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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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