Ireland Chair

  • Thanksgiving Dinner with Legendary Director Jim Sheridan

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    Director Jim Sheridan on the set of his film Brothers with Jake Gyllenhaal & Toby Maguire

    Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner- we've got our biggest event of the year coming up! We'll gather in the Charlemont Bar for drinks from 6:30 PM where football will be on, and set up our receiving table at 7:00 PM in advance of dinner at 7:30 PM. CLICK HERE to book now!

    Following dinner we are honoured to welcome legendary film director Jim Sheridan as our guest speaker. Mr. Sheridan needs no introduction as his work is known the world over: My Left Foot (Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker), The Field (Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean), In The Name of The Father (Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite), The Boxer (Day-Lewis), In America (Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (50 Cent, Terence Howard), Brothers (Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Toby Maguire). Mr. Sheridan has just completed a short film with Selma Hayak called 11th Hour that takes place in a Manhattan bar on 9/11. He is also the curator of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute

    Mr. Sheridan's perspective (especially as seen in the film In America) is not unfamiliar to many of us. He knows what it really means for those who come to the US and how that story needs to be heard more than ever now. Given his personal story, the Trump election, and the current refugee crisis, we can think of no one more fitting to address our membership on Thanksgiving. We are honoured & delighted he is able to join us.


  • published An Evening with Governor Martin O'Malley in News 2016-09-05 02:45:52 -0500

    An Evening with Governor Martin O'Malley

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     Come meet former Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley this Wednesday evening. He'll discuss the campaign, what's at stake in#Election2016, & might even have a bit of news from the Galway/Mayo border from which his clan hails. All welcome!

    WHEN
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM - 8pm
    WHERE
    Library Bar at Central Hotel
    1-5 Exchequer St
    Dublin 2
    Ireland
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  • published Coffee with Senator Tom Harkin in News 2016-06-13 09:17:26 -0500

    Coffee with Senator Tom Harkin

    Join us in a morning coffee with Senator Tom Harkin at the Clayton Hotel (formerly Bewley's) at 9am on Sat. 18th of June. Senator Harkin will give us his insight into the 2016 election, and share some of his experiences from four decades of public service. As a Senator (1985-2015) Tom Harkin wrote and introduced the American with Disabilities Act, and was ultimately successful in seeing it become law. He has been a champion of working people for his entire life, and helped in passing Obamacare and the repeal of "Don's Ask, Don't Tell." He has worked tirelessly for immigration reform, advocated for our veterans, and a woman's right to choose. He was a front runner for the Democratic nomination in 1992. We are honored to be meeting with him. RSVP HERE senatortomharkin.eventbrite.ie


  • published US Expat Financial Planning Seminar in News 2016-05-21 12:42:50 -0500

    US Expat Financial Planning Seminar

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    Democrats Abroad Ireland has engaged London & Capital for a seminar in expat financial planning. London & Capital have been specialising in managing wealth for US investors for 25 years. They are partnering with PwC Ireland and Matheson to share their expertise in wealth management, estate planning, and asset protection to our members.

    London & Capital are one of the few wealth managers who actively welcome US clients. Being SEC (US) regulated, with a strong long-term investment track record, US clients have become a core area of their business. They are able to provide US-linked families with a coordinated financial plan which blends investment and financial objectives with tax and compliance considerations, also providing clear calendar and fiscal year investment information.

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite by clicking this linkhttps://daexpatseminar.eventbrite.ie
    Space is extremely limited.

    WHEN: Wednesday 25th May 2016 | 6.30pm Drinks reception | 7.00pm Presentation, Q&A | 8.00pm Networking

    WHERE: Stephens Green Hibernian Club 9, St Stephen’s Green Dublin 2, Ireland (map CLICK HERE
    Please note the Dress Code for the SGHC is jackets for men (tie NOT required), suitably neat attire for women.  No Jeans, shorts, t-shirts and/or athletic wear or runners/trainers, etc. 

    KEY TOPICS:
    · Understand the implications of living/working in Ireland in light of the recent tax and legislative changes for US families
    · Effective estate planning techniques and how to avoid the pitfalls
    · How best to invest for US individuals living in Ireland
    · Tax-efficient planning and compliance considerations
    · What to invest in and what not to invest in

    Robert Paul US Family Office Executive Director at London & Capital: Robert is Executive Director within London & Capital's US Family Office. Robert started his career in alternative investments before moving on to investment advisory where he specialised in advising high net worth investment professionals. At London and Capital, Robert is responsible for advising private clients, families and trusts on asset allocation, risk profiling and the structuring of their investments.

    John Gill Partner in the Private Client Department at Matheson: John is a partner in the Private Client Department at Matheson. He advises individuals and families on investment vehicles and appropriate trust structures for estate planning and asset protection purposes and he advises a number of domestic high net worth individuals on a wide range of taxation issues and domiciled and non-domiciled individuals with Irish tax concerns, including relocating to and establishing tax residence in Ireland.

    Marie Flynn Director of Private Client Services at PwC: Marie is a tax director in the private client team of PwC Dublin with over twenty years’ experience in UK and Irish taxation, both in practice and with HMRC in the UK. She specialises primarily in advising high net worth individuals/families and partnerships. Marie has extensive experience in providing tax consultancy advice to individuals, family businesses, professional partnerships, non-resident / non domiciled individuals and management teams.


    This seminar is informational only, and should not be considered tax opinion or advice provided or endorsed by Democrats Abroad. Please be advised that Democrats Abroad is prohibited from providing legal, tax, accounting, or financial advice. Democrats Abroad is not responsible for any use you make of the information provided at the seminar.


  • Galway Polls open 1-5pm Saturday 5th of March! Come and vote and spread the word!

    Galway City sees polls open for presidential primary voting tomorrow from 1-5pm at Monroe's Tavern in Dominick Street in Galway's WestEnd. Any American or US dual national is eligible to vote, so please share this email with anyone you may know who may not be aware. If you can't vote in Galway in person CLICK HERE to get your ballot and return by email, post, or fax- do so now, as email and postal votes must be submitted by March 8th. We'll also have a meeting from 2-3pm to plan and go over what we have planned for the rest election year 2016- bring your ideas and your enthusiasm!


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