Adrian Jones is Announced as 15th Anniversary Wall Street 50 Keynote Speaker

Adrian Jones is named 2012 Wall Street 50 Keynote Speaker by Irish America Magazine Irish America is proud to announce Adrian Jones of Goldman Sachs as the 2012 Wall Street 50 Keynote Speaker. Jones is a managing director of the Principal Investment Area of the Merchant Banking Division in New York, where he is co-head of the Americas Equity business and a member of the Global Investment...

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From Brown Bread to Wine Writing – Irish Talent at the James Beard Awards

The recent James Beard Awards, held at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on May 9, celebrate the stars of the restaurant and cookbook worlds, and this year’s winners included some true Irish talent. Matt Dillon, of Seattle restaurant Sitka & Spruce, went home with the award for Best Chef in the Northwest. Maureen O’Hagan won a Health and Well-Being writing award for her piece...

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Once the Musical Leads the Tony Nominees

Once,  the Broadway musical based on the 2006 Academy Award winning Irish film of the same name staring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, has been nominated for the most Tony awards this year, leading the pack with a total of 11 nods. The show, which takes place during the course of one week, tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant in Dublin, who are brought together by their...

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Kevin Barry Reading in NYC

Limerick-born writer Kevin Barry, author of the wildly inventive novel City of Bohane and the short story collections There Are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies the Island, will be doing a reading at 7pm on Thursday, April 26th at the McNally Jackson bookstore in SoHo. Pete Hamill, writing for the New York Times Book Review, enthusiastically described City of Bohane as “full of marvels. They...

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Margaret Tobin Brown: The Unsinkable Molly Brown

“I’m Unsinkable” Margaret Tobin Brown was reading a book in her first-class cabin on the Titanic when she heard a crash and was thrown to the floor by the impact. Pulling herself up, she went out into the corridor to investigate and saw her fellow passengers standing around in their nightwear. It was then she noticed that the engines had stopped. She went up on deck and was flung into a...

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