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AI, Machine Learning: Brave New World or End of Humanity



Topic of the evening: AI, Machine Learning: Brave New World or End of Humanity

Date and Time: Thursday, 26th of April 2018; 18:30-21:30

Format: Discussion

 We are happy to announce the upcoming event on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. A top-class panel of experts in this field will discuss the future of Artificial Intelligence, the benefits it might bring, and what ought to concern us. You are invited to engage with our panellists and to participate with comments, questions and ideas.

We anticipate a lively, interesting and enjoyable conversation accompanied by soft drinks, beer and wine.

Please confirm your attendance by the 31st March 2018,

Either by email or +4915157101013

Additional info:

Venue: Google, Erika-Mann-Straße 33, 80636 München

Room: Isar Valley @ Google Munich

Google maps URL:”/google+munich/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x479e758b6989ce1b:0xdd1b393a488b0ebf?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIs9jArYfZAhWRFuwKHXF5AfIQ9RcIlwEwDw

Transport: Google Munich is a seven-minute walk away from either the S-Bahn Station Hackerbrücke or the S-Bahn Station Donnersberger Brücke.

The nearest Tram-Station is Marsstraße (Tram 16/17), with a five-minute walk to the office building.

Arrival by Car (not recommended): Please note, there is NO car parking near the office! There is a public car park at the ZOB, close to Hackerbrücke as well as another car park underneath the Donnersberger Brücke, both a seven minute walk away from the office building.


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Ambassador St Patricks Day Breakfast with Richard Bruton


Ambassador Michael & Minister Richard Bruton warmly welcome families and friends to the 2018 St Patricks family breakfast

The Minister of Education, Richard Bruton will join and give a short talk on Education and Skills in Ireland and open a short discussion round with the attendees.  Afterwards anyone who wants to ‘walk with us’ in the parade is very welcome. From the Osterwald garden it is a short walk to the parade starting point.

Time: Sunday 11th March 9.30am – 11.30am

The venue Osterwald garten is a lovely, old beergarden beside the English garten and a 10 minutes walk to the start of the parade at Muenchener Freiheit. It has a good breakfast menu with tasty food, coffee and refreshments served at reasonable prices.

The event is organized jointly by the IBN and the Munich Irish Network e.V  and open for the Irish community and friends of Ireland.

For full details of activities for 2018 Munich celebrations check out

You will also have the chance to meet and take a photo with the 2018 characters.

St Patrick Wolfgang Schramm

Princess of the parade Chiara Caravello


Mr Moderator and Irish Ambasasdors– John Patrick Dunne,

John PAtrick Dunne

Grand marshall – Ann Dempsey, ‘walk with us’ after the breakfast.

Our sponsors from the parade like Globe college, Guinness, Jameson, Kerrygold, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Failte

All welcome, for further info please contact me on, Facebook, or message on 0176 102 111 08



IBN Germany annual social evening hosted in the Embassy of Ireland

When : Saturday, November 18, 2017

What time : 7pm

Where : Embassy of Ireland Berlin, Jägerstraße 51, Berlin

The IBN annual convention & social evening takes place in the Embassy of
Ireland Berlin on Saturday 18th November.

Featuring a panel presentation & discussion on investments in the modern
digital age, followed by fine food & drinks and a variety of entertainment
from top local Irish talent.
This formal social evening offers an opportunity to wine & dine and meet &
greet old friends & new with the professional Irish community from all
over Germany.
Please register below for an Eventrbite Ticket (Free)
but please do so asap as numbers are strictly limited.
We look forward to welcoming you there!

Paul Cahill IBN president
Jody Gannon IBN Vice President

*Tickets are free though donations to the Irish Business Network fund can
be made on the night & at the account below. Gratefully appreciated.

Name: Irish Business Network e. V
Konto nr: 15102154
BLZ: 70020270
IBAN: DE877002027200015102154
Embassy of Ireland
Jägerstraße 51
Berlin, Berlin 10117
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Frankfurt – Annual Golf Tournament

The 6th annual IBN golf tournament and beginners’ course will take place Friday, 19th May, 2017.

Lots of wonderful prizes including accommodation and rounds of golf in Ireland and Spain, Irish Whiskey, Le Creuset pots, umbrellas etc.

Date: Friday, 19th May, 2017

Location: Golf Park Winnerod, Parkstrasse 22, 35447 Reiskirchen (near Giessen)

Last Date for registration: Wednesday, 17th May, 18:00

Information for Golfers

*   First t-time: 10:00 / Last t-time will depend on numbers.

*   Try to be early. Then you have time to use the driving range and practice greens

*   If you have a preference for t-times, please let me know and I will try to accommodate you but again this will depend on the numbers.

*   Entry fees cover Green Fees, Water & Snacks, Halfway House, Post Event BBQ and prizes not covered by the sponsors

*   Entry Fee is €65  (if you are a member of Golfpark Winnerod then the fee will be €35).

*   Please book early to avoid disappointment & feel free to encourage your friends or business partners to come along!

Required Information from Golfers

Please send as soon as possible:

*   Mobile Number for each participant -> So the club can text you, your t-time.

*   Email address -> I will have the majority of e-mail addresses already but if you are booking for others please also give me their e-mail address.

*   Handicap

*   Home golf club

Information for Beginners (provided there is enough interest)

Please send as soon as possible:

*   Course will start at 14: 00 for 2 hours.

*   Try to arrive by 13:00 so that you can get a sandwich at the Halfway House.

*   Course will be given by the local professional.

*   Entry fee is €45.

*   Entry fees include Green Fees, Water & Snacks, Halfway House, Post Event BBQ

*   No previous golf experience required. Again encourage your friends to take part!

Required Information from Beginners

*   Mobile number for each participant

*   Email address -> I will have the majority of e-mail addresses already but if you are booking for others please also give me their e-mail address.

A Big Thank You to the Sponsors who make this Day possible

*   Sean Buckley of Marina Travel, specialists in travel to Ireland, Scotland & Wales, including golf trips:

*   Janosch Vena Steinkönig, the German Brand Ambassador for Tullamore Dew, producer of some of Ireland’s most popular whiskeys:

*   Alan Copley of Chase Buchanan Private Wealth Management, for investment, savings and retirement planning:

*   Kevin Keogh & Oliver Gerhardt of Dertour Golfclub e.V

*   Linnea Pettersson & Simon Büttner of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board:

*   Denise Quinn  of Tourism Ireland

*  Clare O’Sullivan of Dauth Schneider’s in Frankfurt

If anyone would also like to sponsor a prize please feel free to contact me.


I would prefer if payment was made in advance. Please contact me for payment details at

However if you cannot pay until the day that is ok but please confirm this in the email you send me with your required information.

Looking forward to meeting you all on the 19th May!

Mark Snell

Irish Business Network, Germany


Artist Eve Parnell at Humboldt University Berlin

Eve Parnell Woman cutting bread H59 x W41 cms Pencil on Tissue paper Exhibited in Germany

Eve Parnell Study of Gabriele Fonseca portrait bust by Bernini Pencil on tissue paper 420 x 600mm_Lowres














Opening/Vernissage: 31 January 18:00 – 21:00
Dates: 31 January – 26 February 2017
Location: Lichthof, Humboldt Universität, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Opening times: Mo – Fri 9 -21 Uhr, Sa 9 – 17 Uhr

Fragility and Society at Humboldt University Berlin

The title of Eve Parnell’s exhibition ‘Vernehmt und lasst mich traum so wahrheit singen – Let me sing dreams as words of truth’ is taken from a poem written in 1923 by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, one of the leading members of the 20 July 1944 assassination plot on Adolf Hitler. Interested in the Arts, von Stauffenberg’s upbringing imbued in him, from an early age, a sense of duty towards society as a whole. Irish artist Eve Parnell explores this sense of duty through the Artist lens; recognising the role of the Artist in society and how the ability to view the extraordinary in the ordinary can inspire responsible change.

Eve Parnell is a highly accomplished draughtswoman whose work features in the collections of: HRH The Prince of Wales; the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Vatican; and onboard a Maltese Armed Forces Ship currently on humanitarian duties in the Mediterranean. She has exhibited in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland and Italy. Working in the delicate and demanding medium of pencil on tissue paper, she draws from the North European tradition of realism rooted in Netherlandish art from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Her work requires the viewer to look closely and be challenged, by bringing together technical dexterity with the fragility of ethereal themes such as life and the environment.

Parnell studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, leading to a BA degree in Fine Art in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in unusual and exceptional spaces, such as the Parliamentary Buildings, Stormont, Belfast; Embassy of Ireland in Berlin, Germany; the National Maritime Museum, Turku, Finland; and The Pontifical Irish College, Rome, Italy. A special presentation of one of her drawings to HRH The Prince of Wales took place at Saint Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast in May 2015.

The exhibition runs from 31 January until 26 February  2017, at Humboldt University, Berlin. The exhibition will be opened on 31st January at 18:00, by H.E. Ambassador of Ireland to Germany, Michael Collins.

Listen to Eve speak about her work on RTE 1 Arena with Seán Rocks