Jim Lamb, President of the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, has been named Honorary Consul of Ireland in Pittsburgh for Western Pennsylvania.
"Pittsburgh represents a terrific opportunity for Ireland," Minister Martin said. "First class universities, a diverse knowledge-based economy, and a vibrant Irish American community are compelling factors for good partnerships.
"Jim has proven, over many years of service to Ireland and to Pittsburgh, his ability to direct activities and realize goals of mutual interest to Ireland and to Western Pennsylvania.”
The Ireland Institute is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. The Institute fosters economic, academic, and cultural links between the greater Pittsburgh area and the island of Ireland. In this position, Lamb will represent the Government of Ireland in Western Pennsylvania.
Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Michael Collins will visit Pittsburgh on Friday, January 21st to preside over the official installation of the Honorary Consul. Accompanying the Ambassador will be Consul General of Ireland, Noel Kilkenny. Local Congressmen Mike Doyle and Tim Murphy, and other leaders representing Pittsburgh’s business, academic, religious, political, and Irish communities will also be on hand for the installation.
For more information about the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, go to www.iiofpitt.org.