Strong Irish Presence Among 2012 Oscar Nominees

Ireland will be well-represented at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, which is to take place on Sunday, February 26 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. Two Irish filmmakers, Peter McDonald and Terry George, have been nominated for the live-action shorts, Pentecost and The Shore, respectively. Pentecost is stage and film actor McDonald’s directorial debut. Shot in Dublin and Wicklow, the...


For Fall 2012, Nanette Lepore Channels Oscar Wilde

Earlier this week, Irish America had the pleasure of attending Business 100 honoree Nanette Lepore’s Fall 2012 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. We were particularly excited to see this collection since the buzz was that it had been inspired by tarot cards, dandyism and the style and attitude of one of our all-time favorite Irish writers and wits, Oscar Wilde. In the days leading up to...


The Heart of Hearts Rests in Dublin

How the remains of  Saint Valentine came to be enshrined in a Dublin church. On February 14 and in the days and weeks leading up to Valentine’s day (pre-pandemic) visitors would flock to the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street in Dublin to visit the shrine of St. Valentine. The shrine consists of a life-size statue of St. Valentine standing on an altar, below which, lies a casket...


Whitney Houston and Her Irish Duet

February 14, 2012 As the world mourns the woman and the voice that was Whitney Houston, Irish America takes a moment to smile with her memory. At a Dublin concert in 2010, Houston brought this little Irish girl up from the crowd at the O2 arena for a song. See the touching video below.   Rest in peace, Ms. Houston.   A special thanks to our facebook fan Darina Ni Chuinneagain Donnelly...


Bill Clinton, Enda Kenny and more at Invest in Ireland Forum

Ireland is open for business and the diaspora will be key in its economic recovery. Staying true to a proposal he made last October at the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin, former president Bill Clinton brought close to two dozen of America’s highest ranking CEOs and key corporate players together for a roundtable discussion on investing in Ireland, held in New York on Thursday,...