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April / May 2004

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Irish American of the Year John Sweeney:
Defending America’s Workers

Sitting with me in the sleek conference room of the AFL-CIO’s executive suite overlooking the White House, John...

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Irish American of the Year John Sweeney:
Defending America’s Workers

Sitting with me in the sleek conference room of the AFL-CIO’s executive suite overlooking the White House, John Sweeney presents a striking contrast to his surroundings. Portly in his...

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First Word: Everyday Heroes

Congratulations to our Top 100 and to our Irish-American of the Year John J. Sweeney. In honoring Sweeney we honor a great labor leader who has three million workers under the umbrella of the...

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St. Patrick’s Day,
A World Away

Honolulu hosts the very last St. Patrick’s Day parade on earth every year. No other parade is held closer to the International Dateline. It has an eclectic look with Polynesian school bands,...

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Noth and Meaney,
No Bad Apples

Bad Apple, a fast-paced drama with dark comedic overtones, based on the novel by Anthony Bruno, had its premiere in New York City and aired on February 16 on TNT. Chris Noth and Colm Meaney play two...

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You Raise Me Up’s
Irish Connection

With U.S. sales in excess of 2 million units, popular music phenomenon Josh Groban (22) has stormed to the No. 1 position on the prestigious Billboard Top 100 album charts, and Irish composer and...

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Lord’s Castle Problem

Lord of the Dance King Michael Flatley has shut down all renovation work on Castlehyde, his multi-million dollar castle in Co. Cork because he’s fed up with combating Cork County...

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To Know Here and There

To Know Here and There is my thesis project undertaken while studying for my MFA in Photography and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York. It is a continuation of my ongoing...

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Hats Off to Johnny!

John Daly made a spectacular birdie to win a three-man play-off at the Buick Invitational in San Diego, claiming his first PGA Tour victory in nearly nine years. The 37-year-old had not won in 189...

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Chernobyl Oscar Win

Illuminating the plight of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster, filmmaker Maryann DeLco took home an Oscar for Chernobyl Heart, which won Best Short Subject Documentary. Chernobyl Heart is a film...

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Irish Director’s New Film About Burning Man

“Every year, a virtual city is erected and then destroyed, leaving no trace it was ever there.” So begins the new documentary Confessions of a Burning Man by Irish filmmaker Paul Barnett...

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New York’s Grand Marshal

When Thomas Gleason, 79, leads the St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Fifth Avenue he will be following in his father’s footsteps. His father, the late Thomas W. “Teddy” Gleason, was...

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Ireland Serves EU Presidency

Ireland currently holds the position of the EU presidency, a rotating six-month position that it adopted on January 1, 2004. Outlining the priorities for its term, Bertie Ahem has singled out...

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John Hume Retires

John Hume, often known as the “architect of the peace process” who vowed to spill sweat not blood, has retired from political life. His announcement came weeks after his opponent, the...

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Belfast Arts Festival
Opens in April

New Yorker Adrianna Dufay and fellow University of Washington Professional Acting Training Program (PATP) graduate Annie McAdams will be debuting their new play, Pippi and Nancy, at this year’s...

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Bono Honored by MLK Center

Bono, lead singer for the musical U2, humanitarian and activist, received one of The King Center’s highest honors during its annual Salute To Greatness Awards Dinner on January 17. “We...

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Rose Festival Saved

The future of the Rose of Tralee Festival, which features girls of Irish ancestry from around the world competing for the festival crown, was in grave doubt at the end of 2003, when Siobhán Hanley,...

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Hibernia

Bono Honored by MLK Center

Bono, lead singer for the musical U2, humanitarian and activist, received one of The King...

You Raise Me Up’s
Irish Connection

With U.S. sales in excess of 2 million units, popular music phenomenon Josh Groban (22) has stormed...

Irish Director’s New Film About Burning Man

“Every year, a virtual city is erected and then destroyed, leaving no trace it was ever...

John Hume Retires

John Hume, often known as the “architect of the peace process” who vowed to spill sweat...

Ireland Serves EU Presidency

Ireland currently holds the position of the EU presidency, a rotating six-month position that it...

Chernobyl Oscar Win

Illuminating the plight of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster, filmmaker Maryann DeLco took home...

Belfast Arts Festival
Opens in April

New Yorker Adrianna Dufay and fellow University of Washington Professional Acting Training Program...

Rose Festival Saved

The future of the Rose of Tralee Festival, which features girls of Irish ancestry from around the...

Hats Off to Johnny!

John Daly made a spectacular birdie to win a three-man play-off at the Buick Invitational in San...

Lord’s Castle Problem

Lord of the Dance King Michael Flatley has shut down all renovation work on Castlehyde, his...

New York’s Grand Marshal

When Thomas Gleason, 79, leads the St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Fifth Avenue he will be...

To Know Here and There

To Know Here and There is my thesis project undertaken while studying for my MFA in Photography and...