Humphreys in NY to launch culture plan
Arts Minister Heather Humphreys is in New York to launch the Creative Ireland and Culture Ireland US Programme.
Ms Humphreys said the diaspora thoroughly embraced the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, especially in New York, where a series of commemorative events were held.
"It is my view that cultural links are just as important, if not more so, as economic links, and it is essential that we continue to build on our cultural ties. Creative Ireland sends a very important message internationally about how Ireland values its culture and how the Government is setting out an ambitious plan based on creativity for the next five years."
The minister is pictured at Pier 1 with Consul General Barbara Jones and Patricia Harty from 'Irish America Magazine'.