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Grace Kelly
Princess

“Because I am pessimistic, I always expect the worst. When it doesn’t happen, I have a nice surprise.” She was known for her icy cool blond poise and her ladylike charm, and when she marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, it was seen the world over as a fairytale match — the prince had found his beautiful princess. Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco...

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John B. Kelly:
An American Champion

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games draw to a close we share the story of John B. Kelly, the last American man to win a gold medal for the Men’s single skull. For many Irish Americans, particularly in the early years of the century when Ireland was deprived of her own national identity, Olympic victory meant honor not just for themselves and the United States, but for the Irish people...

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President Mary McAleese’s Address to 9/11 Heroes

March 14 2002/New York Plaza Hotel: President Mary McAleese addresses the audience at Irish America’s salute to the heroes of 9/11. Irish America honored the heroes and victims of  9/11 at its annual Top 100 event held on March 14, 2002 at The Plaza Hotel, New York City. The honorees came from every segment of the community – firefighters and police officers, ironworkers...

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Playing the President

Brendan Gleeson as Trump on Showtime, and Martin Sheen’s West Wing Reunion on HBO Max. Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is widely acknowledged as one of the finest, most versatile performers of his generation. But it’s a safe bet that roughly half of his audience is not going to like him in his latest role. That’s because Gleeson is slated to play the most polarizing political figure of the...

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Keeping Children Safe

As a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sean O’Leary talks about the impact of coronavirus on school openings. In this interview with Tom Deignan, he also talks about his heritage and the traditions that helped shaped his identity. Dr. Sean O’Leary has vivid memories of lively family reunions from his youth, which took place in lesser-known Irish...

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