Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Congress’

A Win For Heroes

9/11 Bill Passes the Senate. ℘℘℘ New Yorkers were sweating through a brutal heat wave at the end of July this year when grim news began circulating, from Briggs Avenue in the Bronx and East 111th Street in Harlem to the quieter suburbs of Westchester County and the historically Irish enclaves in Long Island andRead more..

Irish Power, U.S. Politics

U.S. Rep. Richie Neal Talks to Niall O’Dowd

Richie Neal’s extraordinary journey from a working-class neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., and one of the most powerful jobs in American politics as the chairman of the Ways & Means Committee. ℘℘℘ On November 7, 1960, Mary Garvey Neal, who had roots in Ventry, County Kerry, took her son to the Springfield, Massachusetts,Read more..

U.S. Lawmakers Visit Dublin With Alliance

The U.S.-Ireland Alliance and Microsoft joined forces in May to bring members of the U.S. Congress not usually associated with Ireland to Dublin. Trina Vargo, President of the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, noted “the more American politicians that visit and learn about Ireland, the better for our relationship.” The four-day trip included meetings with the Taoiseach, theRead more..

The Other Kennedy

For the last 40 years, Americans have been fixated on the trials, tribulations and tragedies of the Kennedy family. Yet as the nation has kept its eyes focused on the Bobbys, Teddys and John-Johns of America’s “Royal Family,” a new Kennedy leader has quietly emerged. And this time, it’s a woman. ℘℘℘ Maryland Lieutenant GovernorRead more..