Weekly Comment:
Remembering J.P. Donleavy
(1926 – 2017)

J.P. Donleavy, the Irish American novelist and playwright who penned The Ginger Man, which was initially turned away by over 45 publishers for its sexual obscenity but eventually sold more than 45 million copies and became considered a modern cult classic, died on September 11 in a hospital near his Mullingar, Co. Westmeath home. He was 91 years old. Donleavy wrote more than a dozen Dublin-based...

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Weekly Comment:
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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Photos from Irish America’s 2017 Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards

The 4th annual Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards took place September 6 at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan with keynote speaker Daniel O’Day, CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals. Scroll through below for photos from the celebration of the top Irish and Irish American healthcare professionals across all areas of medicine from pharmaceuticals to elder care, and academia to...

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Weekly Comment:
The Irish of Labor History

As you gather round the barbecue pit or head to the beach this Labor Day weekend, consider the contribution that the Irish have made, and continue to make to the American labor movement. It was Peter McGuire who first proposed a national holiday for workers. Born to Irish immigrants on the Lower East Side, New York City, in 1852, Peter became the breadwinner for his family at 11 when his...

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