Comeback Katie Wins in Madison Square Garden Saturday 30 April saw midtown Manhattan painted green after Ireland’s own Katie Taylor beat Amanda Serrano in what has been described as the “biggest women’s fight of all time”. The fight, billed as 'For History', was the first women’s boxing match to headline Madison Square Garden and has since been dubbed the fight of the … [Read more...] about News Roundup May 7, 2022
Looking back at Irish America’s premier issue we see that it set the tone for what was to come: a thorough investigation into what it means to be Irish American. Thirty-five years later, we are still answering that question and still pondering the answers. Enjoy these quotes compiled over 35 years. -The Irish America Team 1986 Tip O'Neill “Growing up as a youngster in … [Read more...] about 35 Years: 1985-2020
Documents reveal the British thinking in relation to the IRA ceasefire, the Adams visa, the MacBride Principles, and appointment of Mitchell as special envoy. By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher Newly released files in Northern Ireland show the underground war the British waged to stop the Gerry Adams U.S. visa in 1994 and prevent a special U.S. envoy to the North, the job … [Read more...] about New Files Reveal Secret British Battle to Defeat Irish America
It's Christmas Eve and the Brew and Burger on 47th Street where I work is crowded with last-minute shoppers and tired children brought in from the boroughs and New Jersey to see the tree at Rockefeller Center by irritated parents and young nannies with short skirts who look at their watches anxiously. I'm 21 years old, just out from Ireland a couple of months and homesick. For … [Read more...] about The First Word: At Home in America
By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher
Irish America and President Joe Biden urgently need to reach out to unionism and loyalism in Northern Ireland to help bring political stability and repeat the success of the Clinton/Irish-America axis from the early 1990s.
In the throes of the Brexit crisis, Biden is the one outside player who could make a profound difference, just as Bill Clinton … [Read more...] about Why Biden Should Appoint a
U.S. Envoy to Northern Ireland