President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly, where he attended many high-level bilateral meetings with other world leaders. While in New York, he also participated in various other events around the city with the Irish diaspora. At the U.N., Higgins delivered Ireland’s national statement to the General Assembly and later … [Read more...] about President Higgins in the U.S.A.
Alumni of University College Cork got together at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, for a reception hosted by the president of UCC, Professor Patrick O’Shea. Graduates were updated on the exciting developments taking place at their alma mater and mingled with former classmates and faculty. ♦ … [Read more...] about UCC at NYU
New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House opened a quarter-century ago, and since then has led and witnessed tremendous changes in both nations’ cultures. Being New York, Being Irish gathers many of Ireland and Irish America’s finest writers and critical thinkers to consider and celebrate its 25th anniversary. This beautifully illustrated hardback is a wonderful recognition … [Read more...] about Being Irish, Being New York
Nearly 30 years after the bust of John Wolfe Ambrose, the Irishman who helped New York become one of the greatest sea ports in the world, was stolen from his memorial, a new bust was unveiled and rededicated on May 15, the anniversary of Ambrose’s death in 1899. The event, which was attended by Ambrose’s relatives from Ireland and the U.S., local dignitaries including Parks … [Read more...] about John Wolfe Ambrose Monument is Restored
Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Margie McHugh has build a coalition of more than 150 immigrant rights group to promote action at the local, state and federal levels on a wide range of immigration law, social service and education policy issues. This has led to new resources for legal aid to immigrants, literacy classes for adults, the expansion of New … [Read more...] about Duly Deserved