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2016 News & Events

December 2016

6 Dec: Ambassador Anderson's Remarks at the Signing Ceremony for the Extension of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Ireland Work & Travel Program

2 Dec: Epic Ireland rugby win against All Blacks in Chicago

October 2016

31 October: Travel Advice for Irish Citizens visiting Chicago for Ireland v New Zealand

Travel Advice for Irish Citizens visiting Chicago for Ireland v New Zealand at Soldier Field, Saturday 5 November 2016.

06 October: Vacancy: Temporary Passport & Consular Officer

The Consulate of Ireland in Chicago is seeking to recruit a highly organised, self-motivated professional to serve as a temporary passport and consular officer.

06 October: Internship Opportunity at the Consulate General

The Consulate of Ireland in Chicago is seeking to recruit a highly organised, self-motivated intern, willing to work on a range of issues and projects at once.

September 2016

20 September: Brexit Address by Minister Flanagan at Fordham University, New York

1 September: Vacancy Notice - Front Desk Officer & Personal Assistant to the Consul General

The Consulate is seeking to recruit a highly organised, self-motivated professional for the role of Front Desk Officer and Personal Assistant to the Consul General.

June 2016

30 June: Consulate Celebrates 1916 Easter Rising Centenary

The Consulate marked the centenary of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising with its biggest event of the year at the prestigious Chicago Cultural Center, featuring a historical investigation of the Rising and a performance of Irish songs.

26 June: Visit by Vice President Biden to Ireland

8 June: Some useful advice for Irish students travelling to the US on J1 visas

6 June: IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture May 17 - June 5

The spectacular festival IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture, which was the culmination of more than two years of planning and collaboration between the Embassy and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, recently concluded in Washington DC.

4 June: Here and There: Irish Identity Viewed from Home and Abroad

Watch this fascinating panel discussion moderated by Ambassador Anne Anderson with actress Fiona Shaw, author Colum McCann and poet Paula Meehan which took place at the Embassy on June 4, 2016

May 2016

18 May: Capitol Hill Tree Planting

Capitol Hill bestiowed a rare honour on Ireland with a commemorative tree planting in May 2016.

17 May - 5 June: Kennedy Center Irish Arts Festival

The centrepiece of the 2016 commemoration events in the United States is the Kennedy Center Festival, “Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture"

March 2016

17 March: Infographic to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the USA

16 March: 2016 St Patrick's Day Message from President Michael D. Higgins

On the occasion of Ireland’s national day, please see the 2016 St Patrick’s Day message from President Michael D. Higgins. The President sends his very best wishes for St Patrick's Day to the people of Ireland and to our global family and friends around the world.

3 March: Premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion"

The gala premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion" took place at Notre Dame University on 3 March. This landmark documentary examines the events and aftermath of the Easter Rising.

January 2016

7 January: Ireland and the US commemorating 2016 together

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD is in New York to formally launch the ambitious 1916 Rising Commemoration Programme of events that will take place across the United States this year.

7 January: Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme in the USA

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD launched today in New York a booklet detailing the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme in the United States

View the updated Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme in the USA

Vacancy at the Consulate General of Ireland

Front Desk Officer & Personal Assistant to the Consul General