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#Dan Rooney

# dan-rooney - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Former US ambassador to Ireland, and owner of Pittsburgh Steelers, Dan Rooney dies aged 84

Rooney was ambassador to Ireland between 2009 and 2012.

# dan-rooney - Friday 19 September, 2014

# dan-rooney - Thursday 5 June, 2014

After 18 month gap, US expected to nominate new ambassador to Ireland today

A St. Louis-based lawyer is expected to take over, a year-and-a-half after Dan Rooney stepped down from the role.

# dan-rooney - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From The42 Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher photobomb Steelers owner Dan Rooney Rooneybomb

# dan-rooney - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From The42 21 signs you're an Irish NFL fan Cup Of Joe

21 signs you're an Irish NFL fan

From an addiction to coffee and learning the rules thorough Madden.

# dan-rooney - Monday 16 September, 2013

From The42 GAA remain hopeful of bringing an NFL game to Croke Park NFL

GAA remain hopeful of bringing an NFL game to Croke Park

Plans remain in place to bring elite American football to Jones Road.

# dan-rooney - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Dan Rooney helps launch the 2014 Croke Park Classic in the U.S.

The trophy for next year’s game is named after the former US ambassador to Ireland.

# dan-rooney - Thursday 4 July, 2013

The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and Dan Rooney are in Ireland for July 4

The pair are hanging out with some Dublin footballers at the US Embassy this morning.

# dan-rooney - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Could Bill Clinton be the next US ambassador to Ireland?

One of the United States’ leading newspapers certainly thinks so…

# dan-rooney - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Croke Park blow as Rooney's Steelers confirmed for London NFL game

Stadium director Peter McKenna says that the NFL’s decision to stage a second Wembley game in 2013 does not weaken Ireland’s future chances.

# dan-rooney - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July Dan Rooney This post contains images

In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July

President Higgins may have competition for the most loveable elderly statesman in the Phoenix Park…

# dan-rooney - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

From The42 WATCH: US Ambassador launches YouTube guide to American football Super Bowl XLVI This post contains videos

WATCH: US Ambassador launches YouTube guide to American football

Dan Rooney has released a Super Bowl preview guide to get Ireland in the mood for Sunday’s American football spectacular.

# dan-rooney - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Croke Park still ‘optimistic’ on 2013 NFL date

American Football bosses are still considering a game on Jones Road next year, worth in the region of €50m to the Irish economy.

# dan-rooney - Friday 20 January, 2012

Bad news: No NFL game for Dublin in 2012

The NFL has confirmed that the game between the St Louis Rams and the New England Patriots will be the only game played in Europe next season.

# dan-rooney - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

US ambassador Dan Rooney says "no specific date for departure"

Washington’s ambassador to Ireland has responded to comments from his son that he is to resign this year.

# dan-rooney - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney to step down, says son

The United States’ ambassador to Ireland will step down from his position this year, his son told reporters in Pennsylvania today.

# dan-rooney - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Top NFL delegate gives Croker the thumbs-up

American football bosses reveal that they were “very impressed” on their visit to Jones Road last week.

# dan-rooney - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

From The42 NFL chiefs impressed by Croker, says Steelers owner Dan Rooney Scrimmage

NFL chiefs impressed by Croker, says Steelers owner Dan Rooney

“They thought that the stadium itself was excellent and the professional manner in which is run impresses them,” said US ambassador to Ireland.

# dan-rooney - Monday 4 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Fourth of July: Celebrations in Dublin, Limerick... and Moneygall Fourth Of July

Fourth of July: Celebrations in Dublin, Limerick... and Moneygall

Fireworks and barbeques are traditional Fourth of July celebrations in the US but what are we doing in Ireland?

# dan-rooney - Friday 11 March, 2011

From The42 Brogan and Kelly set for Patrick's Day date with Obama High Society

Brogan and Kelly set for Patrick's Day date with Obama

The two GAA stars have been invited to Washington for the White House’s annual celebrations.

# dan-rooney - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

THE UNITED STATES’ Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney, was ordered to leave the press box at an American Football match at the weekend for not having the appropriate credentials – despite being the owner of one of the teams taking part.

Rooney – who owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, and who was appointed Ambassador to Ireland in July 2009 – was in the press box at the Giants Stadium in New York, speaking to reporters before retiring to his owners’ suite – a habit he reportedly does before most matches.

In the middle of a conversation with one correspondent, however, he was approached by a door attendant who wanted to see his credentials to be in the official press area.

When Rooney was unable to produce them – obviously not usually being asked to carry such documentation – he was politely asked to vacate the area.

To his credit, Rooney kindly obliged – without telling the attendant who he was.

Ambassador Rooney is said to have flown in from Dublin specifically just to see the match, being understood to dearly miss watching his team play in person, and returned to Ireland immediately after the match.

As if managing to work the hand of fate, Rooney saw his side beat the Giants 24-17 in a game that saw star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger make his debut for the Steelers.

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# dan-rooney - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

US AMBASSADOR DAN ROONEY hosted a 4th of July party to celebrate Independence Day, opening up his garden but not his house.

The Ambassador’s residence has long been kept under wraps, with only a lucky few able to peek beyond the hall door of the Phoenix Park residence.

Last year however, The New York Times took a look around the residence, built in 1776 by Colonel John Blaquiere, the British government’s chief secretary. The mansion, which is rented from the Irish government for a $1 a year, has been the ambassador’s residence since 1949.

Last year was the first time that any major work had been done on the house since 1952 with former Ambassador Thomas C. Foley investing between $400,000 and 500,000 of his own money on the house.

You can now take an online tour of the house that guests have included Presidents Kennedy, Clinton and George H. W. Bush, as well as celebrities like Bing Crosby and Princess Grace of Monaco.