In Memory of Donal Geaney

Donal Geaney, former CEO and chairman of Elan, passed away on October 7 after a long illness. Born and raised in Clontarf, North County Dublin, Geaney’s father and grandfather were noted entrepreneurs who ran a wholesale business. After graduating from Trinity College with a business degree he spent 14 years working as an accountant with SKC. During this time he met Donald Panoz, a West...

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A Winning Pedigree:
Tom Brady

Tom Brady is more than an athlete, he is an American icon. Through the support of his loving family and his own will and determination, Brady has won an unprecedented three Super Bowls before the age of 30. More importantly, he’s done it with a touch of class. It is a nondescript fall morning in Foxboro, Massachusetts, aside from the wispy fog that has yet to be burned away. From inside...

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First Word: Seeds of Hope

I can still see the collection box with its picture of a black child and an Irish missionary priest. I can’t remember if we were saving their souls from damnation or their bodies from starvation. One sister says she remembers it as starvation, another says it was definitely souls. Growing up in Ireland, Africa was in our consciousness from a very early age. We were encouraged to give our...

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News From Ireland

Recent news pieces of Irish and Irish American interest. ℘℘℘ Sean Óg Is a Winner The captain of the Cork hurling team, Sean Óg ÓhAilpín, is an inspiration in more ways than one. Captain Sean Óg ÓhAilpín’s Cork hurling team defended its All-Ireland crown on September 11, after an enthralling encounter with Galway. After dusting himself off and accepting the Liam McCarthy Cup,...

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Auction Brings Rare Kennedy Collection to New York

Forty-two years after his public assassination, Americans continue their love affair with one of the most famous Irish Americans of all time, John F. Kennedy. Since his death and the death of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, there have been countless auctions of Kennedy memorabilia. An auction starting on December 15 in the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City promises to be one of the biggest....

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