Monday 22 July 2019

Rory girl tees up Irish summit trip

Rory McIlroy and Meghan Markle
Rory McIlroy and Meghan Markle
Kofi Annan
Rory McIlroy and Meghan Markle

Emma Jane Hade

HOLLYWOOD star Meghan Markle, who was recently spotted enjoying dinner with golfer Rory McIlroy, will attend the One Young World Summit in the capital later this month.

The 33-year-old actress, best known for her role in the hit television series 'Suits', has been announced as one of the global leaders who will descend upon Dublin for the international summit, which will kick off on October 15.

McIlroy recently helped the actress undertake the fundraising 'Ice bucket' challenge in New York. The '90210' starlet is just one of the inspiring figures who will engage with the 1,300 delegates aged between 18 and 30-years-old, at the fifth annual event.

The theme for this year's summit is 'Peace and Conflict Resolution' and the delegates and ambassadors in attendance will represent 190 countries.

Croke Park will be the historical backdrop for one of the summit's key discussions, a talk from Dr Martin McAleese to 30 specially selected delegates about the development of the Good Friday Agreement.

Ireland successfully beat off stiff competition from Hong Kong and Scotland to host this year's event.

And, earlier this year South African rugby legend Francois Pienaar flew to Dublin to launch the One Young World Summit which was held in his home country last year.

Over 500 of the world's leading organisations are supporting the One Young World Summit, including Independent News and Media who are the event's official media partners.

The event, which was established in 2009, has hosted 4,000 delegates to date. Other leaders set to participate in the four day summit include Ali Hewson, Sir Bob Geldof, former Irish President Mary Robinson and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.


Irish Independent

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