... here in UCD seemed strangely surprised that I knew you.
Adding Ireland to your list would seem reasonably straightforward and worthwhile.
Yes, just need the right opportunity. Not impossible I could find myself with an Ireland-based meeting in the next couple of years as the coordinating lead author for my IPCC chapter is at Maynooth.
(In case anyone's wondering, the Laura in question is an Irish atmospheric scientist who spent some time out at Monash but is now back in Dublin).