Congressman Paul Ryan to speak at first ever Irish GOP national breakfast

Senator Mark Daly with Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform's Ciaran Stanton and Congressman Paul Ryan

Senator Mark Daly with Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform’s Ciaran Stanton and Congressman Paul Ryan

GOP letter says “gathering” of politicians can be a valuable help on Irish Agenda

By JAMES O’SHEA, IrishCentral Staff Writer
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan will be guest speaker at the first ever Republican caucus Irish breakfast on September 18, sponsored by ILIR and IrishCentral

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan will be  guest speaker at the first ever Republican caucus Irish breakfast on September  18, sponsored by ILIR and IrishCentral
Former Vice Presidential candidate Congressman Paul  Ryan will be guest speaker at the first ever Republican caucus Irish breakfast on September 18. A new organization, Irish Republicans in  the Senate and House, (IRISH) is hosting the event.

Ryan, the powerful chairman of the House Budget  Committee and a likely presidential contender in 2016 will speak at the National  Republican Capitol Hill Club. He is expected to address topics such as heritage,  the peace process in Ireland and  immigration.

Organizers include Congressman Peter King Co-chair  of the ad hoc committee on Irish Affairs and former Co-chair Congressman Jim  Walsh.

In a statement both men said “This year the Irish  have invited their Diaspora back to Ireland to join in a global celebration of  culture and heritage. They are calling it The Gathering. While most of us can’t  return to the Emerald Isle, there is a way to show support.”

“Irish  American Republican have played a significant role in our nation’s history  not the least of whom was our beloved President Ronald Reagan. We continue to  pay a key role on issues from Northern Ireland to Irish American culture and  heritage to immigration.”

Ciaran Staunton, president of Irish Lobby for  Immigration Reform and an organizer of the breakfast said “Those of us who have  come to the U.S. from Ireland appreciate the importance of the US-Ireland  relationship. We appreciate the good work that Republican Members of Congress  have done to nurture that unique relationship. We understand further that good  things happen when there is a bipartisan consensus on public policy”.

The event is co-sponsored by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform and IrishCentral.com.

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