Archive for August, 2004

The Corrs are Back

Following the release of their latest album, Borrowed Heaven, The Corrs spoke to Louise Carroll just before they started their largest North American tour. ℘℘℘ Who could imagine that a group of siblings from Dundalk, County Louth would fuse Irish traditional music with modern pop, sell over 30 million albums and gain worldwide attention andRead more..

The 7th Annual Wall Street 50: The Thief of Time

Time catches up with everybody, but not Don Keough it seems. At a stage of life, 77, when most people are catching the senior specials at McDonald’s or watching the sunset from a rocking chair over the Florida coast, Don Keough is as hard-charging and successful as ever. Warren Buffett suspects that his friend fromRead more..

The First Word:
The Greatest Country

“Most of us take it for granted how great our country is. We have the freedom of speech, and the Presidents of our country have never taken control of our personal lives.”  – Claire Cassidy, 10, student at St. Philip’s in San Francisco At a time when America is coming under criticism from many quarters,Read more..

President Reagan Remembered

From Ballyporeen to the White House, Niall O’Dowd looks at President Reagan’s Irish background and recalls an interview with the President’s brother, Neil. ℘℘℘ “Today I come back to you as a descendant of people who were buried here in pauper’s graves.” Thus did President Ronald Wilson Reagan announce himself when he visited the IrishRead more..

Ireland’s Season of ReJoyce

For millions of people, June 16 is always an extraordinary day. On that day in 1904, Leopold Bloom made his epic journey through Dublin as described by James Joyce in Ulysses, one of the world’s most highly acclaimed modern novels. “Bloomsday” — the St. Patrick’s Day of literature — has become a tradition for JoyceRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood

When it comes to film festivals, the biggest news of the year has been Michael’s Moore’s big win of the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Fahrenheit 9/11, his controversial documentary on President George W. Bush Moore has always worn his Irish-American roots proudly on his sleeve, going so far as to say they played aRead more..

Russert Speaks at Fordham University

Tim Russert was presented with an honorary doctorate from Fordham University after speaking at the graduation ceremony in New York on May 22, 2004. Russert has hosted Meet the Press for 12 years and is a political analyst for NBC Nightly News and the Today show. He anchors The Tim Russert Show on CNBC, MSNBC,Read more..

The Thrills Conquer the U.S.

The Irish rock band The Thrills have been taking the U.S. by storm this summer, and recently played a sold-out show in New York City. Following the success of their debut album So Much For the City, the Dublin band’s new album, which is not yet titled, is due to be released on September 13.Read more..

Irish Host Amanda Byram Continues on FOX

For all you reality television viewers, Amanda Byram’s face may be recognizable. The Dublin-born and raised television presenter has been associated with three controversial reality television shows; one of which was cancelled before airing. Byram relocated to Santa Monica, California for her Hollywood career and because it reminded her of the relaxed atmosphere of herRead more..

The Irish in King Arthur

One of this summer’s biggest blockbusters, King Arthur, has a very strong, yet subtle, Irish influence. Moya Brennan, former lead singer in Clannad who was interviewed in the June/July issue of Irish America, features prominently on the film’s soundtrack. Lending her signature ethereal and timeless sound, Brennan contributes vocals and co-wrote some of the musicRead more..