Archive for September, 2017

Weekly Comment:
Yeats Family Pieces
Auctioned Off

Over 220 artifacts belonging to the family of William Butler Yeats were auctioned off in a Sotheby’s auction entitled “Yeats: the Family Collection” in London on September 27. The collection comprised paintings, drawings, letters, furniture, silver and other personal items that once belonged to Yeats, his father, and his siblings. The auction realized a totalRead more..

Announcing the 20th Anniversary Wall Street 50

Irish America magazine will celebrate its 20th anniversary Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner on October 11th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and U.S. Chairman of PwC, will deliver the keynote address at the event. Ryan, who assumed his current role last July, has quickly become one of the most significantRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Punk and the Peace Process

In 1978, Northern Irish punk rock band The Undertones released their debut single, “Teenage Kicks.” The track opened with the punchy and iconic lyric, “Are teenage dreams so hard to beat?” The answer was a resounding yes, and the song became an instant anthem for the followers of Northern Ireland’s punk movement. With a newRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Remembering J.P. Donleavy
(1926 – 2017)

J.P. Donleavy, the Irish American novelist and playwright who penned The Ginger Man, which was initially turned away by over 45 publishers for its sexual obscenity but eventually sold more than 45 million copies and became considered a modern cult classic, died on September 11 in a hospital near his Mullingar, Co. Westmeath home. HeRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Four Lost Irish Plays Debut in New York

A strange cloud hangs high above the stage, set against an otherwise glorious sky in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in New York. It seems out of place, except when one realizes its poetically shadowing the lives of many of the evening’s characters in four one-act plays, all written by a once rising star of theRead more..

Irish America Celebrates 2017 Healthcare & Life Sciences 50

Irish America magazine celebrated its annual Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards at a dinner event at the New York Yacht Club September 6. The event, co-hosted by Irish clinical research company ICON plc, paid tribute to the impressive range of the Irish in the medical profession and the work of the best Irish andRead more..

Photos from Irish America’s 2017 Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards

The 4th annual Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards took place September 6 at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan with keynote speaker Daniel O’Day, CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals. Scroll through below for photos from the celebration of the top Irish and Irish American healthcare professionals across all areas of medicine fromRead more..

Weekly Comment:
The Irish of Labor History

As you gather round the barbecue pit or head to the beach this Labor Day weekend, consider the contribution that the Irish have made, and continue to make to the American labor movement. It was Peter McGuire who first proposed a national holiday for workers. Born to Irish immigrants on the Lower East Side, New York City, inRead more..