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An Appreciation
Daniel P. Tully
President of the Ireland-U.S. Council from 1990 to 1993
Daniel P. Tully
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

Ireland-U.S. Council's 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

Ireland-U.S. Council's 2016 Saint Patrick's Lunch in New York
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 Manhattan.

2016 Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida

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 2015
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 of Glanbia

Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2015 awarded to Siobhán Talbot, Managing Director of Glanbia
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. Council.

The Connie Doolan Memorial Trophy

Presentation of the Connie Doolan Memorial Trophy Sponsored by Guinness
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 Al DiBlasio

Ireland-U.S. Council's MidSummer Gala Dinner
Friday June 26 at Dublin Castle

Ireland-U.S. Council's Student Scholarships Awards New York June 11
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

Ireland-U.S. Council's Student Scholarships Awards 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.
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Ireland-U.S. Council Spring Lunch Dublin April 2015

Ireland-U.S. Council's Spring Lunch in Dublin April 17
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, Kevin O'Malley.

2015 St. Patrick's Lunch In New York

Ireland-U.S. Council's Annual St. Patrick's Lunch at The Metropolitan Club 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


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Brian Stack - Ireland US Council President
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Council President

President's Message

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 Ireland.

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.

Brian Stack - Council President
Brian Stack
Ireland-U.S. Council President


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