Caroline Kennedy was sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to Japan during a private ceremony in Secretary of State John Kerry’s State Department offices on November 12. The swearing-in was followed by a tea ceremony and reception at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae. The appointment marks Kennedy’s first official diplomatic endeavor, though she has long … [Read more...] about Caroline Kennedy Is Now Madam Ambassador
December January 2014 Issue
With the launch of his first game, Alien Ball Vs. Humans, in February 2012, Jordan Casey became Ireland’s youngest app developer and one of the youngest tech entrepreneurs in Europe. All of 12-years-old at the time of the game’s release, Casey, who lives in Waterford, had been teaching himself code for three years already – initially unbeknownst to his parents, Clyde and … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Youngest Tech Entrepreneur: Jordan Casey
Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, talks about her own experiences as a traveler and the joys of drawing visitors to one of the most welcoming places in the world.
When was the first time you were a tourist?
It’s hard to say. We always traveled as a family when I was growing up. My mother in particular was a big advocate of travel as a great form of … [Read more...] about Céad Mile Fáilte:
A hundred years ago, The Lock-Out caused great turmoil in Dublin. It marked the beginnings of an organized labor movement in Ireland, and had a huge influence on the emerging Irish state. It’s a time for reflection in Ireland. A time to look at events that formed the foundation of our republic 100 years ago, and how the impact of those events continues to reverberate today. I … [Read more...] about Reflecting on the Lock-Out
As we mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination Michael Quinlin reflects on Kennedy’s vision, his desire for a united Ireland, his love of poetry, and what his presidency meant to Irish Boston. President Kennedy’s thousand days in office marked an epoch in the Boston Irish story. One man stepping forth from a marginalized community that had struggled … [Read more...] about A Thousand Days of Grace