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Irish poetry makes Twitter a happier place

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Published on Jan 23, 2019

Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall started tweeting Yeats to celebrate the poet's 150th birthday in 2015, and the Twittersphere begged him to keep it going.

President Donald Trump and Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall have at least one thing in common: they like to start the day with a tweet.

But while the U.S. president’s online missives are often meant to punch and provoke, Mulhall’s tweets are designed to elevate and enchant. And, Mulhall says, to improve U.S.-Irish relations.

Mulhall’s twitter feed is full of poetry – Irish poetry to be precise – which is his diplomatic tool of choice. It’s one that will land the 63-year-old globe-trotting Irishman on stage at the Lincoln Center this spring .

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