Robin Barnett

Robin Barnett

Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin

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15th July 2019 Dublin, Ireland

Robin Barnett

by Robin Barnett

Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin

Media freedom and the protection of female journalists online

Welcome to the first edition of my blog. I intend to use it to share both reflections on important policy issues and some more personal impressions from my experiences here in Dublin and right across the beautiful country of Ireland. Today, however, I would like to focus on the incredibly important topic of media freedom. […]

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17th February 2016 Dublin, Ireland

Robin Barnett

by Robin Barnett

Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin

Central & Eastern Europe offers a pipeline of opportunities for British energy companies

The GREAT Energy Summit kicks off this morning, with more than 200 energy sector specialists from the UK and from across Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) coming together in Warsaw. Although the event is in Poland, it will present the opportunities that exist for UK companies across the whole of CEE – and, in turn, […]

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18th December 2015 Dublin, Ireland

Clive Jones

Deputy Director Cyber Security, UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO)

Challenges and solutions of cyber security for public and private sector

There is no doubt that cyber security is of growing importance to countries around the world with demand for high quality technology and services booming. Poland is no exception. Last week I spoke at a well-attended cyber security event at the British Embassy in Warsaw. I used this great opportunity to discuss the importance of […]

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1st October 2015 Dublin, Ireland

Martin Oxley

Strategic Adviser, UKTI

Trade and Investment – It’s all about innovation based partnerships – here’s a starter for 10

It was great to host our Minister for Trade and Investment in Poland last week – excellent timing and lot’s of focus on fundamentals aimed at driving a strong business growth agenda. Let’s consider three cornerstones for leadership in trade and investment: Inward investment as we look at it or using the UK as a […]

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14th August 2015 Dublin, Ireland

Gp Capt Simon Blake

Defence Attache Poland

Operation ‘Trzeci Most in 1944’

Last Sunday afternoon I found myself in the middle of a field in the middle of rural Poland in the mid-afternoon sun. Want to know why? Let me explain… The Armia Krajowa (Home Army) was responsible for many vitally important acts of espionage and intelligence gathering during WW2. This particular story concerns the hugely important […]

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5th August 2015 Dublin, Ireland

David Wallace

First Secretary, Head of Policy Delivery, British Embassy Warsaw

Strengthening Europe Through Reform

What does Russian aggression in Ukraine have to do with EU reform? Well, for one both were topics of conversation during Minister for Europe David Lidington’s visit to Poland last week (to see the full interview in Polish click here ). But there is something deeper binding the two. Living and working in Warsaw I […]

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10th July 2015 Dublin, Ireland

Gareth Chappell

Deputy Head of the Security and Political Team

‘NATO: STRONG AND STEADFAST – A Guest Post by Gareth Chappell, Deputy Head of the Security & Political Team’

NATO: STRONG AND STEADFAST As many of my FCO and MoD colleagues will promptly confirm, hosting a NATO Summit is a massive undertaking, presenting a wide range of diverse and complex challenges. For example, the last Summit in Wales involved 22 meetings in 29 hours plus 170 bilateral get-togethers; five dinners in four locations, two […]

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12th June 2015 Dublin, Ireland

Robin Barnett

by Robin Barnett

Ambassador to Ireland, Dublin

Russia and Ukraine: stay the course

In recent months, Ukraine has receded from the news headlines in Poland.  This is understandable, as other concerns such as the Eurozone crisis and presidential election have been dominating headlines. But we must not forget Ukraine.  The situation there remains fragile and worrying.  Fighting continues, albeit at a lower level than in the past.  Separatist […]

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About Robin Barnett

Robin Barnett arrived in Dublin August 2016 to take up his appointment as British Ambassador to Ireland. Between 2011 - 2016 he held the post of British Ambassador to Poland…

Robin Barnett arrived in Dublin August 2016 to take up his appointment as British Ambassador to Ireland. Between 2011 - 2016 he held the post of British Ambassador to Poland and his career has previously concentrated on Central and Eastern Europe and multi-lateral diplomacy.

Robin began his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1980 as Desk Officer for Indonesia and the Philippines. In addition to Ireland, he has been posted to Vienna, New York and Bucharest, where he was Ambassador. He has also served as Director of UK Visas and Managing Director of the Business Group in UK Trade and Investment

Robin studied Law at Birmingham University. He has a son and a stepson and is a great admirer of Sir Alex Ferguson and a supporter of Manchester United.

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