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Next (Virtual) Monthly Meeting:

Friday, November 13

7:00 PM

A Zoom Visit with

the Consul General of Ireland

For our November virtual meeting, we welcome Claire McCarthy, the Consul General of Ireland, visiting us from Austin, TX. Please join us and bring your questions for Claire on the state of Irish-American relations today.

The Consulate General of Ireland in Austin works to promote and protect Irish interests in the US southwest, whether it is working with the Irish community, promoting Irish economic links, or supporting the strong political partnership between Ireland and the states of the southwest US. In essence the Consulate is interested in everything that links Ireland and Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas (and Kansas City, Missouri), Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Consulate also provides consular assistance to Irish citizens in the region who need help. We are joined in Ireland House by colleagues from Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland who work specifically to support business links between Ireland and the US.

Consul General Claire McCarthy was appointed as the Consul General of Ireland in August 2019. She has previously served in the Embassies of Ireland in Uganda and Zambia as well as in a number of assignments in the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, Ireland. Before joining the diplomatic service, Claire specialized in youth participation and access to third-level education. She holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) in Women’s Studies and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Law & European Studies from the University of Limerick. She is from Bandon, County Cork and has one daughter, Holly (15).

This event is free and open to the public.

To join the meeting on November 13, if you are not already an IAS member, please send an email to Ellen: