Happy Thanksgiving

ias_dallas_skyline_logo2 customized logoDear IAS Members
It is that time of year again, when we come together with family, and friends, to celebrate this unique American tradition called “Thanksgiving.”
This year is very special for me as it falls on November  23rd, the date I arrived on these shores many, many moons ago!  I shall be adding a little extra to the table prayer of thanks, and gratitude!
So, on behalf of  your Dallas Irish American Society Board, we wish you a very safe, and happy Thanksgiving,
God Bless America.
Phyllis Wells
As a footnote, the deadline to RSVP for the Christmas Party has been extended to November 26.
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Northern Ireland Peace Process with Senator George Mitchell

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the Consulate General of Ireland in Austin and the British Consulate General in Houston are honored to welcome Senator George Mitchell to Austin to speak about his role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process on the 20th anniversary of the signature of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Senator Mitchell’s remarks will be followed by a Q&A session. The lecture is part of the LBJ School Dean’s Distinguished Leaders Series.

Please note that entry to the event is free but due to limited capacity pre-registration is essential.  You can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/20th-anniversary-of-the-good-friday-agreement-with-senator-george-mitchell-tickets-52226814809

Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. He served for several years as Chairman of DLA Piper, now Chairman Emeritus. Before that he served as a federal judge; as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; as Chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland which resulted in an agreement that ended an historic conflict; and most recently as U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East. In 2008 Time Magazine described him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Senator Mitchell is the author of five books. His most recent books are a memoir entitled The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life, published in May 2015 and A Path to Peace, published in November 2016.

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Merry Christmas Silver Ball Clip ArtReservations for the Christmas party are officially closed. We have maxed out

the capacity of the restaurant. Sorry to miss you.


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November 6, Tuesday at 12:00 BOOK CLUB

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Let’s all meet at Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station on Tuesday, November 6.

 The November book is “With all my Love” by Patricia Scanlan.  A little homework for November — reflect on your life.  Is there an important decision you made that had a great influence on your children, your work career, etc.  If you had done things differently, what different outcome could you foresee?
Looking forward to a lively discussion on Nov 6 at Trinity Hall.  Noon for meal and friendship; 12:30 for book report.
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World Affairs Council of Dallas Welcomes the Ambassador of Ireland

Ireland Revealed: From Dublin to Dallas
His Excellency Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Daniel Mulhall His Excellency Ambassador of Ireland

Event Details

6:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Program
Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas

Cost is $30 for World Affairs members and $45 for non-members

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Daniel Mulhall took his position as Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States in August 2017. As the former Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Mulhall is one of the leading authorities on issues surrounding Brexit and its impact on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Ambassador Mulhall will discuss the importance of the developing trade relationship between Texas and Ireland. The opening of an Irish Consulate in Texas in 2015 and a recent visit of the Prime Minister to Texas, which included a stop in Dallas, have strengthened this relationship, along with the much-anticipated direct flights between DFW and Dublin beginning in the summer of 2019.

Having held roles as the Irish Ambassador to the UK and Germany prior to his current position in the United States, Ambassador Mulhall has engaged with Queen Elizabeth II and Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as President Trump. He is also an accomplished writer and published “New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900” in 1999, and co-edited “Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment,” in 2016.

Ambassador Mulhall is renowned for his unique and innovative approaches to diplomacy, such as communicating his work through social media, and is familiar with the major economic, social and demographic changes that Ireland has recently experienced, as well as the impacts these changes will likely have on Irish domestic and foreign policy in the future.

Join us on Thursday, November 1, when Ambassador Mulhall will be joined by Dallas lawyer Tom Melsheimer of Winston & Strawn for a lively fireside chat discussing a variety of topics including the developing trade relationship between Texas and Ireland, Brexit, the European Union, and more.


Mr Mulhall will aslo be interviewed  on THINK on PBS/KERA radio @ 1pm

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