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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