Since becoming honorary consul of Ireland for Nevada on April 1, Terry Murphy has accomplished a lot for the Irish and helped many people to have an easier time in the United States. She has particularly helped Irish citizens who lost their passports.

Without an honorary consul in Las Vegas, they would have had a much more difficult time obtaining documents and some would have to fly to San Francisco to obtain the necessary travel papers. She also helped a family in Ireland deal with returning a body of a loved one home to Ireland after the musician died of natural causes in Laughlin.

Murphy is creating an Irish Network in Las Vegas which is similar to ones in other major cities and will hopefully bring together business people who have ties to Ireland. She also started an effort to make sure the history of the Irish in Nevada is included as part of the state's 150th birthday celebration in 2014, as well as helped host an official visit to Las Vegas by Michael Collins, Ireland's ambassador to the United States. He came to speak at UNLV in May, and, yes, a reception/party was held in his honor

Next year, Murphy will lead a Nevada contingent to Gathering Ireland, a tourism event to welcome people, Irish or not, to Ireland. Murphy's appointment is for five years. She replaced the late Dr. Barney Brady of Reno, who served for 10 years before his death.

Nevada has honorary consuls for 23 countries. Their names and contact information are listed on the Governor's Office of Economic Development webpage.

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal