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From TheJournal.ie Billionaire Irish-American takes office as US ambassador to Ireland after Áras ceremony Edward F Crawford

Billionaire Irish-American takes office as US ambassador to Ireland after Áras ceremony

Edward F Crawford took up the role of ambassador to Ireland today, which has been vacant since Trump took office.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's new man in Ireland admits he's 'not a diplomat' as he faces grilling on tax and Brexit Hot Seat

Trump's new man in Ireland admits he's 'not a diplomat' as he faces grilling on tax and Brexit

Edward F Crawford was before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire Irish-American to finally be confirmed as Trump's new man in Ireland Edward F Crawford

Billionaire Irish-American to finally be confirmed as Trump's new man in Ireland

Edward F Crawford is to be confirmed as the new US ambassador today.

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire businessman Edward Crawford to be next US ambassador to Ireland Trump Ally

Billionaire businessman Edward Crawford to be next US ambassador to Ireland

The 80-year old is heavily involved in the Irish community in Cleveland.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is yet to select an Irish ambassador but a Texan is keeping the seat warm Sheriff In Town

Donald Trump is yet to select an Irish ambassador but a Texan is keeping the seat warm

Reece Smyth is acting as chargé d’affaires in the US Embassy.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won't see Trump's inauguration, I'll be over the Atlantic': US Ambassador bows out with Obama Over And Out

'I won't see Trump's inauguration, I'll be over the Atlantic': US Ambassador bows out with Obama

“There is a lot of unpredictability ahead of us. I’m an optimist by nature … I hope President Trump is successful.”

From TheJournal.ie American ambassador has face slashed by knife-wielding protester Seoul

American ambassador has face slashed by knife-wielding protester

The assailant was arrested immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about our newest TD, the thousands of people that took part in the protest today and the ongoing Ebola crisis…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's new US Ambassador met the President today Kevin O'malley

Ireland's new US Ambassador met the President today

The Irish Army band played the Star-Spangled Banner when Kevin O’Malley stopped by the Áras this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan Diplomacy

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan

The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July Dan Rooney This post contains images

In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July

President Higgins may have competition for the most loveable elderly statesman in the Phoenix Park…

From TheJournal.ie US ambassador to Mexico quits over WikiLeaks cables Wikileaks

US ambassador to Mexico quits over WikiLeaks cables

Carlos Pascual becomes the first high-profile casualty of the WikiLeaks cables, resigning his post after cables showed US lack of confidence in Mexico’s fight on drugs.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Full recount ordered in Galway West; Irish banks tap the EU for more emergency funding, and the €288 million yacht being built by an African dictator’s son.

THE UNITED STATES’ Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney, was ordered to leave the press box at an American Football match at the weekend for not having the appropriate credentials – despite being the owner of one of the teams taking part.

Rooney – who owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, and who was appointed Ambassador to Ireland in July 2009 – was in the press box at the Giants Stadium in New York, speaking to reporters before retiring to his owners’ suite – a habit he reportedly does before most matches.

In the middle of a conversation with one correspondent, however, he was approached by a door attendant who wanted to see his credentials to be in the official press area.

When Rooney was unable to produce them – obviously not usually being asked to carry such documentation – he was politely asked to vacate the area.

To his credit, Rooney kindly obliged – without telling the attendant who he was.

Ambassador Rooney is said to have flown in from Dublin specifically just to see the match, being understood to dearly miss watching his team play in person, and returned to Ireland immediately after the match.

As if managing to work the hand of fate, Rooney saw his side beat the Giants 24-17 in a game that saw star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger make his debut for the Steelers.

US AMBASSADOR DAN ROONEY hosted a 4th of July party to celebrate Independence Day, opening up his garden but not his house.

The Ambassador’s residence has long been kept under wraps, with only a lucky few able to peek beyond the hall door of the Phoenix Park residence.

Last year however, The New York Times took a look around the residence, built in 1776 by Colonel John Blaquiere, the British government’s chief secretary. The mansion, which is rented from the Irish government for a $1 a year, has been the ambassador’s residence since 1949.

Last year was the first time that any major work had been done on the house since 1952 with former Ambassador Thomas C. Foley investing between $400,000 and 500,000 of his own money on the house.

You can now take an online tour of the house that guests have included Presidents Kennedy, Clinton and George H. W. Bush, as well as celebrities like Bing Crosby and Princess Grace of Monaco.