The Irish Echo, the largest circulation Irish American newspaper in the U.S., has announced that it will publish a special business issue of its magazine, IE, to celebrate its selection of the "Leading U.S. Companies in Ireland." With editorial support from Business & Finance, Ireland’s premier business magazine, this special IE issue will be the authoritative survey of U.S. companies located in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In announcing details of the venture, Maurice A. Buckley, president of the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the United States, called it "a significant publishing initiative aimed at promoting Ireland as a world-class location for American business."
"I am delighted that the Irish Echo will publish this annual survey of the top companies, and I am confident that it will become a valuable and informative marketing and research tool for all our members," Buckley said.
To launch this publication and to celebrate formal agreements linking ICCUSA with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Buckley will present a special dinner program in Dublin at the Kildare Hotel & Country Club on June 23 in association with the two Chambers. On that occasion he and Dr. Michael W.J. Smurfit, chairman and CEO of Jefferson Smurfit Group, will welcome many of Ireland’s business leaders along with special guests Owen Lamont, NTL CableLink; Claire Grimes, president and publisher of the Irish Echo Newspaper Corp., and Ian Hyland, Business & Finance Magazine.
"North America is the single largest source of overseas investment in Ireland," Grimes said. "I am enthusiastic about this dynamic partnership between the Echo, Business & Finance and ICCUSA. ICCUSA recognizes the importance of this special magazine, which we plan to publish annually. Appropriately, it will reflect the outstanding and unique contribution of American companies to the phenomenon that is the Celtic Tiger."