In April, the Washington D.C. statue of Robert Emmet, the first of its kind and the model for several identical copies by Irish sculptor Jerome Connor, was rededicated in a national park currently designated as “reservation 302” by Irish Ambassador Anne Anderson. The ceremony marked the concurrent centenaries of the Easter Rising, the formation of the National Park … [Read more...] about Washington, D.C. Robert Emmet Statue Rededicated
Welcome to the 1916 Centenary issue of Irish America. This special issue of Irish America is dedicated to the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Its aim is two-fold: to highlight and investigate the key individuals and movements, both American and Irish, who had a hand in the planning, execution, and aftermath of the Rising, and to showcase underrepresented aspects of the … [Read more...] about 1916 – 2016: The Centenary
“No New York. No America. No Easter Rising. It’s simple as that.” – Director of Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, J.J. Lee While editing the articles in this issue, I was struck by two related observations: without the Irish in America the 1916 Rising would not have happened; and Britain sealed its fate by implementing its terror policies, and allowing a famine that forced … [Read more...] about First Word: “Two Hearts Beat as One”
Ireland and the U.S. are now connected through a brand new $300 million transatlantic fiber-optic cable that went live on January 31. Aqua Comms, the Irish based company behind the America Europe Connect (AEConnect) system, put the final splice in the cable in November of last year, making AEConnect the first and only dedicated modern subsea fiber-optic cable system running … [Read more...] about First Trans-Atlantic Fiber-Optic
Cable Connects Ireland and US
Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, the largest political party in the Northern Ireland Assembly, officially began her tenure as First Minister of Northern Ireland in January, making her the youngest person, at 45, and the first woman to fill that position.
Foster has represented Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the Northern Ireland Assembly … [Read more...] about Arlene Foster is N.I.’s
First Female First Minister