QUINNAL DEPARTMENT, NIELDS-ENGLAND – AUSTRALIA – 20 July 2017: Irish Ambassador to the United States, John Flanagan, leaves Dublin International Airport after returning to Ireland from the United Arab Emirates.
Irish Ambassador to Ireland, John Flagan, arrives at Dublin Airport in Dublin.
(Image: David O’Brien)Irish Ambassador John Flanigan speaks with media in Dublin on his return from the UAE.
“I have spent the last four years in Dubai.
My wife, daughter and my mother-in-law are in Dubai and they are all very happy to see me back here, so it’s a real honour to be back here.”
Irish Ambassador in Dubai John Flangan arrives back in Dublin after leaving Dublin Airport.
(Image: REUTERS)Irish Foreign Affairs Minister, Charlie Flanagan speaks to the media outside the US Consulate in Dublin following the diplomatic flight.
(Getty Images: Jim Brennan)Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flannagan speaks with the media after leaving the US consulate in Dublin to go to his home.
Mr Flanagan arrived back in Ireland after a four-day trip to Dubai.
He is currently in Dubai working on an article about the US relationship with the UAE.
The Irish Ambassador in the United Kingdom has been in the US since April 2017.
Irish Foreign Minister, John O’Connell, speaks to reporters in London following the US-Ireland ministerial visit.
His Irish counterpart, Simon Coveney, arrived in Dublin last week.
(Photo: Andrew Milligan)Irish Government officials and media at Dublin airport after Mr Flanagan’s return from Dubai.
Irish Minister of State for Foreign affairs Simon Coveley arrives back at the Irish Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, on 20 July, 2017.
(Photo by James Crombie)Mr Flanigan is a former diplomat who worked in the Middle East and the African Union.