Jim Quinn, President of Tiffany's & Co.

Business at Tiffany’s

Jim Quinn, President of Tiffany & Co., talks to Patricia Harty about business at Tiffany’s, his Irish heritage and family, and his commitment to New York. On that famous strip of Fifth Avenue where all that glitters is gold and silver, and shoppers from the world over come to buy at Bergdorf Goodman, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Gucci, the jewel in the crown — its alluring window displays of...

727 Fifth Ave, New York City - Tiffany Flagship store; wikimedia commons

The First Word: Epic Journeys

I remember as a young immigrant strolling down Fifth Avenue and stopping to look in the windows at Tiffany’s. I was enthralled. I lived in the Bronx and most evenings after my shift I headed to the subway or took a Checker cab with the other waitresses, girls from all over Ireland. Like generations before us we were “brought up to leave.” We emigrated in our thousands, leaving behind...

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flatley

Lord of the Dance Marries His Lady

Lord of the Dance creator and star Michael Flatley threw open the doors of his magnificent, historic castle in Cork earlier this month to marry his leading lady, dancer Niamh O’Brien, in front of 250 family members and friends – and anyone else who wanted to wish the couple well. Chicago-born Flatley, 48, and O’Brien, 32, a native of Co. Meath, were married on Saturday, October 14 by Father...

Evanna Lynch stars as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Donal Logue is best known for the years he starred in the solid, if not exactly brilliant, sitcom Grounded for Life. His character was named Sean Finnerty, and Logue’s own name certainly is Irish. Yet his Harvard degree, his California-dude affect and the fact that his movie roles have been extremely diverse never made Logue seem all that Irish. But indeed, Logue’s parents were immigrants....

The Irish Memorial underwater after Hurricane Katrina

Nearly Lost, But Not Forgotten

A mong the many victims when a major city experiences near death are the personal artifacts of the families who called it home and the history of the people and ancestors who came before them. That’s how it stands today in New Orleans. Lost in the ineffectual largesse of governmental bureaucracy and the dreadful minutiae of insurance contracts are quite literally thousands of monuments which...