Born a slave, Frederick Douglass died as a champion of human rights, and Ireland played an important role in his political awakening. ℘℘℘ In 1845, Ireland provided a safe refuge to Frederick Douglass, a 27-year-old “fugitive” slave from America. Douglass described his four months in the country as the “happiest times” in his life andRead more..
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Dan O’Connell is a Managing Director of Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch. He graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. and joined Merrill Lynch in 1983. Dan has advised high net worth families for over 30 years. The O’Connell Group has been entrusted with over $2 billion (as of January 2015) in assets for individuals, families, foundations,Read more..
Dr. Daniel O’Connell is a private equity Associate at OrbiMed Advisors. OrbiMed is a leading investment firm dedicated exclusively to the healthcare sector. One of the areas O’Connell is excited about is the development of novel therapeutics at OrbiMed. They are currently providing funding and support to Clementia Pharmaceuticals, which O’Connell informs “has advanced a drug into the clinic for the ultra-orphan disease FOP (fibrodysplasiaRead more..
An excerpt adapted from Colum McCann’s novel, TransAtlantic. ℘℘℘ Colum McCann won the National Book Award in 2012 for Let the Great World Spin, which through an extraordinary feat of storytelling connects a disparate group of ordinary New Yorkers to Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the Twin Towers. His novel TransAtlantic is another tourRead more..
Daniel O’Connell is remembered as the Liberator of Irish Catholics, but he also played a significant role in the movement to end slavery. On 23 May 2011, President Obama made an historic visit to the Republic of Ireland. While in Dublin, he addressed the people in College Green. In his opening comments, Obama joked aboutRead more..
The English Catholic martyr, St. Edmund Campion, lived in Dublin for a while in 1569 and here is what he wrote about the Irish: “The people are thus inclined: religious, franke, amorous, irefull, sufferable of paines infinite, very glorious, many sorcerers, excellent horsemen, delighted with warres, great almes-givers, passing in hospitalitie: the lewder sort bothRead more..