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Friday, December 14, 2012

Dan Rooney, US Ambassador to Ireland, Returning to Pittsburgh after Distinguished Service to the United States and Ireland

Dan Rooney, United States Ambassador to Ireland, is resigning his post today after serving in President Barack Obama's Administration for over three years.  Mr. Rooney was sworn into his post on July 1, 2009 and arrived in Ireland later that month.

In an article he published in today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Mr. Rooney wrote, "It has been an honor and privilege to represent President Barack Obama and the United States of America as ambassador to Ireland.

"President Obama charged me to protect and build the historic and deep friendship between our two countries. I am pleased to say this relationship, which is built on enduring family ties, a common heritage and shared values, is the strongest it has ever been. Ours is not a foreign relationship between two countries; ours is a shared kinship between two great peoples," he concluded.

Mr. Rooney is also chairman emeritus of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Here is a video of US Ambassador Dan Rooney's time in Ireland

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hillary Clinton Delivers Speech on Human Rights in Dublin

(December 6, 2012) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a major speech at Dublin City University today entitled Frontlines and Frontiers: Making Human Rights a Human Reality.

You can view the video here, or read the entire remarks of the speech.

On Friday, December 7, Secretary Clinton travels to Belfast, Northern Ireland to discuss the peace process there. Here are details on the full itinerary.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Dublin and Belfast This Week

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is traveling Ireland and Northern Ireland on December 6-7, 2012, as part of a European trip that includes visits to Prague and Brussels, according the State Department

In Dublin, Ireland on December 6-7, Secretary Clinton is participating in the ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).  The Secretary is also meeting with Irish officials to discuss areas of cooperation in promoting peace, human rights, and economic growth and will deliver a major speech on U.S. achievements in support of human rights globally.

Secretary Clinton travels to Belfast, Northern Ireland, December 7, where she will meet with Northern Ireland officials and discuss the peace process, the trilateral U.S.-Ireland Research and Development Partnership and economic opportunities for Northern Ireland.  She will attend an event hosted by The Ireland Funds

Find updated details by visiting the US Embassy in Dublin