Weekly Comment:
Meet Ireland’s Olympians

With the Olympics closing ceremony this weekend, get to know the Irish competitors. Though none came away with medals, there was plenty of spirit to go around. ℘℘℘ The 2018 Winter Olympics, held this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, saw Ireland represented by five singular athletes who competed in a host of skiing and snowboarding events. Though not all of them were born and raised in...

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G.P.A. Healy, the Irish Painter of American Presidents

America’s most prolific 19th century portraitist, whose painting of Abraham Lincoln hangs in the State Dining Room at the White House, was an Irish American born into poverty in Boston. ℘℘℘ There are more portraits of American presidents hanging in the White House by George Peter Alexander Healy than any other artist, yet amazingly he remains a largely unknown figure to many Americans. In...

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Weekly Comment: Announcing the 2018 Irish America Hall of Fame

On Friday, March 2, Irish America magazine will induct four new members to the Irish America Hall of Fame. The distinguished 2018 Hall of Fame inductees include Governor Jerry Brown of California; John O. Brennan, former director of the CIA; actress, singer and Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara; and Dennis P. Long, former president of Anheuser-Busch and member of the U.S. Soccer...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Glucksman Ireland House

After a quarter century, New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House celebrates its achievements and looks forward to the next 25 years with their 2018 Gala Dinner. ℘℘℘ It is difficult to believe it but 2018 marks twenty-five years of Glucksman Ireland House, the prestigious home to Irish and Irish-American studies at New York University. This special milestone will be marked at...

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Weekly Comment:
Limerick Girls – In Memory
of Dolores O’Riordan

I WAS LEAVING the beer tent within yards of the main stage when The Cranberries came on. It was June 1994 and the band’s song “Linger” was a huge hit in the U.K., though I hadn’t heard of them when I bought my ticket for the Fleadh, an Irish music festival at Finsbury Park in London. For the past several hours I’d been soaking up the music of musicians I loved – the Saw Doctors,...

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