Archive for August, 2014

Albert Reynolds: 1932 – 2014

Albert Reynolds the former Taoiseach of Ireland  and one of the leading peacemakers in the 1994 IRA ceasefire died August 21 after a battle with Alzheimer’s, he was 81. He is survived by his wife Kathleen and seven children. Reynolds legacy is one that will not be quickly forgotten in Ireland and around the world.Read more..

Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards Reception Announced

On Thursday, September 25th, Irish America will celebrate the Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 honorees at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan with Dr. Garret FitzGerald as the Inaugural Keynote Speaker. Dr. FitzGerald is the McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he chairsRead more..

The Irish Man Who
Invented the Submarine

August 12th marks the 100th anniversary of the death of John Philip Holland, a Clare man recognized as “the father of the modern submarine.” Much of Holland’s pioneering work on submarines was done after he emigrated to the United States in 1873. Despite many challenging times and rough currents, Holland persevered for decades to refineRead more..