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Representation in Ireland

Press resources and contacts

The Representation’s Press Office works to keep the Irish press informed on European matters and to increase awareness of the role of the European Union in the life of Irish people.

The press team

The Press Office responds directly to a wide range of press and media enquiries on EU issues. In addition, it actively promotes media coverage of the EU by initiating regular contacts with the media and publishing press releases on current EU topics of interest to an Irish audience. It also organises information and communication events and represents the Commission at press conferences in Ireland.

The Press Office also manages the Representation's website as well as its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.


Head of Media, Communication and Outreach Section

Helen Kearns

Press Officer:

Peter Petrov

Assistant to Head of Press and web editor:

Gráinne Galvin

Information and Communication Assistant:

Gabriele Lorenzo

EU News Radio Ireland

EU News Radio is a free news service for Irish radio journalists, delivering high-quality downloadable audio packages of stories from Europe which affect people living in Ireland. The service is funded by the European Commission Representation in Ireland.

A lead-in script together with a story synopsis are available for download for each story. With the exception of the main holiday periods, three new stories are published every week.

European Commission spokesperson's service

The spokesperson's service (SPP) operates under the political authority of the President of the Commission and in cooperation with national representations of the European Commission. It is responsible for issuing press releases, organising press conferences and dealing with press queries. The spokespersons are responsible for specific Commission policy areas.

The Spokesperson's Service

Press material from the Commission Spokesperson's Service

Media Accreditation - Journalists, photographers and TV crews need accreditation to enter the European Commission, Parliament and Council press zones.

EU-wide press resources

Audiovisual service

The European Commission's audiovisual service provides a range of free services and materials to journalists including: