The Ireland - U.S. Council for Commerce & Industry, Inc. was founded in 1963. The purpose of this Council is to build business links between America and Ireland. The Council was started by American and Irish business leaders. In pursuit of its aim, the Council hosts frequent events in Ireland and in the United States. The Council also operates a variety of scholarship and student internship programs, stages occasional seminars and, from time to time, undertakes various publishing initiatives in national business media in the United States to promote closer commercial connections between Ireland and America. The Council seeks also to focus on activities that will develop communications, dialogue and improved understanding between leaders in business and government on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Ireland-U.S. Council Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Foundation that helps support student work experience programs between Ireland and the U.S. as well as cultural programs supporting the Arts in Ireland. It is registered with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States and contributions to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.