℘℘℘ Ireland is a tale of two countries. While the economy is booming, the country is also facing the worst homelessness crisis in living memory, according to one of its leading homeless charities, Focus Ireland.There is now a record total of 9,689 people homeless, a number that includes more than 4,000 children.“The worrying thing aboutRead more..
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In his April 28th Spring Economic Statement speech, Finance Minister Michael Noonan T.D. announced that Ireland currently has the fastest growing economy in Europe. He said that 95,000 new jobs have been created since 2012, with a record 20,000 being created last year. The jobs are being created across a number of sectors including medicalRead more..
ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced a new global innovation hub which will create 200 new jobs in Ireland. The hub will foster the development of new technologies and clinical trial processes that will enable faster access to large volumes of clinical dataRead more..
Ireland has been ranked as the most globalized nation in the West and the world’s third most globalized economy in terms of GDP according to the annual globalization index published by accounting giant Ernst and Young. A collaboration between Ernst and Young and the Economic Intelligence Unit, the index examines 60 countries – specifically, theirRead more..
Ireland is open for business and the diaspora will be key in its economic recovery. Staying true to a proposal he made last October at the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin, former president Bill Clinton brought close to two dozen of America’s highest ranking CEOs and key corporate players together for a roundtableRead more..
On his recent trip to New York, between visiting Ground Zero and being welcomed at an Irish American community reception, Ireland’s new Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, spoke with Patricia Harty about the changes taking place in the Irish government. Until the recent election one party, Fianna Fáil, had been in power for fourteen years. What’sRead more..
Excerpts from Bill Clinton’s address at the 2011 Irish America Hall of Fame celebration. “Most of us go back to Ireland and feel immediately at home in a way that’s impossible to describe. Most of us feel an inexpressible pride, not only in our roots, but in the fact of the peace and the factRead more..
Over 400 delegates attended the second annual U.S.-Ireland Forum hosted at University College Dublin in early November, which was yet another extraordinary success. The delegates were drawn from Irish politics, business, students, academics and ordinary members of the public. The topics ranged from the role of America in the Obama era to how deep theRead more..
The inaugural U.S.-Ireland Forum was held in New York on November 7 and 8. Irish America magazine, together with The American Ireland Fund, University College Dublin, and the Irish Government co-hosted the event at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel. Over the two days some of the finest Irish and Irish-American minds came together to discuss theRead more..
The U.S.-Ireland Forum got off to a good start when Dr. Hugh Brady, President of University College Dublin, announced that funding had been obtained to assist the university in establishing an International Center to support the global Irish family. This was his address: Today there is unprecedented interest in the Irish and the Irish Diaspora,Read more..