Rory Montgomery recently retired from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prior to his retirement, he served as Second Secretary General with responsibility for EU issues, including Brexit. Before that he was EU adviser to Taoiseach Enda Kenny (2014-16), Ambassador to France (2013-14), Permanent Representative to the European Union (2009-13), and Political Director, dealing with foreign and security policy, (2005-9). He was a member of the Irish team which negotiated the Good Friday Agreement and the establishment of North/South institutions.
He graduated from Trinity (1981), where he was a Scholar and Gold Medallist in History. He later obtained an MBA.
During his term as a Public Policy Fellow in Residence, Rory Montgomery will focus on the place of Ireland in the European Union, and on future relationships on the island of Ireland and between Ireland and the UK. He looks forward to taking part in the Long Room Hub's public activities and to learning with and from its staff, researchers and other fellows.