I am delighted to see that actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd will be honoured by the US Ireland Alliance at the 14th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot in Santa Monica on February 21st. In my former role as Councillor and Mayor of Roscommon I had the honour of having a resolution passed by Roscommon County Council to give the Freedom of the County to Boyle native Chris in recognition for his outstanding work on the world stage as an ambassador for County Roscommon and Ireland.