Lyn Nelson, founder and director of Emerald Heritage, which is encouraging families to buy land in Antrim to help preserve and restore Ireland's forests. (Photo: Emerald Heritage / YouTube)

Weekly Comment:
A Bid to Save Irish Woodlands

Irish organization Emerald Heritage is reaching out to Irish citizens and diaspora alike with the new “Go Green” souvenir plot scheme that aims to restore and preserve the natural beauty of Irish woodlands. The scheme encourages Irish families to purchase a plot of land in Glen Wood, an extension of Craigagh Wood within the famous Nine Glens of Antrim, dedicating the space to the country’s...

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ConnectIrish

Weekly Comment:
Irish America Magazine
to launch #ConnectIrish

As March is Irish Heritage Month, there are countless gatherings and events planned worldwide to celebrate all things Irish. We at Irish America are encouraging the Irish diaspora to reunite on social media and share the activities they are taking part in by using the new hashtag, #ConnectIrish. Irish America magazine has been in print for over 30 years, and we are happy to have helped...

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The 2017 Irish America Hall of Fame inductees: Dr. William C. Campbell, Michael Dowling, Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, Terry O'Sullivan, and Kevin White.

Announcing the 2017 Irish America Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, March 15, Irish America magazine will induct five new members to the Irish America Hall of Fame. The distinguished 2017 Hall of Fame inductees include Nobel laureate Dr. William C. Campbell; Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health and grand marshal of the 2017 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade; Sister Teresa Fitzgerald, founder of the nonprofit Hour Children which helps...

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Donald Trump points to a photo of his golf course in Doonbeg, Co. Clare.

Weekly Comment: The Trump-Pence Irish Connection and a Different Kind of Wall

Donald Trump and Mike Pence have more in common than having won the presidential election. Pence, the governor of Indiana, has strong Irish roots. His grandmother came to the U.S. from Doonbeg, County Clare – which also happens to be the home of a Trump golf resort. Pence’s grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley, also came to the U.S. from Clare. A native of Tubercurry, Cawley passed through...

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Joe Biden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction by Barack Obama in January.

Weekly Comment:
Joe Biden Awarded Medal of Freedom

Vice President Joe Biden was surprised with a tribute of the highest honor when awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by his president and close friend Barack Obama on Thursday. Obama presented the medal – the highest form of civilian honor existing in the United States – “with distinction,” an additional level of esteem, for the first time in his presidency, and called Biden “a...

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