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    Rooney begins US ambassador confirmation hearings

    By Noreen Bowden | June 25, 2009

    American businessman and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney has begun the Senate confirmation process to become the US ambassador to Ireland. The 76-year-old Republican, who supported Obama in the presidential elections, is a popular pick and reports say he could be confirmed next week.

    He told yesterday’s confirmation hearing that he would travel widely throughout Ireland if he were confirmed, and would work on increasing American investment in Ireland and Irish investment in America. Rooney also discussed a proposed visa programme that would allow Irish people to work for two years in the US, and also discussed the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.

    Rooney is also a co-founder of the Ireland Funds.

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