Steelers Owner, Dan Rooney, To Be U.S. Ambassador To Ireland


Published: March 17, 2009


... to become the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland.

During the ceremony President Obama said, "I am honored and grateful that such a dedicated and accomplished individual has agreed to serve as the representative of the United States to the Irish people. Dan Rooney is an unwavering supporter of Irish peace, culture, and education, and I have every confidence that he and Secretary Clinton will ensure America’s continued close and unique partnership with Ireland in the years ahead."

Rooney is the recipient of the American Ireland Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in to help restore and help in the Irish peace process. He has also been named honorary Commander of the British Empire for his continued work in the Irish peace process.

In 1976, Rooney helped to found the American Ireland Fund. This fund has raised more than $300 million for programs in Ireland that support and create peace and educational programs in the coun...

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