Co-operation Ireland Chairman Dr Christopher Moran and CEO Peter Sheridan have travelled to the United States to fulfil a number of engagements as part of the Irish Diaspora’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Among the events Co-operation Ireland will be attending are the NI Bureau breakfast and an Ireland Funds dinner in New York.

Following that both men will travel to the nations’ capital, Washington DC, where they will attend the annual presentation of the Shamrock to United States President Donald J Trump.

Speaking ahead of the events, Co-operation Ireland CEO Peter Sheridan said the role the Diaspora played in delivering The Agreement was hugely important and Co-operation Ireland was keen to help maintain these strong transatlantic links.

“Our charity is active in the United States and we have a very active US Board led by Jim Clerkin. Their efforts over the years have supported our vital peace building work in Ireland and we are pleased to be able to use this opportunity to update them on what we are doing to strengthen relationships between Dublin, Belfast and London.”