The Council sponsors a variety of programs and activities during the course of each
year. Members are informed of Council-sponsored events and initiatives through a
program of regular communications. An Annual Student Work Experience Scholarship
program is operated by the Council in which undergraduates from Irish Universities
are assigned temporarily to work in American corporations. The Council also operates
a program for post-graduate American students who work as management interns for
companies in Ireland.
Each year, Council members visit Ireland. The itineraries of these visits are structured
to include briefings of visiting Council members on topics of current interest by
Cabinet Ministers, senior Government officials and prominent Irish business people.
In the United States, the Council also sponsors regular luncheon meetings and other
events to host distinguished visitors. The Council stages an annual Winter Meeting
in Florida each February.
Through its Award for Outstanding Achievement, presented each year at the Annual
Dinner, the Council honors persons who have made significant contributions to the
development of closer economic, business or commercial ties between the two countries.
The Council's Annual Award is a citation of distinction which has been presented
to some of the leading figures in Ireland and in the United States.
The Council also supports arts education in Ireland through the Portraitist of the Year Award.