Mr. Ildefonso Castro

Ambassador's CV


Born in 1964 in Ferrol, (La Coruña), he has a degree in Law and started his diplomatic career in 1992. He has been posted in the Spanish Diplomatic Missions of Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, Sweden, Dominican Republic and Ireland.  He has been an Advisor at the Security and International Department of   the Prime Minister’s Office, Director at the Office of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Director at the Security and International Policy Department of the Prime Minister’s Office and, until June 2018, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.



 Welcome by Ambassador Ildefonso Castro
 ​I am delighted to welcome you to the Embassy of Spain in Ireland. On our website you will find information on all the services available at this Embassy, including all its offices, Consulates and Honorary Vice consulates. Our aim is to facilitate information in a useful manner not only to Spanish citizens permanently resident in Ireland, but also to those staying on a temporary basis. We also strive to provide information on the Embassy’s activities and about Spain in general to those who are interested in our country.
In addition, this website has been designed to deliver useful information on the multiple services that can be arranged in this Embassy, with specific webpages dealing with particular documentation requirements, registration of births and marriages in the Civil Registry or for visa applications.
Furthermore, in the section “The Embassy informs” you will find up to date information on specific events, such as electoral announcements, scholarships applications or visits of Spanish authorities to Ireland.
I trust that all the contents on this website will be useful to all visitors and users and I am pleased to be at your disposal together with my Embassy team.

With my very best wishes,


  • 11 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpainMFA: Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has received her Ukrainian counterpart, @DmytroKuleba, today in #Madrid. The ministers have signed…
  • 11 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpaininIreland: It's time for a trip to #Andalucía through the eyes, and work, of Spanish poet #JuanRamónJiménez. ✍️ His poetry, desc…
  • 09 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpainMFA: Minister @AranchaGlezLaya dialogues in a digital conversation organized by @Global_Counsel on the reshaping of the #EU 🇪🇺 aft…
  • 09 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpainMFA: On the first Int. Day to #ProtectEducationFromAttack, State Secretary @cristinagallach reaffirms #Spain's commitment to the #…
  • 03 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @MAECgob: ⚠️ Ante las restricciones a la movilidad derivadas de la pandemia del #COVID19, se recomienda: ➡️ Seguir las actualizaciones…
  • 03 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @EspanaGlobal: Magnífico hilo del @Museo_Naval sobre su exposición #FuimosLosPrimeros, que muestra extraordinariamente la gesta español…
  • 01 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpainMFA: Spain has performed more than 6.4 million PCR tests since the start of the #COVID19 pandemic, as well as more than 2,200,000…
  • 01 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @EspanaGlobal: Nuestro Secretario de Estado, @manuelmunizv, hablará este viernes sobre el escenario internacional desde una visión geopo…
  • 01 Sep @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpainMFA: The @AECID_es has made a second shipment of humanitarian aid to #Lebanon 🇱🇧 following the explosion on 4 August in #Beirut, c…
  • 06 Aug @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @MAECgob: ❗ Las Embajadas y Consulados de #España no pueden suplir la capacidad de los sistemas nacionales de salud de otros países. 🌐🏥…
  • 06 Aug @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpainMFA: ✈️📝 The health check form that int'l travelers need to complete prior to their trip to #Spain has gone digital in order to sp…
  • 06 Aug @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @SpainMFA: #Spain is working to establish streamlined and effective procedures to fight #disinformation within the framework of the #EU…
  • 06 Aug @EmbEspIrlanda * RT @MAECgob: ✈️🚫Restricciones a los viajes de ciudadanos provenientes de #España ⤵️ ℹ️ Consulta en nuestra web la lista actualizada a las…
  • 07 Jul @EmbEspIrlanda * Horarios de apertura especiales de la Embajada para el voto presencial en urna de residentes en la elecciones al Pa…
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