We are delighted to announce Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will be inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame. The former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York is being honored for her work on the Irish peace process. “Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the unsung heroes of the success of the IrishRead more..
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Irish President Michael Higgins is retracing the steps of his youth through the United States’ Midwest, meeting along the way with groups seeking to help undocumented Irish citizens here. The chief purpose of Higgins’ week-long visit was to deliver the Commencement Speech at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., where some 48 years ago at theRead more..
There was world renowned musician Yo-Yo Ma on center stage, playing an audacious solo of Danny Boy on his cello before 8,000 enraptured listeners. Mid-way through the performance and without missing a note he suddenly turned around to smile and nod at a pretty, proper Irish woman named Mary Walsh sitting behind him with herRead more..
Last week, on November 6th, the Theater at Madison Square Garden was the scene of the 7th annual Stand Up For Heroes veterans benefit. The benefit is run by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and since beginning seven years ago has raised a total of more than $21 million, with a record-breaking $5 million raised thisRead more..
What will likely be the last burial of the U.S. Civil War took place at Arlington National Cemetery on March 8. Two sailors whose skeletons were found in 2002, when the gun turret of the sunken USS Monitor was unearthed off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, were finally laid to rest in aRead more..
Ireland’s first female president answers questions about her life and work. Mary Robinson made history as Ireland’s first female president, in office from 1990 – 1997. She has since devoted her life to human rights on a global scale, serving as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 – 2002, and founding, amongRead more..
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, faced Jared Loughner, the gunman who killed 6 and injured 13 at Giffords’ 2011 Congress on Your Corner event in Tucson, Arizona, in court for his November 8 sentencing. Loughner, who had pleaded guilty on 19 counts, received seven life sentences and 140 yearsRead more..
The eighth annual Wounded Warriors Weekend in Breezy Point, NY. Eight years ago, Rockaway Beach resident Flip Mullen, who served 18 years with the FDNY, his wife, Rita, and a group of former firemen called The Grey-beards, galvanized the support of local families in the Rockaway area and organized the first visit of wounded soldiersRead more..
William Tally Mallon, an American soldier who fought and died in WWI, was laid to rest in a small cemetery in Galbally, Co. Tyrone in 1922. He was the only U.S. solder of The Great War to be buried in Ireland, which was at that time in the midst of its own Civil War. ButRead more..
The Irish Armed Forces is about to make a huge volume of historical documents available to the public by putting them online for general access. Lieutenant General Sean McCann, Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff, confirmed that an ambitious project will be carried out with the National Archives of Ireland, placing 36,000 pages of material onlineRead more..