Posts Tagged ‘RTÉ’

John Saunders

John Saunders is president and CEO of public relations giant FleishmanHillard and was Irish America’s 2016 Business 100 keynote speaker. Other more recent speaking engagements included Web Summit in Lisbon, annual Leadership Lecture at Dublin City University, Collision in Toronto and he was recently honored at the first Douglas Hyde Foundation Awards in New York.Read more..

Daire Hickey

Daire Hickey is a managing partner at 150Bond, a strategic advisory firm in New York that works with Fortune 500 firms, venture capitalists, and high-growth tech companies. The firm has offices in New York and Dublin. Previously Daire co-founded Web Summit. Daire was instrumental in building the Web Summit’s relationship with the media and hasRead more..

The Lusitania Gifted to Cork Museum

The shipwreck of the RMS Lusitania has been gifted to a museum in Kinsale, County Cork, exactly 104 years after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat on May 7, 1915 during the first world war. The Lusitania, a Cunard liner, was the largest ship in the world when it was sunk by the GermanRead more..

An Old Henge Emerges
at Newgrange

While Ireland’s early summer heatwave brought some misery, it brought archaeologists and history enthusiasts great joy. The drought revealed an Neolithic wonder called a henge near the ancient site of Newgrange in County Meath. Hidden to the naked eye for centuries, the henge’s location was captured by a drone flown over the Boyne Valley byRead more..

Re-Imagining Ireland Conference

Frank McCourt, Roddy Doyle, Mick Moloney and Irish America publisher Niall O’Dowd will be among the Irish writers, artists, and historians to converge in Charlottesville, Virginia in May for a three-day gathering entitled “Re-Imagining Ireland”. Described as a “town meeting” on the state of Ireland, organizers say the conference will explore Ireland as a modern,Read more..

Church Row

Recently elevated Dublin Cardinal Dr. Desmond Connell incited a row with the Archbishop of the Church of Ireland when in an interview with the Sunday Business Post he criticized the Church of Ireland for allowing all baptized Christians to receive Holy Communion at its services. “It is all very well to say that everybody whoseRead more..

Celebrating Beckett on Film

Dublin: From Feb. 1 through Feb. 8 the Irish Film Center’s two theaters were filled with fans eager to catch the premieres of cinematic versions of all 19 of Samuel Beckett’s stage plays. Nearly every screening sold out well in advance. Famous names and directors associated with the project include David Mamet, who directed aRead more..

More Millionaire Madness

Millionaire madness has hopped the Atlantic taking firm hold in Ireland with the October debut of the Irish Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Hosted by popular TV personality Gay Byrne, former host of Ireland’s Late Late Show. The first show, aired at 7:30 P.M. on October 17, was watched by 74 percent of peopleRead more..