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Vincent O’Neill’s Ox-Cart Ride To Makueni School Lights Up Twitter

Ireland ambassador to Kenya Vincent O’Neill has excited the internet after he rode an ox-drawn cart to open a school in Makueni County on Monday. Photos of Mr O’Neill manoeuvring a muddy section of the road to St Patrick’s School in Kawese Village have gone viral on social media. “Privileged to open wing of St […]

After a 26-year break, the Republic of Ireland reopened its mission in Kenya late last year. The Business Daily’s George Ngigi spoke to the ambassador Vincent O’Neill on the vision behind Dublin’s renewed interest in Nairobi.   What drove Ireland into reopening its embassy in Kenya after such a long time? Ireland closed the embassy […]

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I am honoured to be Ireland’s first ambassador here in Kenya since the embassy in Nairobi was closed, for economic reasons, in 1988. The re-opening of our embassy in Kenya in October 2014, one of eight new missions opened globally last year, coincides with strong Government effort to re-engage with countries with which we enjoy […]

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Irish fashion designer, Penny Winter has threatened a Kenyan group of women who make jewellery under the name Amani Craft, asking them to stop “making African jewellery and beads made from paper .” Beatrice Akumi of Amani Craft told Word Is, “So far she has sent us two letters from her lawyers saying that she owns the rights to making African and […]

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DUBLIN — Week after week, newspapers issue a stream of hopeful headlines: Microsoft, PayPal, Fujitsu and scores of other companies are expanding their investments in Ireland, creating thousands of jobs as unemployment hovers near record highs. There is just one hitch: Not enough people are qualified to fill all the jobs. In some cases, the […]

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