Albert Reynolds

Albert Reynolds: 1932 – 2014

Albert Reynolds the former Taoiseach of Ireland  and one of the leading peacemakers in the 1994 IRA ceasefire died August 21 after a battle with Alzheimer’s, he was 81. He is survived by his wife Kathleen and seven children. Reynolds legacy is one that will not be quickly forgotten in Ireland and around the world. Niall O’Dowd, co-founder of Irish America and founder of Irish Central,...

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Garet FitzGerald, M.D.

Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards Reception Announced

On Thursday, September 25th, Irish America will celebrate the Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 honorees at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan with Dr. Garret FitzGerald as the Inaugural Keynote Speaker. Dr. FitzGerald is the McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he chairs the Department of Pharmacology...

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The US submarine boat Holland I, with its crew.

The Irish Man Who
Invented the Submarine

John Philip Holland August 12th marks the 100th anniversary of the death of John Philip Holland, a Clare man recognized as “the father of the modern submarine.” Much of Holland’s pioneering work on submarines was done after he emigrated to the United States in 1873. Despite many challenging times and rough currents, Holland persevered for decades to refine and perfect his vision of a...

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Kathleen Lynch (UBS) will be Irish America's Wall Street 50 keynote speaker for 2014.

Irish America Announces Kathleen Lynch as 17th Annual Wall Street 50 Keynote Speaker

Now in its 17th year, the Irish America Wall Street 50 recognizes the best and brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders in the financial industry today. This year’s distinguished honorees will be profiled in the 2014 Wall Street 50 special edition of Irish America, to be released in early-September, and will be feted at the 17th Annual Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner on Thursday,...

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Joe Delaney 'Town Crier' took to the streets of New Ross, Co.Wexford to practice reading the 'Declaration of Independence' ahead of July 4 Irish America Day celebrations which will take place in the county Wexford town. PHOTO: Mary Browne.

Third Annual Irish America Day, New Ross: Ireland’s Official July 4th Celebrations

The third annual Irish America Day has an action packed program of events for Ireland’s official Fourth of July celebrations on Friday in New Ross, Co. Wexford. Irish America day promises to be an exciting weekend for all the family to celebrate the U.S holiday in style with events continuing throughout the weekend. Keeping in line with U.S. traditions whereby the Declaration is read from...

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