Northern Ireland Bureau

Northern Ireland Bureau Diplomatic mission of the Northern Ireland Executive with offices in Washington, DC and New York. The Bureau is the custodian of the reputation of Northern Ireland in North America.

We aim to convey a positive profile for the region to an audience of policy-makers and opinion-formers by ensuring that the policies of the Northern Ireland Executive and its associated institutions are known and understood. We supplement this work by monitoring key policy developments in the US and Canada that have the potential for implementation in Northern Ireland. The Bureau also takes a proa

We aim to convey a positive profile for the region to an audience of policy-makers and opinion-formers by ensuring that the policies of the Northern Ireland Executive and its associated institutions are known and understood. We supplement this work by monitoring key policy developments in the US and Canada that have the potential for implementation in Northern Ireland. The Bureau also takes a proa

Operating as usual

Today is a historic day here in the United States. We send warm congratulations to President @joebiden and Vice Presiden...
01/20/2021

Today is a historic day here in the United States. We send warm congratulations to President @joebiden and Vice President @kamalaharris on Inauguration Day. We at the NI Bureau look forward to continuing to build on Northern Ireland’s strong links with the US and the new administration

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends at the Northern Ireland Bureau
11/28/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends at the Northern Ireland Bureau

A warm welcome to Andrew our newly arrived Director #NIConnections
11/18/2019

A warm welcome to Andrew our newly arrived Director #NIConnections

A bittersweet evening celebrating the end of one era and the beginning of another. Wishing Norman all the best, and look...
09/12/2019

A bittersweet evening celebrating the end of one era and the beginning of another. Wishing Norman all the best, and looking forward to continuing the Bureau’s legacy with new director, Andrew Elliott. #NorthernIreland

Invest Northern Ireland Tourism Ireland Northern Ireland Executive Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA Irish Network DC The Ireland Funds America Co-operation Ireland UK in USA

The The New York Times spends 36 hours in #Belfast exploring all that makes Northern Ireland's capital city so great.Tou...
08/02/2019
36 Hours in Belfast

The The New York Times spends 36 hours in #Belfast exploring all that makes Northern Ireland's capital city so great.

Tourism Ireland Ulster Museum, Belfast The MAC Root & Branch Sunflower Public House & Live Music The Muddlers Club Buba Belfast Oh Yeah Music Centre DC Tours - A History of Terror, Belfast EastSide Visitor Centre

It’s not just “Game of Thrones” fans flocking to the Northern Ireland capital; foodies and culture seekers, not to mention history buffs, are finding plenty to keep them busy.

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that doubles funding for the International Fund for Ireland--an indepe...
06/20/2019
US House of Representatives votes to double funding for International Fund for Ireland

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that doubles funding for the International Fund for Ireland--an independent organization that aims to promote cross-community dialogue and understanding across the island of Ireland. 🎉

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that doubles funding for the International Fund for Ireland.

Join us for a special screening of the Bertelsmann Foundation film, "The Troubles with Brexit" on June 19 at Landmark's ...
06/11/2019
The Troubles with Brexit - Bertelsmann Foundation

Join us for a special screening of the Bertelsmann Foundation film, "The Troubles with Brexit" on June 19 at Landmark's E Street Cinema. The post-film discussion will feature Director Norman Houston and Amanda Sloat of The Brookings Institution.

This film takes the audience on a journey to both sides of the Irish Sea to explore the social, political, and economic impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.

"Golf, Game of Thrones and the Giant's Causeway--Northern Ireland's legendary 2019," reports Forbes.Tourism Ireland Inve...
06/07/2019
Golf, Games of Thrones and the Giant's Causeway -- Northern Ireland's legendary 2019

"Golf, Game of Thrones and the Giant's Causeway--Northern Ireland's legendary 2019," reports Forbes.

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Northern Ireland has much to offer the visitor in 2019 and all of it is driven by drama: from the history of the Titanic, via the magic of Game of Thrones and the breathtaking coastline, to the quest for golf's greatest prize - the Claret Jug.

The Best of Belfast podcast recently sat down with Norman Houston, Northern Ireland's "man in Washington."🎙️Listen here:...
05/28/2019

The Best of Belfast podcast recently sat down with Norman Houston, Northern Ireland's "man in Washington."

🎙️Listen here: https://bit.ly/2EBd36k

NEW YORK FRIENDS: There's still time to get your tickets for the special, one-night-only production of Origin Theatre Co...
04/12/2019

NEW YORK FRIENDS: There's still time to get your tickets for the special, one-night-only production of Origin Theatre Company's "The Land of Promise" -- a theatrical concert chronicling the impact of Irish and Scots-Irish immigration on America.

Tickets available: bit.ly/2v2xZhq

Ulster-Scots Agency Carnegie Hall

Mark your calendars! The official #GameofThrones studio tour will debut in #NorthernIreland next year.
04/03/2019
‘Game of Thrones’ Studio Tour to Debut in 2020

Mark your calendars! The official #GameofThrones studio tour will debut in #NorthernIreland next year.

HBO is turning one of the show’s studios in Northern Ireland into a tourist attraction, the first of several planned “Thrones” fan experiences.

Belfast artist Colin Davidson unveiled his portraits of the late Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness yesterday."I stipulat...
02/15/2019

Belfast artist Colin Davidson unveiled his portraits of the late Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness yesterday.

"I stipulated that their portraits would only be hung together. They agreed," said Davidson.

➡️ goo.gl/BJYfGN

Director Norman Houston received his OBE from HRH Prince Charles today, in recognition of his outstanding service as #No...
02/07/2019

Director Norman Houston received his OBE from HRH Prince Charles today, in recognition of his outstanding service as #NorthernIreland's longest-serving diplomat to North America.

➡️ https://goo.gl/KWN6Zr

Wishing our IrishRugby teams the best of luck as their Guinness Six Nations campaigns kickoff this weekend. #ShoulderToS...
02/01/2019

Wishing our IrishRugby teams the best of luck as their Guinness Six Nations campaigns kickoff this weekend. #ShoulderToShoulder 🏉

02/01/2019
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Celebrate the return of The Open to #RoyalPortrush in July with this stunning video from Discover Northern Ireland. ⛳

Ed Sheeran is teaming up with Lowden Guitars in Co. Down to make an affordable line of high-quality guitars with the hop...
01/28/2019
Northern Ireland guitar firm announces collaboration with Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is teaming up with Lowden Guitars in Co. Down to make an affordable line of high-quality guitars with the hope of encouraging more young people to play music. 🎶

#EdSheeran #LowdenGuitars

A Co Down guitar firm has announced a collaboration with Ed Sheeran.

This year, Derry~Londonderry will celebrate its 400th anniversary as a walled city. #Walls400 #VisitDerryBe sure to chec...
01/14/2019

This year, Derry~Londonderry will celebrate its 400th anniversary as a walled city. #Walls400 #VisitDerry

Be sure to check out the full program of events: https://goo.gl/D3Z5zc

The Guardian names #DerryGirls the sixth Best Television Show of 2018. 📺 🎉
12/13/2018
The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 6 – Derry Girls

The Guardian names #DerryGirls the sixth Best Television Show of 2018. 📺 🎉

The year’s breakout British comedy surfed a tidal wave of poignancy – and nostalgia – and its subject matter couldn’t have been more timely

Join us on December 14th for Georgetown University's "Civil Rights in Transatlantic Perspective: Northern Ireland & the ...
12/07/2018
Civil Rights in Transatlantic Perspective

Join us on December 14th for Georgetown University's "Civil Rights in Transatlantic Perspective: Northern Ireland & the United States, 1968-2018" -- a day-long conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the #NorthernIreland civil rights movement. Registration is now open!

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs Global Irish Studies at Georgetown University Georgetown Conflict Resolution Program Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA

Throughout the day-long conference on December 14, participants will discuss what progress has been made in civil rights in both the United States and Northern Ireland, what work still needs to be done, and how transatlantic engagement and collaboration can help drive the civil rights agenda in the....

"Northern Ireland continues to punch above its weight on the international stage," says Director Norman Houston in The I...
12/06/2018
Northern Ireland continues to punch above its weight

"Northern Ireland continues to punch above its weight on the international stage," says Director Norman Houston in The Irish Echo.

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Derry/Londonderry is marking 400 years as a walled city   By Norman Houston   Though celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement are coming to a close, and amidst lingering concerns over Brexit and the current

Carnegie Focus on N.I.
11/27/2018
Carnegie Focus on N.I.

Carnegie Focus on N.I.

An international seminar celebrated and reflected on the progress made in improving wellbeing in Northern Ireland. In the year of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, it is an appropr…

The "Derry Girls" are coming to America! Starting next month, U.S. Netflix users will be able to stream the first season...
11/21/2018

The "Derry Girls" are coming to America! Starting next month, U.S. Netflix users will be able to stream the first season of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 series: https://goo.gl/k7PDBy. #NorthernIreland #DerryGirls

Please join us at Yale University on November 30th to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the #GoodFridayAgreement with ...
11/20/2018

Please join us at Yale University on November 30th to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the #GoodFridayAgreement with a full day of sessions featuring former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Senator George Mitchell, General John de Chastelain, and many more.

Registration is still open: https://goo.gl/35t7B5

11/19/2018
Think you know the whole story of the Titanic?

There's still time to see the National Geographic Museum's exhibition, "Titanic: The Untold Story," on display in DC until January 1st.

Tickets available here: https://goo.gl/ntBtrC

In 1985, legendary National Geographic oceanographer Bob Ballard discovered the remains of the RMS Titanic—under the guise of a top-secret Cold War mission. ...

11/16/2018
Great Days Out Around Northern Ireland

Here's some inspiration for your next trip to #NorthernIreland. 😍

Ever wondered where to start exploring the gorgeous rolling green hills of Northern Ireland, or its enigmatic coastline, perhaps the bustling cities Belfast ...

A series of sand portraits commissioned by director Danny Boyle appeared on several beaches across the UK and Ireland la...
11/13/2018

A series of sand portraits commissioned by director Danny Boyle appeared on several beaches across the UK and Ireland last week as a tribute to those lost in #WorldWarOne, including a portrait of Imperial Military Nurse Rachel Ferguson at Downhill Beach in Coleraine. #RememberanceDay2018 #Armistice100

➡️ https://goo.gl/AXxiKb

11/06/2018
James Corden & Snow Patrol Duet "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?" During Rehearsal

Northern Ireland exports Gary Lightbody and Johnny McDaid of #SnowPatrol stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform a moving rendition of their song, "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get." 🎶

Our rehearsal cameras captured James and Gary Lightbody doing a lovely duet of Snow Patrol's "What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get" ahead of their Novem...

"In #NorthernIreland, you'll often hear the term 'grand'...But in my estimation, she's more than just grand--she's an ad...
11/05/2018
Northern Ireland Isn’t Just Good — It’s Grand

"In #NorthernIreland, you'll often hear the term 'grand'...But in my estimation, she's more than just grand--she's an adventurers' delight, " says Paula Worthington in the Calgary Herald.

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I rubbed my eyes, watching the scenery zoom by through the window. Having just landed from crossing the Atlantic an hour earlier, I was still getting accustomed to the dizziness of cars passing by …

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Happy Birthday Norman Houston!
Congratulations Norman on your OBE Birthday Honour. Very well deserved. Good memories of working in Netherleigh and visit to Washington.