Author Maeve Binchy

An Evening for Maeve

Friends, writers, publishers and fans gathered at Glucksman Ireland House for an evening of remembering Maeve Binchy. Random House and Maeve Binchy’s publisher/editor, Carole Baron hosted a tribute to the Irish writer on Thursday evening, April 4 at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU. It was a fun night, full of laughter and stories – a fitting celebration of the life of the author who was...

Inez McCormack, the late Irish activist, and Meryl Streep.

Meryl Streep Remembers Irish Activist and Union Leader Inez McCormack

Streep paid tribute to McCormack at Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s 2013 Women in the World summit. “A tall woman and a towering figure” were the words Meryl Streep used to describe her friend Inez McCormack, the civil rights and labor activist from Northern Ireland who passed away just over 10 weeks ago at 69 from cancer. The legendary actor spoke about McCormack’s...

Milo O'Shea and Melissa Errico in the Irish Repertory Theater's 2005 production of Finian's Rainbow at the Westport Country Playhouse. Photo: T. Charles Erickson

Milo O’Shea, Legendary Irish Actor, 1926 – 2013

Milo O’Shea, the legendary Irish actor or “actor who is Irish,” as he preferred, passed away in hospital in New York City on April 2nd from complications of alzheimer’s, his devoted wife Kitty Sullivan at his side. He was 86. He was a much loved member of the Irish community in New York and will be very missed. Milo, who had a long career as an actor, comedian, movie and...


Celebrating Joe Biden and the 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame Inductees

Comhghairdeas to all of our inductees! On Thursday, March 21 Irish America was honored to induct the 2013 class of honorees into the Irish America Hall of Fame. Vice President Joe Biden, art collector and benefactor Brian Burns, businessman and philanthropist Bob Devlin, hotelier and humanitarian John Fitzpatrick and immigration reformer and former congressman Bruce Morrison were recognized and...


Ireland’s Favorite Astronaut Sings “Danny Boy” from Space on St. Paddy’s

If you’re not familiar with Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency by now, you’re still not alone; but pretty soon, you’ll probably be in the minority. Commander Hadfield, who was recently named ISS commander (becoming the first Canadian to take control of the International Space Station), has literally skyrocketed himself to fame. Since entering orbit on the ISS on...