Buffalo, NY – Mayor Byron W. Brown, joined by Senator Timothy Kennedy, welcomed Daniel Mulhall, the Republic of Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, to Buffalo City Hall today in a visit designed to help further boost the relationship between Ireland and the United States. Their discussion also focused on ways in which Buffalo continues to embrace diversity and inclusion to better the City of Buffalo in government and beyond.
“It was a pleasure to meet with Ambassador Mulhall to discuss how Buffalo’s commitment to build an inclusive and equitable City of Opportunity in Buffalo is benefiting all people, including our large Irish community, and resulting in a positive economic revival,” said Mayor Brown. “With over $7 billion in economic development activity remaking all parts of our City, we recognize the many positive contributions of Irish Americans to our culture and progress in Buffalo. Our City serves as a melting pot of different cultures and it’s our continued commitment to diversity and inclusion that is good for business, good for government and good for Buffalo.”
This is Ambassador Mulhall’s first visit to Buffalo. He became the Irish ambassador to the United States in March 2017, after serving in similar roles in Germany; a role as ambassador to Malaysia with responsibilities for Laos, Vietnam and Thailand; and the United Kingdom. When he was in Malaysia, he oversaw recovery efforts for Irish survivors of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Thailand.