Colum McCann Loretta Brennan Glucksman and Danny McDonald at the Glucksman Ireland House gala February 23rd. (Photo: James Higgins)

Weekly Comment: Danny McDonald and Colum McCann Honored at NYU Gala

Glucksman Ireland House hosted its annual gala this past Wednesday, honoring acclaimed writer Colum McCann and restaurant proprietor Danny McDonald. The event featured music from Lúnasa and freshly poured pints of Guinness. New York Times writer and memoirist Dan Barry acted as master of ceremonies, introducing McDonald and McCann for the Lewis L. Glucksman Award for Leadership and the Seamus...

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Women from all areas of theatre attend the "Waking The Feminists" event at the Abbey Theatre. It follows criticism of the Abbey's "Waking The Nation" programme and the #WakingTheFeminists social media campaign. The event comes to Fordham University in New York this month. (Image: Irish Times video still; Bryan O'Brien / Paula Geraghty)

Weekly Comment:
Feminism, Equality, and
the Abbey Theatre

Next Sunday, Fordham University in New York will host a discussion about the inequalities women face in Irish theater in conjunction with the Waking the Feminists movement, a counterpoint to the Abbey Theatre’s “Waking the Nation” program aimed at drawing attention to the lack of female voices in Irish drama. “Waking the Nation,” a ten-play program announced last October to commemorate...

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From left, the 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame honorees: former President Bill Clinton, astronaut Eileen Collins, General Martin Dempsey, writer Pete Hamill, and Mutual of America consultant Ed Kenney.

Weekly Comment:
Announcing the 2016
Irish America Hall of Fame

Irish America magazine will present President Bill Clinton with a Lifetime Achievement Award and induct astronaut Eileen Collins, General Martin Dempsey, Pete Hamill, Edward Kenney to Irish America Hall of Fame. ℘℘℘ President Bill Clinton will receive a Lifetime Achievement award from Irish America magazine March 30th, at the 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame and Special Commemoration of the...

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