Archive for May, 2018

Weekly Comment:
Upcoming Events in Ireland, America, and Canada

From trad music summer school to contemporary arts festivals, check out Irish America’s event listings for June and July. ℘℘℘ UNITED STATES Rockaway Beach / Breezy Point Irish Festival St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Beach, New York June 2 – 3 New York City’s most Irish American neighborhood celebrates its 6th annual Irish festival this summer.Read more..

Traveling Exhibition:
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times

Traveling Exhibition: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times, which commemorates the birth of J.F.K. on May 29, 1917, is currently touring the country and should it pass through a city near you, don’t miss out. ℘℘℘ The primary display of the exhibition is a series of 77 images – “some iconic, some rarely seen,” accordingRead more..

2018 Irish America Power Women Celebrate with WearingIrish (Photos + Video)

Irish America celebrated its 2018 Power Women in New York this week with the induction of six phenomenal leaders of business, journalism, and politics. ℘℘℘ Irish America magazine inducted six industry leaders to the 2018 Power Women at an electric breakfast at the Bank of Ireland Startlab in Manhattan on May 17. The inductees includedRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Approaches

Next Friday Ireland will hold a historic public referendum on the legal status of abortion in the country. The vote will determine whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which sets the value of an unborn fetus as equal to the life of its mother and has widely been interpreted by Ireland’sRead more..

Podcast:
The Story with Dave Lewis

We are proud to present our new podcast series “The Story.” The first episode is hosted by Dave Lewis and details the annual big day for the New York GAA, its participation in the Connacht Senior Football Championship. Enjoy the podcast and subscribe to us for more podcasts.

Celebrate the 2018 Irish America Power Women May 17

Irish America and WearingIrish are joining forces to host the Irish America Power Women Celebratory Breakfast on Thursday, May 17 at the Bank of Ireland startlab in New York City. The breakfast, part of a two-day showcase of the top emerging Irish designers called WearingIrish2018NYC, will see six inductees to the Irish America Power Women alongRead more..

Weekly Comment:
New York’s Monument to John Wolfe Ambrose is Restored

Stolen 30 years ago, New York City’s monument to the Irishman who enabled the Port of New York and New Jersey to become the largest in the world has been restored. ℘℘℘ Nearly 30 years after the bust of John Wolfe Ambrose, the Irishman who enabled New York to become one of the greatest seaRead more..

Mary Kay Henry:
A New Deal for America’s Working Poor

Mary Kay Henry, the international president of the two-million-member Service Employees International Union talks to Patricia Harty about the Fight for $15 (minimum wage) campaign, how Trump is ruining America, and growing up Catholic, one of 10 children, in a Detroit suburb. ℘℘℘ Mary Kay Henry knew early on in life that she wanted toRead more..

First Word:
“Love More”

“Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.” — The definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams, 1931   In this issue we turn from the turmoil swirling around the world and focus onRead more..

Pro-Choice Campaign Pops Up in London

An Irish fashion designer took over a shop window in London’s high-end Selfridges’ department store to protest Ireland’s 8th Amendment, which prohibits abortion, in support of the referendum vote scheduled to take place on May 25 on whether to repeal the amendment. Richard Malone, a County Wexford native known for his eco-conscious designs and who hasRead more..