After building a $1 million memorial park last year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine, Boston’s Irish community is turning its attention toward people suffering from contemporary famines throughout the world. A proposed Irish Famine Institute that blends social activism and academic research is currently in the planning stages in Boston. OrganizersRead more..
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With over 25 years of cross-industry technology experience, James McGlennon was appointed as chief information officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2009. In an era of massive disruption and quickly evolving consumer expectations, James is responsible for transforming Liberty Mutual’s technology capability and building innovation that drives unprecedented possibility for the 107-year-old insurance company inRead more..
Ciarán Hynes is a founder and managing partner at COSIMO Ventures, a deep tech investment firm with offices in Boston, Dublin, New York, and Hong Kong. He also sits on the boards of emerging technology companies including the leading Fintech company Gecko Governance, a blockchain-based regulation and compliance platform for the funds industry and Lingar,Read more..
David Greaney is the president of Synergy Investments, a Boston-based real estate investment firm that owns and operates 25 Boston area buildings comprising approximately 3,000,000 square feet. Over 350 companies, retailers and organizations occupy space in the Synergy portfolio.A native of Limerick, David is a graduate of University College Dublin, and a Certified Public AccountantRead more..
Fenway Park, the hallowed ground of the Boston Red Sox, was taken over by Irish players wielding sticks in what has been described as the world’s fastest game played on grass, on November 18. It was the third time in four years that the Park played host to the Fenway Hurling Classic. Fans of Ireland’sRead more..
With ingenuity, a lot of talent, and a passion for cooking, Barbara Lynch rose from cooking for the priests in her Southie neighborhood to one of the top chefs and restaurateurs in the country. ℘℘℘ “Seven minutes and a world away” is how Boston chef Barbara Lynch describes the two places she has straddled inRead more..
The sport of hurling will return to Fenway Park with a doubleheader in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival on November 19. The park last hosted a hurling event in 2015, bringing to an end its absence of 61 years. The match, which featured a full-team brawl on the pitch, attracted nearly 28,000Read more..
Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh has emerged nationally as a fiery opposition voice in the early days of the Trump Administration. The day after the inauguration, Walsh gave a speech at a women’s rally on Boston Common, attended by 150,000 people. Then, when the White House targeted travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S., Walsh convenedRead more..
The Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park of the South Boston Seaport District was officially dedicated to the former mayor of Boston on November 12 in a gathering of city and state officials, tourism officials, labor activists, and local community leaders. Flynn, a lifelong Catholic who grew up in South Boston, served as mayor from 1984Read more..
The battle for the hearts and minds of the Boston Irish took a sharp turn in the aftermath of the 1916 Irish Rising. Prior to the 1916 Rising, Boston’s Irish community had maintained some equilibrium between those who favored constitutional methods of Home Rule, and those for physical force and agitation. And within this spectrum wereRead more..