Celebrating 30 years – you can now view the premier issue of Irish America from October 1985.

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Irish America’s 1985 Premier Issue Is Now Online!

This October marks the 30th anniversary of Irish America’s premier issue, featuring the first Irish America Top 100, exclusive photographs of Samuel Beckett, an interview with Boston’s Irish mayor Ray Flynn, commentary on the now-world renowned MacBride Principles, and so much more ephemeral news that you’ll probably realize that you’ve forgotten how much you didn’t remember. Photos...

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Watch These Moving Birthday Tributes for Maureen O’Hara

On Monday, Irish screen legend Maureen O’Hara turned 95, and tributes to her were sent in from around the world. More than 60 fans from places as far ranging as Sweden, Australia, and Idaho uploaded 30-second videos to YouTube to create a moving celebration of her life and work. Organized by Maureen O’Hara Magazine, the project included birthday wishes from three generations and half a dozen...

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“Yes, I am most definitely an Irishwoman.” Maureen O’Hara speaks to Patricia Harty on the occasion of the publication of her memoir ’Tis Herself.

Maureen O’Hara:
“The Greatest Guy”

Maureen O’Hara has died at the age of 95. Born in 1920 in Dublin, O’Hara died October 24 at her family home in Boise, Idaho of natural causes. Her family said in a statement: “It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes. Maureen was our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She...

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Obama Names Three to Second Term Cabinet for EPA, Energy, Budget

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Obama and McCarthy Announce Clean Power Plan

On Monday, August 3, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the final Clean Power Plan, a historic step in the Obama Administration’s fight against climate change. The regulations are the strongest yet unveiled by any U.S. administration and are a huge step to curbing what the President described as one of the greatest national security,...

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A crowd of 700 was on hand to take part in the relaunch of the ALS Water Bucket Challenge on Sunday, August 2, at Empire City Casino, including founder Pat Quinn.

Pat Quinn Re-launches
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, last summer’s internet viral sensation, was officially re-launched August 2 in Yonkers, New York, sponsored by the City of Yonkers and the Empire City Casino. More than 700 people gathered at the casino’s historic Yonkers Raceway to mark the event, including Pat Quinn, co-founder of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and 2014 Irish America Hall of Fame inductee; Yonkers...

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