Live Virtual Conversation

Between Michael Dowling and Timothy Egan Monday, December 21st at 2:00 pm EST Join Michael Dowling, Northwell Health President and CEO and Timothy P. Egan, New York Times’ op-ed columnist and author of the best-seller “The Immortal Irishman,” as he interviews Michael about his new memoir, “After the Roof Caved in: An Immigrant’s Journey from...

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Plant Your Family Heritage Tree in Ireland

Acting legend Liam Neeson is the first to plant a grove of trees to honor his departed family with Irish Heritage Tree. Irish Heritage Tree is for those who wish to remember, give a gift, or celebrate loved ones and their heritage by planting trees on Irish soil in their name.  “I am delighted my family are being remembered in such a special way, ” said Neeson. The...

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President-elect Joe Biden’s Irish roots – from fleeing Famine Ireland to winning the White House

President-elect Joe Biden’s rich Irish ancestry helped lead him to the White House. By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher As is true in the case of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and now Joe Biden, the Irish Famine had the untold impact of creating a US president by sending their forefathers to America. Biden’s folks, who came to America trailing...

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New Concerns over Brexit as UK Tries to Soften the Protocol on Northern Ireland

By Deaglán de Bréadún Combining the words ‘British’ and ‘exit’, the United Kingdom process of withdrawal from the European Union known as Brexit began with a referendum in June 2016 when 52% of UK voters opted to leave the EU. The marriage which took place on New Year’s Day back in 1973 was meant to be finally over by March 2019 but it dragged on until January 31 this...

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Daniel Shays and the 1786 Protest Against Economic and Civil Rights Injustices

By Ray Cavanaugh Though it was far from successful, Shays’ Rebellion – which spanned several months during the latter part of 1786 and early 1787 – certainly captured everyone’s attention. Some, such as Thomas Jefferson, felt that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” But others, such as George Washington, considered it a serious threat to the stability...

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