11 Aib 2019, 12.57

The Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD and the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann Senator Denis O’Donovan are pleased to announce that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver an address to Members and former Members of Dáil and Seanad Éireann in Leinster House next Wednesday at 12.30 p.m.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD announcing the address said “I am delighted that Speaker Pelosi has accepted my invitation to make this address, which will mark the centenary of the Dáil’s establishment and will further highlight the enduring bonds of friendship between our two legislative assemblies. I am particularly mindful of the help and support given to the nascent Irish Parliament by the United States House of Representatives one hundred years ago, and the support given by both Houses of Congress in the intervening period.”

Speaker Pelosi said, “It is an immense honour to speak during the centennial of the Dáil, celebrating the deep and enduring friendship between the United States and Ireland. I look forward to returning the warm message of friendship that Taoiseach Varadkar brought on behalf of the Irish people when I had the privilege of hosting him at the United States Capitol last month.”

The address, which will take place in the Dáil chamber, will be broadcast live on Oireachtas TV, which is available on:

• Saorview Channel 22
• Virgin Media Channel 207
• Sky Channel 517
• eir Vision Channel 504
• Vodafone Channels 201, 207 (Dáil Éireann)

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