President Bill Clinton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the Invest in Ireland Forum in New York. Photo by James Higgins.

Bill Clinton, Enda Kenny and more at Invest in Ireland Forum

Ireland is open for business and the diaspora will be key in its economic recovery. Staying true to a proposal he made last October at the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin, former president Bill Clinton brought close to two dozen of America’s highest ranking CEOs and key corporate players together for a roundtable discussion on investing in Ireland, held in New York on Thursday,...

Shane Cullen's memorial to The O'Rahilly, containing the words of his last letter to his wife.

Save Dublin’s Moore Street – Last Battlefield of 1916 Rising

The last battlefield of the 1916 Rising’s heroes must be preserved. Moore Street, Dublin – for years the bustling site of flower markets and fruit sellers, but today the object of a fight to preserve Ireland’s heritage and the genesis of its nationhood. Sometimes called the “Alamo of Ireland,” the laneways and streets surrounding Moore Street are some of the most historic in the...

The Hall of Fame at the Dunbrody Emigration Center

2012 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

NEW YORK, February 10, 2012- Irish America magazine is proud to announce the Irish America Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees. Joining our 2011 inductees, including President Bill Clinton, Michael Flatley and Nobel Prize Winner Dr. James Watson, will be several of Irish America’s most successful leaders. The 2012 Inductees will be celebrated at the Irish America Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony...

Richard Donovan racing in the arctic.

Around the World in 5 Days – Marathoner Richard Donovan

Five Days, Seven Continents Irish ultra runner Richard Donovan, the only person ever to have run seven  marathons on seven continents in less than seven days, broke his own  record on Monday, February 6. Unsatisfied with his previous record of five days, 10 hours and eight minutes, he approached this year’s World Marathon Challenge determined to complete the feat of mind-boggling endurance in...

John Mara, Ann Mara, Steve Tisch. University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Maras and the Rooneys

The long and enduring relationship of two Irish-American sporting families. In 2008, when the New York football Giants capped a spectacular drive in the final two minutes of Super Bowl XLII to become underdog winners against Tom Brady and the heavily favored New England Patriots, you have to believe Dan Rooney was among those cheering loudly. True, Rooney is not affiliated with the Giants...