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December / January 2002

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Straight to the Heart

The Grand Dame of the Big Band era is still moving hearts. ℘℘℘ The houselights in the expensive supper club on New...

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Those Whom We Lost

They were busboys and bankers, grandmothers and newlyweds, firefighters, soldiers, tourists and priests. More than 6,000 of...

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Steering The Tricycle

Nicolas Kent, the man behind the Tricycle, the uniquely innovative theater in Kilburn and launching-pad for many of...

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In This Issue

Those Whom We Lost

An injured fireman joins a comrade's funeral in Queens, New York; Photo - Peter Foley.

They were busboys and bankers, grandmothers and newlyweds, firefighters, soldiers, tourists and priests. More than 6,000 of them died at their desks, or running down stairs, or clearing the way for...

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The First Word:
God Bless America

Patricia Harty - Editor-in-Chief.

“With liberty and justice for all.” –Pledge of Allegiance ℘℘℘ This may be the most difficult editorial that I have written since the creation of the magazine 16 years ago. It is...

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IRA Dispose of Weapons

Gerry Adams with veteran IRA man Joe Cahill after recommending to the IRA that they should start to decommission their arms.

An historic breakthrough was made in the Northern Ireland peace process at the end of October when the first IRA arms were put permanently beyond use in a move monitored by the International...

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Loyalist Ceasefires
Declared Over

Northern Secretary John Reid names three loyalist groups violating ceasefires.

The Northern Secretary John Reid announced recently that he considered the ceasefires of three loyalist groups to be over. The actions of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) and the Loyalist...

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Aer Lingus Survival
Package Agreed by EU

Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus, has been pulled back from the brink of bankruptcy by a deal hammered out between the Irish government and the European Union transport authorities at the...

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Protests at Catholic School

A Catholic school student and her mother make their way to Holy Cross Roman Catholic school under a heavy police and British Army presence in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001. Protestants in the bitterly divided north Belfast neighborhood of Ardoyne hurled rocks, bricks, bottles and even flower pots at the heavily girded officers protecting the girls as they arrived for school. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

North Belfast, Oct. 23 – Loyalist protestors who have spent the last eight weeks blocking Catholic children from entering their school were threatened with legal action if they do not call off...

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RUC Guilty in 1969 Attack

The family of a Derry man who died in 1969 three months after being savagely beaten in his home by the RUC have welcomed a move by the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan which...

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Ireland’s National
Day of Mourning

Taoisearch Bernie Ahern and Tanaiste Mary Harney with members of the Irish Cabinet sign the book of condolences in the US Embassy in Dublin three days after the terrorist attacks.

Thousands of people queued for hours in front of the American Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin, waiting patiently to sign one of the many books of condolences to be presented to the U.S. government in...

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Tourism Slump
Predicted To Hit Economy

Ireland is facing its worst tourism slump in more than ten years as a result of the attacks on the U.S. and the foot and mouth crisis which hit earlier in the year. Tourism Minister Jim McDaid...

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Hearts & Soles of Gold

Collier Wimmer, aged 9, performs in front of her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to raise funds for the victims of the September 11 tragedy.

On September 4 Collier Wimmer of Winston-Salem, North Carolina turned nine. On September 11 she was in Disneyworld to celebrate her and her little brother’s birthdays. At 8:42 a.m., 2,000 miles...

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America Rising

Maura Muligan (center) with friends Peggy and Pat, at the candle light ceremony at Union Square on the night of September 13.

Everyone knows where they were on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when the horrific news broke. I was in my classroom on West 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues in New York City. I was...

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Murphy’s Lauder

Elizabeth Hurley.

After seven years, actress/model/producer Elizabeth Hurley will be sharing the commercial spotlight of Estee Lauder with another gorgeous face. The Irish eyes of Carolyn Murphy will be promoting...

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Celebs $hare

Last month “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” the telethon featuring just about everyone in the entertainment industry, raised more than $150 million for relief efforts in New York. But many...

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Avon Puckers Up

Rosie O'Donnell welcomes Brian Connolly of AVON to "The Rosie O'Donnell Show". The show has teamed up with the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade for Breast Cancer Awareness month during October 2001.

In October Avon announced that it would donate the largest single corporate foundation gift ever made to the breast cancer cause – an unprecedented $50 million. Announced at the first-ever Avon...

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Moll Loves NY

Moll An Irish Comedy.

On November 14, Town Hall, New York City will be lit up with stars of the Abbey Theater and RTE (Ireland’s national television station) as the premiere of John B. Keane’s play Moll takes...

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Green Dragon Raises Green

On September 21, Irish musician Tom Carroll belted out “America the Beautiful” and kicked off an evening of tunes and airs to benefit the N.Y. Firefighters Association. The event was...

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The Chieftains Hold
New York’s Hand

Cheiftain Paddy Moloney plays the tin whistle at Ground zero in memory of those who were lost.

“Will you hold my hand?” asked Lauren Murphy as she braced herself to greet her husband’s mourners. Lauren was speaking to Paddy Moloney, founder of The Chieftains, the Grammy...

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Breaking The Barrier

Reflections under Carroll St. Bridge.

Elizabeth Frances Martin talks to artist Elizabeth O’Reilly. ℘℘℘ “At first, it was hard for me to paint back in Ireland. Once you have left a place, it can be painful to return. It...

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Concern In Afghanistan

Concern in Afghanistan.

“…We could see them [the Taliban soldiers] setting fire to houses on the hills around the village. We escaped before they captured our village. There were a lot of families, all running...

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Portraits by the Artist

Oh To Be Young And French – OKAY

With the tragedy of September 11 there were smaller cultural casualties too. Set to launch the dynamic mixed media works in a show entitled “re:Sources/in:Sights” at Axel-Rabin gallery on...

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Duly Deserved

Margie McHugh.

Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Margie McHugh has build a coalition of more than 150 immigrant rights group to promote action at the local, state and federal levels on a...

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Absolutely Beautiful

The faces of Ireland.

Enter any bookstore, be it mom and pop or chain retailer, and there are sure to be stacks upon stacks of coffee table books with Irish photographs. But now comes one so lovely it seems more suited...

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A Link With The Past

How many hours did you spend learning your catechism? Could you still answer your questions and recite your prayers in Irish? For those of you who could use a review, or who just miss An Teagasc...

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For the Little Ones

What's Wrong with Timmy.

Renowned broadcast journalist, Maria Shriver is know to millions of people who can’t even stay up to watch the late news; it’s past their bedtime. The best-selling author of What’s...

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Top Hat!

Hat designer, Marie Galvin.

Hat designer and IA covergirl Marie Galvin joined the 7th Anniversary Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion show presented by POWERade in New York and Los Angeles in October (host committee included...

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Cleary Makes Health Clearer

Siobhan Cleary.

Award-winning host for Ireland’s best Anchor of a News Magazine Show, Siobhan Cleary is bringing Health Diary to U.S. audiences this fall. Airing on the New York area’s channel...

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Solas for Clinton

The Irish Immigration Center in Boston is having its annual fundraising awards luncheon on November 20 at the Boston Copley Mariot Hotel. This ear’s winner of The Solas Award will be former...

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A Family Tradition

Brothers Paul and Conor Murphy who continue tradition of a family business.

The Murphy family business, which originated in 1939 with Margaret Murphy of Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, selling hand-embroidered linen, is now a major retailer on the world-wide web with over 50 items...

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Father Mychal Judge

Father Mychal Judge.

Fire Chaplain Mychal Judge arrived just as bodies were falling like missiles from the sky. Few in those last precious moments thought the Twin Towers would actually collapse, which is why so many...

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In The Line of Duty

FDNY Helmet.

The New York Fire Department suffered harrowing losses on September 11. Pete Hamill writes on the men, women and the history of this fine institution. ℘℘℘ We would see them on summer...

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The Story of the Irish Diaspora Wherever Green Is Worn

Philadelphia - Mary Logue Campbelll Magee and her children in 1895.

The Irish Diaspora is the outworking of two forms of colonialism, those of Mother England and Mother Church. I have been interested since boyhood in what was then known not as the Diaspora, but as...

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Croke Park Today

Brian and his father, Bernie Rohan, at Croke Park, 1981.

Brian Rohan visits Croke Park and finds it utterly changed, except for the heartbreak. ℘℘℘ Twenty years ago, it seemed only politicians and priests had plastic molded seats. Twenty years ago,...

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Straight to the Heart

Rosemary Clooney.

The Grand Dame of the Big Band era is still moving hearts. ℘℘℘ The houselights in the expensive supper club on New York’s East Side slowly began to dim one evening last spring and...

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Liam: The Shock
of Recognition

Anthony Borrows stars as Liam, a seven-year-old Irish boy suffering mutely.

Los Angeles Times film reviewer Kenneth Turan wryly observed that Liam, director Stephen Frears’s British film about an Irish family in 1930s Liverpool, “does a better job of re-creating...

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Paddy’s Gold

Paddy and his family on the steps of the old family cottage – from the left Paddy's father, his sister Mary and her son, Paddy and his cousin Phyllis.

In my father’s town, Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland, market day still goes on in a muddy field, behind “the diamond,” the town center, a ritual preceding memory. I walked down...

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Steering The Tricycle

Nick Kent, Artistic Director of South London's Tricycle Theatre.

Nicolas Kent, the man behind the Tricycle, the uniquely innovative theater in Kilburn and launching-pad for many of Ireland’s most successful plays, is interviewed by Marilyn Cole...

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Irish Roots:
Some Light on the Dark Clan

The Delaney Crest.

The name Delaney comes from the Irish O’Dubhshlaine. Its earliest anglicized form is O’Dulany with a broad `a.’ Delane is another variant (the O’ has been long since dropped)....

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John F. Kennedy:
An Appreciation

President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy attend the opening of Mr. President at the National Theater, Washington, D.C., 1962

Young people today know John F. Kennedy primarily for being assassinated and for his presumed dalliance with Marilyn Monroe. And that’s a shame, because he meant something far different to an...

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Book Reviews

Wherever Green Is Worn.

A sampling of the latest Irish books on offer. ℘℘℘ RECOMMENDED The scope of Tim Pat Coogan’s latest book Wherever Green Is Worn: The Story of the Irish Diaspora is like nothing he’s...

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Sláinte: Christmas Is Coming & The Goose Is Getting Fat

The traditional Christmas roast actually stems from Roman, pagan and early Christian practices that have merged into today's yearly feasts.

Christmas is one of those words that immediately brings thoughts to mind. First, and foremost in these troubled times, is the hope for peace on earth. Hard on the heels of our heartfelt sentiments...

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Photo Album:
A Visit to Santa

1959- The Harty Family, Limerick City.

My mother was an outsider, having grown up in the Colonies – India and Jamaica, owing to the fact that her father, though Irish, was a doctor in the British Army. She married my father, a Tipperary...

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Music Q&A:
A Wake Up Call

The Cranberries (left to right): Noel Hogan, Dolores O'Riordan, Michael Hogan and Fergal Lawler

The Cranberries performed to a small audience at the Bowery Ballroom in downtown Manhattan on August 22 to promote their new CD Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. Less than a month later New York would be...

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Hibernia

A Link With The Past

How many hours did you spend learning your catechism? Could you still answer your questions and...

Hearts & Soles of Gold

On September 4 Collier Wimmer of Winston-Salem, North Carolina turned nine. On September 11 she was...

Murphy’s Lauder

After seven years, actress/model/producer Elizabeth Hurley will be sharing the commercial spotlight...

Concern In Afghanistan

“…We could see them [the Taliban soldiers] setting fire to houses on the hills around...

Breaking The Barrier

Elizabeth Frances Martin talks to artist Elizabeth O’Reilly. ℘℘℘ “At first, it...

Cleary Makes Health Clearer

Award-winning host for Ireland’s best Anchor of a News Magazine Show, Siobhan Cleary is...

A Family Tradition

The Murphy family business, which originated in 1939 with Margaret Murphy of Ballybofey, Co....

Celebs $hare

Last month “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” the telethon featuring just about everyone...

America Rising

Everyone knows where they were on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when the horrific news broke. I was...

Duly Deserved

Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Margie McHugh has build a coalition of...

Top Hat!

Hat designer and IA covergirl Marie Galvin joined the 7th Anniversary Gen Art’s Fresh Faces...

The Chieftains Hold
New York’s Hand

“Will you hold my hand?” asked Lauren Murphy as she braced herself to greet her...

For the Little Ones

Renowned broadcast journalist, Maria Shriver is know to millions of people who can’t even...

Solas for Clinton

The Irish Immigration Center in Boston is having its annual fundraising awards luncheon on November...

Green Dragon Raises Green

On September 21, Irish musician Tom Carroll belted out “America the Beautiful” and...

Avon Puckers Up

In October Avon announced that it would donate the largest single corporate foundation gift ever...

Moll Loves NY

On November 14, Town Hall, New York City will be lit up with stars of the Abbey Theater and RTE...

Absolutely Beautiful

Enter any bookstore, be it mom and pop or chain retailer, and there are sure to be stacks upon...

Portraits by the Artist

With the tragedy of September 11 there were smaller cultural casualties too. Set to launch the...