Archive for August, 2017

Weekly Comment: Why I Won’t Be Going to Las Vegas

Thomas Hauser, a biographer of Muhammad Ali, the author of the forthcoming There Will Always Be Boxing (University of Arkansas, November 2017), and a frequent Irish America contributor hasn’t hidden his views of the upcoming boxing spectacle between the Dublin-born UFC fighter Conor McGregor and American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He recently wrote a three part series on the boutRead more..

PwC’s Tim Ryan to Deliver Keynote Address at 20th Anniversary Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards

Irish America magazine will welcome PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner Tim Ryan as its keynote speaker at its special 20th anniversary Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner on October 11th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Ryan, who assumed his current role last July, has quickly become one of the most significantRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Plans for Famine Memorial Park Derailed

The future of the Black Rock monument, the world’s oldest Irish Famine memorial, dedicated to the thousands of Irish immigrants who died on Montreal’s waterfront in 1847, is looking bleak. Once again, the stone, a huge boulder pulled from the bed of Canada’s St. Lawrence River, and erected in 1859, is being said to standRead more..

The Black Stone
on Bridge Street

Montreal’s memorial to Irish Famine victims. ℘℘℘ In 1997, Irish people around the world will remember the 150th anniversary of the Famine that resulted in one million deaths and forced one million and a half to emigrate to Canada and the United States. The deplorable conditions these immigrants endured aboard ship resulted in a typhusRead more..

Daniel O’Day: Healthcare’s New Frontiersman

As the visionary leader of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Daniel O’Day is changing the future of patient care. ℘℘℘ At a time in our country when healthcare is a polarizing topic, everyone can agree with Daniel O’Day. His mission to cut the time between discovering life-changing medicines and getting thoseRead more..

Healthcare and Life Sciences 50

The 2017 Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 list celebrates Irish innovators who are leading the way in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. The work of these Irish-American and Irish-born medical professionals contributes everyday to the health and wellness of our communities, from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology to research and development and medical care. Co-presentedRead more..

First Word: “Did Ye Get Healed?”

“I wanna know did you get the feelin’? / Did you get it down in your soul? / I wanna know did you get the feelin’? And did the feelin’ grow? / Sometimes, when the spirit moves me / I can do many wondrous things / I wanna know when the spirit moves you /Read more..

Record-Breaking Year for Irish Tourism

For the first time since figures have been recorded, more than one million North Americans visited Ireland in 2016. The numbers were released in June by Fáilte Ireland. “While we have known for some time that 2016 was a record year for tourism, this week’s report adds more layers to our understanding of that performance,” CaemanRead more..

Bank of America, and a Dozen Others, Eye Dublin for E.U. Headquarters

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is just one of the many international institutions emigrating from London to Dublin in the wake of 2016’s Brexit vote. With the United Kingdom no longer holding E.U. membership status, 12 major firms have unveiled their intention to establish their head European offices in the Irish capital, the Irish DevelopmentRead more..

New Irish Prime Minister Willing to Work with Trump

Leo Varadkar made history in June when he was elected taoiseach, becoming the first openly gay prime minister of Ireland as well as the first prime minister of Indian heritage and the youngest ever elected. Varadkar, a member of Fine Gael and a fiscal conservative, seeks to become another centrist face of the European Union, àRead more..