Chronic air pollution, feelings of confinement, and “tired” décor at official residences among issues flagged in reviews of Irish Embassies

Cramped offices, noisy air conditioning, Ireland as an unknown country, and chronic air pollution were among the issues flagged by Irish diplomats serving around the world.

A series of mission review reports from the Department of Foreign Affairs reveal a litany of issues for diplomatic personnel including access to healthcare, feelings of confinement, and extreme vigilance in undertaking travel.

You can read them all below. They provide a fascinating look at various countries around the world and the challenges faced by diplomats living there.