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2016 News & Events

December 2016

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

06 December

September 2016

Brexit Address by Minister Flanagan at Fordham University, New York

20 September 2016

July 2016

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

12 July 2016

June 2016

Visit by Vice President Biden to Ireland

26 June 2016

The US Vice President, Joe Biden recently spent six days in Ireland from 21 to 26 June 2016. This visit was a particularly personal one for the Vice President as it was an opportunity for him to trace his family roots as he is the descendant of Irish emigrants who emigrated to the United States during the Great Famine.

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

8 June 2016

IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture May 17 - June 5 2016

6 June 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.

Here and There: Irish Identity Viewed from Home and Abroad

4 June 2016

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

Kennedy Center Irish Arts Festival

17 May - 5 June

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".

April 2016

Join Us April 22nd to commemorate the Centenary of the 1916 Rising

9 April 2016

The centrepiece of the commemorative events on the west coast takes place in San Francisco#s Grace Cathedral on April 22nd.

March 2016

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

16 March

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.

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

15 March

January 2016

ESP Grants: Supporting the Irish Diaspora

27 January 2016

Strengthening connections with Irish communities abroad and promoting links with Irish people and those of Irish ancestry worldwide is one of the core goals of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Irish Embassies and Consulates around the globe. Central to achieving this objective is the Emigrant Support Programme (ESP), which provides financial support to projects which address the needs of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable Irish emigrants.

Ireland and the US commemorating 2016 together

7 January 2016

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.

Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme in the USA

7 January 2016

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.