The Wars of Dagger John

The Irish American Cultural Institute of New Jersey cordially invites you to a LIVE and FREE online presentation of a new reading from this riveting play, previously presented at the Sheen Center Theater in New York. It “explores themes of race and moral ambiguity in the context of the Civil War as it affected New York’s Irish Community.”  The Zoom virtual performance features Jarlath...


Extraordinary, really

By Terry Golway Here’s the thing about Pete Hamill – he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. And there are countless journalists now of a certain age who will tell you the same thing – they worshipped the guy, maybe got into the business because of his columns in the Daily News, and when they met him for the first time, he greeted you like an old friend. Extraordinary,...


Irish Americans and Civil Rights: Two Uncompromising Lives Remembered

By Tom Deignan Constance Curry Constance Curry, civil rights ally and author.Photo Emory University As the U.S. struggles to reconcile its ideals of equality with a horrific legacy of racial oppression, the lives of John McNamara and Constance Curry – uncompromising Irish Americans, both of whom died this summer – teach us valuable lessons about race, struggle and...


Regis Philbin Buried at Notre Dame

Television host Regis Philbin was buried on Wednesday at the University of Notre Dame’s Cedar Grove Cemetery after a private service at the school’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The TV host graduated from the northern Indiana Catholic school in 1953, and was an enthusiastic alum who often returned to the South Bend campus for football games, pep rallies, banquets, concerts and other...


History’s Heroes Not Always Set in Stone

By Deaglán de Bréadún A petition is circulating to have a statue of Jack Charlton installed at the Aviva Stadium (I still think of it as Lansdowne Road) in Dublin. There are moves also to have a statue put up in his native village of Ashington in Northumberland. As far back as 1994, a statue in his honour was put on display at Cork Airport which shows him in fishing rather than...