Archive for April, 2013

Photos from the 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame

On March 21, 2013, Irish America magazine celebrated the induction of the 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame. Vice President Joe Biden, Brian P. Burns, Robert M. Devlin, John Fitzpatrick and Former Congressman Bruce Morrison were all inducted at this special ceremony and luncheon at the J.W. Marriott Essex House in Manhattan. Ambassador Jean KennedyRead more..

Green Screen – Irish Films at the Tribeca Film Festival

Irish movies are making a strong showing at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, running through Sunday, April 28 in New York City. Four features and two short films from Ireland are screening at the 12-day event, which showcases entries from all over the world. American, Irish and British talents united for Run & Jump, whichRead more..

Carrie Underwood Performs in Don O’Neill Dress at AMC Awards

At Saturday’s American Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood performed “Two Black Cadillacs” in front of a brooding sky, a ruined abbey, plenty of mystical fog, and two actual black Cadillacs. Adding to the darkened stage effects was Underwood’s short black silk faille party dress, by Irish designer Don O’Neill (featured in this magazine last summer).Read more..

An Evening for Maeve

Friends, writers, publishers and fans gathered at Glucksman Ireland House for an evening of remembering Maeve Binchy. Random House and Maeve Binchy’s publisher/editor, Carole Baron hosted a tribute to the Irish writer on Thursday evening, April 4 at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU. It was a fun night, full of laughter and stories – aRead more..

Meryl Streep Remembers Irish Activist and Union Leader Inez McCormack

Streep paid tribute to McCormack at Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s 2013 Women in the World summit. “A tall woman and a towering figure” were the words Meryl Streep used to describe her friend Inez McCormack, the civil rights and labor activist from Northern Ireland who passed away just over 10 weeks ago at 69Read more..

Milo O’Shea, Legendary Irish Actor, 1926 – 2013

Milo O’Shea, the legendary Irish actor or “actor who is Irish,” as he preferred, passed away in hospital in New York City on April 2nd from complications of alzheimer’s, his devoted wife Kitty Sullivan at his side. He was 86. He was a much loved member of the Irish community in New York and willRead more..