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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Congratulations Jim Lamb!

The Irish Government, Foreign Relations Minister Micheal Martin has appointed James Lamb, President of The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh as Honorary Consul of Ireland in Pittsburgh on Friday, January 21, 2011. The Appointment was conducted by Irish Ambassador Michael Collins and accompanying him was Consul General of Ireland, Noel Kilkenny. Others paying tribute and acknowledging Jim's contribution to Ireland were Congressman Mike Doyle and Congressman Tim Murphy.

The Lamb Family including Tom and Barbara Lamb, Jim's parents; Tom & Katie Lamb, Michael & Jill Lamb, Barb & Bill Garvey, along with many other family members and extended family, plus friends, associates, and business partners were in attendance. It was such a fabulous evening!

This event took place at the new headquarters of Reed Smith LLC in downtown Pittsburgh and was Emceed and Hosted by Daniel Gallagher, Partner, Reed Smith, and Board Member of The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh.

This is the very first appointment of an Honorary Consul of Ireland in America. Those of us who know Jim and have worked with him over the years, are very much aware of his contribution to peace and reconcillation in Ireland, his effectiveness as a leader in Irish America and in Pittsburgh; he is a visionary and an 'idea man' who knows how to implement an effective plan of action.

I expect Jim will bring more of Ireland to Pittsburgh and the surrounding area over the next several months and years. Congratulations Jim Lamb, you are the absolute choice for this role.


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