Archive for February, 2015

St. Patrick’s Diaspora:
19 Places Other than Dublin to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

We’re familiar with the traditionally large-scale and internationally renowned St. Patrick’s Day celebrations – New York, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, and the like – but what about the other 190 countries? What about the other 47 U.S. states? What about upstate? In addition to national landmarks, fountains, and even rivers (looking at you, Chicago) turning greenRead more..

Bob McCann to Be Inducted to Irish America Hall of Fame

CEO of UBS Americas and UBS Wealth Management Americas Robert J. McCann will be inducted to the Irish America Hall of Fame March 16th in Manhattan, Irish America magazine has announced. McCann is being inducted for his long-standing involvement with Irish-American community and charity organizations like the American Ireland Fund and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, as well asRead more..

Hozier and Annie Lenox Perform at 2015 Grammys

Last night’s 57th annual Grammy Awards held some promise for its Irish contenders at the outset, but in the end, the major Irish nominees walked away empty handed. But that is not to say that the event was devoid of an Irish presence. Although Hozier is not a name that would immediately strike most asRead more..

ICON Creates Global Innovation Hub in Ireland

ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced a new global innovation hub which will create 200 new jobs in Ireland. The hub will foster the development of new technologies and clinical trial processes that will enable faster access to large volumes of clinical dataRead more..

Hillary Rodham Clinton to be Inducted into Irish America Hall of Fame

We are delighted to announce Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will be inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame. The former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York is being honored for her work on the Irish peace process. “Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the unsung heroes of the success of the IrishRead more..

Happy Birthday, James Joyce

On February 2, 1882, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, author of Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, was born in Rathgar, Dublin to John Stanislaus Joyce and Mary Jane Murray. Today marks the 130th anniversary of his birth. In celebration, check out this excellently animated video of Joyce (orRead more..