Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland December 4, 2018 Location:  Ireland, countrywide Event:  Throughout the holidays, please exercise additional caution in Ireland as criminal activity and common street crime tend to peak during this season, when people carry more cash and other valuable items.  Criminals tend to focus on tourist locations, such as Christmas ...
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President Trump Announces Intent to Nominate U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Edward F. Crawford of Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary ...
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Passport Awareness Month: Passport renewal tips!

September is passport awareness month, so we’ve come up with some more tips for renewing your U.S. passport to try to make the process a bit easier for you!  Just like last year , we’ve taken on board the most common errors we see with passport renewal applications here at the U.S. Embassy Dublin, and want to share our ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Ireland August 25-26, 2018

The U.S. Embassy Dublin informs U.S. citizens that His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Ireland August 25 – 26, 2018.  More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the outdoor Papal Mass scheduled for Sunday August 26, 2018.  The U.S. Embassy provides the following information for U.S. citizens visiting Ireland during the Pope’s visit and ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland on June 21, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland June 20, 2018 Location:  Announced gathering point is in front of the U.S. Embassy Dublin, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Thursday, June 21, 2018, beginning at 4 p.m. in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland.  The exact ...
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Demonstration Alert: Embassy of Israel, Dublin, Ireland on May 5, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland May 3, 2018 Location:  Embassy of Israel, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland Event: A group called “Humanity for Palestine” plans to protest the presence of the Israeli Embassy and diplomats in Ireland at 3 pm this Saturday, May 5, outside the Israeli Embassy.  The exact duration of the ...
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J-1 Photo Contest 2018!

Calling all J-1 students! As you passed through our waiting room on the day of your visa appointment, did you notice the amazing photographs of J-1 students, just like you, enjoying their American adventures?  Do you want your J-1 summer photos to inspire hundreds of future J-1 students too? We want you to share your ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland March 23, 2018  Location: U.S. Embassy Dublin Event: Reports indicate that a demonstration is planned for 3:00pm on Saturday, March 24, 2018 outside of the U.S. Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. The exact duration of the demonstration and number of participants are unknown. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of ...
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Message for U.S. citizens: Passport fee increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland

Location: U.S. Embassy Dublin Event: Reports indicate that a protest is planned for mid-day on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 outside of the U.S. Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. The exact duration of the protest and number of participants are unknown. The U.S. Embassy has advised personnel to avoid areas where protests and large gatherings are taking place. ...
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Embassy Operations

The Embassy will be closed on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 due to severe weather conditions impacting the Dublin area. All Consular appointments will be rescheduled in due course. Please check our Twitter and Facebook feeds for latest updates. Embassy Twitter:  https://twitter.com/USEmbassyDublin Embassy Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/usembassydublin/ 
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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Dublin, Ireland (February 28, 2018)

Location: Leinster and Munster provinces, Republic of Ireland Event: The U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland cautions U.S. citizens that severe winter weather caused by Storm Emma is expected to cause heavy snowfall and transportation disruptions on Thursday and Friday, particularly in eastern and southern parts of the Republic of Ireland. The  Irish Meterological Service  (Met Éireann) issued a red ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Embassy of the United States of America                                                                            Dublin, Ireland January 25, 2017   Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Dublin Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 5, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on December 9th

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Dublin reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Reports indicate that ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution December 7, 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution December 7, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and ...
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Youth Council Application for 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Ireland established its Youth Council in December 2013 as part of the Global Youth Initiative supported by the U.S. State Department.  The Council has up to 75 members, aged 18-25 years old.  The new term begins in January 2018 and members serve on the Council for a one year term, with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – November 16th 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – November 16th, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Ophelia

The U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland cautions U.S. citizens that tropical storm Ophelia is expected to land on the western coast of Ireland on October 16. The Irish Meterological Service (Met Éireann< https://www.irishtimes.com/topics/topics-7.1213540?article=true&tag_organisation=Met+%C3%89ireann>)has  issued a red weather warning for all of Ireland for October 16 from 6:00 am to 11:59 pm. Met Éireann’s most recent statement ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution September 14, 2017

Worldwide Caution September 14, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – August 31st 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert – August 31st 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that ...
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Passport Awareness Month: Top 5 Tips for renewing your U.S. Passport!

September is Passport Awareness Month in the United States, so we’d like to share some tips for renewing your U.S. passport!  The U.S. Embassy Dublin processed over six thousand passport applications in 2016, and we expect this number to rise considerably in 2017.  Ten years ago in 2007, over 18 million U.S. passports were issued ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside U.S. Embassy on August 16, 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside U.S. Embassy on August 16, 2017 August 16, 2017 Embassy Dublin informs U.S. citizens that a protest is expected to begin at 6pm on August 16th in front of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin.  The duration and exact number of participants is unknown. Even demonstrations ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Reece Smyth at U.S. Embassy Dublin Independence Day Celebration 2017

(as prepared) A Thanaiste, A Airi, a Ard vhaara, agus a dhaoune uaishe.  A dhaoine uaisle, tá  fáilte rómhaibh go dti Páirc an Fhionnuisce go dtí ceiliúra Lá na Saoirse!  (Tanaiste, Lord Mayor, Ministers, and Distinguished guests, you are very welcome to Phoenix Park to the U.S. Embassy’s Independence Day Celebration!) Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside U.S. Embassy on June 2, 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside U.S. Embassy on June 2, 2017 June 2, 2017 Embassy Dublin informs U.S. citizens that a protest is planned from 1pm on June 2nd outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin.  The exact number of participants is unknown. Even protests intended to be peaceful can turn ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert May 1, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution March 3, 2017

Worldwide Caution March 3, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces ...
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Human Rights Report for 2016

Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world more stable ...
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Additional J-1 Summer Work and Travel Visas Available in Ireland

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is delighted to announce that an additional 2,600 J-1 Summer Work and Travel (SWT) slots for 2017 have been allocated by the U.S. Department of State for use in Ireland.  This brings Ireland’s SWT allocation to 7,000, which is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Register to Vote Overseas

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside U.S. Embassy on February 2, 2017

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests outside U.S. Embassy on February 2, 2017 February 1, 2017 Embassy Dublin informs U.S. citizens that a protest in opposition to the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals is planned for the evening of February 2nd outside ...
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Updated Information on U.S. Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs February 6, 2017 Executive Order on Visas An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to ...
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Update on Executive Order on Visas

Executive Order on Visas An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington  on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, ...
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United States and Ireland sign three year extension to the Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) Program

On Monday, December 5, 2016 Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Her Excellency, Ambassador of Ireland, Anne Anderson signed a three year extension, lengthening the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), for the twelve month Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) Program between the Government of the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert November 22, 2016 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February ...
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Multitalented Sara Watkins Inspires Young Musicians

November 2, 2016: Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and fiddler Sara Watkins performed and shared her creative process with moderator Niall Toner, RTE radio broadcaster and bluegrass musician in our Creative Minds series on November 2, 2016.  Sara Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the award winning  group   Nickel Creek . Their fourth album won ...
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Secretary Kerry’s travel to Tipperary, Ireland

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Ireland on October 30th to meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charles Flanagan TD and the pair discussed the Northern Ireland peace process, as well as a range of regional and global issues. After the meeting Secretary Kerry said “ I’m deeply appreciative for your ...
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IMAX Director Greg MacGillivray Promotes U.S. National Parks

October 17, 2016: This Creative Minds event held October 17, 2016 featured Greg MacGillivray, an Academy Award-nominated documentary maker whose films have grossed over $1 billion at the box office.  His film Everest is the second-highest grossing IMAX film in history.  Fionn Davenport, host of Inside Culture on RTE Radio 1 was the moderator.  MacGillivray ...
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Creative Minds Hackathon Creates Tech Solutions for Refugee Inclusion

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2016 Three original tech platforms to facilitate refugee inclusion took the top honors at the second annual Creative Minds social entrepreneurship hackathon sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Intel in partnership with the DCU Ryan Academy October 14-16, 2016.  During the 48-hour hackathon, ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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New Policy Regarding Eye Glasses in Visa and Passport photos

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2016 Beginning November 1, all individuals must remove their eye glasses for U.S. passport and U.S. visa photos. We are changing our policy to enhance the security of the application process and verify applicants’ identities faster.  We also want to ensure you have fewer ...
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Jimmy Webb Plays Creative Minds Series

September 26: In this Creative Minds event Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and composer Jimmy Webb performed songs on piano and shared his creative process and career journey in an interview with Irish broadcaster and music journalist John Kelly. During his 30 year musical career, Webb is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Worldwide Caution September 10, 2016

WORLDWIDE CAUTION September 10, 2016 As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups ...
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Boeing and Ryanair Executives Discuss Future of Airline Industry

September 7, 2016: At this Creative Minds event on “Airline Innovation – Flying into the Future” held September 7, 2016, Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair and Sheila Remes, Vice President of Strategy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, discussed the future of the aviation industry, U.S.-Irish aviation ties, and how both Boeing and Ryanair have successfully innovated in the ...
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Passport Awareness Month: Plan now. Avoid stressful travel later.

Planning a trip abroad in the coming months?  September marks our annual Passport Awareness Month, and we want to encourage U.S. citizens and dual citizens in Ireland to apply for your passport well in advance of your planned travel! Processing times are greatly reduced during our off-peak months of September, October, and November, so it ...
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J-1 Photo Contest – send your entry now!

Did you have an unforgettable J-1 summer this year? Share your J-1 summer with us!  Email us a high resolution digital photo of you and your friends in front of an iconic U.S. city or landmark to  DublinJ@state.gov .   UPDATE!!: The closing date has been extended to midnight on Sunday September 18, 2016! The winning ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests on June 30, 2016

U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that members of the Congolese community have scheduled a protest for June 30, 2016 between 12 Noon and 3pm.  The local police “Gardai” reports that approximately 100 people plan to participate.  The protest will begin at the French Embassy and end at the U.S. Embassy. Even protests or demonstrations intended ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Europe

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present ...
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Public Tours for Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in Dublin

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to Arrive in Dublin, Ireland – Public Invited to Take Free Tours – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, is scheduled to arrive in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday, May 26th at 1:30 p.m. Eagle will moor up at Sir Rogerson’s Quay Wall and be open for free public tours ...
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Embassy Statement Regarding J-1 SWT Issues

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2016 With the changes to the J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) program  taking effect in 2016, the U.S. government has worked actively with applicants, the Irish government, and independent U.S. and Irish implementing institutions to ensure Irish students continue to benefit from the J-1 program.  For the 2016 season, two independent program sponsors that ...
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Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

The U.S. Embassy Dublin encourages all U.S. citizens in Ireland to vote in the upcoming 2016 election cycle, and the Embassy provides non-partisan assistance online and through our American Citizen Services unit at  VoteDublin@state.gov U.S. citizens can now request their blank ballots electronically.  Depending on your state or county, you can get your ballot by email, ...
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Embassy Statement on Executive Order (E.O.) on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2017 The U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security are reviewing the President’s Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States and working to implement it immediately.  The U.S. government’s national security visitor screening and vetting procedures ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security and border ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security and border ...
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The COP 21 Legacy

Speaking to the world following the historic COP21 agreement in Paris, President Obama said, “Together, we’ve shown what’s possible when the world stands as one.” The President connected our country’s future with a future he could now foresee with prospective grandchildren.  Having become a grandparent myself last year, I feel a profound kinship in this ...
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Shakey Graves Takes Stage at Other Voices Festival in Dingle

As part of our Creative Minds series, the Embassy sponsored the 2015 Other Voices festival to highlight the announcement of a new partnership between Other Voices and the Austin City Limits (ACL) public television music program, and to feature popular young U.S. musician Shakey Graves. Other Voices is one of Ireland’s most unique music events. The ...
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Danny Meyer Talks Golden Rules of Hospitality

Restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group in New York participated in the Embassy’s Creative Mind Series when he spoke in conversation with renowned food critic Ross Golden-Bannon on Nov 13th, 2015. Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality ...
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President of Pixar Animation Studios Gives Insight to Creative Minds Audience

Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios participated in a Creative Minds event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in partnership with The Walt Disney Company Ireland. This discussion was moderated by renowned broadcaster Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. Morris oversees the production of the studio’s features, shorts, DVD content and theme park activities. He additionally manages Pixar’s ...
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U.S. Banjo Duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Entertain Irish Audiences

On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with U S. banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, which included a discussion and performance, moderated by Newstalk’s Tom Dunne. There are some who say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world. The recipient of ...
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American Singer Ryan Bingham Collaborates with Irish Artist Mundy

Listen to a podcast of the event on Arena With Seán Rocks, RTE Radio 1 On Tuesday, October 27, the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Oscar and Grammy winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham, which featured a collaboration with Irish musician Mundy. The performance and discussion was broadcast live on the RTE ‘Arena’ program hosted by Sean Rocks. Grammy and Oscar- winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham ...
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Rufus Wainwright brings ‘Creative Minds’ to Sligo

Podcast of Rufus Wainright in Conversation with RTE Radio 1 presenter Vincent Woods in the Model Arts Centre, Sligo, as part of Sligo Live 2015 The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Sligo Live, hosted a Creative Minds event with U.S. singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, which featured a discussion moderated by RTE Presenter Vincent Woods. Rufus Wainwright has been affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Northern Ireland Agreement

The United States welcomes the announcement today of an agreement among Northern Ireland’s political parties to strengthen Northern Ireland’s devolved institutions.  ‎Northern Ireland’s party leaders deserve credit for the considerable work and political courage they demonstrated ‎to resolve difficult budgetary issues, implement institutional reforms outlined by the Stormont House Agreement, and develop a framework to ...
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Creative Minds Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon

Over 120 participants from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States took part a social entrepreneurship hackathon this weekend at DCU’s Ryan Academy organised in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, and sponsored by Intel, IBM, Kerry Group and Pepsico. The inaugural event formed part of the Embassy’s Creative Minds series which aims to  spark new ...
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U.S Government Statement on Northern Ireland

Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart, the Personal Representative of Secretary of State John Kerry stated: “The United States Government strongly supports the cross-party talks led by the UK and Irish governments. We again encourage all of Northern Ireland’s political parties to engage constructively in these negotiations in order to strengthen the devolved institutions. Northern Ireland’s ...
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U.S. Government Statement on Resumption of Northern Ireland Dialogue

Statement from Senator (Ret.) Gary Hart Personal Representative of Secretary Kerry “The United States welcomes the announcement by UK Prime Minister Cameron and Irish Taoiseach Kenny that the governments will convene urgent talks next week with the parties that subscribed to the Stormont House Agreement. In recent conversations with Northern Ireland party leaders and the ...
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Ambassador’s Creative Minds Series with Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

On Monday, July 14th, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera in partnership with The Walt Disney Company at this residence in the Phoenix Park. Pete Docter is the Oscar-winning director of ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘Up’ and vice president, creative, at Pixar Animation Studios, ...
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Creative Minds – John Prine

On Monday, August 17th, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with American country/folk singer-songwriter John Prine which featured a discussion and performance moderated by Radio personality John Creedon, host of RTE’s “The John Creedon Show.”
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Paul Williams and Glen Hansard “A Conversation on Songwriting Craft and Music Copyright”

Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Event with Paul Williams and Glen Hansard entitled “A Conversation on Songwriting Craft and Music Copyright” on On Tuesday, July 14th. The event in partnership with the Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO) will highlight U.S.-Ireland music industry linkages through a discussion of songwriting craft and music copyright.
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Independence Day 2015 with ‘Picnic in the Park’

On Friday, July 3, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley welcomed nearly 3000 guests to his residence in Phoenix Park for the Embassy’s annual Independence Day Celebration.  This year’s ‘Picnic in the Park’ music festival theme showcased emerging Irish bands inspired by U.S. musical genres. “Today we honor the signing of the Declaration ...
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Irish Government Signs up as First Lead Partner for Major US Study Abroad Initiative

“This partnership is an investment in future global relationships, providing a unique opportunity to showcase our higher education system now ranked in the top twenty worldwide according to IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014” – Minister Jan O’Sullivan, T.D. Ireland’s Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D. along with the US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. ...
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Ben Folds Performs at Creative Minds

American singer songwriter and acclaimed pianist Ben Folds performed in the Ambassador’s Pheonix Park residence on February 13. President Michael D. Higgins was in attendance along with representatives from the Irish arts and cultural sector. The hour-long performance was broadcast to RTE Radio 1 with an interview by RTE Arena host Sean Rocks.
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Ambassador Opens USA Pavilion at Holiday World Show

The U.S. Embassy & Foreign Commercial Service Office supported a USA Pavilion at the Holiday World Show in Dublin on January 23-25 and welcomed more than twenty exhibitors for destinations, attractions, airlines, hotels from the United States. U.S. Ambassador Kevin O’Malley performed the official opening of the USA Pavilion and toured the booths along with Senior Commercial Specialist, Finola Cunningham.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Worldwide Caution January 10, 2015

WORLDWIDE CAUTION January 10, 2015 The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need ...
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Ambassador Presents Awards at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Ambassador O’Malley met with young scientists and presented awards to finalists of the This Is Not A Game: Ocean Challenge at the 51st edition of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.  The initiative was a collaboration between the US Embassy, Coder Dojo, and university partners.  It challenged students to create video games that raise ...
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U.S. Ambassador O’Malley Addresses CEO Summit on Sustainable Energy

U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the American Chamber of Commerce, hosted a CEO Summit on Sustainable Energy on December 11, 2014.   The high-level business gathering explored connections between global climate issues and local strategic responses, as seen by the CEOs of US ...
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Ambassador Attends Book Launch of ‘An Irish-American Odyssey”

Ambassador O’Malley visited Dublin City University on Thursday 4th December to attend the book launch of ‘An Irish-American Odyssey: the Remarkable Rise of the O’Shaughnessy Brothers’ by DCU academic and journalist, Professor Colum Kenny.  The book chronicles the life of James, Francis, Martin and John and Thomas O’Shaughnessy, whose impoverished parents emigrated to the US ...
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Let’s Give Thanks for the Ties That Bind Us – Op-Ed by Ambassador O’Malley for the Irish Daily Mail

The following op-ed appeared in the Irish Daily Mail on Friday, November 28, 2014. In a heartfelt tribute, the new US Ambassador says America and Ireland can be grateful for their very special relationship Yesterday was the great American holiday of Thanksgiving and as the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Ireland, I have a lot ...
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U.S. Embassy/FAI Youth Soccer Event

Prior to the Republic of Ireland v USA friendly, the US Embassy and the Football Association of Ireland partnered to facilitate a ‘cross-border / cross-community’ fun football Event at the YMCA Sports Ground, Sandymount. Emanating out of Penn State University’s UNESCO-Chair Conference on the importance of sport in youth’s civic development (held prior to Penn ...
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Ambassador O’Malley’s visit to Cork, Limerick, Shannon and Galway

Ambassador O’Malley and his wife embarked on a four-day trip to the west and southwest of Ireland where they engaged with local officials, educational/cultural contacts and U.S. multinationals.  On November 12, the Ambassador visited Cork, home to 150 major multinational companies and after Dublin, the highest recipient of foreign direct investment into the country. The ...
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Statement by Secretary Johnson on Security Enhancements to the Visa Waiver Program

DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 Effective today, those seeking to travel to the United States from countries in our Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to provide additional data fields of information in the travel application submitted via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The new information sought includes additional passport data, contact ...
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“Ireland and America can build on shared strengths to ensure a new era of success” – Op-Ed by Ambassador O’Malley

“How fortunate I feel to take up my new role as US Ambassador to Ireland at this auspicious moment – and at a time when the relationship between our peoples and our governments holds such great promise. I am greatly honoured President Barack Obama asked me to represent the United States to a country I hold so dear.”
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution – October 10, 2014

WORLDWIDE CAUTION  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014  The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security ...
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#MyJ1Summer Photo Contest

Do you have a great photo from your J1 summer in the U.S.? Send them to us and win a new GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition! We want to see what makes a J1 summer a truly unforgettable experience. We will announce the winner of the contest at the J1 Connect event in the RDS on ...
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Lebanese National Admits Fraud in Procuring U.S. Immigration Benefits

A Lebanese man admitted in immigration court Monday he entered the United States without proper documentation and thereafter lied to obtain lawful immigration status in the country. The admission paves the way for his removal from the United States. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with ...
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Enniscorthy Riverside Jump Festival 2014

Assistant Public Affairs Officer Angie Smith, Chief Irish Government Whip, Paul Kehoe and the President of the Enniscorthy Chamber of Commerce spoke at the launch of Ireland’s only 1950s Rock & Roll Festival in SW Ireland. The event was a new fringe activity for the Riverside Jump Festival, which featured sixteen rock n roll bands ...
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This Is NOT A Game Ocean Challenge

This is Not a Game, a video game production challenge for students, will launch at the Festival of Curiosity on 24 July.  But this is not just a game.  The goal is to help to use the popularity of games to raise awareness of issues like over fishing, ocean pollution and ocean acidification.  The challenge ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scheduled Protests Wednesday, July 23, 2014

United States Embassy Dublin, Ireland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Scheduled Protests Wednesday, July 23, 2014   A protest related to the conflict in Gaza is scheduled to take place outside the Department of Foreign Affairs on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 1730 hoursbefore moving to Grafton Street. During the ...
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Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 19, 2014 We are deeply concerned by the Russia-backed separatists’ refusal to allow OSCE monitors safe and unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Yesterday, the monitors were allowed only 75 minutes at the site. Today, they were allowed less than three ...
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“One Ocean: Lightening Talks on Ocean Discovery” with US & Irish Marine Researchers

On Tuesday July 1st at the Port of Cork, Custom House St, the US Embassy in partnership with the Sea Education Association (SEA) hosted a “One Ocean” public event to coincide with the visit of the American marine research tall ship the SSV Corwith Cramer, from Woodshole, Massachusetts. “One Ocean” featured 15 minute “lightening” presentations ...
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Visits Dublin

On June 18th, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Ireland as part of a European trip. Secretary Vilsack met with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Prime Minister) and Irish Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. They discussed the expansion of agricultural trade, the importance of agriculture’s role in the U.S.-European Union (EU) Transatlantic Trade and Investment ...
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President Obama Nominates Kevin F. O’Malley as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2014 President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Kevin F. O’Malley – Ambassador to Ireland, Department of State Jessie H. Roberson – Member, ...
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Embassy Hosts Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists Participating in Start App Competition

Leading Venture Capitalist Bill Tai delivered an inspiring address at a reception in the Ambassador’s residence for participants in the Start App Competition. The Startapp Competition is a competition to identify the most ambitious, hardworking and amazing Irish start-ups.   The competition aims to find those diamonds in the rough, take them to Silicon Valley, ...
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The Yale Spizzwinks(?) perform at Embassy Dublin

The Yale University Spizzwinks, America’s first underclassman a cappella group, delighted invited guests at Embassy Dublin with a performance of new and classic songs. The name Spizzwink comes from a Yale University freshman, who in the winter of 1913, decided to name the group after a fictitious insect that was blamed for the Great Iowa ...
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Security Message May 1, 2014

Embassy of the United States of America Dublin, Ireland April 28, 2014 Scheduled Protest in Dublin City on Thursday, May 1, 2014 A protest and march organized by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) is scheduled for Thursday, May 1, at 6:30pm at Parnell Square in Dublin 2.  The U.S. Embassy has no information on ...
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Faith and Politics Delegation Visit Ireland

On Wednesday, April 23rd Chargé d’affaires of the United States of America Stuart Dwyer hosted a reception to honor U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis, and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley as part of a delegation who were in Dublin for the Faith and Politics Institute’s 2014 “Ireland and Northern Ireland ...
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Smart People for a Smart Economy; Technology, Education and Closing the Skills Gap

U.S. Embassy Dublin held an annual economic conference, “Smart People for a Smart Economy; Technology, Education and Closing the Skills Gap” that took place at the Marker Hotel in Dublin’s Docklands on April 3. The conference brought together tech leaders, policy makers, educators, entrepreneurs and business leaders from the U.S., Ireland and Northern Ireland to ...
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Soft Landing Incubators: Strategies for Irish Start Ups Looking to Grow in the United States

On March 5th, 2014 Tom Strodtbeck, Director of International Programs for the National Business Incubation Association, addressed an audience of entrepreneurs and business people at the U.S. Embassy. He spoke about the opportunities for soft landings in the U.S. for growing Irish companies looking to expand in North America. Tom Strodtbeck is the Director of ...
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Strategies for Irish Start Ups Looking to Grow in the United States

On March 5th, 2014 Tom Strodtbeck, Director of International Programs for the National Business Incubation Association, addressed an audience of entrepreneurs and business people at the U.S. Embassy. He spoke about the opportunities for soft landings in the U.S. for growing Irish companies looking to expand in North America. Tom Strodtbeck is the Director of ...
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U.S. Department of State Launches a LIONS@FRICA Partnership to Teach Coding Skills to Africa’s Youth

In recognition of Computer Science Education Week, the U.S. Department of State’s Global Partnership Initiative together with CoderDojo and the LIONS@FRICA partnership, launched a new initiative today called afriCoderDojo to teach youth in Africa 21st century computer technology skills. afriCoderDojo is a pan-African effort to teach young people the ability to understand and build fluency ...
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Food Entrepreneurs: Cooking Like a Start-Up

Jonas Singer, Co-founder of Union Kitchen in Washington, D.C., provided an informative insight into collaboration in the start-up food sector during a panel discussion at the Embassy on February 4th. Ross Golden-Bannon, Restaurant Critic with the Sunday Business Post chaired the discussion which included Colum O’Sullivan, Co-Founder, Cully & Sully and Stephen Flynn, Co-Founder, The ...
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Global Trends in Arts Funding

On January 24th, U.S. Embassy Dublin welcomed President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, Robert Lynch, to deliver a talk on ‘Global Trends in Arts Funding’ to a diverse audience comprised of representatives from the major artistic and cultural sectors within Irish life. Over 70 professionals gathered to discuss diversification in funding for arts ...
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