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Minister Coveney welcomes announcement of new US Ambassador to Ireland

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., has welcomed today’s announcement from the White House of the proposal to nominate State Representative Claire Cronin, of Massachusetts, as the next Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland.

Minister Coveney said:

“I am delighted that President Biden has announced his decision to nominate State Representative Claire Cronin as the next US Ambassador to Ireland. The early nomination of a resident US Ambassador to Ireland reflects the extraordinary strength and depth of the relationship that exists between our two countries.

“Despite a uniquely challenging year since the outbreak of COVID-19, the strength of Ireland’s connections with the United States endure.

“Our people-to-people links are unparalleled with approximately 30 million Americans claiming Irish heritage, including President Joe Biden. The US is one of our most important trading and investment partners, and it remains an unfailing supporter of the Northern Ireland peace process and Good Friday Agreement.

“I look forward to working with the new Ambassador on deepening and strengthening all aspects of our bilateral relationship with the United States”.


Press Office

23 June 2021