Sean McGarvey President of the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) talks to Patricia Harty, in February 2019, about advancing equality, diversity and respect in the workplace; giving people the skills to succeed; and what his Irish heritage means to him. Sean McGarvey began his career as a glazier, so it’s fitting that he hasRead more..
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Kevin Kent is a shareholder in the Philadelphia law firm of Conrad O’Brien PC. He advises clients nationally on risk management in high legal exposure industries, identifying proactive steps to avoid litigation and defending them in litigation when it occurs. He represents companies and government entities in matters involving public funding and infrastructure, civil fraud,Read more..
Police investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry have arrested four people under terrorism legislation. ℘℘℘ The four males – aged 15, 18, 38, and 51 – were arrested in the city on Wednesday morning, May 8, in connection with the killing. The suspects have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at MusgraveRead more..
BUCKLE UP FOR BUCKLEY We may look back on 2019 as the moment the entertainment industry was conquered by Kerry native Jessie Buckley. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine touted the Irish singer-actress on its annual list of “Thirty Under 30” personalities who are about to have a major impact on their various fields. In May,Read more..
The humble origins in a small Derry pub of what became Ireland’s largest Halloween festival. ℘℘℘ An award-winning Irish documentary that unravels the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, or the beginning of the winter season, is currently streaming on Vimeo. Spiorad na Samhna, or “The Spirit of Samhain,” and also traces the beginnings of Ireland’sRead more..
Speaking of Derry, filmmakers from there debuted a documentary about Northern Ireland at the recent Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington D.C. Together in Pieces, a film by David Dryden and Eileen Walsh, looks closely at the North’s famed graffiti and murals as a symbol of the region’s difficult past and potentially hopeful future. The film’sRead more..
A bright, brand-new day dawns for Derry/Londonderry, the UK City of Culture 2013. John Hume, Derry’s first Catholic MP, sang the Derry anthem in Oslo when he and David Trimble won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998, and it has since become a staple of the White House St. Patrick’s Day gathering each year inRead more..
We’re circling Abercorn Street in Derry and Richard Moore, my sunglassed passenger, is pointing out focal points of his native city. He acts as navigator, advising me to turn left at the shop, then right at the gap in the green railings to reach our destination. The remarkable thing is Richard is totally blind. NotRead more..
February 2, 2002 marked the centenary of John Steinbeck’s birth. Jim Dwyer writes about the great American writer’s Irish Roots. ℘℘℘ All the great novels and stories of John Steinbeck slice into the American experience, clear to the bone. They are set in California, or along Route 66, where the Joads trekked across the SouthwestRead more..
The evolution of Martin McGuinness – from high school dropout and IRA man to political leader seeking an end to violence and, finally, his emergence as Northern Ireland’s Minister for Education. ℘℘℘ If it’s fair to judge the effectiveness of a politician by the depth of his opponents’ dislike for him, then the Sinn FéinRead more..