Mary Harney, T.D., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister forEnterprise, Trade and Employment for Ireland and Sir Reg Empey,MLA, Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Investment for NorthernIreland.
Irish Ambassador Noel Fahey and his wife Christine O’Rourke
|Talking About the Green|
There's the wearing of the green, and there was a lot of talking about the green at therecent joint U.S.-Ireland Business Summit. Global economic change and the recent waragainst international terrorism have challenged industries and governments to resolveconflicts and expand markets. Answering this call for cooperation, an historic invitation-onlythree-day gathering of senior business, academic, and government leaders took place inearly September. The September 5 gala at theNational Building Museum attracted 550 guests, including Health and Human Services SecretaryTommy Thompson; Ireland's Trade Minister Mary Harney; North Ireland's Trade MinisterReg Empey; American ambassador to Ireland Richard Egan; Sir Christopher Meyer,ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britainand Northern Ireland; Ireland's ambassador-designate to the U.S. Noel Fahey; and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, as well as American andIrish corporate leaders (from both northern and southern Ireland). Irish dancing troupeRiverdance performed before dinner, and flutist Sir James Galway provided mellowerafter-dinner entertainment.
Susan Davis, Chairman of the U.S.–Ireland Business Summit
Sir James Galway
Deborah Wince-Smith and Stephen Kinson