WIP Community News

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First WIP Alumnus elected Taoiseach

First WIP Alumnus elected Taoiseach The Chair of the Washington Ireland Program (WIP), Jim Carroll welcomed the election of WIP Alumnus, Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach today: "We are delighted for Leo on this historic day. We are very proud of his achievements and...

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Celtic Chefs 2017 Report

Celtic Chefs - Claudia & Tom Corcoran We were delighted to host the eighth instalment of our annual Evening with Celtic Chefs on May 18th in the St Regis. We had food from nine fantastic Chefs from the DC area, who offered delicious samples of their signature...

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Launch of the WIP Class of 2017

Introducing the WIP Class of 2017 We are delighted to introduce the thirty exceptional young people from Northern Ireland Ireland, the members of the WIP Class of 2017. You can see their bios here. They were selected following a rigorous application process, from over...

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Alum Thanksgiving Ball

Spirit of WIP Awards: Claire Sugden & Lisa Dietrich WIP celebrated the achievements of Northern Ireland's Minister for Justice, Claire Sugden MLA (Class of 2010 & 2012), and Lisa Dietrich (Director, Community Relations in Schools) at our annual Thanksgiving...

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Celtic Chefs 2016

Celtic Chefs honors Joyce and John Flynn The seventh annual Evening with Celtic Chefs raised a record breaking $141,000 for the Washington Ireland Program. Over 300 guests gathered at the St Regis Hotel to honor Joyce and John Flynn for their dedicated commitment and...

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