Landmarks Won't Go Green This Year As towns and cities across Ireland and the world prepare to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Tourism Ireland announced that it would not carry out its annual Global Greening initiative out of respect for the situation in Ukraine. The initiative began in 2010 with the lighting of Sydney Opera House to mark the 200th anniversary of the reception of … [Read more...] about News Roundup March 12, 2022
Waterford's Crystal Ball to Cap the Celebration of the Century To commemorate the 100-day countdown until the millennium the Times Square Business Improvement District President Brendan Sexton and Countdown Entertainment President Jeffrey Strauss unveiled the new Times Square New Year's Eve Ball in the Bronx, NY on September 23. Created by Waterford Crystal, the new ball will … [Read more...] about Hibernia Happenings
It worked for Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton may have had this in mind when she selected an Irish Catholic senator – which is also current vice president Joe Biden’s background – to be her running mate. In July, Clinton selected former Virginia governor and current U.S. senator Tim Kaine, 58, as her vice presidential choice. Kaine has Irish roots in Longford and Kilkenny and all … [Read more...] about Kaine’s Strong Irish Roots
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s role in the Irish peace process is often underestimated but there were few people more important.
In retrospect it all seems so obvious. Once an American president focused on Ireland, there would be an immediate concerted effort to find a way to end Europe’s long-running war.
After decades of war the American intervention was decisive, a fact admitted … [Read more...] about When It Comes to Irish Peace,
Hillary and History Rhyme
Our cover story on Hillary Clinton reminds us of her role in the Irish peace process – particularly her involvement in bringing women into the discussion and throwing a light on the role they played in their communities – work that was often under-recognized. Closer to home she taught me a lesson that opened my eyes to the fact that when it comes to giving women their due, we … [Read more...] about First Word: What I Learned from Hillary