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2015 News & Events

December 2015

Atlanta CG December 2015 Newsletter

Please see all the latest news and updates from the Consulate


November 2015

J1 Summer Work and Travel Programme – employment opportunities for Irish Summer students

20 November 2015

Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD on Summer J1 Programme

12 November 2015

The US sponsoring bodies managing the great majority of Irish participants in the United States Summer Work Travel Programme (known as the J1 programme) have made public plans to introduce a requirement for applicants from countries in the Visa Waiver Programme, which includes Ireland, to pre-arrange jobs as part of their Summer 2016 J1 applications.

Atlanta CG November 2015 Newsletter

Please see all the latest news and updates from the Consulate


October 2015

President Michael D. Higgins on official visit to West Coast, United States

21 October 2015

While the main focus of the visit will be on the cities of Seattle and San Francisco, the schedule will include visits to both Microsoft in Redmond and Google in Mountain View, where the President looks forward to meeting with a significant number of Irish staff members.

Atlanta CG October 2015 Newsletter

Please see all the latest news and updates from the Consulate.


September 2015

Visit to Nashville by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Paschal Donohoe, T.D.

14 September 2015

Minister Paschal Donohoe visited Nashville on September 14thaccompanied by Consul General Shane Stephens and the CEO of Tourism Ireland, Mr Niall Gibbons. The tourism and investment-focused programme included productive meetings with the Governor of Tennessee, Mr Bill Haslam, the Mayor of Nashville, Mr Karl Dean, the Global Executive Team of Lonely Planet, Nashville Gaelic Athletic Club and the President and CEO of Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation.

Atlanta CG September 2015 Newsletter

3 September 2015

Message from the Consul General plus all the latest news and updates from the Consulate. 


July 2015

Atlanta CG July 2015 Newsletter

1 July 2015

See all the latest news and updates from the Consulate. 


June 2015

The 1916 Rising: Spotlight on role of the “exiled children in America”

29 June 2015

Op Ed by Minister Charlie Flanagan, TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, published in Irish Central.

Book of Condolence for Berkeley Tragedy

17 June 2015

The Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta presents its respects in the wake of the tragic events in Berkeley, California, where six young Irish people lost their lives and a number of their friends were seriously injured.

Georgia Tech to play its first ever international college football game in Ireland in 2016

4 June 2015

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, has announced that Georgia Tech will play its first ever international football game in Ireland in 2016. The Aer Lingus Classic will see the Yellow Jackets take on Boston College at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on September 3, 2016. It will be Georgia Tech’s first ever college football game outside the US. The 2016 game will mark the ninth college football game held in Ireland and the seventh featuring FBS schools.

Consulate General of Ireland - June Newsletter

4 June 2015

See all the latest news and updates from the Consulate. 

J1 Travel Advice Guide

2 June 2015

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD recently launched a new J1 Guide‌ for those visiting the USA on a J1 visa this Summer. The guide was produced by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and was supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The guide contains helpful advice on insurance, legal issues, money, accommodation, ID, personal safety and more.


May 2015

Yeats 150 event

12 May 2015

W.B. Yeats, arguably the greatest poet of the twentieth century, was born on June 13th, 1865

150 years later, to the day, the Consulate General of Ireland, in partnership with the W.B. Yeats Foundation and Emory University’s Irish Studies Program, is organising a celebration of a remarkable life.

Consulate General of Ireland May Newsletter


April 2015

Consulate General of Ireland April Newsletter


March 2015

Consulate General of Ireland March Newsletter


February 2015

Taoiseach to visit Atlanta for St. Patrick's Day

27 February 2015

The Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta is delighted to announce a first visit to Atlanta, ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, by Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Enda Kenny TD. The Taoiseach will visit Atlanta on Friday March 13th and Saturday March 14th for a busy programme, which will include meetings with Governor Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed; engagements with Coca-Cola and a number of other major investors in Ireland; and a keynote address at the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta. The Taoiseach will also be Grand Marshal of the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which begins at 12pm on Saturday March 14th and runs on Peachtree Street between 15th Street NE and 5th Street NE. 

Consulate General of Ireland February Newsletter


January 2015

Consulate General of Ireland January Newsletter