Charles Sheehan

Consul General of Ireland, Chicago, IL

Mr. Sheehan joined the Irish Diplomatic Service in 1981 and has served in a wide range of positions within the Department of Foreign Ministry in Dublin, including Political, Protocol, Development Cooperation, Anglo-Irish, and Economic Divisions.

Mr. Sheehan was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1957 and is married with two children.

Diplomatic Assignments

  • 1985 - 1988: Second Secretary, Embassy, Copenhagen
  • 1991 - 1992: Vice-Consul, New York
  • 1994 - 1998: Chief of Embassy, Rome
  • Sept. 2002 - present: Consul General of Ireland, Chicago


  • Christian Brothers College, Cork
  • National University of Ireland (Cork)
  • Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, Dublin
  • King's Inns, Dublin


  • BCL, LL.B., Barrister-at-Law
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