Il Papa Meets Il Bono “Holy Father, this is Mr. Bono — he’s a pop singer.” With these words the U2 lead singer was introduced to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in September. Bono and former Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof met with the pope as part of a campaign the two celebritiesRead more..
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Acting legend Liam Neeson is the first to plant a grove of trees to honor his departed family with Irish Heritage Tree. Irish Heritage Tree is for those who wish to remember, give a gift, or celebrate loved ones and their heritage by planting trees on Irish soil in their name. “I am delighted myRead more..
BUCKLE UP FOR BUCKLEY We may look back on 2019 as the moment the entertainment industry was conquered by Kerry native Jessie Buckley. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine touted the Irish singer-actress on its annual list of “Thirty Under 30” personalities who are about to have a major impact on their various fields. In May,Read more..
As always, there is plenty of news on the Liam Neeson front. Look for the hunk from Ballymena in February 2019 in the action thriller Cold Pursuit, alongside Laura Dern and Emmy Rossum. Then, when things warm up in the summer, Neeson will appear in the latest entry in the Men in Black franchise, simplyRead more..
In November, Liam Neeson and Colin Farrell will team up with Irish American writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) in a crime thriller loaded with talent. Entitled Widows, the film features Neeson as one of a quartet of thieves who are killed in the middle of a heist. Their widows (among them Oscar winner Viola Davis)Read more..
Ten members of the global Irish diaspora, including Irish America’s own editor-in-chief Patricia Harty, received Ireland’s top honor for civilians living abroad for service to the Republic of Ireland. The ceremony, held November 30 at Áras an Uachraráin, the official residence of the president of Ireland. In addition to Patricia Harty, three other U.S. residentsRead more..
As if there weren’t enough references these days to former president Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the impeachment process… This September, as movie studios begin releasing their “serious” prestige films in the hopes of garnering Oscar buzz, Liam Neeson will play one of the most elusive characters in American political history. His name was Mark Felt,Read more..
Lots of Irish talent looks to be coming together for an upcoming movie about an iconic American detective. Liam Neeson (right) will reportedly portray novelist Raymond Chandler’s famous private investigator Philip Marlowe, in a film based on a script by Irish American William Monahan. Monahan wrote the Martin Scorsese Boston Irish mob flick The Departed,Read more..
How the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising was commemorated throughout the U.S. ℘℘℘ NEW YORK CITY Of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, five traveled to New York to seek assistance from the long-established republican Irish American community there, including Tom Clarke, who became an American citizen in Brooklyn in 1883, and JohnRead more..
Also opening around Christmas will be not one, but two flicks featuring Liam Neeson. First, there is Martin Scorsese’s latest film, the religious epic Silence, which stars Neeson, as well as Northern Irish veteran of stage and screen Ciaran Hinds. The film is set centuries ago in Japan, and also stars Andrew Garfield and AdamRead more..