Kelly Sworn in, Remembers McCain Newly elected U.S. Senator Mark Kelly honored fellow Irish American and former senator John McCain before he officially took office in late 2020. Kelly, along with his wife (former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords) and daughter, Claire, visited the gravesite of late Arizona U.S. senator John McCain. “The family laid a wreath at McCain’s … [Read more...] about Hibernia: People
“I’m of Irish descent and in America, 100 years ago, we were refugees, my family. Irish were treated terribly in America for a period of time and not accepted, and America learned to accept all of these ideas. It’s what our country is, a country of immigrants. We have not recently done a very good job of remembering who we are.” — George Clooney, speaking to a group of Syrian … [Read more...] about First Word: Does this sound familiar?
Meanwhile, in March 2016, two celebrated English actors with strong Irish roots will team up with a trio of Hollywood legends for a movie entitled Money Monster. Directed by Oscar winner Jodie Foster, Money Monster looks to be a biting satire of our money- and celebrity-obsessed culture, which also stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The film is about an average fellow who … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Clooney on the Money
Amal Clooney (right), British international law and human right’s lawyer and wife of George Clooney, has joined the legal team representing 14 Irish men who claim to have been tortured by the British government in the 1970s. Though none of the men who subjected the 14 to “deep interrogation” techniques were ever convicted of wrongdoing, the European Court for Human Rights found … [Read more...] about Amal Clooney to Represent “Hooded Men”
The perennial leading man talks about his Irish roots, getting older, and his passion for activism. George Clooney has nothing to prove as an actor and he knows it. It’s part of what makes him such a pleasant and relaxed interview – quick with the self-effacing jokes, interested in the wider world beyond where he now sits, at home in his own skin. At 51, he is aging … [Read more...] about Serious George – An Interview With George Clooney