July, 2017 This year’s Summer in the City event took place at the Refinery Rooftop lounge in midtown Manhattan. Surrounded by sweeping views of NY landmarks including the Empire State Building, the Young Leaders and friends sipped cocktails and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres while Peadar O’Hickey’s band performed favorite Irish tunes and modern classics. It was the first gathering of The Ireland Funds New York Young Leaders since many of them had met in Wicklow with other Young Leaders from around the world for the recent Ireland Funds Worldwide Conference. Pat Tully, National Direc- tor of the Young Leaders, addressed supporters and led a live auction, including a trip to Ireland to go see the work of The Ireland Funds on the ground and enjoy some golf and Irish hospitality. Special thanks to Delta Air Lines, BMW and Union Beer Distributors for their support as well as Terrence Tubridy and the team at Refinery Rooftop. September, 2017 The Ireland Funds hosted a Leadership Forum with Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney. The Ireland Funds was also delighted to welcome the new Irish Ambassador to the US, Dan Mulhall along with his wife Greta, the new Consul General to New York, Ciaran Madden and Ireland’s recently appointed Ambassador to the UN, Geraldine Byrne Nason. The lunch was attended by supporters of The Ireland Funds New York Dinner and New Jersey Golf Classic along with members of the New York Young Leaders who all appreciated the Minister’s deep and insightful review of current key issues including Northern Ireland and Brexit. New York Young Leaders Summer in the City New York Leadership Forum with Minister Simon Coveney 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 Conor McCoy, Chelsea Woods and the Wells Fargo team 2 Dan Conley and friends 3 Cormac O’Keeffe, Brendan Kenny, Rob Gaynor, Sean Quinn Photos: Jim Higgins 1 Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Min. Simon Coveney, John Duffy, Amb. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Matthew McBride 2 Kieran McLoughlin, Amb. Dan Mulhall, John Daly 3 John Gardiner, Consul General Ciaran Madden Photos: Jim Higgins AROUND THE WORLD NEW YORK connect 2018 • 62