Gary Batton

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar watches a cultural display from members of the Choctaw nation at the Choctaw tribal council in Oklahoma on day two of his US visit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced a new scholarship for Choctaw people to study in Ireland, as he paid his first visit to the Native American commu(...)

Choctaw Nation chief Gary Batton during a visit to Dublin in June 2017.

As the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the United States get under way this week, this year’s customary visit by the Taoiseach will include a (...)

Leo Varadkar will meet with Choctaw chief Gary Batton, pictured during last year’s visit to Ireland, to mark the contribution made by the chief’s ancestors.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar kicks off a week-long visit to the United States on Sunday when he arrives in Austin, Texas to begin the annual St Patrick’s Da(...)

President Michael D. Higgins receives a flute from Gary Batton, Chief of the Choctaw Nation, at  Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwells

For the Chief of the Choctaw Nation, the Native American tribe, their donation of $170 to send food relief to the starving in Ireland during the Famin(...)

Choctaw Nation: Chief Gary Batton and sculptor Alex Pentek with Kindred Spirits, in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The Irish people and the Choctaw nation are bonded by the difficulties they have endured and the resilience they have shown, the chief of the Native A(...)

Chief Gary Batton and a delegation of representatives from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will attend the unveiling of “Kindred Spirits” by Cork-based Alex Pentek

The generosity of a Native American tribe towards the people of Ireland at the height of the Great Famine will be recalled this weekend with the unve(...)