Weekly Comment:
Yeats Family Pieces
Auctioned Off

Over 220 artifacts belonging to the family of William Butler Yeats were auctioned off in a Sotheby’s auction entitled “Yeats: the Family Collection” in London on September 27. The collection comprised paintings, drawings, letters, furniture, silver and other personal items that once belonged to Yeats, his father, and his siblings. The auction realized a total of €2.2m ($2.6m). 133 letters...

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Announcing the 20th Anniversary Wall Street 50

Irish America magazine will celebrate its 20th anniversary Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner on October 11th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and U.S. Chairman of PwC, will deliver the keynote address at the event. Ryan, who assumed his current role last July, has quickly become one of the most significant executives for his unparalleled opening of a...

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Weekly Comment:
Punk and the Peace Process

In 1978, Northern Irish punk rock band The Undertones released their debut single, “Teenage Kicks.” The track opened with the punchy and iconic lyric, “Are teenage dreams so hard to beat?” The answer was a resounding yes, and the song became an instant anthem for the followers of Northern Ireland’s punk movement. With a new exhibition at the American Irish Historical Society in...

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Four Lost Irish Plays Debut in New York

A strange cloud hangs high above the stage, set against an otherwise glorious sky in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in New York. It seems out of place, except when one realizes its poetically shadowing the lives of many of the evening’s characters in four one-act plays, all written by a once rising star of the Irish Theater. For those familiar with Teresa Deevy’s work, that imagery should come as...

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Irish America Celebrates 2017 Healthcare & Life Sciences 50

Irish America magazine celebrated its annual Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards at a dinner event at the New York Yacht Club September 6. The event, co-hosted by Irish clinical research company ICON plc, paid tribute to the impressive range of the Irish in the medical profession and the work of the best Irish and Irish American healthcare professionals featured in the August / September 2017...

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