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David Cooney

Special Envoy of the Government of Ireland

The son of an Irish emigrant, David Cooney was born and raised in London. He spent almost his entire career in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. During this time, he was a member of The Irish government team for the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement. He subsequently served as Political Director and Secretary General of the Department and as Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York and as Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the Holy See and Spain.