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
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
Pat Hume, the widow of the late SDLP leader and Nobel prize winner John Hume died on September 2nd. A former teacher, Pat worked alongside her husband throughout his career – from the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and was deeply involved in the Derry community. Her longtime friend, the author Mary Pat Kelly recalls the woman that she … [Read more...] about Pat Hume Remembered
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:30 pm EST, 7:00 pm GMT
This Saint Patrick’s Day we mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Ireland in Washington DC. We also mark the first Saint Patrick’s Day since the death of the great John Hume, Nobel Laureate, politician, architect of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.
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St. Patrick’s Day 2021
“Mr. Hume says Northern Ireland is too complicated to reduce to a Yes/No proposition,” Ted Smyth said to me. Fall 1976. I’m an Associate Producer at Good Morning America and Ted’s the Press Secretary for the Irish Embassy. We didn’t realize how young we were – Ted wasn’t 30; I was 31 and John Hume hadn’t turned 40. “But,” I said, “this would be his chance to reach millions of … [Read more...] about To Live For Ireland: Mary Pat Kelly writes about her friendship with politician and peacemaker, John Hume.