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2017 News & Events

November 2017

16 November 2017: Visit by Minister Donohoe to Washington DC and NYC

From 13 - 16 November, the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure, and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD travelled to Washington, DC and New York City to discuss tax, trade, and the importance of the Irish-US relationship.

4 November 2017: Trade mission by the Taoiseach to the U.S. West Coast

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar visited the US West Coast on a trade mission from 1-3 November 2017. The primary focus of the visit was on growing trade, investment and tourism opportunities between Ireland and the US, and on highlighting Ireland's priorities in the context of Brexit and other international developments. The programme included a series of meetings with client companies and representatives of the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Tourism Ireland in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Seattle.

October 2017

14 October 2017: Ireland Week, Los Angeles, 14 - 21 October 2017

04 October 2017: Remarks by Minister Coveney on Brexit at CSIS, Washington DC

03 October 2017: Official visit by Minister Coveney to Washington DC 3-4 October 2017

September 2017

24 September 2017: Keynote Address by Ambassador Dan Mulhall at the Robert Emmet Commemoration, Washington DC

August 2017

15 August 2017: Internship Opportunity at the Consulate General of Ireland

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. 

July 2017

Launch of Ireland Week, Los Angeles, October 2017

13 July 2017

Launch of Ireland Week which will take place in Los Angeles from 16 October 2017.

June 2017

Address by an Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. to Irish Community Reception at the Drake Hotel, Chicago 5 June 2017

05 June 2017

Address by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

05 June 2017

April 2017

27 April: Internship opportunity at the Consulate General of Ireland

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.

07 April: Global Irish Summer Camp

March 2017

17 MarchInfographic to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the USA

08 March 2017: Travel advice for US citizens planning on travelling to Ireland

Last Thursday, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the reintroduction of visa requirements for American citizens travelling to Europe. This resolution is nonbinding and, as of now, there has been no official change in visa requirements for US citizens travelling to Ireland.

February 2017

16 February: 1916 to 2016: Reflections

Address by Ambassador Anderson at Glucksman Ireland House, NYU.

15 FebruaryMinister Flanagan encourages young people to apply for J1 placements

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charles Flanagan, TD, has welcomed the decision by the US authorities, as conveyed by the US State Department to the Embassy of Ireland in Washington, DC, to make available an additional 2,600 J1 placements for Irish participants in the J1 programme in 2017.

02 February: Visit by Minister Flanagan to Washington DC 31 Jan - 2 Feb 2017

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan TD was in Washington for a three day visit to undertake a number of business engagements, as well as a number of meetings with Congressional leaders.

1 FebruaryRemarks by Minister Flanagan to the Irish Network Washington AGM

January 2017

31 January: Press Release: Minister travels to Washington D.C. for meetings with senior US politicians on Capitol Hill

13 JanuaryUS launch of Creative Ireland by Minister Humphreys

Remarks by Minister Heather Humphreys at the launch of Creative Ireland in the US, the five year arts & culture initiative and Culture Ireland's US programme for the year ahead.