By Tom Deignan For five decades, John Feerick has done his best to make sure America can deal with things at their worst. If you read the headlines this week, you saw angry debates about what to do in the wake of protests-turned-riots in the nation’s capital. Ultimately, the House of Representatives voted – forRead more..
Archive for January, 2021
A virtual musical event featuring artists from Ireland in support of the all-island peace-building organization, Co-operation Ireland. Listen in this Saturday, January 16th at 12:00 PM EST for ‘X the Waves’ (Cross the Waves) virtual musical event in support of the non-profit organization Co-operation Ireland whose mission is to sustain peace by helping to build aRead more..
By Margy Kinmonth Filmmaker Margy Kinmonth writes about making To The Western World, a film inspired by the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, and how she enticed film director, screenwriter, and actor, John Huston to narrate the film. The New York Irish Center will present To The Western World on Tuesday, January 19 at 3:00Read more..
By Tom Deignan In 1957, Martin Luther King. Jr. paid a visit to a Tennessee community organizing camp where he heard Pete Seeger perform a revised version of an old gospel tune for the first time. Within a decade, “We Shall Overcome” would become an anthem for civil rights marchers from Birmingham to Belfast. MartinRead more..
Hosted by the Irish American Partnership the January 6th women’s leadership event featured: Global leader & Seventh President of Ireland, Mary Robinson Editor-in-Chief of Glamour, Samantha Barry Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason Co-anchor and National Broadcast Journalist with RTÉ, Caitríona Perry The Irish American Partnership hosted its 9th annual (and first virtual) Nollaig na mBan Women’sRead more..
By Tom Deignan Amidst the carnage and chaos of this week’s rally-turned-riot in Washington D.C., one Irishman is earning high marks for his work on the ground – Kerry native and CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan. The New York Times reported that “as the 6:00 PM curfew (on January 6) approached and the authorities moved the mob awayRead more..