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2016 News & Events

December 2016

19 Dec: Holiday Opening Hours for December 2016

14 Dec: Embassy of Ireland USA December 2016 Newsletter 

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8 Dec: Women Rising Panel One: The Role of Irish Women in the 1916 Rising

8 Dec: Women Rising Panel Two: Women, Peace and Security Today: An Irish Perspective

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

3 Dec: Remarks by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD at a reception at the Consulate General in New York, Friday 3 December 2016

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

A Historic Week in the Second City as Ireland Ends 111-Year Wait for Victory over New Zealand

November 2016

4 November: Address by Ambassador Anne Anderson at the Flynn Centre for Irish Studies Gala, Houston, 4 November 2016

November: Ireland participates in Kids Euro Festival, November 2016

The Embassy hosts Irish storytelling and story wruiting events as part of the Kids Euro Festival.

October 2016

19 October: Research and Administrative Assistant, Political and Economic Sections, Embassy of Ireland Washington.  Application Deadline: 5pm EST Thursday 27 October 2016.

18 October: Remarks by Ambassador Anderson at the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Annual Ambassador's Reception

September 2016

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

August 2016

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

July 2016

12 July: Address by Ambassador Anne Anderson, AOH/LAOH Biennial National Convention Atlantic City, New Jersey, 12 July 2016

June 2016

30 June: Speech by Ambassador Anne Anderson at the Inaugural Irish America “Top 50 Power Women” Awards Luncheon, New York

26 June: Visit by Vice President Biden to Ireland

24 June: UK Referendum on EU Membership

13 June: Message of condolences from An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T. D. to President Obama

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 2016

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 palce at the Embassy on June 4, 2016

May 2016

29 May: Remarks by Ambassador Anne Anderson at launch of President John F. Kennedy's Centenary Programme

Remarks by Ambassador Anderson at launch of JFK centenary programme, Kennedy Center, Sunday, 29 May 2016

18 May: Capitol Hill Tree Planting

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

17 May: Remarks by the Taoiseach at Kennedy Center Opening, 17 May

Remarks by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD at the Opening Gala of “Ireland 100” at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC.

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"

14 May: EU Open House

The 10th annual European Union Embassies' Open House took place on May 14, 2016 in Washington, DC, and saw all embassies of the EU member nations and the EU delegation open to the public.

April 2016

27 April: Remarks by Ambassador Anne Anderson for Robert Emmet Statue Rededication

I want to thank all those who have worked so tirelessly to make today’s event a reality. It is a wonderful coming together of three centenaries – of the Easter Rising, of the casting of this statue, of the foundation of the national Park Service.

24 April: New York Commemoration of Easter Rising

Sunday 24th April will be an historic day for the Irish American community in the New York Metropolitan region.

22 April: White House Tours Closure

Please be aware that we have received a notification that White House tours for international visitors, including Irish citizens, are closed for the month of May.

For more detailed information on the procedure involved, please visit the official White House website.

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

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.

12 March: Address by Ambassador Anderson at Philadelphia's Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Society event

Society of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick, Gala Dinner Philadelphia, Saturday, 12 March 2016 Keynote Speech by Ambassador Anne Anderson

3 March: Premiere of "1916: The Irish Rebellion", 3 March 2016

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

January 2016

27-28 Jan: Visit to Tennessee by Ambassador Anderson, 27-28 January

Ambassador Anne Anderson’s recent two-day visit to Nashville highlighted the cultural, historical and tourism ties between Ireland and Tennessee, and explored means of further developing our economic collaboration

7 Jan: 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 Jan: 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