Fionnula Flanagan

A star of both the screen and the stage, Fionnula Flanagan was born in Dublin in 1941. She was raised speaking English and Irish, and studied acting at the renowned Abbey Theatre. In 1968 she made her Broadway debut playing Maggie in Brian Friel’s Lovers. During the U.S. tour of Lovers she met her husband, Dublin-born psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O’Connor, and the couple has made their home in...

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Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche has established himself as one of the finest modern architects of his generation. He has shaped the American landscape with his stunningly innovative buildings – corporate, educational and residential – in areas both urban and suburban.  The visionary behind projects including the Ford Foundation building in New York, the skyscrapers of the U.N. Plaza, California’s Oakland...

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Thomas Moran

Chairman, president and CEO of Mutual of America, Tom Moran grew up in Staten Island, one of three children of an Irish-Italian-American mother and an Irish-American father, with roots in Counties Fermanagh and Tipperary. Moran has always been a hard worker. At 14, he began his first job as a janitor at his high school. While attending Manhattan College, he drove a cab during the night shift....

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Dr. John L. Lahey

President of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut for over 25 years, Dr. John L. Lahey  is as dedicated to leadership and education as he is to his Irish ancestry. The Quinnipiac campus, its unprecedented Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, and Dr. Lahey’s work with the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee are all testaments to his exceptional commitment and vision. Born and...

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Commissioner Ray Kelly

A former-marine, a beat cop and the only person ever to serve two, non-consecutive terms as New York City Police Commissioner, Raymond P. Kelly has dedicated his life to serving his country and his city. Born in New York City, Commissioner Kelly is the youngest of the five children of James Francis Kelly and Elizabeth O’Brien, both first-generation Irish Americans. His father was a milkman and...

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