The Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair announced in early September the purchase of 100 new models of Boeing’s 737, with an option to purchase 100 more. The deal is valued at over $22 billion....More
A decision announced in early September by the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, will allow some gays to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, specifically the NBC-affiliated...More
Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy will be presented with the inaugural 2009 Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish American Writers and Artists, Inc. (IAW&A)...More
On this day in 1969, Irish playwright Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature. Waiting for Godot is his best known work, and perhaps one the most widely read theatrical plays. Beckett was born in Foxrock, Dublin on April 13, 1906. He studied French, Italian and English at Trinity College Dublin and excelled, allowing him to move to Paris to teach English. It was in Paris that he was introduced to James Joyce, who he became close friends with. Joyce’s works had a great influence over Beckett. Beckett’s other famous works include Krapp’s Last Tape, Endgame and Happy Days.