New DCM Arrives in US Embassy Dublin
Mr. John Hennessey-Niland arrived in Ireland on April 9, 2010 to take up his duties as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin. He Succeeds Mr. Robert Faucher who has taken up the role of Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Brussels. Mr Hennessey-Niland came directly from an assignment at the National Security Council at the White House, where he was Director for the G-8 and G-20 Summits.
Mr. Hennessey-Niland was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved at the age of seven with his family to Europe, where he lived for over a decade in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. He entered public service in 1987 as a Presidential Management Intern and joined the U.S. diplomatic corps in 1988. Mr. Hennessey-Niland's has held roles as the Staff Aide to the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization (IO) Affairs at the time of the first Gulf conflict, on the Organizing Committee of the 1994 FIFA World Cup. More recently from 2003 to 2005 Mr. Hennessey-Niland was the Desk Officer for Danish and Norwegian Affairs and played a leading role in negotiations to establish a new civilian and military relationship between the U.S., Denmark and Greenland. In 2005, Mr. Hennessey-Niland was selected to attend France's Grand Ecole, the Ecole Nationale d'Administration and served afterwards in the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris, where he was responsible for Trade and IPR.
The American Chamber would like to wish Mr. Hennessy-Niland him a very successful tenure here in Ireland.