistance to the Filipino Community.
Raymond recently received an appointment as a Commissioner for Oaths by the Chief Justice of Ireland in the Supreme Court of Ireland.
Raymond is married since 2004 to a Filipina he met while attending university in the Philippines. They have three children who are proud dual citizens. Raymond now has businesses in different sectors including construction, hospitality and consultancy and is actively exploring various opportunities to enhance his business links with the Philippines.