Archive for April, 2020

Eavan Boland

Irish poet, author, and professor Eavan Frances Boland passed away at her home in Dublin on Monday April 27th at the age of 75. Stanford University, where Boland taught since 1995, said in a statement that the cause was a stroke. Born September 24, 1944 in Dublin, Boland was the director of creative writing atRead more..

The Amazing Role Gay Women Played in the 1916 Rising

Niall O’Dowd, Publisher This weekend marks the 104th anniversary of the The  Easter Rising of 1916. In his new book, Niall O’Dowd looks at the women who took part in the Rising. Historical accounts of the gay movement in Ireland usually omit women, yet they had a remarkable part to play in the 1916 RisingRead more..

What We Must Learn Learn From COVID-19

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher When catastrophic change comes it leaves us disbelieving at first and very slow to accept. Such is the way with COVID-19. The warning signs were all there, bird flu and SARS, two forerunners could easily have been contagious killer viruses but we dodged two bullets. The world promptly turned its headRead more..

Easter 1916 a Terrible Beauty

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher This Easter time, despite Coronavirus and the suffering and isolation it has caused we should pause to remember the 104th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising which reminds us of the extraordinary sacrifices of previous generations. It should give us inspiration that fighting against the odds whether they be a deadlyRead more..

A Teacher Learns A Lesson

By Tom Deignan About a month ago, if you’d asked me how things were going, I could only shrug.  Busy, busy, busy. My day job as an English teacher sends me on an hour and 45 minute trek from New Jersey to Brooklyn  – at a high school Mondays through Fridays, and a college onRead more..

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We are facing an unprecedented time in our history, while millions of us work from home and home school our children, there are millions more that cannot and are facing an unpredictable environment every day when they head to work — they are the warriors! Irish America would like to thank and applaud the people on theRead more..

The U.S. could learn from Ireland how to handle COVID-19

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Ireland appears to have done a remarkable job holding infection and death numbers down from the coronavirus..  As of Thursday, this week they had under 100 fatalities and 3,900 infections.  The experts had suggested the Irish would have 15,000 infected by the end of March with death numbers as high as 500. What have theyRead more..