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2018 News & Events

April 2018


The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 and 20 Years of Peace: a speech delivered by Ambassador Dan Mulhall at the University of Maryland


Global Ireland: Can a Small Country Make a Difference in a Troubled World?

Our Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar, who took up his post in June 2017, has signalled his intention to double Ireland's global footprint during the coming decade. He has spoken of his ambition to create a global Ireland and often describes our country as an 'island at the centre of the world'.


Remarks by Ambassador Dan Mulhall at a GFA20 event at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, 3 April 2018

March 2018


St. Patrick's Day 2018


Visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to the Choctaw Nation

On Monday 12 March 2018, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was honoured to commemorate and thank Chief Gary Batton and the Choctaw people for their kindness to Ireland during Ireland's Great Famine in 1847. The Taoiseach attended a beautiful ceremony in Durant, Oklahoma to formally recognise the solidarity and compassion demonstrated by the Choctaw people 171 years ago during our country's darkest hour


Visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to SXSW at Austin

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited Austin on 11 March, his first stop for his St. Patrick's Day trip to the United States to attend the SXSW Festival and to meet with the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbot.

February 2018


Visit by Minister Ciarán Cannon to the US

From 7-10 February, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, spent a number of very productive days visiting Ireland’s Mission to the UN and the Irish community in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.


Dubhghlas de hÍde agus an Athbheochan

Léacht leis an Ambassador Dan Mulhall, Áras Glucksman na hÉireann, New York, 8 February 2018


Remarks by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail, TD on the 100th anniversary of the First Dáil

Speech by Ceann Comhairle Seán  Ó Fearghail, TD on the 100th anniversary of the First Dáil. 

January 2018

Irish wave energy technology company Ocean Energy

30/01/2018 ( Press Release) 

Dublin, 31st January 2018: Irish wave energy technology company, Ocean Energy, today announced that its pioneering wave energy convertor, the ‘OE Buoy’, will be built in the United States by Oregon-based marine-fabrication company Vigor, and deployed at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu in autumn 2018.  



Remarks by Ambassador Dan Mulhall at the Ireland Funds Young Leaders Dinner, Ireland's horizon for our 2nd century of independence,  Washington DC, 27 January 2018



Ireland, Europe and the United States in a changing world, The City Club of Cleveland, 26 January 2018 Address by Ambassador Dan Mulhall



Applications for this Postion are now closed.

Vacancy at Embassy of Ireland Washington


Vacancy: Research & Administrative Assistant, Agriculture and Justice Sections, Embassy of Ireland Washington: Application Deadline: 5p.m. EST Friday 26th January 2018

The Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC is seeking to recruit a self-motivated and organised research and administrative assistant to work primarily to both the Agriculture and Justice Counsellors at the Embassy. The appointment is a full-time position, with the possibility of ongoing employment after satisfactorily completing an initial six month probationary period.