Ireland

History 

1876
Robert and Sydney Stokes establish the firm of Stokes Brothers.

1894
 J. Harold Pim joins the firm and the name is changed to Stokes Bros. & Pim.

 

1919
The firm of Kennedy Crowley & Co. is established by Vincent Crowley and Peter Kennedy and grows to become the second largest firm of chartered accountants in Ireland by the late 1960s.

 

1969
Kennedy Crowley & Co. mergers with Forsyth & Co.

 

1972
Stokes Kennedy Crowley & Co. is formed following the merger of Stokes Bros. & Pim and Kennedy Crowley & Co. The firm employs over 350 people and has offices in Dublin and Cork.

 

1974
The firm establishes an office in Belfast.

 

1980
The firm becomes the Irish representative of the international accountancy organisation, Peat Marwick International, which gives us access to international expertise for our clients. Our association with Peat Marwick dates back to 1963 when Stokes Bros. & Pim formed an association with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.

 

1980
The firm establishes an office in Galway.

 

1983
The Dublin office moves to new premises - 1 Stokes Place.

 

1987
The firm is part of the world's first accountancy mega-merger when it becomes the Irish national practice of KPMG following the international merger of Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler.

 

1998
KPMG establishes an office in Dublin's International Financial Services Centre.

 

2000
The KPMG Consulting wing of the firm is part of a global IPO to form KCI - an independent consulting firm.

 

2002
KPMG in Ireland completed its transaction under which Andersen partners and staff joined KPMG on 1 September, leading to an enlargement of the firm.

 

In Memoriam

  • Denis O'Connor - An Appreciation
    The late Denis O’Connor was Managing Partner of KPMG from 2003 to 2006. Denis’s life and contribution are remembered each year at the annual Denis O’Connor Walking Festival.
  • In Memory of Pat Cullinan
    The partners and staff at KPMG were deeply saddened by the death of partner and colleague, Pat Cullinan, who was tragically killed in an air crash at Cork airport on Thursday 10 February 2011.