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Irish Fest Milwaukee

  • Community needs more ambition: Lyons

    Siobhan Lyons has been executive director of the Irish Immigration Center for five years.   By Peter McDermott Siobhan Lyons has a problem. It’s one, though, that is testament to her success as executive director of the Irish Immigration Center of Philadelphia. “We are working beyond our capacity,” said the Dubliner, who is marking five […]

  • Remembering my hero, five years on

    By Edward McCann Frank McCourt peering out from the front door of Leamy’s School on a visit to Limerick City in the summer of 1997. PHOTOCALL My hero Frank McCourt died five years ago this week, an event that prompted sorrow mixed with the guilty suspicion that I wasn’t really entitled to any. We were […]

  • Remembering a father and his son

        By Áine Ní Shionnaigh This week marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of John F. Kennedy Junior, only son of President John F. Kennedy. JFK Jr. perished when the light aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Also on board the flight to Martha’s Vineyard was his wife and […]

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Honoring Irish America’s Labor Legacy

The contribution of the Irish in America to the cause of labor has been nothing less than immense. Indeed, it could be argued that the American labor movement would not exist at all in its current form without the efforts of the standout Irish men and women through the years, both immigrant arrivals in mind that the Irish Echo is hosting an event November 7th at The Edison Ballroom. This year we will be honoring 100 Irish-American men and women in today’s labor movement, while at the same time reflecting on the work of those historical giants who paved the way to labor’s central role in  contemporary American life.


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