Co-operation Ireland Chairman Dr Christopher Moran and CEO Peter Sheridan attended a number of engagements in the United States last week part of the Irish Diaspora’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Among the events Co-operation Ireland attended were the NI Bureau breakfast and an Ireland Funds dinner in Washington DC.

Co-operation Ireland were also represented during the annual presentation of the Shamrock to United States President Donald J Trump.

Speaking after the event, 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.”