French Embassy in Ireland
66 Merrion Square
Maxence Salendre, Press and Communication Officer
Tel. (01) 277 5018
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The Press and Communication Office has three main functions: media watch, information and public diplomacy, and media support.
1. Media watch
The Press and Communication Office monitors media coverage by the Irish press, radio and television networks in order to keep the French authorities informed on a constant basis of how the news is reported, particularly as it pertains to France.
It reports to the Ambassador, the different Embassy departments in Ireland and main decision-makers in Paris. Ad hoc reports are sent to Paris on specific issues.
2. Information and public diplomacy
Working under the authority of the Ambassador, the Press and Communication Office acts as the Embassy’s spokesperson and regularly briefs both Irish and French journalists on French government decisions and national or foreign policy matters.
The Embassy website is regularly updated with articles regarding France’s foreign policy, Franco-Irish cooperation and France in general.
The Press and Communication Office strives to reply to queries by the general public and various institutions/organisations. Questions of a more technical nature are often forwarded to the relevant service/department.
3. Media support
The Press and Communication Office supports Irish journalists wishing to secure interviews with French political personalities. It can also assist French journalists in Ireland.
When French personalities come to Dublin, the Press and Communication Office frequently organizes press conferences, briefings and interviews.