Gerry Regan's Blog Posts Tagged 'News' (16)

Podcasting the Dot-Irish Experience Worldwide

We have no doubt that the word "Irish" in anyone's domain name, particularly as a TLD (top level domain, that is, 'behind' the dot) helps a marketer (and any devotee of the Irish experience) tap the passion that underscores the Irish experience…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 31, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

'The Rising' Is Centerpiece at Irish Consul's Residence

New York -- Dozens of individuals filled the terrace at the Irish Consul General's quarters in Manhattan's East Side on May 28 to learn more about "The Rising," a film project led by film producer Kevin McCann, head of Ireland-based Maccana Teoranta. Irish Consul General Barbara Jones served as host for the reception, which featured spectacular views of…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:40pm — No Comments

A ‘Wild West’ Tour -- Imprinted in the Heart

You won’t forget your first time.”

We’ve incorporated that aphorism in our ongoing travel initiative and contest, titled “The ‘Wild West’ of Ireland,” now in Day 12 of 25. According to one recent visitor to the ‘Wild West,’…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Long List of Suspects in July 4 Bombing Includes IRA

Was it the IRA who created the bomb that killed two detectives outside the New York World Fair's British Pavilion 75 years ago today?

Or was it a German agent or Nazi sympathizer? Or…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Not Too Frigid To Hear the Story of The Irish in 'Da Big Easy'

New York -- About 20 stalwarts, including three members of The Wild Geese, trekked to American Irish Historical Society last night in near sub-zero temperatures for a presentation on "…

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Added by Gerry Regan on January 8, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Beer, Strikebreaking, Exquisite Furniture: How Work Came to Define This Irish-American Family's History

Thoughts of labor this holiday, however modest in its aspirations, invite me to contemplate the role of work in both defining and coloring the lives of my family.



My grandfather Ray Regan was born in Harlem, in upper…

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Added by Gerry Regan on September 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': St. Patrick's 'Old' Cathedral -- Both Heart and Home

There are many Irish 'spots' in New York City that intrigue me, but perhaps none more so than St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The edifice, today a parish church, is at turns historic, memorable, symbolic, poignant,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 8, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Nelson Mandela, Model of Reconciliation in World of Conflict

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has drawn quite a bit of attention at The Wild Geese, and not only within the past 24 hours since this legendary leader's passing.

Here are some of the tributes members have posted:

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

Use of Poison Gas in the Middle East Is Not New

New York -- With Western powers, most notably the United States, Britain and France, weighing how best to punish the Syrian government for its alleged use of poison gas on its own restive civilians, we recalled a story we produced a decade ago, in the run-up to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq by a primarily Anglo-American…

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Added by Gerry Regan on August 29, 2013 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

'Barley' Writer Paul Laverty Brands CIA 'Terrorist Organization'

Sixteen Films screenwriter Paul Laverty (pictured at left) has called out CIA chief John Brennan, seeking an apology from him "for all the misery and murder that the institution has caused around the world." The former human rights lawyer was speaking in Effernagh, County Leitrim, at an August 16 commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Irish government's expulsion of…

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Added by Gerry Regan on August 24, 2013 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

Wild Geese in West Virginia, And Who's Hanging Out Most

From the Desk of the Executive Producer

New York -- We noticed in today's Google Analytics the following:

For the previous 30 days, the 5,737 visitors to The Wild Geese typically spend 4 minutes and 50 seconds in our community, while the 1,360 visitors from Ireland lingered 27 seconds longer, about 9 percent more. Meanwhile, those stopping…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Edmund Sullivan, Popular Painter of Irish Landscapes, Dies at 72

Landscape artist Edmund Sullivan, whose work since 1976 focused on Ireland, died Friday after a lengthy illness. He was buried Saturday in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York, after a funeral mass at Church of the Annunciation, in nearby…

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Added by Gerry Regan on June 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Supreme Court Rules Against Belfast Project Plea

There's been an update on the Boston College (Belfast) Oral History Project. Here's the latest from former project director Ed Moloney, sent out to subscribers to his blog yesterday (Tuesday):

The US Supreme Court today rejected a request from lawyers acting on…

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

But For the Grace of God ... The Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

I am reprising this April 26, 2013, post to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of this, the modern-day 'Troubles' deadliest atrocity. Feel free to comment on the day's significance in WG's Forum.

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Gaels Looking Forward to Warmer Weather

New York -- Today I once again had the pleasure of communing with several dozen gathered at the Irish Consulate’s monthly and public “First Friday Business Breakfast.” Imbibing orange…

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Liam Neeson packs New York's tribute to Irish heritage

New York -- Actor Liam Neeson helped draw an overflow crowd to New York’s City Hall last night as he became the seventh recipient of the City Council’s Thomas Manton Irish Man of the Year Award. Previous recipients include Senators Ted Kennedy and George Mitchell, city sanitation worker and Gaeilge instructor Ed…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

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