Irish-American Relationships Forged Through Immigration – Varadkar
The relationship between Ireland and the United States has been hailed as one of “two proud democracies, close friends and economic partners”. Leo Varadkar before visiting the White House on St. Patrick’s Day.
of Irish The Prime Minister made the remarks at a reception held at the official residence of Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, Geraldine Byrne Nathan, praising Ireland’s 14 Academy Award nominations.
He said that the relationship between Ireland and the United States “rooted and grew from the contributions of the millions of Irish immigrants who came here over the years to put their talents and energy into creating modern America.
“Irish and Scots came here from their troubled homelands to build a new life for themselves and their families, and they succeeded.”
The event was attended by DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, UN Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy III, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Mr Varadkar’s partner Matt Barrett.
Mr Varadkar apologized for making “misjudged” remarks during a speech in May 2018. washington dc Thursday in what is seen as a clear reference to the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
While reminiscing about his experience as an intern in the US, Taoiseach mentioned possible concerns about being an intern in the US capital at the time.
Mr. Varadkar made these remarks in his 2000 speech at the Washington Ireland Program to Help Develop the Career Skills of Youth Participating.
Taoiseach’s comments came hours after she attended an event honoring the role of women in the Good Friday Pact. Hillary Clinton For your continued involvement in Northern Ireland.
A spokesperson for Varadkar said in a statement after the event, “At today’s Washington Ireland Program event, Taoi Shichi was reminiscing about his time as an intern in Washington D.C. 23 years ago.
“He misjudged from Cuffe’s remorseful remarks. He apologizes for any offense to those involved.”
That’s because former US President Bill Clinton and Mrs. Clinton are set to play a leading role in planned commemorations in Northern Ireland next month to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
The remark was made at one of the discreet events in Taoiseach’s three-day itinerary in Washington, DC.
Monica Lewinsky She was a young White House intern when she and then-U.S. President Bill Clinton began their romance in the 1990s.
After the scandal came to light, she was exposed for years.
The incident nearly put Clinton out of her job, and Lewinsky says it had a devastating effect on the rest of her life.
Varadkar sat next to Hillary Clinton at a Thursday morning event at Georgetown University that focused on the role of women in Northern Ireland’s peace process.
Taoiseach’s controversial comments about interns later in the day were made before meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday to mark St Patrick’s Day.
At the bilateral meeting, the two politicians are expected to discuss the president’s planned visit to Ireland next month.
Varadkar will also thank Joe Biden for his administration’s support during the Brexit process.
The Taoiseach visit culminates in a high-profile ceremony to hand over a crystal bowl of shamrocks to the President of the United States at the White House.
Friday’s program begins with a breakfast meeting between Mr. Varadkar and US Vice President Kamala Harris.