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2018 MidSummer Gala Dinner at Dublin Castle

Award to Glen Dimplex’s Martin Naughton

The Ireland-U.S. Council's 2018 2018 MidSummer Gala Dinner at Dublin Castle
Council Ireland Chapter President Dr. Michael Somers presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Martin Naughton, one of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs at the Council’s Midsummer Gala Dinner on Friday, June 29, 2018 at a dinner in Dublin Castle. Seen at the presentation were (from left) Reece Smyth, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires; Dr. Michael Somers with Martin and Carmel Naughton.
The Ireland-U.S. Council's 2018 2018 MidSummer Gala Dinner at Dublin Castle
Also at Dublin Castle the Ireland-U.S. Council’s Award for Outstanding Portraiture for 2018 was presented to Dublin artist Liz Rackard. Seen at the presentation were (from left) Ciaran Harvey, Pramerica, a unit of Prudential Financial who sponsor the initiative; Dr. Michael Somers; the winning artist Liz Rackard and Brigid Mulcahy of the Irish Arts Review.

2018 Student Work Experience Scholarships Presented at New York Lunch June 14

The Ireland-U.S. Council's 2018 Student Work Experience Scholarships Presented at New York Lunch June 14 2018
The Council’s 2018 Student Work Experience Scholarships awards luncheon was held at The Metropolitan Club in New York City on Thursday, June 14. Seen at the presentations event were (from left) : John Reilly of Squire Patton Boggs who serves as Chairman of the Council’s Nominating Committee; Lucas Prodohl; Sean Grant; Lauryn Hollywood; Brian W. Stack, Council President; Sean Kilgarriff; Ciarán Madden, Ireland’s Consul General In New York; and Richard Clogher. Not pictured: Jessica Morgan whose citation and bursary check is being presented separately.

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Ireland-U.S. Council 2018 Spring Corporate Lunch in Dublin Featured Double-Header Speaker Bill on Disparate Topics: Current American Political Trends plus Ireland’s Education Policies.

The Ireland-U.S. Council's Corporate Spring Lunch held in Dublin Friday April 13th 2018
The 2018 Spring Corporate Lunch hosted by the Ireland-U.S. Council was held at The InterContinental Hotel in Dublin April 13. The lunch featured a double-bill of speakers. John McLaughlin from New York’s McLaughlin & Associates discussed current political trends in the United States. Remarks were also delivered by Richard Bruton TD, Ireland’s Minister for Education & Skills.

Seen at the event were (from left) Chen Tian, Senior Vice President, Bank of Ireland – Corporate Banking; Dr, Michael J. Somers, Council Ireland Chapter President; Guest Speakers Richard Bruton TD, Ireland’s Minister for Education & Skills and John McLaughlin with Alan Molloy of Aer Lingus. The event was sponsored by Bank of Ireland - Corporate Banking and by Aer Lingus.

Council Marks 2018 St. Patrick’s Festivities

with New York Lunch Event

The Ireland-U.S. Council's
Seen at the Ireland-U.S. Council St. Patrick’s Lunch in New York on Friday, March 16, 2018 were (from left) Michael J. Gibbons and Dennis Swanson, both former Council Presidents with Guest Speaker Danny McCoy, Chief Executive of Ibec in Dublin; Guest of Honor Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Grand Marshal of the 257th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the City of New York; and Ireland’s Minister for Immigration & Equality, David Stanton TD.

The Ireland-U.S. Council's 26th Annual Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, FL

The Ireland-U.S. Council's 26th Annual Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, FL
The Council’s 2018 Winter Meeting featured a luncheon held at The Beach Club in Palm Beach FL on Friday, February 13, 2018. Seen at the event were (from left) Council President-Emeritus Michael J. Gibbons; Norman Houston, Director of the Northern Ireland Office in Washington DC; Former Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Enda Kenny TD; Council President, Brian W. Stack; Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Dan Mulhall who was a Guest Speaker at the Lunch.
The Ireland-U.S. Council's 26th Annual Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, FL
Also speaking at the Council’s 2018 Winter Meeting was John McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates, who ran the polling operations for the Trump Presidential Campaign – pictured here with Enda Kenny.

Dublin 2017 December Member-Guest Reception

Dublin 2017 December Member-Guest Reception
Seen at this year’s Ireland-U.S. Council December Member-Guest Reception held Wednesday, December 13 in Dublin were (from left): Guest Speaker, Eamonn Brennan, Director-General of Eurocontrol, an international air traffic management agency across Europe with 41 member states which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium; Alan Molloy of Aer Lingus who sponsored the occasion; Guest Speaker Reece Smyth, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin and Council Ireland Chapter President Dr. Michael Somers.

The Ireland-U.S. Council presents its

Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2017

to Bernard Byrne, Chief Executive of AIB Group

The Ireland-U.S. Council presented its Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2017 to Bernard Byrne, Chief Executive of AIB Group
The Ireland-U.S. Council presented its Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2017 to Bernard Byrne, Chief Executive of AIB Group, one of Ireland’s most important banking institutions which has undergone a dramatic restructuring and been nursed back to financial health under his stewardship. The award was a highlight of the Council’s 55th Annual Dinner held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Seen at the presentation were (from left ) Ireland-U.S. Council Board Member Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive of Fitzpatricks Hotels; Bernard Byrne and Brian W. Stack, the President of the Council.

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.

Council Golf Day in New York

>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.

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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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