Archive for June 19th, 2020

The Irish Way Forward

Bridging the Irish Divide and Making the Bridge to the U.S. Stronger

By Emer Mullins Within the next 10 days Ireland may have a new government in place almost five months following a general election in February 2020, based on a negotiation between two parties with bitter rivalries dating back to the Irish Civil War, and a smaller outsider. A unprecedented coalition between Fianna, Fine Gael, andRead more..

The Story of Equiano
the African abolitionist who championed human rights in Ireland

By Christine Kinealy While Frederick Douglass is the most well-known and celebrated black abolitionist to visit Ireland, he was not he only one. Ireland was host to a number of black abolitionists, including a small number of women, who visited and lectured in Ireland between 1790 and the commencement of the American Civil War inRead more..

First Word

June 20, 2020 Newsletter

We mourn the loss this past week of Jean Kennedy Smith. She was an indomitable woman of style and substance. Like all her family, she was involved in work that supported the marginalized, and as Niall O’Dowd writes, she was hugely influential in the Irish peace process. To fully appreciate the work she did as AmbassadorRead more..


June 20, 2020

Jeanne Patricia Rynhart, the Irish sculptor died on June 9, 2020, She was 74. Rynhart, who was born Jeanne Scuffil in Dublin on March 17, 1946, attended the National College of Art and Design, graduating in 1969. After several years in England, she returned to Ireland in 1981 and went on to establish the RynhartRead more..