Wednesday, March 21, 2012

O'Neill, O'Donnell, oh get the picture

Nancy Pelosi  The Prime Minister of Ireland  Amb. Michael Collins

Photo credit: Neshan H. Naltchayan

"The Ireland Funds remain a resource of incomparable benefit to Ireland..."
Enda Kenny, An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland. 

There were lots of apostrophe O's in the room at The American Ireland Fund's 20th National Gala Celebrating $90 Million raised for the Promising Ireland Campaign for Irish Charities where Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. & Congressman Paul D. Ryan were honored. 

The O'Neill brothers (L & R)

The keynote address was delivered by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D., Prime Minister of Ireland and MC'd by Norah O’Donnell, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS.

Norah O'Donnell

As St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated around the world, The Worldwide Ireland Funds held events in 13 cities across 5 countries attended by over 6,000 supporters. It is projected that these events will raise an additional $2 million for their Promising Ireland Campaign to assist Irish charities. 

oh  ... and Tommy Quinn flanking Nancy Pelosi

 Inside the Gala: