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Council Golf Day in Ireland

>Council’s Golf Day in Ireland 2017
The Ireland-U.S. Council's 2017 Golf Day in Ireland was held at Dún Laoghaire Golf Club in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, near Dublin, on Friday, September 8. The event was staged and enjoyed by the full-field contingent of members and their guests and was sponsored by Northern Trust Bank and Aer Lingus. Seen at the presentation to the winning team were (from left) Mick Galvin, Diarmuid Hogan, Council Executive Director Roddy Feely, Stephen Walsh and Kieron Hogan. The Winners’ Prize Baskets were sponsored by Council member Kevin Tuck of Alltech.

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>Council’s Gala MidSummer Dinner in Dublin Castle
The Connie Doolan Memorial Trophy sponsored by Guinness was again won by the team of 2EVentures - a Council Sustaining Member company headed by Mick Tuohy. Seen at the prize-giving presentation were (from left): Owen Higgins of Guinness; Council Sustaining Member Mick Tuohy; Bobby Collins, Paul Coughlin and Council Treasurer Kieran Claffey joined by Council President Brian W. Stack.

Council’s Gala MidSummer Dinner in Dublin Castle

Features Award for Outstanding Portraiture

>Council’s Gala MidSummer Dinner in Dublin Castle
Seen at the presentation of this year’s Ireland-U.S. Council Award for Outstanding Portraiture at the Council’s Midsummer Gala Dinner on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Dublin Castle were (from left): Ciaran Harvey who manages Prudential Financial's operations in Ireland; Dr. Lydia Lynch, one of the scientists featured in the painting who accepted on behalf of Blaise Smith, the winning artist; Council Ireland Chapter President Dr. Michael Somers; Sonja Perkins, Publisher of The Irish Arts Review and Anne Nolan, Chair of the Irish Aviation Authority, who co-sponsored the evening.

The award, which is an important part of the Council’s program to support the arts and arts education in Ireland, is presented in Ireland to an artist whose work is judged to be of outstanding merit. The artist, Blaise Smith, had earlier been presented with the Council’s €5,000 Euro ($6,500) award bursary for his winning portrait which was on display at the event.

2017 Student Work Experience Scholarships Presented at Council Lunch in New York

Ireland-U.S. Council 2017 Student Work Experience Scholarships awards luncheon in New York
The Council’s 2017 Student Work Experience Scholarships awards luncheon was held at The Metropolitan Club in New York City on Thursday, June 8. Seen at the presentations event were (from left) Shane Cahill, Ireland’s Deputy Consul General in New York; Niall Condon, Pfizer’s VP for Worldwide Manufacturing; 2017 Ireland-U.S. Council Scholar Claire Riordan, who hails from Killorglin, County Kerry; Council President, Brian W. Stack with Pfizer’s Carmel Keane. Read more about this year's Scholarship recipients.

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Ireland-U.S. Council 2017 Spring Corporate Lunch in Dublin

Ireland-U.S. Council 2017 Spring Corporate Lunch in Dublin
The 2017 Spring Corporate Lunch hosted by the Ireland-U.S. Council was held at The InterContinental Hotel in Dublin April 7. The lunch featured remarks by the Lucinda Creighton, Chief Executive of Vulcan Consulting. She is a former Minister of State for European Affairs in the Government of Ireland.

Seen at the event were (from left) Dr, Michael J. Somers, Council Ireland Chapter President; Derek Collins of Bank of Ireland; Lucinda Creighton; and Alan Molloy of Aer Lingus. The event was sponsored by Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking and by Aer Lingus.

Business Summit on Ireland-U.S. Economic Relations

Held in New York March 2017

Ireland-U.S. Council's 2017 Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida
Seen at the opening night dinner of the Business Summit on Ireland-U.S. Economic Relations held in New York City March 15 were (from left) Dennis Swanson, President-Emeritus of the Ireland-U.S. Council; Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget who was the Guest Speaker; Brian Stack, Council President; and Danny McCoy, Chief Executive of Ibec, who were joint hosts of the Business Summit with the Ireland-U.S. Council.

Ireland-U.S. Council's 2017 Winter Meeting
in Palm Beach, Florida

Ireland-U.S. Council's 2017 Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida - Guest Speaker Brian Burn
Seen at the Ireland-U.S. Council's 2017 Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida was the 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.


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

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.
Council's Member-Guest Reception Held in Dublin December 15
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

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

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.

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Brian Stack - Ireland US Council President
Brian Stack
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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