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2016 News & Events

December 2016

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

2 December: Remarks by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. at a Reception for Irish-American political, business and community leadership Irish Consulate, New York

October 2016

7 October: October ‘First Friday’ Networking Breakfast at the Consulate

September 2016

19 August: Keynote address by Minister Flanagan, Ireland and the European Union in changing times, Fordham University, New York City

13 September: The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality announces a public consultation on a review of Ireland’s immigration policy for non-EEA retirees who wish to retire in Ireland

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality today launched a public consultation on a review of Ireland’s immigration policy for non-EEA retirees who wish to retire in Ireland.

August 2016

8 August: Listen here to Ambassador Anderson's interview with Adrian Flannelly on Irish Radio

June 2016

26 June: Visit by Vice President Biden to Ireland

24 June: UK Referendum on EU membership

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

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 bestowed a rare honour on Ireland with a commemorative tree planting in May 2016.

13 May: Vacancy: Half-time Clerk Secretary Position – Six Month Long Temporary Position

April 2016

24 April: New York Commemoration of Easter Rising

Sunday 24th April was a truly historic day for the Irish American community in the New York Metropolitan region, as we saw an unprecedented coming together of over 5,000 members of the Irish community and their friends to commemorate the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

18 April: Media Accreditation Form

Media Accreditation form for NY Commemorative Events

14 April: Press Release: Centennial Commemoration of Easter Rising & Celebration of New York – Ireland Friendship

Sunday 24th April 2016 will be an historic day for the Irish American community in this region, as we gather to mark the Centennial of Ireland’s Easter Rising of 1916.

March 2016

30 March:Remarks by Ambassador Anderson at the Irish America Hall of Fame Luncheon

Ambassador Anne Anderson introduced former President Bill Clinton, a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, at the Irish America Hall of Fame Luncheon, held in New York City on 30 March.

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.

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

January 2016

7 January: Launch of Centenary Programme, 7 January 2016

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., launched the 2016 Commemorative programme int he US and in the NY Metropolitan region on 7 January in NY.

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