Archive for December, 2015

Weekly Comment:
Times Square’s Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball

For the 16th year in a row, Waterford Crystal will be the focal point for over one billion pairs of eyes as the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Years Eve Ball begins its descent at 11:59 New Years Eve. The ball, the current iteration of which has been in place since the 2007 centenary ofRead more..

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ireland (Photos)

When thinking of the ultimate travel destination for New Year’s Eve, Ireland may not immediately come to mind. However, from Dublin to Dingle, options for ringing in 2016 range from the more traditional dancing and fireworks to listening to the beats of one of the 90s’ hottest D.J.s and maybe even breaking a world record.Read more..

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Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Inducts First Female Member

Two hundred and forty five years after it was founded, the Philadelphia chapter of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will induct it’s first female member, Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Anne Anderson. Anderson will become the chapter’s first female member, an honorary role, at a St. Patrick’s Day dinner next year, where she willRead more..

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Longevity Is Power for Small Irish Protest

A small Irish protest called Ballyhea Says No has been marching every Sunday for nearly 5 years straight, in opposition to what it sees as the bailout of the creditors over Ireland following the 2008 economic crisis. Sunday, December 13th marks their 250th consecutive march. ℘℘℘ Back in January 2012, at the height of theRead more..

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Michael Flatley receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Riverdance and Lord of the Dance superstar Michael Flatley received a lifetime achievement award from Irish America magazine December 3 at the 30th annual Business 100 Awards Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Flatley, who is also a Golden Gloves-winning boxer and world-class flutist, received the award for his contributions to Irish dance, music, andRead more..

Photos from Irish America’s 2015 Business 100

On December 3, 2015, Irish America magazine celebrated the 30th Anniversary Business 100 in New York City with Keynote Speaker Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Moët Hennessy North America. Michael Flatley, Irish-American stepdancer, choreographer and musician, who is currently on Broadway in Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Game, was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for hisRead more..

Irish America Celebrates 30th Annual Business 100

On Thursday, December 3, Irish America magazine celebrated the 30th annual Irish America Business 100 awards with a luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, with lead sponsor ICON, Plc. Since its inception, the Business 100 awards have sought to recognize Irish and Irish American born entrepreneurs, managers, directors, in the changing corporate environment of theRead more..

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Announcing the 30th Annual
Irish America Business 100

Irish America magazine announces its 30th annual Business 100 list in the December / January 2016 issue. This year’s honorees will be feted at the 2015 Irish America Business Awards Luncheon December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, co-hosted by ICON Plc. The event, which has come to be the premier networking event forRead more..

Moët Hennessy’s Jim Clerkin

From County Down to downtown Manhattan, Jim Clerkin has moved around, and systematically up, in the world. After a career in the alcoholic beverage industry, he’s landed the top position in Moët Hennessy in North America. Now that he’s there, his goal is to help others do the same.  ℘℘℘ Jim Clerkin has had aRead more..

The 30th Annual Irish America Business 100

For 30 years, this list has sought to recognize the phenomenal success of the Irish in corporate America. We are proud to have the opportunity to celebrate three decades of executives, managers, partners, and directors and prouder to recognize this landmark list. The honorees in the following pages represent some of the most innovative andRead more..