British and Irish Consul Generals Host Historic Reception
By Irish America Staff
April / May 2018
Amidst Brexit negotiations and rising uncertainty about the bi-lateral relationship between Ireland and the U.K. across the Atlantic, the New York consuls general of the two countries met for the first time at a formal reception hosted by Mutual of America in Manhattan with hopes of fostering cultural goodwill between the countries’ emigrant populations in the northeast.
John Greed, the CEO of Mutual of America who is half-German and half-Irish, spoke of his pride in working for a company that has been so important to the peace process in Ireland as well as the cultural life of Irish Americans in New York. More than 150 people were in attendance. ♦