Weekly Comment: Why I Won’t Be Going to Las Vegas

Thomas Hauser, a biographer of Muhammad Ali, the author of the forthcoming There Will Always Be Boxing (University of Arkansas, November 2017), and a frequent Irish America contributor hasn’t hidden his views of the upcoming boxing spectacle between the Dublin-born UFC fighter Conor McGregor and American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He recently wrote a three part series on the...

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PwC’s Tim Ryan to Deliver Keynote Address at 20th Anniversary Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards

Irish America magazine will welcome PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner Tim Ryan as its keynote speaker at its special 20th anniversary Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner on October 11th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Ryan, who assumed his current role last July, has quickly become one of the most significant executives for his unparalleled opening of a dialogue at PwC and with...

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Weekly Comment:
Plans for Famine Memorial Park Derailed

The future of the Black Rock monument, the world’s oldest Irish Famine memorial, dedicated to the thousands of Irish immigrants who died on Montreal’s waterfront in 1847, is looking bleak. Once again, the stone, a huge boulder pulled from the bed of Canada’s St. Lawrence River, and erected in 1859, is being said to stand in the path of progress. It’s not the first time. It was moved to...

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The Black Stone
on Bridge Street

Montreal’s memorial to Irish Famine victims. ℘℘℘ In 1997, Irish people around the world will remember the 150th anniversary of the Famine that resulted in one million deaths and forced one million and a half to emigrate to Canada and the United States. The deplorable conditions these immigrants endured aboard ship resulted in a typhus epidemic that decimated many en route to a new a...

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Francis Sheehy Skeffington’s Granddaughter to Retrace her Grandmother’s U.S. Tour

Irish activist re-creating grandmother’s 1917 tour of United States in documentary film, Hanna and Me. ℘℘℘ During Easter Week 1916, Irish pacifist Francis Sheehy Skeffington was shot without trial by British firing squad. A year later, his widow, Hanna, escaped to the United States under a false passport, giving speeches across the country exposing the truth about her husband’s...

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