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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Banjo Duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Entertain Irish Audiences

On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with U S. banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, which included a discussion and performance, moderated by Newstalk’s Tom Dunne. There are some who say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world. The recipient of ...
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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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Rufus Wainwright brings ‘Creative Minds’ to Sligo

Podcast of Rufus Wainright in Conversation with RTE Radio 1 presenter Vincent Woods in the Model Arts Centre, Sligo, as part of Sligo Live 2015 The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Sligo Live, hosted a Creative Minds event with U.S. singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, which featured a discussion moderated by RTE Presenter Vincent Woods. Rufus Wainwright has been affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by the New York Times for his “genuine ...
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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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