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  • Announcing changes to the Visa Waiver Program

    Changes to Visa Waiver Program

    21 January 2016 - The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.

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  • Vote

    Absentee Voting for U.S. Citizens Abroad

    The U.S. Embassy Dublin encourages all U.S. citizens in Ireland to vote in the upcoming 2016 election cycle, and the Embassy provides non-partisan assistance online and through our American Citizen Services unit at

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  • J1 Program 2016

    Changes to the J1 2016 Program

    The J1 process is changing and students must apply early this year.

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  • State of the Union

    State of the Union 2016

    "On issues of global concern, we will mobilize the world to work with us & pull their own weight." President Obama spoke before Congress in his final State of the Union Address. Find out what he had to say and what he has planned for his last year in office.

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  • Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
    U.S. banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn entertain Irish audiences

    On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kevin O’Malley hosted a Creative Minds event with U S. banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, which included a discussion and performance, moderated by Newstalk’s Tom Dunne. There are some who say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world. The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Flecks’ total Grammy count is 15 Grammys won. Abigail Washburn is an American claw hammer banjo player and singer.   »

  • Danny Meyer with U.S. Ambassador
    Danny Meyer talks golden rules of hospitality

    Restaurateur Danny Meyer, the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group in New York participated in the Embassy’s Creative Mind Series when he spoke in conversation with renowned food critic Ross Golden-Bannon on Nov 13th, 2015. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 25 James Beard Awards. Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life.   »

  • Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios
    President of Pixar Animation Studios gives insight to Creative Minds audience

    Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios participated in a Creative Minds event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in partnership with The Walt Disney Company Ireland. This discussion was moderated by renowned broadcaster Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. Morris oversees the production of the studio’s features, shorts, DVD content and theme park activities. He additionally manages Pixar’s Studio Tools, Systems, Development and Human Resources departments.   »

  • Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon
    Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon

    Over 120 participants from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States took part a social entrepreneurship hackathon this weekend at DCU’s Ryan Academy organised in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, and sponsored by Intel, IBM, Kerry Group and Pepsico.   »

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