Recent passings in the Irish and Irish American communities. ℘℘℘ William “Bill” Barry 1927 – 2018 Bill Barry, who grabbed Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin’s gun and prevented many other deaths on that fateful night in 1968, passed away on October 9, at age 91 in his New York suburban home. To the end of hisRead more..
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Fans of Ireland, the U.S., and international politics descended upon the ancestral hometown of President John F. Kennedy, New Ross in County Wexford on September 6, as American human rights activist and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, officially opened the sixth annual Kennedy Summer School, and was inducted into the Irish America HallRead more..
50 years of RFK’s Human Rights Legacy ℘℘℘ Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights celebrates 50 years at its annual Ripple of Hope dinner on December 12 in New York. Every year it’s a gathering of activists, business leaders, policymakers, and celebrities to honor individuals who are advancing Robert F. Kennedy’s vision of a more just and peacefulRead more..
“Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.” — The definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams, 1931 In this issue we turn from the turmoil swirling around the world and focus onRead more..
The seeds of Robert F. Kennedy’s compassion lay in his understanding of the past struggles of his Irish ancestors. ℘℘℘ On March 17, 1964, Robert F. Kennedy traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to address the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. His address that evening was rich in purpose but also in sentiment. It was his firstRead more..
June 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and Hollywood is ready to mark the occasion with not one but two projects in the works telling the story of the Kennedy brother often considered the most Irish and Catholic. First there is a major motion picture featuring Matt DamonRead more..
Chris Matthews talks about his new book, which offers valuable insights into Bobby Kennedy, and why we need someone of Kennedy’s ilk today. ℘℘℘ Next year, on St. Patrick’s Day, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will open a new exhibit entitled “The Train: RFK’s Last Journey.” The centerpiece of the show will beRead more..
Somewhere in the shadowy land between myth and history lies the domicile of John F. Kennedy. The first United States president of Irish-Catholic descent, Kennedy was a man of many faces: war hero, orator, lover, creator, and visionary. He had it all, and it was all taken away, but in the end he gained immortality.Read more..