Ireland

Member country since: 2011

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)


Gerry Cunningham (Department of Foreign Affairs) – Head of Delegation

Fionnuala Egan (Department of Foreign Affairs) –  Deputy Head of Delegation

Yvonne Altman O’Connor (Irish Jewish Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Lynn Jackson (Department of Education and Skills) – Education Working Group

Melanie Brown (Holocaust Education Trust of Ireland) – Academic Working Group

Megan Ronan (Holocaust Education Trust of Ireland) – Education Working Group

Catherine Sheridan (Department of Justice and Equality) – Museums and Memorials Working Group


On joining the IHRA, Ireland established the ‘Standing Committee on Holocaust Education, Research and Remembrance’, which consists of governmental representatives,  the ‘Holocaust Education Trust Ireland’ (HETI), the Irish Jewish Museum, and academics. The government has worked closely with HETI and other organizations to promote Holocaust education and awareness through teacher education programs, schools’  initiatives such as the ‘Crocus Project’, and the ‘National Holocaust Memorial Day’ commemoration. The ‘Certificate in Holocaust  Education’, awarded by the Herzog Centre  at Trinity College Dublin, provides teachers with continuous professional development. 

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