Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Captain Kirk goes to Washington

One of the nicest men in Leinster House, Ceann Comhairle (Captain) Seamus Kirk also got a chance to get out of the country for Paddy’s Day this year - he is in Washington with Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin.

This is the first time since his election that the Ceann Comhairle has had an opportunity to meet with leading members of the US Congress who are engaged in Irish issues.

“I am delighted to have received an invitation from Speaker Pelosi to visit Washington DC to attend the annual Speaker’s lunch,” a delighted Seamus said this week.

“The Speaker’s Lunch also presents a real opportunity for us to mark St. Patrick’s Day in the hearts and minds of the 44 million US citizens who claim an ancestral link with Ireland.”

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