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Team & Board

The Centre presents the work of contemporary Irish artists, reinforces the rich heritage of Franco-Irish relations in today’s international context and fosters a vibrant and creative resident community.

The Centre presents the work of contemporary Irish artists, reinforces the rich heritage of Franco-Irish relations in today’s international context and fosters a vibrant and creative resident community.

The director and the staff of the CCI are appointed by the Fondation Irlandaise which has been responsible for the building and its activities since 1805.

The Fondation Irlandaise has overseen the building since the Consular Decree of Napoléon Bonaparte consolidated the former Irish, English and Scots foundations and colleges in Paris into the Collège des Irlandais. See further historical details on our History & Building page.

Staff of the Centre Culturel Irlandais

The director and the staff of the CCI are appointed by the Fondation Irlandaise which has been responsible for the building and its activities since 1805.

"The CCI stands tall as a dynamic relevant cultural hub closely connected to the vast international network of cultural spaces in Paris and further afield. Most crucially, underpinning our artistic programme is a commitment to addressing issues that affect us all on this shared planet; urgent contemporary international concerns such as social justice, climate change, migration and the rise of populism. The curatorial practice observed by the CCI is one that is socially engaged with a natural awareness of and openness to current and impending trends. As a centre that presents the work of Irish artists, we aim to create a space where all voices in Irish society are represented and valued, reflecting our deep conviction in equality and human rights, and we aim to programme in such a way as to encourage critical thinking, empathy and compassion, civic responsibility, knowledge-building, inclusion and access. We are confident that our diverse audiences will find an environment in which they can have fun, interact fruitfully and be genuinely enriched."

— Nora Hickey M'Sichili

Director

Communications and Public Relations

Events ticketing

Médiathèque / Old Library / Archives

Accommodation

Administration and space rental

  • Philippe Chaveroux
  • Technical Assistant
  • Esther Boubli
  • Administrative Assistant (weekend)
  • Patricia Costello
  • Administrative Assistant (weekend)

Tech

Board members of the Fondation Irlandaise

7 members appointed by different French ministries and institutions:

  • Serge Barichard
  • Représentant de la Cour des Comptes
  • Père Denis Metzinger
  • Vice-President
  • M. Yves Gounin
  • Representative from the Conseil d'Etat
  • Mme Françoise Kamara
  • Representative from the the Cour de Cassation
  • M. Arnaud Teyssier
  • Representative from the Ministère de l'Intérieur
  • M. Richard Requena
  • Representative from the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères
  • M. Lucas Boudet
  • Representative from the Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche

7 members appointed by the Irish State:

  • Ms. Dearbhail Mc Donald
  • Secretary
  • M. Michael Mc Williams
  • Treasurer
  • H.E. Niall Burgess
  • Ambassador of Ireland to France
  • M. Rory Montgomery
  • Mr. Fiach Mac Conghail
  • Ms. Una Mc Mahon
  • Very Rev. Thomas O'Connor

Strategy Committee

  • Ms. Dearbhail Mc Donald
  • Chairperson
  • Mr. Rory Montgomery
  • Vice-President
  • H.E. Niall Burgess
  • Ambassador of Ireland to France
  • Mme Rosarii Coleman
  • Ms. Mariam Diallo
  • Cultural attachée, Embassy of France in Ireland
  • Ms. Kathy Gilfillan
  • Ms. Grainne Humphreys
  • Mme Françoise Kamara
  • Representative from the the Cour de Cassation
  • Mr. Pierre Joannon
  • Mr. Fiach Mac Conghail
  • Ms. Una Mc Mahon
  • Mr. Michael Mc Williams
  • Ms. Cliona Ní Riordain
  • Very Rev. Thomas O'Connor
  • Mr. Bill Shipsey