Co-Operation Ireland, a non-partisan charity dedicated to promoting peace throughout all of Northern Ireland and Ireland, held its annual dinner on March 14 at the New York Plaza. The evening highlighted the organization's 26 years of peace and reconciliation work and honored the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Paul Murphy, MP (above). ♦ … [Read more...] about Co-Operation Ireland’s Annual Dinner
Chuck Feeney has just put into practice something he had been considering for many years. He has decided that all the vast wealth he accumulated in his lifetime should be given away while he is still alive. The graying, well preserved 72-year-old New Jersey native persuaded the board of Atlantic Philanthropies, which he created two decades ago, to convert its $4 billion in … [Read more...] about One Life to Give
The inaugural Women of Concern luncheon was held at 200 Fifth Avenue Club, Manhattan on May 15. The purpose of the event was to honor and acknowledge women of accomplishment and to show solidarity with women of the developing world. Paula Zahn of CNN was the master of ceremonies and Kathleen Naughton, president of Time Inc., was honored. Naughton, whose parents are Irish-born, … [Read more...] about Women of Concern Lunch
Although they are more accustomed to runways and photo studios than microphones and podiums, Irish supermodels Jane Bradbury and Caitríona Balfe are both leading the way in fighting for causes they believe in.
Caitríona Balfe is strongly opposed to the war in Iraq and is spearheading the anti-war movement in the fashion industry. When Irish America spoke to her, she was busy … [Read more...] about Model Behavior
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Celebrities have handed over their purses, literally, in aid of a good cause. In January, Concern Worldwide held an auction to raise money for its work assisting the impoverished in developing parts of the world. Isabella Rossellini, Barbara Walters, and Marian Keyes were a few of the names who donated their handbags to be auctioned. But the men weren't left out in the cold. … [Read more...] about Celebrities Hand Over Purses