"I'm not giving up. I'm going to stand by you and rise up. That's what we did and continue to do to beat this silent enemy: Covid."~ Lisa Kennedy, Northwell Nurse Choir We have showcased some terrific honorees over the years, but none more inspiring than those medical professionals profiled in this issue. The honorees on this list persevered through the toughest of times to … [Read more...] about The First Word: “I Will Fight For You”
Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason talks to Patricia Harty about her pride in her hometown, her career; the hard reality of work on the U.N. Security Council; and her new role as Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States. At the time of our interview in July 2022, Geraldine Byrne Nason is winding down her role as Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.N., reflecting on her life … [Read more...] about A Most Remarkable Ambassador
President Clinton's Economic Advisor to Ireland When Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell announced he would not seek re-election it came as a surprise to many, not least his Maine constituents who had given him 80 percent of the votes in the 1988 election. When the 61-year-old senator then turned down a Supreme Court nomination to the great disappointment of the President, … [Read more...] about George Mitchell’s Mandate
The animlas say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise
Were all at prayers inside the oratory
a ship appeared above them in the air.
The anchor dragged along behind so deep
It hooked itself into the altar rails
An then, as the big hull rocked to a standstill.
A crewman shinned and grappled down a rope
And struggled to release it. But in vain.
'This man can't bear … [Read more...] about Seamus Heaney
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
“Just give me your hand in a gesture of peace / Just give me your hand and all troubles will cease / The strong and the weak, both the rich and the poor / All peoples and creeds, let’s meet their needs.” Words from the Irish song “Tabhair Dom Do Lámh,” which translates to English as “Give me your Hand.” Congratulations to our Business 100 honorees and our Keynote speaker … [Read more...] about The First Word: Tabhair Dom Do Lámh