Peter O’Toole
1932 – 2013

Peter O’Toole, the actor who rose to international fame nearly overnight as T.E. Lawrence in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, died December 14th in a London hospital. His daughter, the actress Kate O’Toole, said in a statement that he had been ill for some time. He was 81 years old. He was 6 foot 2 inches with sandy blonde hair, eyes like a hurricane, and a jaw like a rocks glass—the...

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in Philomena

The 2014 Golden Globe Nominations are in

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning, with 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle leading the pack, earning seven nominations each. 12 Years a Slave, an early front runner this awards season, has topped many critics’ best of the year list, earning rave reviews for its powerful depiction of slavery and its exquisite direction, acting, and cinematography. Director Steve...

Michael J. Dowling and Mario Cuomo at the 2013 Irish America Business 100 awards luncheon. Photo by Nuala Purcell

“We Are All Immigrants”
The 2013 Business 100 Awards

The resounding and proud sentiment of the 2013 Irish America Business 100 awards luncheon, as it cropped up throughout conversations and in speeches, was best expressed by the keynote speaker Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System. “We are all immigrants,” the son of Kockaderry, West Limerick declared before a crowd of close to 200 Irish and...

Nelson Mandela, 1918 – 2013

Remembering Mandela, in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Following the news of the death of the great South African leader Nelson Mandela at 95 years of age on Thursday, there has been an outpouring of grief and tributes from around the world. A number of reflections on the human rights hero have come from leaders of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Former president Mary Robinson, who worked closely with Mandela as one of the Elders, the organization of...


Celebrating the 2013 Irish America Business 100

The 2013 Irish America Business 100  Featuring Keynote Speaker Michael J. Dowling, CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System The top Irish-American and Irish-born leaders of the business world will be celebrated in New York on Thursday, December 5th, at the annual Irish America magazine Business 100 awards luncheon, the premier networking event for the Irish in corporate America. Michael J....