ICCUSA Celtic Ball 2003

Michael Flatley at the Celtic Cafe

Michael Flatley honored by ICCUSA

The Lord of the Dance has been honored yet again this year, this time by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the U.S.A. (ICCUSA), for his outstanding contribution to Arts and Entertainment. ICCUSA serves over 8,000 members from both large and small companies in the American and Irish business communities involved in the pursuit of international trade.

The event took place at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on Wednesday, October 8th, at the annual Celtic Ball. The Guests of Honor besides Michael Flatley were Dermot F. Desmond, Chairman of IIU (International Investment & Underwriters) Ltd., (Dublin, Ireland); Patrick J. Moore, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation; and Michael D. O'Halleran, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aon Corporation.

The Keynote Speaker was the Honorable Mary Harney, the Deputy Prime Minister (Tanaiste) and Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ireland). Ms. Harney, as Minister, is responsible for the presence of about 600 U.S. companies, with investments in Ireland of forty billion euros.

Guests included Senator Charles Schumer (NY); Diarmuid M. Hogan, President of Global Excess Partners; Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Gigicel; Marin J. Sullivan, COO, Vice Chairman of American International Group; Patrick J. McDonough, Managing Partner of Morgan Stanley; Bill Fugazy, NECO; Representatives of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

Performers:
Gregory Harrington, violinist and Maire O'Brien, soprano

Proceeds of a silent auction will be donated to the Boys Hope Girls Hope, an organization that provides long-term solutions to the critical needs of today's promising youth at risk in intolerable family or community settings.

Feature: Bernadette Price
Original Web Design: Alexander Servas

Dermot Desmond, Michael Flatley, Patrick Moore, Michael O'Halleran
John McCabe and Michael Flatley
Just Michael
Michael Smurfit, Michael Flatley, Dermot Desmond, Michael O'Halleran
Michael with Lisa Murphy
Michael Flatley
Close-up of ICCUSA medallion