Following my Moral Compass

Gen. Martin Dempsey, who served as the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, writes about earning the trust of the soldiers under his command and remembering those who lost their lives in the line of duty. ℘℘℘ In writing about leadership, I’ve described some of the things I keep on my desk to remind me what’s really important: a walnut box filled with the pictures of my fallen...


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FICTION Every Breath You Take By Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke Every Breath You Take, by Mary Higgins Clark. The latest thriller and newest undertaking in the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark, co-authored with Alafair Burke, shows that the author’s talent for weaving an intense, fast-paced suspense story has not diminished in the slightest over the course of her career. The...


Bridgewater Associates’ Eileen Murray to Deliver Keynote at Irish America Wall Street 50

Irish America Magazine will welcome Eileen K. Murray, Co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, as keynote speaker at the 21st Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner, taking place on Wednesday, September 26th at the New York Yacht Club. Ms. Murray has over two decades of Wall Street experience, having held senior leadership roles at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse...


The Boyne and Aughrim

How the Battle of the Boyne, celebrated annually on July 12 in Northern Ireland by Ulster loyalist marching bands, and the Battle of Aughrim changed Ireland’s religious and political infrastructure so much that we still see its effects over 330 years later.     On July 1, 1690, in Oldbridge, County Meath, the Battle of the Boyne took place between William of Orange, the recently crowned...


Cyprus Avenue’s Stroll Off-Broadway

David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue opened for its debut in North America at the Public Theater in New York City on June 25th. Starring Stephen Rea, the play is a discomfiting cross between cathartic and alienating, summoning painful notes of recognition along with a worrisome awareness that everything in this world is just slightly, tragically, off-kilter. Directed by Vicky Featherstone, the...