Governor Martin O'Malley joins Leo Moran of The Sawdoctors on stage at his inauguration party.

Governor Martin O’Malley’s March

Youngest mayor of a large city at 37, governor at 43; it’s possible that Martin O’Malley, fueled by family, Jesuit ideals and Irish history, will march all the way to the White House. Martin O’Malley is easy on the eye – very easy on the eye. He’s handsome, young, and he’s got talent. He paid his way through college playing music – Irish music. His band, O’Malley’s March, has...

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The First Word: The Might Green

“The Irish courage, spirit and humor so clearly shown by our immigrant forebears are going to be even more crucial to meet the challenges of the financial markets of the 21st century.” – Donald Donahue, Chairman-elect and CEO, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. Who knew that the Irish would be so good with money? It’s not as if we have had a lot of practice! Ireland’s...

An artist’s impression of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s Spire

Chicago’s Irish Spire

Irishman to build tallest building in Western Hemisphere. Dublin native Garrett Kelleher, 46, aspires to erect the biggest, most expensive skyscraper ever built on the shores of Lake Michigan. The beautiful, curving “Spire” is the creation of Zurich-based Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Kelleher, a father of six – number 7 is on the way – says he doesn’t need to sell any...

Billy Keane at John B. Keane Statue Unveiling in Listowel, County Kerry

A Statue of John B. is Unveiled in Listowel

On Saturday, this past June 2nd, the day of the unveiling in Listowel’s Small Square of John B. Keane’s statue created by father-and-son sculptor team Seamus and James Connolly, famous for their 2006 Kilkee sculpture of Richard Harris, the entire town and half of Dublin’s literary elite stood in tribute, listening to the words of, among others, Listowel’s mayor Anthony Curtin, who...

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as the iconic Guy and Girl in the film Once

Irish Eye on Hollywood

With the summer upon us, TV is a vast wasteland of reruns – except, of course, for Denis Leary’s brilliant Rescue Me on FT, which some critics believe will take over the title of Best Drama on TV now that The Sopranos is over. But what else is Leary working on, aside from his post-9/11 Irish-American firefighter drama? Though he’s appeared in over 30 movies (including The Ref, Wag the Dog...