On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my congratulations and best wishes to the people of Ireland on your national day, St. Patrick’s Day.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Americans traditionally honor the many contributions the Irish have made to the United States and to countries throughout the world.  Irish ingenuity, self-determination, and optimism lie at the heart of our mutual prosperity.  The strength of our partnership is reflected in our robust trade and investment relationship, which creates jobs in both countries.  Our close cooperation on security and other global issues contributes to peace and security around the world.   The U.S. – Ireland relationship, born of historic ties and shared values, will continue to thrive in the year ahead.

I wish the people of Ireland a happy St. Patrick’s Day and another year of continued success.


U.S. Department of State

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