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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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“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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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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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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