If you missed Irish actor Gabriel Byrne’s critically acclaimed performance in Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten on Broadway last spring, take heart, soon you’ll be able to catch him on a TV near you. This October he’ll be starring in the new ABC sitcom The Madigan Men, about a divorced Irish architect livingRead more..
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Irish-American heartthrob Mel Gibson is rumored to be “very interested” in Wolfgang Peterson’s newest undertaking. The director of The Perfect Storm has now set his sights on another nautical adventure – the story of Irish-born Sir Ernest Shackleton and the ill-fated Endurance expedition to Antarctica. Another tale of man vs. nature, with another Irish-American hunkRead more..
Irish-American journalist (and Top 100 2000 honoree) Katherine Boo won the Pulitzer gold medal for public service for her two-part series describing abuse, sometimes lethal, of mentally handicapped residents of group homes in the District of Columbia. Boo spent 13 months reporting after a visit to a group home revealed residents sitting in complete darknessRead more..
Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 bestselling suspense writer in the U.S., recently signed a record-breaking contract with Simon & Schuster, making her the highest-paid female author in the world. Simon & Schuster also released all of her titles as electronic books as part of their celebration of Higgins Clark’s 25th anniversary with the publishing house.Read more..
Novelist Emer Martin, author of More Bread or I’ll Appear, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship which honors men and women who have demonstrated an exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or creative ability in the arts. A native of Dublin, Martin completed her most recent novel while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Hunter College. She wasRead more..
Denis O’Brien, chairman and chief executive officer of Esat Telecom Group, has made a IR£3 million donation to Smurfit School of Business, UCD, to help upgrade the school’s Internet and Intranet resources. O’Brien, who has been on the board of the school since 1998, is hopeful the school will become a world leader in educatingRead more..