Weekly Comment:
Dan Barry Remembers Jimmy Breslin (1928 – 2017)

Ed: Legendary New York City reporter Jimmy Breslin, who appeared on Irish America‘s second ever cover in January of 1986 (see below), died March 19 in Manhattan following a bout of pneumonia.  Born and raised in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, Breslin honed a brash wit and descriptive writing style that became known as New Journalism throughout the 1960s and early ’70s, though...

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Remembering Martin McGuinness: 1950 – 2017

Martin McGuinness, who was a military commander in the Irish Republican Army and later became an instrumental figure in the peace process and Sinn Féin politician, serving as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, has died. ℘℘℘ Martin McGuinness (66) died early Tuesday morning, March 21, at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Bernie, and their four children,...

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The world reacts to the death of Martin McGuinness

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Weekly Comment:
Irish America Celebrates
the 2017 Hall of Fame

Irish America magazine inducted five new members to its Hall of Fame March 15 – Nobel laureate Dr. William C. Campbell, Northwell Health CEO and 2017 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Michael Dowling, Hour Children founder Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, LIUNA general president Terry O’Sullivan, and Duke University athletic director Kevin White. Nobel laureate Dr. James Watson...

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Weekly Comment:
Turlough McConnell Receives Holyoke Ambassador Award

On February 23, 2017, Turlough McConnell, a producer and writer of the Irish-American story, was announced as the 26th recipient of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke’s Ambassador Award. The Ambassador Award is given every year in Massachusetts to a worthy individual committed to promoting Irish heritage and relationships with the Republic of Ireland. “I am surprised and delighted that...

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