Archive for August, 2015

Weekly Comment:
Irish America’s 1985 Premier Issue Is Now Online!

This October marks the 30th anniversary of Irish America’s premier issue, featuring the first Irish America Top 100, exclusive photographs of Samuel Beckett, an interview with Boston’s Irish mayor Ray Flynn, commentary on the now-world renowned MacBride Principles, and so much more ephemeral news that you’ll probably realize that you’ve forgotten how much you didn’tRead more..

KPMG’s Shaun Kelly Announced as 2015 Irish America Wall Street 50 Keynote Speaker

Irish America magazine is pleased to announce Shaun Kelly, Chief Operating Officer for KPMG’s Americas region, as the 18th annual keynote speaker at the 2015 Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards dinner. The dinner, which has come to be the premier networking event for Irish and Irish-American leaders of the financial community, will be heldRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Watch These Moving Birthday Tributes for Maureen O’Hara

On Monday, Irish screen legend Maureen O’Hara turned 95, and tributes to her were sent in from around the world. More than 60 fans from places as far ranging as Sweden, Australia, and Idaho uploaded 30-second videos to YouTube to create a moving celebration of her life and work. Organized by Maureen O’Hara Magazine, theRead more..

Maureen O’Hara:
“The Greatest Guy”

This interview with silver screen legend Maureen O’Hara was the cover story for the June/July 2004 issue of Irish America (above left). O’Hara was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2011 (in the images center and right ) she greets fans as she arrives at the Irish America Hall of Fame MuseumRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Obama and McCarthy Announce Clean Power Plan

On Monday, August 3, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the final Clean Power Plan, a historic step in the Obama Administration’s fight against climate change. The regulations are the strongest yet unveiled by any U.S. administration and are a huge step to curbing what the President described as one ofRead more..

Pat Quinn Re-launches
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, last summer’s internet viral sensation, was officially re-launched August 2 in Yonkers, New York, sponsored by the City of Yonkers and the Empire City Casino. More than 700 people gathered at the casino’s historic Yonkers Raceway to mark the event, including Pat Quinn, co-founder of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and 2014Read more..