As the Irish Echo notes, the US State Department has “nothing to announce at this time” on whether there will be another economic envoy to Northern Ireland appointed. The report also notes that the economic envoy’s website is now a “password protected area” – but it was registered by Declan Kelly Consulting. From the Irish Echo report
Kelly, resigned his position earlier this month. A State Department spokeswoman refused to directly respond to the question of whether the Obama administration would appoint another envoy when asked by the Echo.
“So far, no replacement has been named for Declan Kelly,” wrote the spokesperson in an email. But asked pointedly if there were to be any replacement at all, she said she had nothing to announce at this time.