The General Post Office in Dublin.

The Rising Gets a Kickstart(er)

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to raise money for an upcoming film about the Easter Rising, produced by Irish filmmaker Kevin McCann. I feel happiness the likes of which I have never experienced. I might die so that the Irish nation might live. Those were some of the final words written by 33 year old Sean MacDiarmada right before his execution in 1916. He is one of the unsung heroes of the...

Maureen O’Hara accepts an Honorary Award from Clint Eastwood and Liam Neeson during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards in Hollywood, California.

Maureen O’Hara Receives
Honorary Oscar (Photos)

On November 8th, 2014 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Maureen O’Hara with their Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement, an extremely prestigious honor in American cinema. Little did I know twenty-three years ago when I first began a website in tribute to Maureen O’Hara that I would someday be sitting front-row center in a posh Hollywood hotel ballroom watching...

"Port Authority" plays at the DR2 Theater in Union Square through November 16th. Presented by the Irish Repertory Theatre.

Review: Going With the Flow
Conor McPherson’s
“Port Authority”

“Port Authority” is an intimate and troubled look at memory and remorse. Life is about the choices we make, or choose not to make. The latter is particularly true for the rudderless characters in Conor McPherson’s “Port Authority,” the season opener now playing at the Irish Repertory Theatre’s temporary home in the DR2 Theatre on East 15th Street. This intimate stage...

Irish American Writers & Artists present
The 2014 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award to Pete Hamill
Manhattan Club, NYC
October 20, 2014
Photo: James Higgins © 2014

“Scones for Pete Hamill”

On Monday, October 20th, Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. honored New York journalist and author Pete Hamill with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. Below is fellow journalist Dan Barry’s tribute to Hamill at the event at the Manhattan Club, upstairs at Rosie O’Grady’s Irish bar in Times Square. Also in attendance were Hamill’s wife, the Japanese...

Niall O'Dowd, Garret FitzGerald and Patricia Harty with the House of Waterford Crystal Keynote award

Inaugural Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Reception

Irish America celebrated its inaugural Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards Reception (for more photos of the event, click here) co-presented with ICON plc, last night in Manhattan. The Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 aims to recognize the best and brightest professionals in the medical industry and highlight the work they are doing to improve the lives of their communities and our healthcare...