Western European

Images like St. Patrick's Day 1867 anger the Hibernians.

Irish see red over honor for Nast

Metro Area, Western European November 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thomas Nast created the image of Santa Claus and Uncle Sam’s beard, but an Irish Catholic organization in NJ says he doesn’t belong in the state’s Hall of Fame.

Asking the Irish-American question

Culture, In the News, Western European November 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Kerry O’Shea remembers when she was a little girl ordering her school uniform and the tailor said, “Kerry O’Shea … Polish, right?” It was her first encounter with the question that dogs all “hyphenated Americans.” “Am I Irish or American? Italian or American? Indian or American?” For hyphenated Americans, identityRead More

Undocumented Irish have no trouble finding work

Economy, Immigration, In the News, New York, Western European October 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm

With immigration in the spotlight as one of the most contentious issues of the 2012 presidential race, there is renewed focus on groups like the city’s undocumented laborers. In a series of interviews, several said it’s far easier for them to work illegally in New York City than other nationalities.

Pictured with the Tanaiste on Sunday at the EIIC Noel Kilkenny, NY Consul General, Siobhan Dennehy, Carol Hanney, Eamon Gilmore, Hanora Kilkenny and David Coonan.

Irish explore new U.S. visa options

Immigration, In the News, Western European October 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Acknowledging that comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. is a longshot at best, Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore says the Irish government is exploring new options for securing a future stream of visas that would allow for legal immigration to the U.S. from Ireland.  

Irish workers rebuild Trade Center

Irish workers rebuild Trade Center

In the News, Manhattan, New York, Western European September 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

A 16-acre site the redevelopment of Ground Zero is visibly progressing as the rebirth of Lower Manhattan takes form. Molly Muldoon talks to some Irish workers who are helping shape the future of the New York skyline.
Patrick O’Shea was only 11 when the planes hit the World Trade Center SeptemberRead More