President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly, where he attended many high-level bilateral meetings with other world leaders. While in New York, he also participated in various other events around the city with the Irish diaspora. At the U.N., Higgins delivered Ireland’s national statement to theRead more..
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Skin by E.M. Reapy Elizabeth Reapy’s Natalie is one of those characters who stays with you long after you’ve finished the book she occupies. If “occupies” is even the right word, given Natalie’s preoccupation with not taking up too much space in the world. Fixated on her body and her tendency to binge at timesRead more..
Ed: Legendary New York City reporter Jimmy Breslin, who appeared on Irish America‘s second ever cover in January of 1986 (see below), died March 19 in Manhattan following a bout of pneumonia. Born and raised in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, Breslin honed a brash wit and descriptive writing style that became known as New JournalismRead more..
On Monday, October 20th, 2014, Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. honored Pete Hamill with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was held at the Manhattan Club just north of Times Square. Among those in attendance were Hamill’s wife, the Japanese journalist Fukiko Aoki; actor Brian Dennehy; singer Judy Collins; New York StateRead more..
Recently published books of Irish and Irish American interest. To purchase these books visit Kenny’s Bookshop here. Recommended The Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball’s Longest Game Dan Barry, renowned New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, saw something in the longest game in the history of professional baseball: that itRead more..