A biography of one of Ireland's leading diplomats who served in France and Germany during the Second World War. He also served in the Vatican and London during his diplomatic career up to the 1950s. Relying on a range of personal papers and diplomatic material from Ireland and France, Con Cremin: Ireland's Wartime Diplomat is the first biography of this leading Irish career diplomat. Cremin was sent to all of the major Irish missions abroad, Paris and Vichy in the late 1930s, Berlin during the later years of the war, on to Lisbon before concluding his service back in headquarters in Dublin. His diplomatic life was fascinating largely because of the timing and relevance of his postings. His career gives many insights into the role of the Irish state in a time of upheaval in Europe.