Chargé d’affaires at the US embassy John Hennessey-Niland (left) and former US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney (right) with  parachutists who delivered the match ball before the Fourth Annual Irish American Flag Football Classic at the 4th of July American Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A crowd of about 2,300 people showed for the annual US Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park today. The t(...)