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British and Irish Consul Generals Host Historic Reception

Consul General of Ireland in New York Ciarán Madden shakes hands with Antony Phillipson, Consul General of the U.K. in New York. (Photo: Ben Asen)

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.

Mutual of America CEO John Greed, Concern Worldwide U.S. CEO Colleen Kelly, and Mutual of America’s Ed Kenney. (Photo: Ben Asen)

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. ♦

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