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    Politicians to make annual pilgrimage to global Irish communities

    By admin | March 9, 2007

    This year’s plans for the annual St Patrick’s Day trek by Irish politicians to sundry locales around the world has been announced by the Taoiseach.

    Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern will visit Washington, DC, where they will celebrate the day at the White House and meet with the President and key Congressional leaders; they will discuss the issue of the undocumented, as will other Government Ministers visiting other American cities. The Taoiseach will also address the American Ireland Fund Dinner.

    On the trip the Taoiseach will also travel to New York where he will meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He will meet with the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, visit the Twin Towers Memorial Centre and meet with leaders in the financial services industry.

    United States
    Taoiseach – New York and Washington
    Tánaiste – Savannah
    Minister Dermot Ahern – Washington
    Minister Mary Coughlan – New York
    Minister Brian Cowen – Chicago
    Minister Martin Cullen – San Francisco
    Minister Noel Dempsey – Dallas and Houston
    Minister Mary Hanafin – Boston
    Minister Éamon Ó Cuív- Phoenix
    MoS Pat the Cope Gallagher – Atlanta and Philadelphia

    Toronto – Minister Dick Roche

    Minister John O’Donoghue – London
    Minister of State Brendan Smith – Manchester
    Minister of State Seán Power – Birmingham
    Minister of State Conor Lenihan – Edinburgh

    Rest of Europe
    Austria – Minister of State Mary Wallace
    France – Minister of State Brian Lenihan
    Italy and the Holy See – Minister Seamus Brennan
    Norway Sweden and Denmark – Minister Harney
    Poland – Government Chief Whip Tom Kitt
    Romania – Minister of State Noel Ahern
    Russia – Minister of State Seán Haughey

    China – Minister of State John Browne
    Japan – Minister of State Tim O’Malley
    India – Minister of State Frank Fahey
    Kuala Lumpur and Singapore – Minister of State Michael Ahern
    Vietnam – Minister of State Batt O’Keeffe

    South America
    Argentina – Attorney General Rory Brady

    South Africa – MoS Tom Parlon – Cape Town and Pretoria

    For more details on each of these trips, see the Taoiseach’s department website.

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