The Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation to establish an Ireland Trade Commission in the commonwealth. 

The announcement was made by Sen. Devlin Robinson, R-Allegheny, co-chair of the American Irish State Legislators Caucus and sponsor of Senate Bill 1121. 

“This bill will strengthen the thriving relationship between Pennsylvania and Ireland,” Robinson said in a statement. “Members appointed by the governor, bipartisan legislative leadership, and business leaders with a vested interest in Ireland will drive this initiative. 

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The annual Commodore John Barry Commemorative Mass will be held on Sunday, September 8th at 10 am at Old St. Mary’s Church in Philadelphia.

A commemorative ceremony following the Mass will take place at Commodore Barry’s gravesite. All are welcome to join the Irish Philadelphia community in remembering and celebrating the founder of the United States Navy and one of the most impactful Irish immigrants in Philadelphia’s history.