Posts Tagged ‘White House’

Presidents & First Ladies of Irish Ancestry

By Carl Sferrazza Anthony There’s as much of the old sod in the White House as there is on its south lawn. The backgrounds of America’s First Families are diverse: Nancy Reagan and Lady Bird Johnson have Spanish forebears; Herbert Hoover was Swiss and Canadian; Mamie Eisenhower was part Swedish while Ike was German; MartinRead more..

“Kathy White House”

Were she alive today, the odds are that Kathy Buckley would be as well-known as celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson. Sharon Ní Chonchúir profiles the Irish woman who was head cook for three U.S. presidents. ℘℘℘ Kathy Buckley was born in Upper William Street in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was the eldest ofRead more..

White House Celebrates 45th
Anniversary of Moon Landing

“Forty-five years ago, while the world watched as one, the United States of America set foot on the moon. It was a seminal moment not just in our country’s history, but the history of all humankind,” President Obama said on July 23, as he welcomed the astronauts of Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin and Michael CollinsRead more..

White House Names
Ambassador to Ireland

The White House announced in June that the long-vacant post of ambassador to Ireland has been filled by Kevin O’Malley, a St. Louis Lawyer and political supporter of President Obama. This comes after the administration was scrutinized for leaving the position vacant for 18 months following the resignation of Dan Rooney in December 2012. O’MalleyRead more..

Ireland’s “White House”

The hottest ticket in Dublin is no longer to the Abbey Theatre. It’s a ticket to tour Áras an Uachtaráin, the sprawling white-pillared residence of the President of Ireland in Phoenix Park. Best of all, tickets are free, but available only on Saturdays on a first-come basis at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Hearing theRead more..

The First Word:
Carry On, Mr. President

Dear Editor: Re: “Thank You, Mr. President” Just because Ms. Harty got her night in the Lincoln Bedroom, we’re all supposed to admire an underachiever, a national embarrassment and a degrader of women. Is it required to be a Democrat to read Irish America? Sincerely, (Mrs.) Josephine K. Maloney Matawan, New Jersey Dear Josephine: ThankRead more..