Introducing Laoise Moore, Boston’s new consul general

The Irish community is welcoming a new Consul General, Laoise Moore, who arrived in late May to the Consulate offices in Copley Square, “I’m delighted to be taking up my new post,” Moore told the BIR in an email. “I’ll be accompanied by my husband Michael and our daughter Anna, and we’re really looking forward to the next few years in Boston.
“Prior to this posting I worked in the Political Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin. Before this I worked at the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) with the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, and the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Previous postings include the Irish Embassy in Malaysia and the Irish Consulate General in Edinburgh.”
Among the first tasks for CG Moore (first name is pronounced “Lee-sha”) in her new post was hosting Ireland‘s Higher Education Minister, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, at a May 30 reception.
In another staff change, Vice Consul Aoife Budd will leave in July and return to a Department of Foreign Affairs position in Dublin.
Moore takes the post as Fionnuala Quinlan, who served here for almost four years, has been promoted to Ireland’s Ambassador to Kenya, and was to begin the new assignment this month in the Kenya capital city of Nairobi. Quinlan, who made many friends all across the Boston community, was feted at several events last month in Boston, including a May 14 Union Club reception hosted by the Charitable Irish and Eire societies.