“We always try to evoke the spirit of the ancestors on occasions like this, and what better way to remember their journey and how they came to love An Talamh Nua – The New Land – than to have an immigrant sing a song written by another immigrant?” Thus began the 21st annual Wall StreetRead more..
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“No pessimist ever set foot on Ellis Island. No pessimist ever crossed the prairies, no pessimist ever built cities from one end of the continent to another. These things were done by people with vision and hope.” – William J. Flynn ℘℘℘ This Wall Street 50 celebrates the 21st running of the list. Our honorees,Read more..
The news of Tom Moran’s death just after midnight on Sunday, August 12, hit hard. He is a great loss to the Irish, and larger community, where he was a giant supporter of everything – from arts and education, and peace in Northern Ireland – to bringing relief to troubled spots in around the globe. Tom, whoRead more..
On September 12, 2013, Irish America magazine celebrated the 16th Annual Wall Street 50 awards. The Wall Street 50 honors the best and brightest Irish-American leaders in finance, celebrated in the October/November 2013 issue of Irish America. At this year’s awards dinner, Irish America was delighted to welcome Jim O’Donnell, Managing Director and Global Head ofRead more..
On March 21, 2013, Irish America magazine celebrated the induction of the 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame. Vice President Joe Biden, Brian P. Burns, Robert M. Devlin, John Fitzpatrick and Former Congressman Bruce Morrison were all inducted at this special ceremony and luncheon at the J.W. Marriott Essex House in Manhattan. Ambassador Jean KennedyRead more..
For many Irish and Irish Americans, Bruce Morrison is best-known for pioneering the Immigration Reform Act of 1990, which increased the total visas granted by 200,000 and included 48,000 for Irish immigrants (now called the Morrison Visas); but this is just the best known of his work on Ireland. Morrison, who was raised a LutheranRead more..
Fitzpatrick’s Manhattan, on 57th and Lexington, is de rigeur for Irish internationals staying in the city, and John Fitzpatrick has worked for that distinction. But despite owning a cumulative 27 floors and a castle as President and CEO of Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America, John is one of the most down to earth people youRead more..
At 72, Bob Devlin is chairman of Curragh Capital Partners, a New York-based investment firm that embodies his central values: family and heritage, highlighted by the dual facts of its Irish-inspired name and that the firm’s co-founder is his eldest son Michael. Devlin’s great-grandfather, James, immigrated to the U.S. from Co. Donegal in 1848. NearlyRead more..
Brian P. Burns, grandson of an Irish immigrant, is a nationally regarded business executive, attorney and philanthropist. He is the chairman of BF Enterprises, Inc., a publicly owned real estate holding and development company. The fifth of seven children born to John J. Burns and his wife, Alice, Brian traces his roots to County KerryRead more..