Irish Americans are among the most generous in the world — the evidence is there in the World Giving Index. But why? Kieran McConville works with Concern Worldwide, an international humanitarian agency with its roots in Ireland, offices in the US, and a mission to eliminate extreme poverty across the world. That job has given himRead more..
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John Fitzpatrick is president and CEO of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America. He served as chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and was chairman of the Hotel Association of New York City for three terms. He is the chairman of the Ireland Funds and on the board of the Ireland-U.S. Council.Active inRead more..
The Irish American Partnership announced a special grant of $10,000 to Ahalin National School in County Limerick during its annual New York Business Leaders Breakfast on April 10, 2019, in honor of Limerick native Michael J. Dowling, who is president and CEO of Northwell Health, the largest integrated health care system in New York State.Read more..
On Sunday, December 2, 500 Dubliners dressed as Santa Claus with Christmas lights took part in Ireland’s biggest Santa Cycle, now in its fourth year. After departing from the Phoenix Park, the Santas cycled through Dublin, past Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin, and finished in Clondalkin. The event was arranged by the Laurels Charity Crew,Read more..
The 28th annual Flax Trust New York banquet took place in the 21 Club on October 10, 2018, honoring Ed and Brigid Kenney and Tom O’Brien, Director and Audit Chair of Prudential Financial Annuity Funds for their support of the work of the Trust over the years, having seen the projects firsthand. The Flax Trust is a registeredRead more..
Last week, fourteen young footballers the Al-Helal club in the blockaded Gaza Strip touched down in Dublin Airport for a ten-day trip of football, fun, and friendship. The boys, aged ten to 14, have been staying and playing their way around the country through counties such as Dublin, Kildare, Tipperary, Wexford, Limerick, and Galway. “TheRead more..
Co-Operation Ireland, a non-partisan charity dedicated to promoting peace throughout all of Northern Ireland and Ireland, held its annual dinner on March 14 at the New York Plaza. The evening highlighted the organization’s 26 years of peace and reconciliation work and honored the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Paul Murphy, MP (above). ♦
A major new report praises Irish aid agencies for their efforts in tackling southern Africa’s food crisis. The report by consultants for the U.K.’s Disasters Emergency Committee criticizes its 12 member charities for overstating the seriousness of the crisis which arose in 2002/03 and tot failing to consult the people they were trying to help.Read more..
Chuck Feeney has just put into practice something he had been considering for many years. He has decided that all the vast wealth he accumulated in his lifetime should be given away while he is still alive. The graying, well preserved 72-year-old New Jersey native persuaded the board of Atlantic Philanthropies, which he created twoRead more..
The inaugural Women of Concern luncheon was held at 200 Fifth Avenue Club, Manhattan on May 15. The purpose of the event was to honor and acknowledge women of accomplishment and to show solidarity with women of the developing world. Paula Zahn of CNN was the master of ceremonies and Kathleen Naughton, president of TimeRead more..