Celebrating 75 Years in Style

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L to R: Bernard Delomenie, Regional Executive and Kevin McGrath, CEO Crowe Horwath International, Naoise Cosgrove, Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath Ireland and David Mellor, Managing Partner of Crowe Clarke Whitehill UK.

Crowe Horwath in Ireland was established in 1941, by JJ Bastow and Jim Charleton. Bastow Charleton, as the firm was originally known, was first based in Cavendish Row, Dublin 1 and began as a small practice serving the meat and metal industries.

Seventy-five years later, the firm is part of a global network, offering a comprehensive list of services, to clients across a wide range of industries both nationally and internationally. We are immensely proud of our heritage and organised a gala event to mark this special milestone.

Over three hundred clients and colleagues came together for a very special evening, entitled ’75 Years of Lasting Relationships’, at The Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin City Centre.

Guests arriving at the historic venue were greeted by both current and retired partners of the practice, as well as senior staff, with a champagne reception accompanied by music from Irish concert harpist Claire O’Donnell.

As guests sat down for dinner they were welcomed by tax partner Andrew Whitty, the firm’s longest standing current partner at 44 years and counting, and a special speech by Paschal Donohue, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

During the evening, Kevin McGrath, CEO of Crowe Horwath International, who had flown in from New York especially for the evening, spoke a few words as did current Managing Partner Naoise Cosgrove. Naoise remarked on the firm’s pride at many of the long standing clients that made it to the event, including representatives from two of the firm’s oldest continued clients – FX Buckley and Kildare Chilling Company – both clients since the firm was established.

The evening finished with entertainment from Barry Murphy, from Après Match fame, after which clients mingled at the bar until the early hours.

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