Ireland's Successes and Brexit Worries
International Circle, Board and Consular Corps

Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

October 17, 2017 12:00 PM    Roundtable

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This roundtable event is only for LAWAC board, Consular Corps and International Circle members. If you're interested in joining the International Circle please call Sarah Tran at (424) 258-6160.

Ireland has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years from a conservative, under-performing country dominated by the Catholic Church to a progressive, open society that is the fastest-growing economy in Europe. The new Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar is half-Indian and openly gay, and it is a testimony to how far Ireland has come that neither attribute was an issue when he was made the leader. The Irish Ambassador to the US, Daniel Mulhall, will talk to a roundtable lunch of LAWAC directors and International Circle members about Ireland’s optimism for the future, but also the challenges it faces. He will discuss the deep concerns in Dublin about the ramifications of Brexit on the Irish economy and the potential reestablishment of the border with Northern Ireland. He will also talk about the ongoing work to guarantee the peace in Northern Ireland itself.

Daniel Mulhall took up duty as Ireland's 18th Ambassador to the United States in August 2017. Before coming to Washington, he served as Ireland's Ambassador in London (2013-17). Prior to this post, he served as Ambassador to Germany and Malaysia. Ambassador Mulhall joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and had his early diplomatic assignments in New Delhi, Vienna (OSCE), Brussels (European Union) and Edinburgh where he was Ireland's first Consul General, 1998-2001. From 1994-98, he was the Department's Press Counsellor and in that capacity was part of the Irish Government's delegation at the time of the Good Friday Agreement 1998. He undertook his undergraduate and post-graduate studies at University College Cork where he specialized in modern Irish history.

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