The 2014-2015 Waterford Crystal Times Square New Years Eve Ball. Image: timessquarenyc.org.

Times Square New Years Eve:
15 Years of Waterford Crystal

For the 15th year in a row, Waterford Crystal will be the focal point for over one billion pairs of eyes as the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Years Eve Ball begins its descent at 11:59 New Years Eve. The ball, the current iteration of which has been in place since the 2007 centenary of the Times Square ball, is a collaboration between Waterford Crystal and Philips Lighting featuring 2,688...

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Shannon Deegan receives House of Waterford Crystal Kings Bowl award. All Photos by Nuala Purcell.

Celebrating the 2014
Irish America Business 100 (Photos)

The 2014 Annual Irish America Business 100 Awards Luncheon was held Friday, December 12th at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan, with the keynote address given by Shannon Deegan, Google’s director of Global Security Operations. All Photos Nuala Purcell. Now in it’s 29th year, the Irish America Business 100 aims to recognize the top business professionals from all industries for their...

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Shannon Deegan, Google's director of Global Security Operations, delivers the 29th Annual Business 100 Keynote Address at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Photo: Nuala Purcell.

The Mosaic Culture:
Shannon Deegan’s 2014
Business 100 Keynote Address

On Friday, December 12, 2014, Shannon Deegan, Google’s director of Global Security Operations, delivered the keynote address at the 29th Annual Irish America Business 100 Awards Luncheon. Touching on his childhood in Irish Montreal, the influence of hockey in his life, what he calls the “Canadian mosaic” of immigrants, and Google’s extraordinary culture of remaining...

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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...

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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.

AND THE WINNER IS…
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...

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