Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends at the 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 proactive role in seeking out and establishing collaborative relationships with partners across a diverse range of sectors in North America.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends at the Northern Ireland Bureau
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 looking forward to continuing the Bureau’s legacy with new director, Andrew Elliott. #NorthernIreland
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The The New York Times spends 36 hours in #Belfast exploring all that makes Northern Ireland's capital city so great.
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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 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 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.
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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: https://bit.ly/2EBd36k
Northern Ireland will mark the final season of Game of Thrones with six stunning stained glass windows featuring popular scenes from the show.
A giant stained glass window has been unveiled in Belfast to mark the start of the final season of Game Of Thrones.
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
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Game of Thrones may be ending, but you can still visit Westeros.
As the spiritual and production home of HBO’s sprawling fantasy drama, Northern Ireland has been transformed by the show. We take you there.
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.
The Guardian explores the profound impact Game of Thrones has had on Antrim and Derry. #NorthernIreland #GameofThrones
With its mountain views and wild coasts, this far corner of Northern Ireland provides a spectacular backdrop to many of the show’s memorable moments
Co. Antrim singer-songwriter Amanda St John will become the first artist from #NorthernIreland to perform at the House Speaker's "Friends of Ireland" luncheon on Capitol Hill. 🎶
As a way of celebrating your 40th birthday it takes some beating.
"Derry Girls' portrayal of Northern Irish women is a breath of fresh air." We couldn't agree more! 📺
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Deliberately subverting stereotypes.
Explore #NorthernIreland's most "Instagrammed" attractions. 📷✨
A study has revealed the most Instagrammed tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. Here are the Top 10.
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.
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.
Wishing our IrishRugby teams the best of luck as their Guinness Six Nations campaigns kickoff this weekend. #ShoulderToShoulder 🏉
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 hope of encouraging more young people to play music. 🎶
A Co Down guitar firm has announced a collaboration with Ed Sheeran.
A record 151 cruise ships are set to dock in #Belfast this year, bringing with them nearly 300,000 visitors. 🚢
A RECORD 151 cruise ships are set to dock in Belfast this year, bringing with them almost 300,000 visitors.
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. 📺 🎉
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 United States, 1968-2018" -- a day-long conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the #NorthernIreland civil rights movement. Registration is now open!
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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 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
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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 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 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
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. ...
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 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
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 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 …
Chicago friends: Please join us on October 28th for an evening showcasing rising Northern Irish talents Hannah Jane McPhillimy and Amanda St John at the Irish American Heritage Center. Tickets are available here: https://goo.gl/CxfVyE.
Many thanks to our partners at IBAMChicago for supporting this great event!
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