US Ambassador’s residence, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with the new U.S Ambassador to Ireland Edward F. Crawford to mark the 4th of July Independence Day Celebrations.
Mr Crawford (81) explained that US president Donald Trump had offered him an ambassador posting before he had even been elected.
Asked by Mr Trump what country he would prefer, Mr Crawford responded: “Ireland”. When it was suggested that he give Mr Trump three choices, Mr Crawford said these were “Ireland, Ireland, Ireland”.