This past September, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who is of Chinese descent, visited Cork City where he met with Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald. The two mayors signed a Memorandum of Understanding to carry out Sister City exchanges aimed at strengthening relations and cooperation between the two cities, which were first designated Sisters CitiesRead more..
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Earlier this year, Falls Church, Virginia, resident Frank Giaccio, who is 11, went viral with a letter he wrote to President Donald Trump offering to mow the White House lawn free of charge, saying he respected the president’s business background and noting that he runs his own small grass-cutting business in his neighborhood. This September,Read more..
The number of people in the United States who identify as Irish American has suffered a sharp decline in recent years and shows no signs of recovering just yet, according to the Pew Research Center’s “Fading of the Green” report released in May. The population of Irish American residents, which stood at 36.9 million inRead more..
Community theater groups from throughout the United States and Canada converged at the Geva Theater Center in Rochester, New York for the 24th Annual Acting Irish International Theater Festival in April. The adjudicated festival, founded in 1993, consisted this year of seven full-length productions presented over five days, all of which were attended by Oleans-basedRead more..
A centenary symposium was held at London’s Royal Academy of Arts in April to honor artist Sir Sidney Nolan (right), an Australian with Irish roots who called himself a “citizen of the planet.” An avid traveler, Nolan spent time in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Antarctica. His refusal to be geographically tied down became the calling-Read more..
A Californian student attending University College Cork had a prominent role in the centenary commemoration of the first time the U.S. Navy ever landed in Ireland, after making the discovery that her great-grandfather commanded the flotilla that arrived in Cork Harbor. Lizzie Helmer, a 20-year-old journalism student of Chico State University, was informed by herRead more..
Chris Kennedy, the son of Senator Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy, officially launched his campaign for the governor of Illinois in February, invoking a platform of state budget reform, access to healthcare, and equal education opportunities based on compromise and working with the state General Assembly. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, has been lockedRead more..
International budget airline Norwegian Air has announced plans to provide inexpensive flights to Ireland this coming July, with initial fares at $69 for a one-way ticket, though round trip rates will eventually settle at approximately $300. The proposed service will be running to Dublin, Shannon, and Belfast airports, and depart from Stewart Airport (60 milesRead more..
Margaret Molloy has tied her pride in her Irish heritage with her love of fashion and social media expertise to create the #WearingIrish social media initiative. ℘℘℘ In March 2016, Molloy, the New York-based global chief marketing officer for branding firm Siegel+Gale, began sharing photos of various Irish fashion pieces on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,Read more..
Fun Festivals in Ireland and Irish America ℘℘℘ Wexford Festival Opera The 66th Wexford Festival Opera will take place between October 19 and November 5, showcasing Medea by Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), Margherita by Jacopo Foroni (1825-1858) and Risurrezione by Franco Alfano (1875-1954). Since first taking place in October 1951, Wexford Festival Opera has grown intoRead more..