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December / January 2010

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Sláinte: A Winter’s Tale

Just because I live in Los Angeles doesn’t mean I’m an Angeleno. Natives here love that it’s sunny and quasi-summer...

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A Journey Beyond Imagination

It’s early morning in the upscale café in the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan. Not my usual hangout, but having spent two...

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Going Green: Environmentalism in Business

As we present our annual Business 100 list, a celebration of the best and the brightest Irish-American executives and their...

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The Global Irishman

Dubbed “Mr. China” by James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly, and the subject of a BBC 4 program, Liam Casey, a native of...

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The Maestro: Kenneth Montgomery

Santa Fe Opera House is truly one of the wonders of the world. Perfectly situated on a mesa a 30-minute drive from historic...

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In This Issue

The Global Irishman

Irish businessman Liam Casey

Dubbed “Mr. China” by James Fallows of The Atlantic Monthly, and the subject of a BBC 4 program, Liam Casey, a native of Cork, is changing the way the world does business with China. You’ve...

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The First Word: A Ribbon of Green

Patricia Harty

“There’s a huge can-do attitude here in the U.S. that’s very creative, very innovative.” –    Liam Casey. “You have to go, and you have to do well,” Molly Fogarty told her...

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USS New York: A Ship of Remembrance

Lt. Erin Millea and the USS New York

A new Navy ship partly built with steel from the World Trade Center carries the motto “Never Forget.” Aliah O’Neill talks to Lt. Erin Millea who is serving aboard the recently commissioned USS...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

Saorise Ronan in The Lovely Bones

This holiday season, audiences will see Saoirse Ronan – the Northern Irish wunderkind actress – in the intense drama The Lovely Bones, also starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Mark...

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Patrick Farrell Wins 2009 Pulizter

One of Farrell's Pulizter-winning images

In April, second-generation Irish American Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, for his incredible and moving photographs of the...

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Column McCann Wins 2009 National Book Award

Famed writer Colum McCann  / Photo by Seamus Kearney

Colum McCann’s newest novel, ‘Let the Great World Spin,’ was announced November 18 as the winner of the 2009 National Book Award for Fiction during a black-tie ceremony at Cipriani Wall...

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A Celtic Cross at Bunker Hill

The blessing of the Celtic Cross at Grosse Ile

The Irish buried in a Catholic cemetery on Bunker Hill are remembered. The cemetery is gated and well hidden, and there have been no burials in it for three score years and more. It’s a lovely,...

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Going Green: Environmentalism in Business

Brian holding cobia

As we present our annual Business 100 list, a celebration of the best and the brightest Irish-American executives and their standout achievements in the corporate world, we remain committed to...

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Living Green with Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr., Actor and Environmentalist

Ed Begley Jr. is an actor and environmental activist whose work spans the gamut in terms of genre and cross-generational appeal. His breakthrough role was as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the hit TV show St....

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The Maestro: Kenneth Montgomery

Kenneth Montgomery conducting

Santa Fe Opera House is truly one of the wonders of the world. Perfectly situated on a mesa a 30-minute drive from historic downtown, and offering breathtaking views of the Jemez Mountains to the...

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A Journey Beyond Imagination

Brian Keenan's release

It’s early morning in the upscale café in the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan. Not my usual hangout, but having spent two days immersed in Brian Keenan’s book An Evil Cradling, the story of his...

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The Mission Girls

Immigrant women post in front of mission house

UPDATE MARCH 2, 2012: The Irish Mission at Watson House Project intends to use the historical Mission premises for the permanent exhibition of Irish women’s emigration, a center to study the...

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Sláinte: A Winter’s Tale

Wicklow hills on a winter afternoon

Just because I live in Los Angeles doesn’t mean I’m an Angeleno. Natives here love that it’s sunny and quasi-summer all year long. Not me. Locals think I’m crazy. Crazy like a fox, I say....

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Roots: The Casey Clan

Irish businessman Liam Casey

Casey, from the Irish O’Cathasaigh, is a common surname in Ireland originally meaning “vigilant” or “watchful.” At least six different septs of the name existed in early Ireland as both...

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Review of Books

Celtic Myths

Recommended Neil Sheehan worked as a reporter for The New York Times before winning a 1989 Pulitzer and a National Book Award for A Bright Shining Lie, his seminal work about the Vietnam War and...

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The Moran Clan Reunites in Brooklyn

The Moran reunion in Brooklyn

They came from as far as Luxembourg and as near as a few blocks for a reunion and bus tour of the Brooklyn neighborhoods where their ancestors had lived, beginning with 107 Pioneer Street (now Warren...

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USS New York: A Ship of Remembrance

A new Navy ship partly built with steel from the World Trade Center carries the motto “Never...

Roots: The Casey Clan

Casey, from the Irish O’Cathasaigh, is a common surname in Ireland originally meaning...

A Celtic Cross at Bunker Hill

The Irish buried in a Catholic cemetery on Bunker Hill are remembered. The cemetery is gated and...

Column McCann Wins 2009 National Book Award

Colum McCann’s newest novel, ‘Let the Great World Spin,’ was announced November 18 as...

Irish Eye on Hollywood

This holiday season, audiences will see Saoirse Ronan – the Northern Irish wunderkind actress –...

Patrick Farrell Wins 2009 Pulizter

In April, second-generation Irish American Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald was awarded the 2009...