About Us

In a quiet unassuming way, people from Western Pennsylvania have taken practical and dramatic steps to contribute to the political, economic and social stability of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Ordinary people with extraordinary confidence and hope have come together to form a productive, effective, and respected organization to address issues ranging from conflict resolution to economic development to strategic alliances.The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh was established in 1989 by Sister Michele O’Leary, Dr. Mel Madden, Daniel M. Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Dr. Anthony J. O’Reilly (Heinz Corporation).