b"AROUND THE WORLDLOS ANGELES1Dok OCaoimh, Linda Thomas, Jonathan Loughran, Michelle Loughran, Dawn OPorter, Chris ODowd, Ciaran Foy2Harry Hartford, Catherine Shalloe, Susan Hartford3Victoria Hay, Jason OMara, Victoria Smurt4Dawn OPorter, Paul Young, Ed Guiney1 2 3 4 Photos: Elaine LeeOscar Week Reception February,2019AneveningofcelebrationandconversationwasauthorDawn OPorterhosted the evening atYsabelrestaurant along with hosted by The Ireland Funds as supporters gathered in West HollywoodEd Guiney , Irish producer ofThe Favouritenominated for 10 Oscars, and to toast Irelands nominees at the2019 Academy Awards . Los AngelesCartoon Saloon s co-founder, Oscar-nominated producerPaul Youngwhose star power came out in force including Golden Globe-nominated actresscompany was up for its 4th Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Caitriona BalfeofOutlander, Chris ODowdofBridesmaidsandGet Shorty ,Short forLate Afternoon . Special thanks to sponsorsScreen Ireland, IDA Victoria SmurtofOnce Upon A Time ,Jason OMaraofAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ireland, Colin McCafferty of McCafferty & Co., Drew Buckley of Electus, Brian Ciaran FoyofSinister 2andEli ,Nick MurphyofMoone Boy , comedianTaraCarmody of Smuggler, Michael Feeley of Latham Watkins, Dan & Linda Kiely Flynn, Amy ShielsofTwin Peaks ,Elan MastaiofWhat If?andMike Dowse of Voxpro, Kaitlyn Kyle CafferkyandDon Morgan .ofGoon ,What If?andIts All Gone Pete Tong .Sunday Timesbestselling 1Alan Hearty, Minister Harris, Susan & Harry Hartford2Catherine Shalloe, Marjorie Muldowney,Jack McVey, Mark Rooney3Niall Cooney 4Eve Noone & guestPhotos: Elaine Lee1 2 3 4Leadership Series Reception with Simon Harris, Irelands Minister for Health March, 2019The Ireland Funds hosted a specialSt. Patricks Day Leadershipwith the Minister and assembled supporters of The Ireland Funds, including Seriesreception in the offices ofVice Media . Guest speaker wasSimon Harris NationalBoardDirector HarryHartford ,RegionalAdvisoryCommitteeRobert ODriscoll , Consul GeneralmembersAlan Hearty , The Ireland Funds Vice President T.D., Minister for Health, who was joined by Kaitlyn Kyle Cafferkey and of Ireland to the Western U.S. The theme of the evening was St. Patricks DayMarjorie Muldowney; James Corr; Kieran Hannon; Una & Ian Fox; Deirdre as an opportunity to celebrate Irelands diaspora and its achievements, as wellONeill; Eoin Egan; Dermot, Anne & Mark Tuohy , and many others. The Ireland as the important contribution of The Ireland Funds to peace and reconciliationFunds thanks supporterNiall Cooneyat Vice Media for his help arranging the on the island of Ireland. Minister Harris spoke of the new progressive Irelandgathering, and theIrish Consulate in San Francisco .and the ongoing Brexit developments. There was an insightful Q&A discussion Newport Beach Film Festival ReceptionApril, 2019A gathering of friends old and new came together in the beautiful Balboa Bay Clubto celebrate the Irish film-making talent visiting California for theNewport Beach Film Festivals Irish Spotlight . Hosted byCatherine Thyen , attendees included noted actor, director, photographer and writer Hugh OConorwhose filmMetal Heartwas screening. Long-time supporters of The Ireland Funds in attendance included National Board DirectorHarry1 2 3Hartford andhiswifeSusan ,Capt.KevinMacDonnell ,EdGaffney, 1Guest, Capt. Kevin Mac Donnell, Harry HartfordSean & Jane Browne, Eileen Weatherbee ,Deirdre ONeill, Eamonn &2Deirdre O'Neill and Guest Sylvia Fitzgerald, Andrew Nagle, Oisin OSullivan, David & Nikki Brodyand3Catherine Thyen and GuestMark Rooney . Photos: John Watkinsconnect 201974"