The 2014 Kennedy Summer School is set to kick off this September 11-14th in New Ross, Co. Wexford and includes a venerable list of Irish and American participants covering the history, culture, and...More
For Bob Devlin, the combination of natural business acumen, strong family ties and Irish roots has proven unbeatable. Today, at 72, he is chairman of Curragh Capital Partners, a New York-based...More
The Dublin Zoo opened on this day in 1830. Then a private society, it was founded by anatomists and physicists, and was financially supported by wealthy subscribers. In 1840, the society began opening its gates to the public on Sundays, for a one penny entrance fee. By this time, the zoo held 72 birds and 46 mammals; all of which had been donated by the London Zoo. Today, the Dublin Zoo is 28 hectares, and funds a variety of conservation projects of which great apes, tigers, rhinos, golden lion tamarins, African wild dogs, eagles and amphibians have been recipients. It attracts approximately 1 million visitors a year, officially making it Ireland’s biggest family attraction.