Croatian Necktie placed on the James Joyce Statue in Dublin

To mark the beginning of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Croatian necktie (Cravat) was placed on the Statue of James Joyce on North Earl Street in Dublin City Centre. Thus, Dublin joined the capitals in other EU Member States in celebrating the first ever Croatian Presidency over the Council of the EU and the tie, an indispensable attribute of male attire which traces its origins to the scarves that Croatian cavalrymen wore during the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). Before the necktie was placed on the statue of one of greatest Irish authors, who briefly lived and worked in Pula, Croatia, the attendees were addressed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Ireland Davor Vidiš, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Tom Brabazon and the Director for Enlargement and the Western Balkans at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Pat Kelly. Members of the Diplomatic Corps and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Croatia in Ireland Gerard Danaher also attended the ceremony.

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