The Grand Marshal of the 2018 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes our questionnaire. ℘℘℘ When Loretta Brennan Glucksman’s grandparents immigrated to Pennsylvania coal mining country, the last thing on their minds was making the trek to New York City for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. “That was outside the realm ofRead more..
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PwC’s U.S. chairman has permanently opened the door to frank and honest dialogue about difference in the workplace at his firm and recruited the country’s top CEOs to an effort to improve corporate diversity, inclusion, and communication nationwide. ℘℘℘ Tim Ryan, the senior partner and U.S. chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, is the youngest executive of theRead more..
Recently-published and upcoming books of Irish and Irish American interest. ℘℘℘ SPORTS Great Moments in Hurling By Sportsfile Great Moments In Hurling from Sportsfile is the ultimate visual history of the modern game of hurling, its major characters, and stories, beginning with the legendary era of the 1950s. Sportsfile, founded by Ray McManus in the 1980s, isRead more..
Between January 1, 2016 and January 1 of this year, Andrew Taylor lost over 100 pounds, going from 335 to 212 lbs., on a diet of nothing but potatoes. “I haven’t weighed myself since January, but my clothes all fit the same,” he told me over the phone this past June. Irish America covered Taylor’sRead more..
The Irish men’s national soccer team is set to square off against Mexico June 1 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The friendly match, which won’t count towards either teams official international rankings, is slated as a warm up game in advance of Ireland’s 2018 World Cup qualifier game against Austria on June 11. IrelandRead more..
When General Thomas Francis Meagher died, he never received a formal memorial. An Irish revolutionary turned exile, U.S. Army general, and acting governor of the Montana Territory, Meagher drowned in the Missouri River near Fort Benton, Montana in 1867, more than 2,000 miles from Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, where his wife, Elizabeth Townsend Meagher, would beRead more..
The former Downton Abbey star makes his American stage debut. ℘℘℘ ong before Allen Leech drove himself and the Crawley family into American hearts in a 1920 Renault for the surprise 2010 PBS Masterpiece hit Downton Abbey, he was on stage in Killiney, County Dublin, playing the Cowardly Lion in a grade school production ofRead more..
Last year, Captain Peter Kelleher read the Proclamation in front of Dublin’s General Post Office, just as Pádraig Pearse had done April 24, 1916, and the ensuing photographs became the face of Ireland’s commemorations around the world. ℘℘℘ On the morning of March 27th, 2016, Captain Peter Kelleher, of the 27th Infantry Battalion of theRead more..
New novels by Irish authors; challenging the legacy of the Rising; and Americans’ role in the rebellion. ℘℘℘ A Line Made By Walking By Sara Baume Tragic figures such as Vincent Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, and Virginia Woolf feature prominently in history’s narrative of the creatively-inclined and chronically depressed. Implied in the legacies of these figuresRead more..
The takeover and conversion of an unused government-owned Dublin office building into a homeless shelter is “the most revolutionary event to have occurred in that city since 1916,” writes Fionnula Flanagan. ℘ ℘ ℘ Hollywood legend and Irish America Hall of Famer Fionnula Flanagan, known for her movies like Waking Ned Devine, The Others, and Devine SecretsRead more..