Weekly Comment:
A Year of Passages

Irish America looks back at those we lost over the last year, and remembers the great influence each of these people had on the American Irish experience. ℘℘℘ Cardinal Edward M. Egan 1932 – 2015 Cardinal Edward M. Egan, the former archbishop of New York, died in March of cardiac arrest at the age of 82. He led the Archdiocese of New York from 2000 to 2009, years marked by sexual abuse...

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Gen. Martin Dempsey Gives Powerful Notre Dame Commencement Speech

Gen. Martin Dempsey’s Notre Dame commencement speech is a powerful tribute to the importance of faith, country, and education. ℘℘℘ This past weekend, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 2016 Irish America Hall of Fame inductee, gave the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame’s 171st commencement ceremony. Addressing the 2,163...

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Support an Irish Non-Profit with California Wine

Irish humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide and Lot18, an online wine retailer, have partnered this month for a unique and drinkable fundraising effort – a limited-edition Concern label wine. For each bottle sold, more than $4 per bottle, 20% of the proceeds, will go directly to Concern. The partnership was developed by Kevin Fortuna, CEO of Lot18 and a long-time board member of Concern....

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Irish America to Celebrate Top 50 Power Women Awards

On June 30, Irish America magazine will celebrate its inaugural Top 50 Power Women Awards with a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan. The list recognizes the achievements of the most influential and innovative Irish and Irish American women across all fields. From finance and business professionals to media personalities, political figures, and healthcare workers, the women featured...

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The Sinking of the Lusitania

Saturday, May 7 marks the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania, the Liverpool-built passenger ship whose destruction sparked the United States’ decision to enter World War I in 1917. “Enlist” (mother and child drowning), by Fred Spear, June 1915. WWI recruitment poster published by the Boston Committee of Public Safety just a month after the Lusitania sinking....

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