Darina Molloy provides a review of 14 books from Irish authors for our readers to enjoy. Soldier Sailor By Claire Kilroy When you consider the gap between Claire Kilroy’s last book (The Devil I Know, published in 2012) and this newest one, it definitely adds a layer to the reading experience of Soldier Sailor. The mother in the book, Soldier, is aptly named as she seems to … [Read more...] about Review of Books Fall 2023
Barry Manilow. Yes, I know, most think of him as a Jewish fellow from Brooklyn – and he is. But he’s also a quarter Irish, and due to certain circumstances in his family, that Irish share has had a disproportionate influence on his family tree. - Megan Smolenyak Name Changing Though he wouldn’t have known it, when Barry changed surnames, he was the third generation … [Read more...] about How Name Changing Hid a Heritage
Shaun Kelly won’t stop smiling. Photographer Kit DeFever asks him to put on a serious face for our cover shot but Kelly, a COO of KPMG, just can’t hold it and soon the corners of his mouth are curling up again and his eyes are sparkling behind his glasses – ever the Catholic school boy failing to repress some devilish, clever thought.
Even in the most lighthearted moment, you … [Read more...] about Wall Street 50
KPMG’s Shaun Kelly
For eighteen years, Irish America has sought out and recognized the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders in the financial sphere, and this year is no exception. The fifty honorees of 2015 are an extraordinary, inspiring, and diverse group – from standout rising stars to masterful Wall Street veterans, this year’s list is comprised of both new faces and … [Read more...] about The 2015 Wall Street 50
There is something about anniversaries that appeals to people. And it’s our 30th. If it were a wedding anniversary, pearls would be an appropriate gift.
There is something about the pearl that speaks to the story of the Irish in America.
Born out of grit, a grain of sand, an outsider makes its way into a shell and sets off a chain reaction that in time results in a precious … [Read more...] about First Word:
Our 30th Anniversary!