Guinness Saved Ireland

On 17 March, in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, many a pint of Guinness will be sunk. But, as they clasp their ‘pint of plain’, few revellers will appreciate the extent to which Ireland owes its very survival as a sovereign state to the Black Stuff. Seventy years ago – February 1944 – and it is at last clear that the Allies are going to win the Second World War (1939-45). In...


Celebrating the 2014 Irish America Hall of Fame

Irish America celebrated the induction of the 2014 honorees to the Irish America Hall of Fame Wednesday, March 12 at the Metropolitan Club in New York. Inducted at the Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon were talk-show hosts Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews; Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley; Famine scholar Christine Kinealy; businessmen and champions for Ireland Andrew McKenna (chairman of the...