The US Ireland Summit was held as a precursor to the European Economic Summit, which will be hosted in Mount Falcon Estate and Ashford Castle, Mayo, Ireland in June 2022. 

Six months into the Biden-Harris Administration, we have already seen great strides being made to rebuild and strengthen the relationships between the island of Ireland, the EU, and the US. 

The summit brought together a global audience of business executives, political leaders, economists, and media to host productive and informative conversations around the impact of stronger US-Ireland relations and examine how these will act as a catalyst for opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic. 

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The distinguished speakers reflected upon the progress made to date, and the work to be done going forward in a number of key areas, including; 

- Deepening the US-Irish business trade relationship and strengthening FDI links

- Tax stability and measures being taken on both sides of the Atlantic to grow and sustain opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses

- Solidifying Ireland’s unique position as a global bridge between the US, Europe, and the Rest of the World

- Post-Brexit stability and rebuilding EU-UK-US relations

- The US and Ireland's role in maintaining the stability of Northern Ireland

- How leadership are addressing global issues such as diversity and climate, that will impact the next generation of leaders

Speakers included:

- An Taoiseach Micheál Martin

- Former Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny

- Minister Simon Coveney T.D., Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

- Governor Martin O’Malley, Former Governor of Maryland 

- Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ireland’s Ambassador to the UN

- Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

- Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Consumer

- Frances Fitzgerald, Member of the European Parliament and Vice President of the EPP Group

- Liam Lynch, Founder and Managing Partner at Studio VC and Chairman Irish Studio

- Seamus Coffey, Irish economist and media contributor and Former Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC)

- Brian Hayes, CEO, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

- Rory Montgomery, Ireland’s former Permanent Representative to the European Union

- Caitriona Fottrell, President, and CEO, The Ireland Funds America

- Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice President, European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

- Maura Kelly, US Businesswoman, Equality Advocate and Broadcaster

- Kevin Maughan, Founder and CEO, UrbanVolt 

A special report will be published alongside the inaugural US-Ireland Summit, both in print as a collector’s glossy magazine and digitally as an interactive digital publication. 

The report will feature the key themes from the Summit, as well as presenting in-depth interviews with some of the main business and political contributors from the event. 

The 2021 US Ireland Summit.

The 2021 US Ireland Summit.