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John Saunders

John Saunders is president and CEO of public relations giant FleishmanHillard and was Irish America’s 2016 Business 100 keynote speaker. Other more recent speaking engagements included Web Summit in Lisbon, annual Leadership Lecture at Dublin City University, Collision in Toronto and he was recently honored at the first Douglas Hyde Foundation Awards in New York.Read more..

Ireland: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit

℘℘℘ Tourism Ireland’s Executive Vice President, North America & Australia / NZ Alison Metcalfe, explains why Ireland is a unique travel destination, offering beautiful landscapes, a wealth of things to see and do, and a host of special events coming up in 2020. What’s the outlook for tourism from the US to Ireland – you’veRead more..

Aidan Kehoe

Aidan Kehoe is co-founder, CEO, and board member of SKOUT Cybersecurity. He has been actively involved in all aspects of the firm’s development and expansion since its founding in 2012. At SKOUT, Aidan has built a team that delivers the highest level of cyber security technology and service, making cyber security accessible to all companies.Read more..

Irish American of the Year: Michael Flatley

For what he has done for the world of Irish dance, Irish America is proud to honor Michael Flatley as our Irish American of the Year. Flatley talked to Debbie McGoldrick about his extraordinary journey and what’s next on the cards. ℘℘℘ It’s hard to remember the days when Irish stepdancing wasn’t in vogue, whenRead more..

The Irish as Playful Souls

The old St. Patrick’s Day quip about there being two kinds of people – those who are Irish and those who wish they were – turns out to be not so far from wrong. The research my colleague Michael Hout has carried out shows that there are a lot more Americans claiming to be IrishRead more..

Roots: The Curran Clan

The surname Curran is common in all four provinces in Ireland, but especially in County Donegal and throughout Ulster. The name is also prevalent in the south of Ireland, appearing many times in the County Tipperary Hearth Money Rolls of 1665-7. Currans showed up frequently as Waterford residents in the census of 1659. The 1901Read more..

Hibernia: A Ship Apart –
The Jeanie Johnston

It’s human nature to look for inspiring stories in larger narratives of suffering and tragedy, whether it’s the one about the band aboard the Titanic playing to the bitter end or the story of Oskar Schindler scheming to save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. And so it is with the ship Jeanie Johnston,Read more..

From the Emerald Isle
to the Copper Mines

A historical look at the Irish of Butte, Montana. ℘℘℘ Marcus Daly, who became one of the richest men in the West, was born in 1841, in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan, the youngest of 11 children of a farm family. At 15 he arrived in New York City with very little money and limited education. ItRead more..