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The Ireland-U.S. Council
Award for Outstanding Achievement

The Ireland-U.S. Council each year presents its Award for Outstanding Achievement to an individual who has made a significant contribution to enhancing the economic relationships between the United States and Ireland. The annual Award marks notable and important achievements in building the business bonds and commercial connections between America and the Emerald Isle.

The award is the centerpiece of the Council’s Annual Dinner held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. This year, the Council’s 53rd Annual Dinner will be staged on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

The Ireland-U.S. Council was founded in 1962 by American and Irish business leaders as part of a plan to prepare for President John F. Kennedy’s important and historic visit to Ireland the following year – the first ever by a sitting U.S. President.

The Council’s principal objective is to encourage closer business links between Ireland and the United States. The Council operates a variety of scholarship and internship programs, stages lectures, seminars and hosts frequent events in Ireland and in America aimed at building communications between business, political and opinion leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. As part of its platform, the Council also supports and sponsors many initiatives in the arts. The Council is a not-forprofit corporation with headquarters in New York City and an office in Dublin.

Download list of past Awards for Outstanding Achievement (PDF)