This Man Is the
Future of Medicine

Award-winning neurosurgeon, immunologist, and inventor Dr. Kevin Tracey will give the keynote address at Irish America’s annual Healthcare / Life Sciences 50 dinner on September 12 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. ℘℘℘ Irish America magazine will host award-winning neurosurgeon and immunologist Dr. Kevin Tracey, an explorer on the frontier of a new, hybrid field –...

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Maggie Holland and her father Dan at an Atlético Madrid game while on a trip to Spain in February 2017.

Fathers of Influence

In honor of Father’s Day, a collection of remembrances from Irish and Irish-American daughters on their fathers, many of which came from Irish America interviews. ℘℘℘ Eileen Murray, co-chair of Bridgewater Associates   “My dad was in WWII, and Korea. He wanted to go to Vietnam, but did not. He felt that when the country needed you, you better stand up and go serve it, and...

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Rolling Thunder’s Last Ride

  “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln (quote on the home page of Rolling Thunder’s website)   The Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” will ride through D.C. one last time on Sunday, May 26. After 31 straight years Artie Muller, founder and executive director of...

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Striking Gold – Transcontinental
Railroad Turns 150

Irish contributions to American history received a special recognition this week. The 150th anniversary of connecting the First Transcontinental Railroad was commemorated in a two-day celebration in Utah May 9 and 10 at Promontory Point, the state landmark where the Golden Spike connecting the track’s east and west branches was struck on May 10, 1869. The railroad was six years in the making,...

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Going Greener:
Mary Robinson
on Climate Change

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson spoke frankly on her ideas for how Ireland should combat climate change on the inaugural episode of University College Cork’s podcast Plain Speaking, on March 27. In her discourse with program host Eoin Hahessy, Robinson covered a multitude of related issues facing Irish and global society, ranging from how to cut out the use of fossil fuels without...

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