Archive for October, 2016

Irish America Announces John Saunders as 2016’s Business 100 Keynote Speaker

Irish America is pleased to announce John Saunders, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard, as Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Irish America Business 100 Awards Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, December 7 at the Metropolitan Club of New York. Since 1985, the Irish America Business 100 recognizes the top business professionals from all industries forRead more..

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Spirit of Samhain Film Comes Stateside

An award-winning documentary explores the spirit of Halloween at Ireland’s largest Halloween festival in Derry. ℘℘℘ An award-winning Irish documentary that unravels the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, or the beginning of the winter season, made its U.S. premiere this festival season, and is currently streaming on Vimeo. Spiorad na Samhna, or “The Spirit ofRead more..

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Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Irish Folklore

With Halloween upon us, many are still scrambling to buy last minute costumes. Before you spend a dismembered arm and a pirate’s peg leg on a pre-packaged idea that’s probably been done a hundred times before, check out some of Ireland’s most fearsome creatures for inspiration. After all, Halloween’s roots can be found in ancientRead more..

Celebrating the 19th Annual Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards

Irish America magazine celebrates the 2016 Wall Street 50 Awards with keynote speaker Daniel Keegan, co-head of Global Equities for Citigroup. ℘℘℘ On Wednesday, October 12, Irish America celebrated the 19th Annual Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. The Wall Street 50 recognizes the most exciting and innovative Irish AmericanRead more..

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Origin 1st Irish is a Triumph

Stars of the Irish and Irish American stage triumph at the ninth-annual Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York. Lovers of the smash HBO series Game of Thrones had the chance to see the infamous young King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) in person over a couple of weeks off Broadway this fall. Gleason was just oneRead more..

Irish America Celebrates Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences 50

Irish America celebrated its annual Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards Reception, co-hosted with ICON plc, on October 5 in Manhattan. The Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 aims to recognize the best and brightest professionals in the medical industry and highlight the work they are doing to improve the lives of their communities and ourRead more..

Dan Keegan: Thriving as a Leader in Changing Times

As Wall Street remaps its understanding of the markets, Daniel Keegan, co-head of Global Equities at Citigroup, is leading the way, shepherding his company through wholly novel and unprecedented conditions. ℘℘℘ One of the most influential leaders on Wall Street, Dan Keegan is a third-generation Irish American with roots in west County Meath and Cork on hisRead more..

2016 Wall Street 50

Celebrating the Irish in the Financial Industry For nineteen years, Irish America has sought out and recognized the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders in the financial sphere, and this year is no exception. The fifty honorees of 2016 are an extraordinary, inspiring, and diverse group – from standout rising stars to masterfulRead more..

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A Penny Well Spent

Growing up in Ireland in the 1950s and ’60s was a thrifty existence. “Take care of the pennies and pounds will take care of themselves,” my mother would say, encouraging us kids to save. She opened Post Office accounts for us. You could deposit as little as sixpence and the clerk would diligently mark itRead more..

“Cycle Around Ireland” Spotlights Mental Health

Former Irish international hockey player Lisa Jacob and competitive triathlete turned pilot Nikki Dorey were the first all-female duo cyclists to complete the 1,336-mile “Cycle Around Ireland” course, which they did after just five and a half straight days. The two used the milestone feat to fund-raise €100,000 for Irish mental health charity Suicide orRead more..