News from Ireland:
October / November 2019

The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ Ireland is particularly exposed to economic turbulence from a no-deal Brexit. BREXIT AND THE BORDER The October 31 deadline is fast approaching and yet we seem to be as far as ever from agreeing on a deal for Brexit. The question of the Irish border continues to be a bone of contention between the Irish and British governments, and in...

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Ireland Looks to Finances in 2025

Ireland’s Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’Arcy, was in New York City on July 28 to launch the “Ireland for Finance” five-year strategy plan at a breakfast at the Irish Consulate, attended by representatives from top financial firms based in New York and Dublin.  In order to achieve the goals laid out for each pillar, the department has outlined...

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Irish Americans Honored in New Ross

The Hall of Fame, Kennedy Summer School, and the opening of a Savannah exhibit all happened in New Ross in early September.  ℘℘℘ Two Americans with connections to New Ross were inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in County Wexford in September. Dr. Frank Rossiter, a pioneering Savannah doctor, and the late John McShain, a philanthropist who donated vast amounts of money...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

FROM AILES TO POWER Academy Award winner Russell Crowe was most recently seen on the Showtime political drama The Loudest Voice, about TV kingmaker Roger Ailes and the rise of Fox News. Now, instead of a character who enrages American Democrats, Crowe is headed home to play an Irishman who enrages Australian authorities. Crowe is slated to star in The True History of the Kelly Gang, based...

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Love of Country

When music legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his excellent 2007 “Live in Dublin” concert, it’s no accident that the famed rock-n-roller opted for a decidedly more country flavor, using fiddles and slide guitars, on tunes such as “Jesse James” and “My Oklahoma Home.” Springsteen – who in his recent biography said he grew up on a New Jersey block surrounded by “old-school...

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