Brian Ruane

Brian Ruane:
A View from One Wall Street

Born in the U.S. and raised in Ireland, BNY Mellon’s Brian Ruane represents a new kind of Irish presence on Wall Street. His success is built on a sound understanding of financial practices on both sides of the Atlantic. As Ireland emerges from its post Celtic Tiger hangover it is men like Brian Ruane who will be important to building new confidence in the structures there. His opinion is...

Patricia Harty

The First Word: The Spirit of America

A letter from our Editor: As I write this the world outside my window is peaceful. It’s Sunday so the construction that happens on weekdays is stopped and though I actually enjoy watching the men at work, doing manly stuff, digging and endlessly moving things about, I’m glad of the quiet. (New York is always reinventing itself. “Our country is so new that we watched it being built,” I...

Irish actor Chris O'Dowd with co-stars Megan Fox and Jason Segel

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Upcoming Film Releases

One of the more highly-anticipated crime dramas of the new TV season is NBC’s Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello (A History of Violence, Coyote Ugly). Also starring in Prime Suspect is Irish-American actor Aidan Quinn (Michael Collins), seen recently in indy movies such as Sarah’s Key and Flipped, as well as Jonah Hex. Quinn plays Lt. Kevin Sweeney in Prime Suspect, which is a re-imagining...

The dig site on the grounds of St. Patrick's Church in Lowell, MA

Uncovering Irish History in Lowell, MA and Northern Ireland

The Irish-American Heritage Archeological Program discovers Irish artifacts in Lowell, MA and Cosson, Co. Tyrone. Students and archeological experts from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Queen’s University, Belfast recently completed phase two of a four year archeological dig in the Massachusetts town, and expanded the project to include a site in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The...

The front arch at Trinity College

Study in Ireland Fairs Come to Northeast

A new initiative called Education Ireland asks American students to consider studying in Ireland. Education Ireland, a new initiative of the Irish Government, is holding a series of “Study in Ireland” events in New York and Boston as part of their Fall Recruitment Week. Increasingly more American students are choosing to study abroad in Ireland – 7,000 as of last year. Whether...