Dakota Midday: Ireland and the U.S.

Dec 1, 2014

U.S. connections with Ireland go back to at least the 19th century when a large number of Irish immigrated here. Along with those historical and cultural ties, the U.S. and Ireland also have a strong relationship based on economics and trade.

Satellite image of Ireland
Credit NASA

The Consul General of Ireland to Chicago and the Midwest, Aidan Cronin, discusses those connections during a Wednesday visit to South Dakota. He’s addressing the South Dakota World Affairs Council beginning at 11:30 am at Dakotronics in Brookings. He’s also in Sioux Falls for a 7 pm presentation at Augustana College’s Gilbert Science Center.

Cronin was appointed Consul General in 2011. He is Ireland's 20th Consul General to Chicago and the Midwest. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed the ties between Ireland and the U.S.