What an important event for Philadelphia and The Irish Memorial! On Sunday, March 12th, at the Irish Memorial, Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister), announced that a referendum would be held on granting Irish living abroad voting rights. Mr Kenny said the proposed change, will mark a “historic recognition of the strong and enduring links between Ireland and all our citizens, wherever they are in the world.” He said that Philadelphia, a place “where the Irish have made such a mark over the centuries,” was the appropriate place to announce the referendum. “There is no more fitting time or place, as we look forward to our worldwide celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and of all that is Irish,” he said. To read more on this topic, click here.