Missed Connection – Irish Reporter Traveling with Prime Minister’s Delegation

photo by John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

I had a missed connection today (yesterday, Wednesday.) I was walking along H street by Lafayette Park and noticed a gaggle of people walking on the sidewalk towards me. I saw Secret Service and stood aside and also tried to figure out who the dignitary was.

That’s when I turned and noticed a lovely brunette in a green floral dress following the group. We made eye contact and she smiled – and also clearly discerned my curiosity in the group she was loosely following. She volunteered that it was the Irish Prime Minister, or Taoiseach, in town to meet President Biden. We got to chatting and and I learned she was a reporter traveling with the PM’s delegation.

Alas, Taoiseach Martin was heading for his motorcade at the Hay Adams, so the reporter
had to rush off to the press van to follow.

Darn heads of state and their motorcades – Connection missed!

Soooo…if your readership happens to include a member of the Irish traveling press who might want to continue our chat without the intrusion of armored suburbans…I’d love to connect!”

Ed. Note: If this is you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. PoPville is not affiliated with either party, please proceed with any potential connection at your own risk using caution as you would any online encounter. For those curious about past missed connections, many have been made and when possible I’ll try to update when/if more are made.

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