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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The crafty Fear Dearg, just one of many Halloween costume ideas inspired by Irish lore. Image: By mirrix at deviantart.net

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Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By Irish Folklore

With Halloween upon us, many are still scrambling to buy last minute costumes. Before you spend a dismembered arm and a pirate’s peg leg on a pre-packaged idea that’s probably been done a hundred times before, check out some of Ireland’s most fearsome creatures for inspiration. After all, Halloween’s roots can be found in ancient Celtic traditions, so why not trust the...

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Citigroup's co-head of Global Equities Daniel Keegan delivers the 19th annual Irish America Wall Street 50 keynote address. (All photos by Margaret Purcell)

Celebrating the 19th Annual Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards

Irish America magazine celebrates the 2016 Wall Street 50 Awards with keynote speaker Daniel Keegan, co-head of Global Equities for Citigroup. ℘℘℘ On Wednesday, October 12, Irish America celebrated the 19th Annual Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. The Wall Street 50 recognizes the most exciting and innovative Irish American and Irish-born leaders in...

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