Speaker Ryan takes special pride in his Irish roots. So when it came time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, he managed to stretch out the festivities for nearly an entire week, in many of the traditional ways you might expect, including:
BONUS: Hanging out with the Prime Minister of Ireland (shown below) ✓
This year, for the first time ever, the annual Friends of Ireland tradition—which began with Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill—was open to the press and livestreamed to the public. Click here or the video below to watch Speaker Ryan's six minute speech.