Irish America: the reboot

Can a new breed of upwardly mobile immigrants keep the green flame glowing in America?

13th December, 2015
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Participants fly Irish and Dublin flags in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade, earlier this year Getty

“Since Irish America for some time has not been replenished by substantial new immigration from Ireland, the ancestral ties with Ireland are growing more distant.” –

From ‘Ireland and America: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Context’, a five-year review by the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC

US senator George Mitchell’s voice carried slowly and gently across the ballroom of a Manhattan hotel last May. “My father was born in...

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