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IBN Annual Charity Ball, Saturday 12th November 2016 in Berlin

horizon_header For the first time, our premiere event for the local Irish community and friends, will take place in Berlin! We are pleased to announce the attendance of H.E. Ambassador of Ireland, Michael Collins. The event will take place at the "Das 3 Schwestern" restaurant, in a former 19th century Bethanien hospital, situated in a leafy park in the central, and hugely popular Berlin-Kreuzberg. In our centenary year, please join us for this fantastic event featuring a showcase of local Irish entertainment and superior Alpine cuisine. You can look forward to a black-tie evening with some special Berlin flair! We look forward to welcoming you, and a great evening together. More information below. Please use the booking form below for tickets.
  • Date: Saturday 12th November 2016
  • Time: Doors: 18:30 and welcome drink
  • Location: 3 Schwestern, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin. MapWebsite
  • Tickets: €100 including three-course meal and wine. Complete form below and send via email to reserve tickets. Please reserve early as spaces are limited.
Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 10.35.42 A4_FRONT_smallA4-BACK             Approximate Timeline of evening:
18:30 Doors open with a welcome drink. Meet & greet with ambient music by an Irish soloist musician.
19:30 Dinner: 3 Course with carefully selected seasonal menu including wine. Vegetarian and vegan are catered for. – 20:45 IBN Ambassador’s award and address. – 21:30 Performance and music: featuring a showcase of local Irish talent in Berlin – 11:15 DJ until Late.

NRW News: William T. Mulvany Commemorative Event July 1st 2016

Dear IBN Member. As part of Irelands centenary celebrations, the NRW chapter is organising a series of events on Friday, July 1st 2016 celebrating the Irishman, William T. Mulvany, his influence and achievements in Germany. William T. Mulvany influenced Northrhine Westphalia like no other Irishman, and his achievements include establishing the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange and designing the major canals in NRW. Mulvany was also instrumental in establishing the first industrial coal mining in the Ruhr valley. He built and ran mines around Herne called Hibernia, Shamrock and Erin. A bus tour will start in Düsseldorf and take in the important locations relating to the Mulvany legacy. The schedule is as follows (Mulvany Event Programme):
  • The meeting point is the Christ Church (Rotterdamer Str. 135, 40474 Düsseldorf) at 11:30, where Joyce Fuhrmann will tell us about the church and its Mulvany connection
  • The bus departure is 12.00 sharp, and we are delighted to have the Mulvany expert, Dr. Olaf Schmidt-Rutsch, LWL Industriemuseum join us and share his in-depth knowledge of the "Irish King of the Ruhr"
  • The bus will return to the Düsseldorf Altstadt (via Christ Church) around 17:30
  • evening reception to start 19:00 sharp in the Wirtschaftsclub (Blumenstr. 14, 40212 Düsseldorf)(doors open 18:30)
  • our guest of honour will be the Irish Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Michael Collins, and we hope to have a video address from the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
  • dress code for the evening event is strictly business attire
(NB: it is of course possible to skip the tour, and simply join us for the evening reception) Some last chance tickets are still available, register here: We would appreciate your small contribution of €15 (€10 for those attending evening reception only) for this fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you on July 1st in Düsseldorf. And finally, we would like to draw your attention to two other events on Saturday, July 2nd in Düsseldorf:
  • annual conference of the German-Irish Lawyers & Business Association (GILBA). The theme of the conference is Data Protection, and there is also a guided tour of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia and a reception hosted by the President of the Parliament, Carina Gödecke, MdL and the Irish Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Michael Collins (see schedule & registration details: GILBA_Dusseldorf_2016)
  • annual Mulvany Cricket match between Christ Kirche and the BBCD (British Business Club) at 13:00 on the Engländerwiese, Nordpark Düsseldorf. The BBCD will be providing typically British cricket snacks.
  Best Regards IBN Düsseldorf Committee Paul S.Cahill B.Sc. Stephen Hurley Jayne Mulcahy – Roth Alexandra Mulcahy Laura Schmitz-Byrne

Great Success – Feierabend Talk – Navigating German Business Culture from an Irish Perspective

Our evening with over 120 guests from Germany and Ireland proved to be very informative and entertaining. It was deemed to be a great success by all present.   klein-8064     klein-7908               A special thanks to all our speakers Ambassador Michael Collins, Jack Golden, Paul Lynam and a big thanks to Enterprise Ireland for all their support. Our speakers provided us with very interesting insights into the differences between the German and Irish business approaches and mentalities; with a sprinkling of some funny anecdotes and personal experiences. klein-7925 Our next event will be a ‘business paper chase’ throughout Düsseldorf on Friday the 27th of November, culminating in a social and networking get together at a fine local restaurant. Further information to follow separately.  

Frankfurt Pub Quiz

Frankfurt Pub Quiz
  • Date: Thursday, 26th February 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Location: O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Frankfurt beside the Hauptbahnhof
  • Google maps:Link
  • Contact No: Please contact Angela on 0178 559 0980 (should anyone have difficulty finding the group)
Upcoming Event: Golf Outing in May - details coming soon

Financial services news

Minister Harris, as Minister of State responsible for International Financial Services, today (21-November) launched a public consultation process to inform the development of a new strategy for the International Financial Services sector. Submissions are invited on a number of key questions from interested stakeholders and members of the public who wish to put forward their views and suggestions on a new strategy.
More information can be found here : Deadline for submissions is 15 December 2014.