Kevin O'Malley, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, was confirmed for the postion by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
President Obama had nominated Mr. O'Malley on June 5, 2014. O'Malley testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July.
The post had been empty for 21 months, last held by Dan Rooney, who held the job for over three years.
The U.S. Embassy in Ireland is located at 42 Elgin Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin.