World Head and Neck Cancer Day

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, this Creative Minds event explored advances transforming head and neck cancer care. Facilitated by Professor James Paul O’Neill from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, other keynote speakers included Dr. Luc G. T. Morris from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and Mr. Iain James Nixon, the ...
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Wired for Sound – Treating Deafness with Cochlear Implants

On Friday, July 15, 2016 Ambassador O’Malley hosted the Creative Minds event “Wired for Sound – Treating Deafness with Cochlear Implants”. The program explored some of the new breakthroughs in cochlear implant technology and procedures. The Irish National Cochlear Implant Program (NCIP) was established in Beaumont Hospital in 1995 by Dr. Laura Viani. This is ...
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Independence Day Celebrations 2016

On Friday, July 1, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley hosted U.S. Independence Day celebrations at the American Ambassador’s Residence in the Phoenix Park. Noted Irish tenor Paul Bryom sang the Irish national anthem and African-American jazz artist Carmen Browne performed the U.S. anthem. This year’s ‘Fun at the Fair’ festival theme showcased emerging Irish bands inspired by ...
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Vice President Biden Speech at Dublin Castle

The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 Remarks by the Vice President to the Irish People Dublin Castle Dublin, Ireland 5:12 P.M. (Local) THE VICE PRESIDENT: Hello, hello, hello. (Applause.) Taoiseach, thank you for only for being here, but being my friend. I truly appreciate it. Thank you all ...
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Vice President Biden’s trip to Ireland

On Tuesday, June 21 U.S. Vice President Joe Biden touched down in Dublin for a 5 day trip to Ireland. The Vice President was greeted at Dublin Airport by Minister of Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley and Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Anne Anderson. The Vice President proceeded immediately to ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador on the Anniversary of the Berkeley Tragedy

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2016 On the first anniversary of the unimaginable tragedy that unfolded in Berkeley, California on June 16 last year and affected all of Irish society, the people of the United States extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families, friends, and loved ones of ...
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Creative Minds: Creative Disruption

The U.S. Embassy in Ireland hosted its annual economic conference, “Creative Minds: Creative Disruption” at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The conference explored the role of disruptive innovation in driving economic growth and shared prosperity in the U.S.-Irish relationship, and beyond. The event was part of the U.S. Embassy’s Creative ...
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Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird wows audience at U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

On Friday, April 29, U.S. Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with musician & multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird prior to his Saturday, April 30 performance at Vicar Street in Dublin. The event featured a discussion and performance moderated by Lyric FM presenter Ellen Cranitch. Andrew Bird is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He ...
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Embassy Advises J-1 Students To Book Their Appointment

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 Attention all Students Planning on participating in 2016’s J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program. The U.S. Embassy in Dublin advises that all students who have been issued a Certificate of Eligibility by their program sponsor or Irish service provider book their Embassy ...
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Remarks by President Obama on Ireland’s 1916 Commemorations

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Proclamation.  And I’m struck with how ahead of its time the proclamation was.  It was a daring document; one which its authors were very particular to address to “Irishmen and Irishwomen.”  It’s built around “religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities,” and “cherishing all ...
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Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the United States

U.S. Embassy Dublin Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ireland wishes to remind all Irish passport holders who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that as of 01 April 2016, they must have a valid electronic passport.  This rule ...
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Ambassador Helps Launch Aer Lingus College Football Classic Ireland 2016

It was all systems go on March 31, 2016 for the launch of September’s Aer Lingus College Football Classic in the Aviva Stadium between Boston College and Georgia Tech. As part of Game-week 2016 (August 31st to September 4th), there will be a series of high profile business, cultural and educational events throughout Dublin City. Check ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert: 23 March 2016

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ...
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“Ireland is the only country guaranteed an annual date at the White House”

The following appeared in the Irish Independent newspaper on March 17, 2016 Ireland is the only country guaranteed an annual date at the White House Kevin O’Malley Seven years ago, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama requested that the water in the White House fountain be dyed green – similar to a Chicago ...
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St. Patrick’s Day at the White House

Each March, the United States celebrates Irish-American heritage month. The U.S. and Ireland have always shared strong bilateral relations, deep cultural ties, and a commitment to positive change in the world. The industry, creativity, and imagination of Irish Americans have enriched every facet of American society. Nineteen Presidents of the United States have claimed Irish ...
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2016 South by Southwest Send Off

On Wednesday, March 2nd, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds South by Southwest (SXSW) Send Off at his Residence in Dublin. Through a panel discussion with SXSW alumni and performances by Irish artists Rosie Carney and Saint Sister (two of the outgoing bands), the Send Off amplified the story of Irish ...
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Launch of the From Mountain to Mountain CD

The U.S. Embassy hosted the launch of the CD From Mountain to Mountain by Irish musician, Fulbright alumna, and NUIG Traditional Artist in Residence Mary McPartlan.  McPartlan is a Galway-based musician and her friend, President Michael D. Higgins was in attendance. Mary travelled to Berea, Kentucky in the 1980s as a musician and ethnomusicologist, becoming ...
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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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Irish-American Songwriter Patty Griffin Joins Creative Minds

Listen to Patty’s interview and performance on RTE Radio 1’s Arena Ambassador O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with U.S. singer/songwriter Patty Griffin, which featured a discussion and performance moderated by Jim Lockhart, radio personality and member of Celtic rock band Horslips. Patty Griffin is a Grammy-Award winning artist who has achieved great acclaim for her songwriting as well as her powerful voice. Her first two ...
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Spoken Word Artist Saul Williams Inspires Young Irish Poets

Listen to an interview and reading by Saul which featured on RTE Radio 1’s ‘Arena’ program. U.S. Embassy Dublin sponsored poet Saul William’s headline performance at the LINGO Spoken Word Festival September 18. As part of his participation in the Creative Minds Series, Saul also led a masterclass for young poets at the Fighting Words Creative Writing Center. Williams has been breaking ground since his debut album, Amethyst Rock Star, was ...
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CEO and Entrepreneur Jim McKelvey gets Down to Business

Listen to a podcast of Jim McKelvey’s interview with Down to Business on Newstalk Irish businessman and media personality Bobby Kerr, host of Down to Business on Newstalk radio moderated a Creative Minds event entitled “The Keys to Business Innovation” with CEO and entrepreneur Jim McKelvey at the U.S. Embassy. Jim is a General Partner at Cultivation Capital. In 2009, Jim co-founded Square, one of the fastest growing technology ...
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Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine plays Creative Minds

Listen to a podcast of this event from the John Creedon Show, RTE Radio 1 On Monday, August 17th, 2015 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 RTE personality John Creedon, host of RTE’s “The John Creedon Show.” John Prine is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who has gone from solo acoustic folk ...
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Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera share their creative process

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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Songwriting Craft and Music Copyright with Paul Williams & Glen Hansard

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. Paul ...
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Creative Minds – The Moth Storytelling

http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F20759595%5F0%5F%5F On Wednesday, April 8th, Ambassador O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds Series Event: The Moth “True Stories Told Live. The Moth is an acclaimed non-profit founded in New York dedicated to the art of storytelling. Created in 1997 by novelist George Dawes Green, the Moth presents storytelling competitions called “StorySLAMs” and has expanded to 16 cities across ...
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Creative Minds: Music Composers for Video Games

Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin was among several American music composers who attended a Creative Minds Reception hosted by Ambassador O’Malley on April 1, 2015. During a panel discussion moderated by journalist Dearbhail McDonald, composers Russell Browner, Eimear Noone, Tommy Tallarico and Christopher Tin explored how interactive entertainment and video games are enabling composers working across ...
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Creative Minds South by Southwest (SXSW) Send Off 2015

On Tuesday, February 24th, Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds South by Southwest (SXSW) Send Off. Through a panel discussion with SXSW alumni and a stunning performance by Irish pop-rock band Walking on Cars (one of the outgoing bands), the Send Off showcased the story of Irish musicians and companies who have found success ...
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Ben Folds Becomes First Musician at Creative Minds

Listen to a podcast of the event on RTE Radio 1’s Arena with Sean Rocks American singer songwriter and acclaimed pianist Ben Folds was the first musician to perform in the Embassy’s Creative Minds Series in the Ambassador’s Phoenix Park residence on February 13, 2015. President Michael D. Higgins was in attendance along with representatives from the Irish arts and cultural sector. From 1995 to 2000, Folds was the frontman and ...
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Sopranos Creator David Chase Kicks off Creative Minds

On January 29th Ambassador O’Malley hosted “The Sopranos” creator David Chase at his residence as part of the Embassy’s “Creative Minds” series. David spoke to RTE 2FM Broadcaster Dave Fanning about his life and work. Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht attended the event. David Chase is an American writer, director and television producer. ...
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