Mick Mulvaney

  • The grandson of Mayo emigrants has been sworn into office as the new US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland.

    Mick Mulvaney, the former acting Chief of Staff at the White House, was sworn-in in a virtual ceremony on Friday, via FaceTime.

    The US President Donald Trump announced earlier this year that he was appointing Mr Mulvaney to the job - which has been vacant since Donald Trump took office.

    Mr Mulvaney, whose family roots are in Co Mayo,  is currently based at his home in South Carolina where he's reading up on his new position.

    He had hoped to make his first trip to northern Ireland as Envoy this month, but that's now unlikely due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

     

     

  • Mick Mulvaney has been appointed as the new US special envoy to Northern Ireland.

     

    He's been replaced as acting chief of staff, a role he's held since the end of 2018.

     

    Mr Mulvaney, who has links to Co. Mayo, will be replaced by congressman Mark Meadows.

     

    Scott Jennings, a former advisor to President George W. Bush, told CNN the timing of the changes is no surprise: