If things were never simple they are even more complicated now, when we talk about the “Irish vote” as the 2020 presidential election nears. A 2017 Newsweek headline put it bluntly: “Why are all the conservative loudmouths Irish American.” The short answer: Um, they’re not. The longer answer: It’s complicated. But 2020 may finally beRead more..
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Hugh Carey 1919-2011 Former New York Governor Hugh Carey, who famously saved the state from the brink of financial ruin, passed away at his home on Shelter Island on August 7. He was 92. Carey, New York’s 51st governor, served for two terms from 1975-1982. During his first year in office, he immediately inherited theRead more..
Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan and actor Milo O’Shea were just two of the Irish luminaries who turned out to celebrate the launch of Greatest Irish Americans of the 20th Century edited by our own Patricia Harty. The event was hosted by Mutual of America in their beautiful Sky Club, 35 floors above Park Avenue inRead more..