Maxine Peake, Brendan Morris, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte and Ciara Gallagher in Run and Jump.

Green Screen – Irish Films at the Tribeca Film Festival

Irish movies are making a strong showing at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, running through Sunday, April 28 in New York City. Four features and two short films from Ireland are screening at the 12-day event, which showcases entries from all over the world. American, Irish and British talents united for Run & Jump, which is making its world premiere at the festival. Directed by the...

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Don O'Neill's dress on Carrie Underwood at the American Country Music Awards. Image:  Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Carrie Underwood Performs in Don O’Neill Dress at AMC Awards

At Saturday’s American Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood performed “Two Black Cadillacs” in front of a brooding sky, a ruined abbey, plenty of mystical fog, and two actual black Cadillacs. Adding to the darkened stage effects was Underwood’s short black silk faille party dress, by Irish designer Don O’Neill (featured in this magazine last summer). Underwood accessorized the dress,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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