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Céad míle fáilte! Welcome to our page! 

Democrats Abroad Ireland is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Ireland. Our main objective is voter registration assistance and education, but we have a very strong social side as well!  We hold monthly gatherings at the Arlington Hotel in city centre Dublin where we discuss political issues, hold viewing parties for debates, invite guest speakers, and generally have a bit of banter and cráic.  We also hold events throughout the year - 4th of July BBQ, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday party, and more!

Join Democrats Abroad today and you'll receive our membership emails with all the details for our events throughout the year!

You can also keep in touch with us on social media:

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or Contact us by email: Democrats.Ireland@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

DA Ireland Leadership:

| Ireland Chair
| Ireland Vice Chair
| Ireland West Coordinator | Member At Large
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  • News

    Trump's 100th Day: Help us fight Trump here in Ireland!

    Friend -- 


    April 29th marks Donald Trump's 100th day in office - and potentially the first day of a government shutdown. Join us in Dublin at 3pm (2pm if you wish to attend the executive committee meeting) on Saturday April 29th at Sinatra's Bar, Arlington Hotel to strategize how we can best resist here in Ireland as well as advocate for Americans living abroad. 

    If you haven't already, please take our survey so we can do our best to plan in ways that meet your interests! We will go over the survey results together on 29 April to help us develop specific goals, actions, and events. 

    Grab a drink and join in on the conversation! We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Best,
    Greg Johnson, Chair

    DA Ireland
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    2017: New Committee, Meeting, and Take Our Survey!

    Friends -- 

    Democrats Abroad Ireland, the official arm of the Democratic Party in Ireland, elected a new Executive Committee at their Annual General Meeting held on March 25.

    The incoming committee is responsible for the leadership of DA Ireland in upholding and supporting the work of the Democratic Party committee abroad and for advocating for Americans living overseas within the party in the United States. Please take our short survey so we can do our best to plan events that meet your interests! 

    DA Ireland announces the following newly elected members:

    Chair – Greg Johnson
    Vice-Chair – Dawn Palmer
    Secretary – Patti McCann
    Treasurer –  John Kelly
    Members-At-Large – Richie Cunningham, France Stephen, Nmeli Nnoromele, Carija Ihus

    As American politics has come to the forefront of global concern with the Trump administration, DA Ireland aims to be the point of contact for Americans living in Ireland to more actively connect with government and civic engagement back home.

    “We are happy to announce the election results of DA Ireland’s Executive Committee,” says Greg, incoming Chair of Democrats Abroad Ireland. “We have witnessed an outpouring of concern and activity of Americans living in Ireland following the general election last year. Our goal is to outreach to other Americans and to provide even greater opportunities for our members to learn about and engage with what is happening politically back in the U.S. via our events, teach-ins, meet-ups, voter registration drives, or other activities.”

    The elections are one facet of an ongoing program of activities for DA Ireland. 

    Don't forget, please take our survey so we can do our best to plan events that meet your interests! We will use the survey results at our first event to help us plan specific goals, actions, and events.

    Also, mark your calendars: the first event organized by the new committee is 29 April at 3pm (2pm if you wish to attend the executive committee meeting) at Sinatra's Bar at The Arlington Hotel in Dublin. This marks the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency. We will send out more details about the meeting shortly after the Easter holidays. 

    Feel free to view our minutes from the Annual General Meeting



    Want to do something now? Activism and recommended reads:

    • Action: Oppose unconstitutional religious discrimination. Call: The White House comment line202-456-1111.

      Script: Freedom of religion is a core principle of our Constitution. I oppose the laptop ban and extreme vetting of Muslim immigrants. America is a better place when it welcomes immigrants. I will remember these actions and other recent bans at the next election and vote accordingly.
      • Action: Respond to EPA cuts by going local. Our friends at Wall-of-Us offer a creative solution to take our control back. Visit: wall-of-us.org.


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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 06:30 PM · €33.50 EUR · 2 rsvps
    Hilton Hotel - Dublin in Dublin, Ireland

    Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

    It's our traditional Thanksgiving dinner complete with football, family, and fare. It will be another knockout menu with something for everyone - and plenty of it. The Hilton will be our venue again - they love having us and they go all out for Thanksgiving.

    We'll gather in the Charlemont Bar for drinks from 6:30 PM where football will be on, and set up our receiving table at 7:00 PM in advance of dinner at 7:30 PM.

    Date: Thanksgiving Day - November 23rd

    Time: 6:30 PM Charlemont Bar Drinks; 7:30 PM - Dinner.

    Where: Hilton Hotel, Charelmont Place, Dublin 2 (across from the Barge pub)

    Price: €30.95 + a small Eventbrite fee. Kids under 12 eat for free.