They met … Still no U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.
My thanks to all who sent me congratulations & best wishes. And thank you @realDonaldTrump @potus for welcoming me warmly @WhiteHouse. https://t.co/C1sMCmL9Hu
— Daniel Mulhall (@DanMulhall) September 9, 2017
Waterford-born diplomat Daniel Mulhall has begun his tenure as Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States. He was scheduled to meet President Donald Trump 8 September at the White House.
They may talk about Twitter, in addition to more touchy topics.
Mulhall tweets Irish poetry and other messages to highlight Ireland’s achievements via @DanMulhall. His 13.2K followers are shy of @realDonaldTrump‘s nearly 38 million, but his tweets are far more literary.
He is also planning to write regular blog posts to explain his role as ambassador, and deal with issues related to today’s Ireland and its links with the U.S., including culture, literature, and history.
“When the world changes, diplomacy has to change,” Mulhall said during a private reception I attended.
His priorities as ambassador, he said, include working with Trump and Congress on issues of importance to Ireland, including immigration; economic promotion; and engaging the 35-million-strong Irish-American community, “a huge asset for Ireland.”
Mulhall specialized in modern Irish history at University College Cork. He is the author of A New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900, and co-editor of The Shaping of Modern Ireland: A Centenary Assessment.
See his full biography and personal message on the embassy website.