United States outreach programme –first week round-up

Mar 14, 2019

The Chartered Accountants Ireland overseas engagement programme began this week as President Feargal McCormack and Director of Tax and Public Policy Brian Keegan met with members and partners in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Washington. BDO and ACAUS both hosted receptions for members in Silicon Valley while in San Francisco, the Consul General of Ireland to Western USA Robert O’Driscoll met with members.  In Washington, Feargal and Brian attended The US Chamber of Commerce, Ireland Gateway of the Atlantic and the Ireland Fund Gala Dinner where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was guest of honour. 

Feargal and Brian also attended the Northern Ireland Bureau Breakfast in Washington where they discussed business prospects for Northern Ireland with Invest Norther Ireland CEO Alastair Hamilton, NI Bureau Chief Norman Houston and Ulster University Vice Chancellor Paddy Nixon. The Irish Ambassador to the United States H.E. Daniel Mulhall hosted a reception in Washington and Feargal and Brian were in attendance.

The programme continues with events in New York, Boston and Toronto next week and if members wish to attend any of the events please email president@charteredaccountants.ie




New York

Monday 18 March 6:15PM

Joint North South Business briefing event, Moet Hennessy HQ

New York

Tuesday 19 March 7:30AM


ICAUS meet and greet breakfast event, Bank Of Ireland Start-Up Lab, Grand Central Tower


Thursday 21 March 8:00 AM

Reception at the Irish Consulate in Boston


Friday 22 March 8:00AM

Business briefing in association with Deloitte, in Deloitte offices


Inviting members to get involved, Feargal McCormack said, “The purpose of the outreach is to help establish networks of our members in their chosen territories and foster opportunities for investment inward and outward for the island of Ireland. The events offer briefings and insights from local experts and from Chartered Accountants Ireland. In arranging the programme, we have significantly benefited from the support of government agencies north and south of the border. We’ve also seen great interest from some of our members and member firms, who are kindly sponsoring events.