One of the most iconic images from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor shows the explosion of the U.S.S. Shaw, a destroyer named for Captain John Shaw, a decorated early U.S. Naval officer who was born in Laois. Full image below.

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Pearl Harbor and the
U.S.S. Shaw

Seventy-five years ago this week, the Japanese surprised the U.S. by attacking Pearl Harbor in the early hours of December 7th. One of the most iconic photographs from the from that day is of the U.S.S. Shaw, a ship named after an Irishman and early officer in the U.S. Navy. Following the attack, the Shaw, which was nearly destroyed, returned to battle and went on to become one of the most...

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“Choctaw Give Aid to the Irish” by America Meredith, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation.*

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Thanksgiving Is a Time to Remember the Irish-Choctaw Bond

The Choctaw Native American tribe and Irish people have a complex and nuanced relationship that has stretched across the centuries. Their histories of displacement and recovery inform and strengthen one another by providing a system of cooperation, generosity, and faith in the resilience of the human spirit. ℘℘℘ Eyewitness accounts of the Trail of Tears that the Choctaw had suffered through...

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Robert Schlesinger, his mother Alexandria Emmet Schlesinger, and Consul General Barbara Jones.

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Irish Patriot Remembered

About 75 people turned out in rainy weather, on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM for the rededication of the 1818 monument honoring Irish patriot and New York lawyer, Thomas Addis Emmet, at St. Paul’s Church on Broadway and Fulton Street in Manhattan. Among those in attendance were numerous descendants of Emmet, including Alexandria Emmet Schlesinger, the wife of the late great historian,...

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John Saunders, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Irish America Business 100  Awards in December. (Image courtesy FleishmanHillard)

Irish America Announces John Saunders as 2016’s Business 100 Keynote Speaker

Irish America is pleased to announce John Saunders, president and CEO of FleishmanHillard, as Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Irish America Business 100 Awards Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, December 7 at the Metropolitan Club of New York. Since 1985, the Irish America Business 100 recognizes the top business professionals from all industries for their extraordinary impact and innovative...

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Dessie Baker's "Spiorad na Samhna" explores Ireland's largest Halloween festival.

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Spirit of Samhain Film Comes Stateside

An award-winning documentary explores the spirit of Halloween at Ireland’s largest Halloween festival in Derry. ℘℘℘ An award-winning Irish documentary that unravels the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, or the beginning of the winter season, made its U.S. premiere this festival season, and is currently streaming on Vimeo. Spiorad na Samhna, or “The Spirit of Samhain,” also traces...

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