Ireland-U.S. Council's 2017 Winter Meeting
in Palm Beach, Florida
Seen at the Ireland-U.S. Council's 2017 Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida were (from left) Shane Stephens, Consul General for Ireland for the Southeast United States; Michael J. Gibbons, Chairman of the 2017 Winter Meeting; Brian W. Stack, President of the Ireland-U.S. Council; Guest Speaker Brian Burns, the next United States Ambassador to Ireland, expected to be confirmed soon for the post by the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Council's Member-Guest Reception
Held in Dublin December 15
U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O'Malley holds on to the Sam Maguire Cup - currently held by All-Ireland Football Champions Dublin
which was on display at the Council reception - with Yvonne Muldoon, Sales Director of Aer Lingus who sponsored the event and Roddy Feely, Council Executive Director.
Also seen at the Council Reception were Ireland Chapter Council President Dr. Michael Somers, Guest Speaker Danny McCoy, Chief Executive of Ibec, Ireland's most prestigious business organization with Yvonne Muldoon of Aer Lingus.
Council’s 54th Annual Dinner
held at the Metropolitan Club in New York
The Ireland-U.S. Council presented its Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2016 to Willie Walsh,
Chief Executive of International Airlines Group, one of the world’s most successful aviation industry companies.
The award was the highlight of the Council’s 54th Annual Dinner held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Seen at the presentation were (from left ) Ireland-U.S. Council Board Member Diarmuid Hogan, Chief Executive of Global Excess Partners;
Willie Walsh, Brian W. Stack, the President of the Council and Barbara Koster, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. and a Board Member of the Council.
2016 Ireland Golf Day
The Ireland-U.S. Council's 2016 Golf Day was held at Dún Laoghaire Golf Club on the outskirts of Dublin on Friday September 9. For ten years, the weather for this event had been beautiful – not so the past two years. However, despite inclement weather the event was staged and enjoyed by the full-field contingent of members and their guests. The Golf Day was sponsored by Northern Trust Bank and United Airlines. Seen at the presentation to the winning team were (from left) Michael Stone, Kevin Tuck of Alltech who sponsored the Prize Baskets, Roddy Feely who is the Council Executive Director, Pat Gilroy who is a Board Member of the Council with team-mate Tom Costello.
European Commission’s Ruling on Ireland’s
Tax Treatment of Apple’s Operations
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, New York, NY:
It’s been big news on both sides of the Atlantic. The decision announced with great fanfare in Brussels by European Commission regulators that Ireland’s tax treatment of Apple’s operations in the Emerald Isle violated Europe’s rules on state aids to industry – to the tune of a headline-grabbing $14.5 billion.
The Connie Doolan Memorial Trophy sponsored by Guinness was awarded to the team of 2EVentures - a Council Sustaining Member company headed by Mick Tuohy pictured here at left with his winning fourball - Council Treasurer Kieran Claffey with Council member Bill Falvey, Marketing Director of Guinness with Paul Coughlin and Bobby Collins.
Council MidSummer Gala in Dublin Castle
Honors Pwc's Marie O'Connor
Seen at the Ireland-U.S. Council MidSummer Gala Dinner in Dublin Castle Friday June
24, 2016 at which Marie O’Connor, Partner PwC, was presented with the Council’s
Lifetime Achievement Award were (from left) Dr. Michael Somers, President Ireland
Chapter of the Ireland-U.S. Council; Marie O’Connor; Donard Gaynor, Board Member
of the Ireland-U.S. Council in New York and Stuart Dwyer, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S.
Embassy in Dublin.
The Council’s 2016 Student Work Experience Scholarships awards luncheon held
at The Metropolitan Club
in New York City June 9
The Council’s 2016 Student Work Experience Scholarships awards luncheon was
held at The Metropolitan Club in New York City on Thursday, June 9. Seen at the
presentations event were (from left) James Connolly; Brendan O’Driscoll; Evin McKay
Council President, Brian W. Stack; Molly Haskins; Barbara Jones, Ireland’s Consul
General in New York; Gavin Kiely and Sean Tracy.
Read more about this year's Scholarship recipients
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.
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.