Our St. Patrick's Day Dinner 2015 was held on 19 March at the splendid Sofitel The Grand in Amsterdam. Our (over 100) guests created a great networking buzz throughout the evening, with live traditional music and Irish dancing to add some extra Irish flavour thoughout the evening.
Our first speaker was Minister Ann Phelan T.D., who gave a rousing and positive account of economic developments in Ireland. Our main speaker for the evening, EU Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly, gave an entertaining and eloquent account of her ties to The Netherlands as well as her current work in Strasbourg/Brussels. Her heartfelt account of the many positive consequences of the EU, especially for women and young people, was very well received and the speech itself can be found here