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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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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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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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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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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