Jim O'Donnell, Citi's global head of investor sales and relationship management. Photo by Kit DeFever

Keeping the Faith: Jim O’Donnell

WALL STREET 50 KEYNOTE INTERVIEW With his strong foundation in family and faith, Citi’s Head of Investor Sales and Relationship Management inspires confidence and provides a different perspective on Wall Street. Anyone who thinks banking is a soulless profession has never met Jim O’Donnell. Raised in Seaford, Long Island, one of four children of a financial services executive and a career...

The Irish Brigade at Antieam. Their battly cry was "Faugh a Ballagh."

The First Word: Faugh A Ballagh

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner,  from Requiem for a Nun (1950) Irish America’s impact on the history of America is well established, as the articles in this issue will attest.  From titans of industry such as the silver king John Mackay, to the boxer John Morrissey, who was behind the fabled racecourse at Saratoga Springs, and on to today’s “Wall...

Jason Phelan, who found the prehistoric remains, and Eamon Kelly, Keeper of Irish antiquities at the National Museum at the Bord Na Móna Cashel bog outside of Portlaoise. Photo: Alf Harvey.

Bog Body from Laois Officially World’s Oldest

The naturally mummified body of a young adult male found in the Cúl na Móna bog in Cashel, Co. Laois is officially the oldest fleshed human remains ever discovered in the world. It dates back roughly 4,000 years, or 700 years before Egypt’s Tutankhamun. The body, discovered in 2011 by a Bord na Móna worker, was originally presumed to be that of a young Iron Age female and estimated to be...

Congressman John Larson (CT), Pete Sessions (TX), Cory Gardner (CO), Spenser Bachus (AL), Eric Paulsen (MN) Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs Pat Breen T.D, Luis Gutlerrez (IL) , Patrick Meehan (PA) , Bill Shuster (PA), Steve Scalise (LA), John Larson (CT), Mike Kelly (PA) at Leinster House.

U.S. Congressmen Visit Ireland to Discuss Undocumented

On the heels of the U.S. Senate’s passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill in June, 12 congressmen traveled to Ireland in early August to meet with Fine Gael TD Pat Breen about the estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants currently living in the United States. Breen, who is chairman of the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee, is scheduled to lead a delegation of Irish...

Rosie Hackett and Delia Larkin (front, center) with workers on the steps of Liberty Hall

Rosie Hackett’s Memorial Bridge

The nephew of trade unionist Rosie Hackett has said she would be “giggling quietly to herself” if she knew that Dublin’s newest bridge, which spans the Liffey over Marlborough Street, had been named in her honor. “She’d be slightly embarrassed about it, but she’d also be very proud,” John Gray, Rosie’s nephew, said speaking on the radio show  “Morning Ireland.” Rosie, a...