Speaker of US House addresses 600 business leaders in Dublin
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner addressed almost 600 business leaders at the American Chamber of Commerce 4th of July lunch in Dublin yesterday.
The Republican Congressman is third in order of precedence in the US system, after President Obama and the Vice President. US Ambassador Kevin F O'Malley and six members of Congress attended the lunch at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. In an often amusing speech, Mr Boehner backed a free trade deal between the US and Europe, and supported boosting energy security especially in Central Europe as a guard against Russia, describing President Putin as "the Bolshevik in Moscow."
Mr Boehner entertained the crowd with an impression of Taoiseach Enda Kenny who he said is "a funny guy, a serious guy. Someone I can work with."
Pictured top is John Boehner, also above with, left, Eamonn Sinnott, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland and Mark Redmond, Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland Photos: Julien Behal/Maxwells