Archive for October, 2011

Brian Ruane:
A View from One Wall Street

Born in the U.S. and raised in Ireland, BNY Mellon’s Brian Ruane represents a new kind of Irish presence on Wall Street. His success is built on a sound understanding of financial practices on both sides of the Atlantic. As Ireland emerges from its post Celtic Tiger hangover it is men like Brian Ruane whoRead more..

The First Word: The Spirit of America

A letter from our Editor: As I write this the world outside my window is peaceful. It’s Sunday so the construction that happens on weekdays is stopped and though I actually enjoy watching the men at work, doing manly stuff, digging and endlessly moving things about, I’m glad of the quiet. (New York is alwaysRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Upcoming Film Releases

One of the more highly-anticipated crime dramas of the new TV season is NBC’s Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello (A History of Violence, Coyote Ugly). Also starring in Prime Suspect is Irish-American actor Aidan Quinn (Michael Collins), seen recently in indy movies such as Sarah’s Key and Flipped, as well as Jonah Hex. Quinn playsRead more..

Uncovering Irish History in Lowell, MA and Northern Ireland

The Irish-American Heritage Archeological Program discovers Irish artifacts in Lowell, MA and Cosson, Co. Tyrone. Students and archeological experts from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Queen’s University, Belfast recently completed phase two of a four year archeological dig in the Massachusetts town, and expanded the project to include a site in Co. Tyrone, NorthernRead more..

Study in Ireland Fairs Come to Northeast

A new initiative called Education Ireland asks American students to consider studying in Ireland. Education Ireland, a new initiative of the Irish Government, is holding a series of “Study in Ireland” events in New York and Boston as part of their Fall Recruitment Week. Increasingly more American students are choosing to study abroad in IrelandRead more..

Puck Fair: Ireland’s
Oldest Festival

Every August since 1613 (or possibly earlier) the County Kerry town of Killorglin has given itself over to the idiosyncratic joys and celebration of the Puck Fair Festival, and this year was no exception. From August 10 – 12, Killorglin residents and visitors were granted the “Freedom of the Town” by the young Queen ofRead more..

A Diary for the Tweople, By the Tweople

The two Irishmen behind Diary of the Tweople There’s no denying the wonderfully wide (and sometimes weird) reach of Twitter – from messages from Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring, to live tweets of the Republican presidential debates, to to-the-minute updates concerning Kim Kardashian’s whereabouts. Since the social networking phenomenon was founded in 2006, itRead more..

Irish Artist of the Light Shines in New York

Roisin Fitzpatrick to give solo exhibition at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York For Irish artist Roisin Fitzpatrick, inspiration and light came from an experience most people would count among their darkest of days. In 2004, Fitzpatrick suffered from a brain hemorrhage – a sudden pain at the back of her head quicklyRead more..

A Voyage of Rediscovery at the Dunbrody History Centre

The Irish America Hall of Fame finds a home in New Ross, and brings the story of the Irish in America back to a place that served as a port of departure for many who braved the journey to North America during Famine times. On a blustery July day, I descend the narrow ladder intoRead more..

Ten Years after 9/11

An estimated 1,000 of the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 were of Irish descent or birth. On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, we look at the “living” memorials such as the scholarships and charities that have been established by the victims’ families. Michael Lynch Laying the foundation for peace In the months following theRead more..