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Charlie Flanagan: Ireland's relationship with the US is unique - and runs deeper than politics

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The tradition of presenting shamrock to the US president dates back to 1952 and has continued – regardless of who has occupied the Oval Office – every year since then. Photo: Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos

The tradition of presenting shamrock to the US president dates back to 1952 and has continued – regardless of who has occupied the Oval Office – every year since then. Photo: Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos

The tradition of presenting shamrock to the US president dates back to 1952 and has continued – regardless of who has occupied the Oval Office – every year since then. Photo: Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos

Ireland's relationship with the United States dates back to before the independence of either country. It is built on the hundreds of thousands of our people who left for a new life in the US, whether fleeing famine or conflict at home or seeking better economic opportunity.

The affection in which Ireland is held in the US is unique and is reflected in, among other things, the high frequency of political visits between our countries.


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