A confirmation hearing will take place today on the appointment of the new US Ambassador to Ireland.

Mr Edward Crawford was Mayo Person of the Year in Cleveland in 2014.

His connection to Mayo is not direct, it’s more to the Mayo Association in Cleveland. Back in 2014 because of his long association with the Association and his work for Irish causes, the Cleveland Association actually changed its own rules and honoured him as the Mayo Person of the Year in Cleveland– despite not having any direct ancestry to the county.

Edward Crawford will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington.

The Ohio businessman is in line to fill the position which has been vacant for two years.



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