On Thursday, September 14, 2017, Chair, Michael O’Halleran, Co-Chairs, Devon Bruce and Patrick Canning and the Chicago Regional Advisory Committee of The Ireland Funds hosted a leadership breakfast at Chicago Cut to welcome H.E. Dan Mulhall and his wife Greta to Chicago.
H.E. Dan Mulhall began his appointment as Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States this past month, succeeding H.E. Anne Anderson.
Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Mulhall served for four years as Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, managing Ireland’s diplomatic relations with the UK through the commemorations of 1916 and the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.
Ambassador Mulhall discussed the goals of his ambassadorship which includes focusing on the Irish diaspora, trade, tourism and advocacy. He also discussed the importance of The Ireland Funds as an expression of the diaspora and its importance to the current state of Ireland.
It was an interesting and inspiring event attended by many of Chicago’s business, political, and cultural leaders.