Dáil Éireann - Volume 618 - 03 May, 2006

Written Answers. - Diplomatic Representation.

Mr. Lowry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs his plans to develop a diplomatic relationship in the form of a consulate or embassy in Croatia, in view of the large volume of Irish holidaymakers and religious tourists travelling to the region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15966/06]

  Mr. D. Ahern:Ireland established diplomatic relations with Croatia in January, 1995 and our Ambassador to Slovenia is accredited there on a non-resident basis. Ireland is also represented by an Honorary Consul in Zagreb. The opening of further resident missions abroad, including in Croatia, is considered by the Government on an ongoing basis.