The Mighty Mack Family

Player, manager, scout, general manager, owner — Cornelius MacGillicuddy “Connie Mack” — did it all. As a 6’2″ player he revolutionized baseball as the first catcher to squat behind the plate — an innovation that continues today. And as the owner manager of the Philadelphia A’s he built a dynasty that played five World Series games, and holds the...

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Music Roundup

Critic’s Pick Eleanor McEvoy Early Hours Eleanor McEvoy is best known for the lovely ballad “A Woman’s Heart” from over a decade ago, but her finest work has just arrived. The thirteen songs on Early Hours wrap the listener up in graceful acoustic guitar strums, soft trumpets and piano, all led expertly by this Irishwoman’s strong and clear voice. One of the best...

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Behind the Scenes with Bridget

Bridget Moynahan dances on bars, dallies in espionage, fixes robots and steals men away from Sarah Jessica Parker — or so her film and TV roles would have you believe. The star of Coyote Ugly, The Recruit, I, Robot and the actress who played Mr. Big’s second wife Natasha in Sex and the City is actually a very down to earth and level-headed woman. Raised by Irish-American parents in...

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First Word: A Different Tune

As Irish America’s editor for the past 20 years I have witnessed a major sea change in the economic relationship between Ireland and the U.S. For centuries Ireland depended on help from the U.S. but today Irish firms employ as many people in the U.S. as American companies do in Ireland. The number of Irish-born executives in corporate America is at an all-time high. Ireland is now the 9th...

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News from Ireland

Maureen O’Hara Collects an Irish Oscar Maureen O’Hara brought over 700 guests to their feet at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) in Dublin when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wearing a bright red dress the 84-year-old actress earned a heartfelt ovation, recalling her illustrious career which included her feisty performance opposite John Wayne in The Quiet...

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