Kevin Roche: America’s Irish Architect

Visionary architect Kevin Roche is inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame The November 1989 issue of Irish America featured an interview with Kevin Roche, the Irish-born architect famous for shaping the American landscape with his stunningly innovative buildings – corporate, educational and residential – in areas both urban and suburban. It was seven years after he had won the Pritzker...

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The First Word: Ties That Bind

“Nostalgia for Ireland sweeps over me often, not just when I’m working with an Irish cast. I love Ireland and I miss it very much.”   – John Huston We’ve had quite a year (at Irish America we measure time from March to March). In March 2011 we hosted our inaugural Hall of Fame luncheon in New York City, and later that year opened our Irish America Hall of Fame in New Ross, Co....

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Loretta Brennan Glucksman: Irish America Hall of Fame

Loretta Brennan Glucksman, co-chair of New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, chairman of the American Ireland Fund and a strong advocate for Ireland, is inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame. A third-generation Irish American and chairman of the American Ireland Fund, Loretta Brennan Glucksman has worked tirelessly to promote Irish culture and to establish strong ties...

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Commissioner Ray Kelly: Irish America Hall of Fame

Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, New York’s top cop, is inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame An ex-marine, former beat cop and the only person ever to serve two, non-consecutive terms as New York City Police Commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly has dedicated his life to serving his country and his city. Born on September 4, 1941 in New York City, Kelly is the youngest of the five children...

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Dr. John L. Lahey: Irish America Hall of Fame

Dr. John L. Lahey, university president and preserver of our history, is inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame. 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 burgeoning Quinnipiac campus, its unprecedented Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, and Dr. Lahey’s work...

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