How Irish diplomacy has long leant on culture

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How Irish diplomacy has long leant on culture

Diplomatic niceties: the photo showing de Valera and his party in the Hotel D’Orsay
Diplomatic niceties: the photo showing de Valera and his party in the Hotel D’Orsay
The Sunday Times,

Ninety ambassadors from around the world were guests of Ireland at a recent U2 gig in Madison Square Garden in New York. It was part of a government effort to show “the best of Ireland”, as ministers launched a two-year campaign to win a seat on the UN Security Council. A separate event was held at UN headquarters showcasing Irish food, music and culture.

This soft-power approach to winning international business, tourism and friends is as old as the Iri sh state itself. In January 1922, a world congress of “the Irish race” was staged in Paris, designed to show off our qualities to the world and, more practically, to win international recognition for the new Irish state. The centrepiece was a magnificent art exhibition, featuring…

Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland

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