Archive for May, 2017

Daniel O’Day, CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals, to Serve As Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Keynote Speaker

Irish America is pleased to announce that Daniel O’Day, chief executive officer of Roche Pharmaceuticals will deliver the keynote address at our 2017 Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards dinner. The dinner, co-hosted with Dublin-based ICON plc, one of the world’s leading clinical research companies, will take place September 6 at the New YorkRead more..

Hospitality and History in the American South

History abounds on a tour that began in Washington, D.C. and visited Civil War battlefields, colonial towns, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. ℘℘℘ As you might expect, Memorial Day weekend is a popular time to visit the nation’s capitol. There are celebrations, a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn, andRead more..

Barbara Lynch:
Cooking for the City She Loves

With ingenuity, a lot of talent, and a passion for cooking, Barbara Lynch rose from cooking for the priests in her Southie neighborhood to one of the top chefs and restaurateurs in the country. ℘℘℘ “Seven minutes and a world away” is how Boston chef Barbara Lynch describes the two places she has straddled inRead more..

First Word:
The Joys of Cooking

Our cover story on top chef and restauranteur, Barbara Lynch got me thinking about my first forays into cooking, which involved wrestling with a Stanley wood-burning stove. I have fond memories of that black-iron beast, and the time I spent practically hugging it for the warmth that it threw off. Always cold as a child,Read more..

Bus Éireann Dispute Sparks Suspicion

The daily routines of many Irish commuters were thrown into disarray when employees of Bus Éireann, an intercity and regional bus service that connects areas in Dublin, Limerick, Waterford, and Galway, went on strike for 21 days in April. Protesting poor company conditions and unfair pay, the workers lifted the pickets following a Labor CourtRead more..

Michael D. Higgins First Leader to Light Uisneach Fire in 1,000 Years

In May, Irish President Michael D. Higgins became the first Irish leader to light the ceremonial fire on the hill of Uisneach in County Westmeath since the last High King (presumed to be Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair) nearly 1,000 years ago. Higgins follows in the footsteps of previous modern Irish leaders to make the pilgrimage toRead more..

Irish Artist Awarded for Refugee Shots

Irish photographer Richard Mosse was awarded the 2017 Prix Pictet photography award in May for his Heat Maps series, which tracks the journeys of Middle Eastern and North African refugees with the use of a military-grade surveillance camera designed to detect body heat. The device is classified as a weapon under international law. Mosse intendedRead more..

New Roles for Irish Diplomats

Irish ambassador to Great Britain Dan Mulhall (above right) is set to replace Anne Anderson as the Republic of Ireland’s 18th representative in the United States as part of a rotation in the senior ranks of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Barbara Jones (right), consul general of Ireland in New York, will take overRead more..

Entrepreneurial Emigrants Invited Home

Returning diaspora who wish to kickstart new businesses on Irish soil can now apply for support with a new government-funded mentoring scheme, Minister for Diaspora and International Development Joe McHugh announced in May. Funding of up to €100,000 ($111,000) will be provided to the initiative over the next 12 months as part of a newRead more..

Census Reports on Love and Language

The results of the Republic of Ireland’s most recent census, conducted April 24, 2016, were released April 6. The census, which occurs every five years, requires everyone on Irish soil to submit a thorough account of their personal information for the production of updated national statistics. First produced in 1821, the census tracks the changesRead more..