President of the Ireland-U.S. Council from 1990 to 1993
At a March 1991 St. Patrick's Luncheon of the Council, long-time Council Board Member
Patrick O'Neill (left) chatted with Council President Dan Tully.
It was with the deepest regret and the greatest sadness that we learned of the passing
on May 10, 2016 of Daniel P. Tully, former Chairman & CEO of Merrill Lynch, now
part of Bank of America. He served as President of the Ireland-U.S. Council from
1990 to 1993. He was 84.
Merrill Lynch shares tripled during Tully’s tenure as CEO, from May 1991 to December
1996. Assets under management topped $500 billion for the first time in 1993. He
retired as chairman in 1997 after 42 years at the firm.
Daniel Patrick Tully was born January 2, 1932, and grew up in Jackson Heights, in
the New York City borough of Queens. An early job was as copy boy for the New York
Daily News. “When I was growing up, everyone in my family was a steam fitter, which
was a blue-collar, union job,” he wrote in a contribution for “My One Big Break,”
a 2004 book. “So my parents were shocked when I said I wanted to attend college
instead of continuing that tradition.” He graduated from St. John’s University in
Queens in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After serving
in the U.S. Army, he landed a job in 1955 as a junior accountant at the partnership
then called Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane. “I didn’t know what the company
did, and neither did anybody in my family,” he said.
Bank of America in a statement said that Mr. Tully “had built Merrill Lynch into
a top competitor in mergers and acquisitions, and successfully carried forward our
global expansion in investment banking.”
His path up the corporate ladder included a seven-year stint in the firm’s Stamford,
Connecticut, office. Tully was named a vice president in 1971, president of consumer
marketing in 1984, president and chief operating officer in 1985. He was deputy
to CEO William Schreyer and succeeded him in May 1992, adding the chairman’s role
the following year.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Grace; children Daniel, Timothy, Eileen
and Elizabeth; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Chief Justice of Ireland’s Supreme Court Is Guest Speaker at 2016 Spring Corporate
Lunch in Dublin
The 2016 Spring Corporate Lunch hosted by the Council was held at The InterContinental
Hotel (formerly The Four Seasons Hotel) in Dublin April 15. The lunch featured remarks
by the Chief Justice of Ireland’s Supreme Court, The Honorable Mrs. Justice Susan
Denham. Seen at the event were (from left) His Excellency Kevin F. O’Malley, U.S.
Ambassador to Ireland; Justice Denham and Council Ireland Chapter President Dr.
Michael Somers. The event was sponsored by Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking
and by Aer Lingus.
Ireland-U.S. Council's Saint Patrick's Lunch in New York City
Seen at the Ireland-U.S. Council's 2016 Saint Patrick's Lunch
in New York City were Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland in New York; Council
President Brian W. Stack; Deborah Kelleher, Director of the Royal Irish Academy
of Music and Andrew Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer of Shannon Group,
a co-sponsor of the March 16 event which was held at The Metropolitan Club in midtown
2016 Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida
Seen at the 2016 Winter Meeting of the Ireland-U.S. Council were Michael
J. Gibbons, Chairman of the Winter Meeting, Dr. Michael B. Murphy, President University
College Cork, who was one of the guest speakers; Norman Houston, Director
of the Northern Ireland Bureau; Aileen O’Donoghue and Gerard Scully both
from the Irish Stock Exchange who also addressed the gathering and Shane
Stephens, Ireland’s Consul General, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Holiday Season Member-Guest Reception
December 17, 2015 in Dublin
The Ireland - U.S. Council Holiday Season Member-Guest Reception was held
December 17, 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin. Seen at the event were
(L-R): Declan Kearney of Aer Lingus; Kevin Tuck of Alltech; Ambassador
Kevin O'Malley, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland; Greg Varisco and Martin Roche of Aqua
Comms. Aer Lingus, Alltech and Aqua Comms sponsored the evening event.
Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2015 awarded to Siobhán Talbot, Managing Director
The Ireland-U.S. Council presented its Award for Outstanding Achievement
in 2015 to Siobhán Talbot, Managing Director of Glanbia, one of Ireland’s
most successful companies, at the Council’s 53rd Annual Dinner held at the Metropolitan
Club in New York City on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Seen at
the presentation were (from left ) Brian W. Stack, the President of the Council,
Siobhán Talbot and Donard Gaynor, Dinner Chairman and board member of the Ireland-U.S.
The Connie Doolan Memorial Trophy
The Ireland-U.S. Council's 2015 New York Golf Day was held at a sunny Rye
Golf Club in Rye, NY on Tuesday, September 22. The event was sponsored by Tourism
Ireland and Guinness. Seen at the presentation of the Connie Doolan
Memorial Trophy Sponsored by Guinness was the winning team led by Council
National Secretary Jim Adrian of the law firm of Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer &
Gleser LLP. Pictured (from left) Chris Strapp; Jim Adrian; William Falvey,
Sales Director Diageo North America in the Greater New York City area and
Ireland-U.S. Council's MidSummer Gala Dinner
Friday June 26 at Dublin Castle
Seen at the Council's MidSummer Gala Dinner on Friday June 26 at the presentation
of the Council's Award for Outstanding Portaiture were Leo Varadkar, TD, Minister
for Health,who was the Guest Speaker on the evening; Caroline Faulkner, Pramerica;
Geraldine O'Neill, the winning artist; Sonya Perkins, Irish Arts Review; Brian W.
Stack, CIE Tours International and Dr. Michael Somers, AIB Group.
Ireland-U.S. Council Student Scholarships Awards
in New York June 11
The Council’s 2015 Student Work Experience Scholarships awards luncheon was
held at The Metropolitan Club in New York City on Thursday, June 11. Seen at the
presentations event were (from left) Samuel Stewart; Robert Walsh; Audrey McKeon;
Barbara Kones, Ireland’s Consul General in New York; Council President, Brian W.
Stack, Shane Kilcawley and Jonathan Nicoll.
Read more about this year's Scholarship recipients
Ireland-U.S. Council Spring Lunch Dublin April 2015
The Ireland - U.S. Council Spring staged a successful Spring Corporate Lunch in
Dublin's Clyde Court Hotel on Lansdowne Road on Friday, April 17, 2015. Remarks
at the lunch were made by the Chief Executive of the latest Irish company to launch
on the New York Stock Exchange - aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings. Also
delivering remarks to the Council group was the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin
O'Malley. Seen at the event were the President of the Council's Chapter in Ireland,
Dr. Michael Somers of AIB Group; Dómhnal Slattery, CEO of Avolon and U.S. Ambassador,
2015 St. Patrick's Lunch In New York
On Monday, March 16 the Ireland-U.S. Council hosted our Annual St. Patrick's Lunch
at The Metropolitan Club in New York. Guest of Honor was Cardinal Timothy Dolan,
the 2015 Grand Marshal of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. He is pictured
here with Council President Brian W. Stack, President & CEO of CIE Tours International.
The principal sponsor of the event was Aer Lingus which launched its new
Transatlantic Business Class service. Models of its new Business Class
seats were sampled by Cardinal Dolan - and looking on were Aer Lingus staff including
Jeff Wright, the airline's Director of Sales in North America.
Cardinal Dolan's speech at the Council Lunch
Welcome to the website of the Ireland-U.S. Council. Our
mission is to build business links between America and Ireland. This site contains
detailed information on the organization's programs
and activities in both the United States and in the Emerald
We value your interest in the mission of the Council and always welcome
new members. We hope that you find the answers here to any questions you
may have about us. If not, please contact us and we
will be happy to tell you more.
It was back in 1962 that, in preparation for the visit of President John F. Kennedy
to Ireland the following year, two organizations were created as a measure to build
institutional form around a structure to improve the relations between America and
One was dedicated to cultural relations - the American Irish Foundation, which has
since merged into the American Ireland Fund. Your Council was the other and was
aimed at building business bonds between America and Ireland.
We cherish the shared commitments that connect us to our Council mission. During
the past year, the Council has enjoyed outstanding support from members and from
many benefactors, patrons and sponsors. On behalf of the Council's Board and the
entire membership of the organization throughout the United States and in all parts
of Ireland, we offer thanks for the support we continue to receive.