Events Protocol

The University Events team welcomes the opportunity to speak with you during the early planning stages of your event, so that we can outline the level of support our team can provide. This can include:

  • Managing the visiting dignitary’s speaking and protocol logistics on behalf of the President.
  • Advising the local DCU event organiser on the invitation and planning process.
  • Providing guidance on protocol such as form of address, flags, staging, seating, order of speaking, and gifts.
  • Creating a Running Order (detailed schedule) of the event proceedings.
  • Liaising with DCU Security on security and parking for the visiting dignitary.

Please get in touch with us at to arrange a meeting at your earliest convenience. 

Inviting High Profile Visitors to DCU

If you wish to invite a high-profile visitor to DCU, such as the President of Ireland, An Taoiseach, or a Government Minister, please note that the invitation must be issued in the DCU President’s name from the President’s Office at least eight weeks prior to your event.

The process is as follows:

  • The local organising individual/group must get approval from the appropriate member of DCU Senior Management, e.g. Dean of Faculty. 
  • Once approval has been granted, please complete the Dignitary Request Form
  • On receipt of the form, the University Events team will follow up with you to provide support.