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Diarmaid O’Keeffe addresses CUMA Conference

Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Partner and Head of Financial Services at MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland), was a guest speaker at the Credit Union Managers Association (“CUMA”) Spring Conference, which took place on Tuesday 3 March in Athlone.  CUMA provides professional development training and assistance to its members and engages with a wide range of stakeholders and industry bodies in its pursuit of excellence in professional standards in credit union management.

Diarmaid addressed an audience comprising Credit Union Managers and representatives from the professional services and banking sectors.  Diarmaid shared learnings from MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) significant experience and expertise of undertaking loan book reviews upon credit unions throughout Ireland.

For further information, please contact Diarmaid O’Keeffe.


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IDA GoGlobal MeetUp – San Francisco

Members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team attended IDA Ireland’s GoGlobal MeetUp in San Francisco on Thursday 19th February hosted by Nitro in downtown San Francisco.

Deirdre Moran, IDA Ireland, hosted an interactive conversation on how fast growing companies who suddenly find themselves with customers all around the world support and build this customer base.  Panellists from New Relic, Nitro and Survey Monkey, together with IDA Ireland, discussed the challenges of expanding internationally and how they managed and succeeded in expanding their teams to Ireland and across Europe.  The attendees heard about how these great companies went about their global expansion, with the conversation covering practical topics including:

  • When did they realise they needed a European presence to build and support customers there?
  • What factors played into the decision to open an office?
  • How did you decide where to locate it?
  • Was it easy to find staff to support customers across many European countries?
  • What was the most challenging part of the process?
  • What advice would they give companies who are look at making these decisions now?

MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team work closely with IDA Ireland to assist fast growing tech companies across the IP, software development, E-commerce and B2B space setting up their international operations in Ireland.  To learn more about the services we offer, click here or call +353 1 2933 400.

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Frank Keane addresses FAE students at the FAE Careers evening at Chartered Accountants Ireland

Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business at MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland), addressed FAE students at the FAE Careers evening organised by Chartered Accountants Ireland on Tuesday, 17 February 2015.

Frank gave an overview of his career and experience as a Partner in MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland).  During his presentation, Frank highlighted the advantages of a career in accountancy, providing his audience with practical examples from his experience and describing the different areas and roles an accountant might hold over the course of his/her career.  Frank also gave an overview of which services MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) can offer to clients and which markets the Firm focuses on.

To find out more about what MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) can offer, please visit this link.

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MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) leads trade mission to India

Frank Keane and Cormac Doyle, Partners at MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland), travelled to India on a trade mission from the 8thuntil the 13th February.  The purpose of the trade mission was to meet existing clients, to attend major conferences (such as Nasscom, Bio Bangalore and Plast India) and to run trade investment workshops.  Frank and Cormac were accompanied by Robert MacGiolla Phadraig (Sigmar Recruitment), Derek Collins (Bank of Ireland) and Brian Harrison (HiTech Health Ltd).

Frank and Cormac, together with the other delegates, organised events in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune and Mumbai.  These events were to assist in creating awareness of what Ireland offers Indian businesses and to provide information on executing “Europe” plans, in conjunction with IDA Ireland.  As part of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) continued affiliation with EisnerAmper LLP, Vicky Shah, manager of Eisner Amper India, also attended the event in Mumbai.  The event in Pune included a formal briefing to c. 80 members of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce  (

To find out more about the services and expertise that MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business Team can offer in assisting Asian businesses establishing operations in Europe, please visit this page.

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MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) meet with Hedge Fund & Private Equity industry in New York

Ray Kelly, Funds Partner, and Cormac Doyle, Partner and Head of the Tax Department, travelled to New York to meet with Hedge Fund and Private Equity clients and industry contacts.  Ray and Cormac also met with the MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) team that is currently seconded to EisnerAmper LLP’s fund audit department.

EisnerAmper LLP is a leading full-service advisory and accounting firm, and is among the largest in the United States. Recognised internationally as one of the premier firms providing advisory, audit, and tax services to financial services entities and portfolio companies, EisnerAmper LLP serves more than 1,000 hedge funds, private equity funds and other fund entities.  Ray and Cormac also attended the EisnerAmper LLP bespoke specialist Hedge Fund & Private Equity Taxation training as part of MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) continued affiliation with EisnerAmper LLP.

MKO’s Tax Department provides a wide range of tax solutions to the international trade and financial services markets, including US tax reporting, corporate tax services, employment and personal tax services, and VAT services. For more information, please click here.

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MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) attends UCD Internship Fairs

As part of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) 2015 Recruitment Campaign, MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) attended and met students at the UCD Internships and Volunteering Fair and at the Quinn School Internship Fair, which were both held in UCD on the 3 February 2015.

The UCD Internships and Volunteering Fair, organised by the UCD Career Development Centre, is open to all students in UCD and mainly focuses on summer internships and volunteering opportunities.

The Quinn School Internship Fair is specifically designed for Business students who are interested in applying for a one-year internship programme with companies and professional services firms participating to the UCD Internship Programme.

Both events were very well attended and our team was delighted to meet with a large number of attendees.  If you are interested in a career with MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland), please visit our Careers page.

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MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) participates in the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce SME & Entrepreneurs’ Network

Members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business Team are active participants in the SME & Entrepreneurs’ Network forum organised by the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce (FICC).

The initiative involves events throughout the year, and includes speakers from trade associations such as UbiFrance and Enterprise Ireland. The initiative also hosts a trade forum to allow members to showcase their products and services.

The meetings (attended by entrepreneurs and senior management personnel of IFCC member companies) highlight opportunities to build business between French and Irish companies.

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ConnectIreland – Reception celebrating 1,000 jobs

Members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team attended Connect Ireland’s milestone job creation announcement, celebrating 1,000 job commitments under the Connect Ireland programme.

Speakers at the event included Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.

ConnectIreland has been appointed to deliver the Irish Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative, in association with IDA Ireland, and has helped to bring 36 companies to Ireland which plan to create 1,000 sustainable jobs over the next 3 to 5 years.

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Ireland France Business Awards 2014

Roisin Cahill, Assistant Manager, and Orla Brennan, Supervisor, both members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team, attended the Ireland France Business Awards 2014 and Gala Dinner on Thursday, 27 November at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. The annual event is organised by the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce and NetworkIrelande.
Guests were joined on the night by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD (pictured below with Roisin Cahill), H.E. Jean-Pierre Thébault (Ambassador of France to Ireland), H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason (Ambassador of Ireland to France) and Matthias Fekl, the French Minister of State for Foreign Trade.

MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) is an active member of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce. For more information on MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business service offering, please visit our website.

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CEO Forum 2014

Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business at MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland), will attend the 26th CEO Forum, an event organised by Enterprise Ireland. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, 26 November at the Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle.

The theme for the 2014 Forum is ‘Internationalisation – Rising to the challenges’ and attendees will have the opportunity to hear and share views on the challenges and successes facing today’s CEOs. Panellists and keynote speakers, including Mark Little, Broadcaster, Author and Social Media Entrepreneur, Anne Heraty, CEO, Cpl Resources plc., Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair, will explore areas including ‘Excellence Through People’ and ‘Developing & growing an international business’.

For more information on MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business offering, please visit our website.

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MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) attends IIBA Annual Luncheon

Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business at MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) attended the Ireland India Business Association’s Annual Luncheon in the Shelbourne Hotel on Wednesday, 12 November.

Special guests on the day included:

  • Ambassador of India to Ireland, Mrs Radhika Lal Lokesh.
  • Eamonn Foley, CEO IAA.
  • Eoin Ryan, former TD and Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.
  • Maeve Collins, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

For more information on how MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) can help Indian businesses or your Indian clients establish operations in Ireland, please contact a member of MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team.

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American Chamber FDI Women in Business Network

Jennifer KellyRoisin Cahill and Sarabeth McGuire, members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team, were delighted to join the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland at their inaugural FDI Women in Business Network event. The event focused on the theme of “Current Leaders Influencing Future Leaders”, and was hosted by Vodafone Ireland on Friday, 7 November 2014.

The panel, comprising four exceptional current business leaders (Louise Phelan, American Chamber of Commerce President & PayPal Vice President of Global Operations, EMEA; Anne O’Leary, Vodafone, Chief Executive Officer; Aisling Hassell, Airbnb, Head of EMEA CX; and Julie O’Neill, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President & General Manager) shared stories of the opportunities & challenges they faced to become the leaders they are today.

MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) is an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.

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