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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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