Paul Boskind:
A Man and His Castle

Paul Boskind, Ph.D. is a psychologist, chief executive officer, national LGBTQ activist, philanthropist, and Tony Award-winning producer and owner of a castle in Ireland. ℘℘℘ Paul Boskind couldn’t have picked a better time to visit Ireland. As he checked into the Fitzwilliam Hotel, the desk clerk warned, “It’s going to be crazy here tomorrow.  It’s the parade.” ...

The Band performing at Sellersville Theatre where they'll be again in January.

We Banjo 3

A band from Galway plays a blend of traditional Irish, old-time, and bluegrass music they call Celtgrass. ℘℘℘ The banjo has a long, contested, and even controversial history. Musicologists now generally agree that an early form of the instrument was first brought to America by enslaved people from west Africa. It was possibly an akonting, a three-stringed instrument with a long...


First Word:
The Dreamer of Dreams

“We are the music makers / And we are the dreamers of dreams, / Wandering by lone sea-breakers, / And sitting by desolate streams; / World-losers and world-forsakers, / On whom the pale moon gleams: / Yet we are the movers and shakers / Of the world for ever, it seems. – “The Music Makers” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy Welcome to our annual Business 100 issue. Congratulations to all...


An Tánaiste Opens Georgia  Southern University Facility in Wexford

℘℘℘ Georgia Southern University is the first public university in the United States to open an outreach learning facility in Ireland. On November 20, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney officially opened the Georgia Southern Global Hub – Ireland in Wexford Town.There is a strong historic connection between Wexford and Savannah, with a large percentage of the...


Fintech Couple Win Major Awards & Sell Company

℘℘℘ On November 13, the Financial Times named Prepaid Financial Services’ Valerie Moran as one of the Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in Technology. One day later, European CEO magazine named Noel Moran as the first-ever double winner of the European Entrepreneur of the Year award. Noel and Valerie Moran came up with the idea for their financial services company, Prepaid...