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Irish Immigrants

In Like Quinn

Rob Taub | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Rob Taub

Sherlock Holmes once said: "You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear." Colin Quinn not only observes people and their cultural idiosyncrasies, he describes them with remarkably keen wit and empathy in his hilarious new one-man show.

10,000 Irish Immigrants Want Immigration Reform

ThinkProgress | Posted 07.12.2013 | Latino Voices

Latinos are indisputably the most visible faces of the current immigration debate; after all, the vast majority of undocumented immigrants in the U.S....

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Tells a Story

Kalia N. Baker | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Kalia N. Baker

Whether it was the famine or political and religious persecution that brought these Irish families to America, as described on the tour, they were met with much discrimination -- one of which is reflected in their housing and economic opportunity.

Orphan Heirloom Rescue: 1870 Diary of an Irish Immigrant

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books
Megan Smolenyak

A few weeks ago, I invited readers to send their orphan heirlooms home. By this, I mean returning family treasures to descendants of their original ow...

Ireland's Economic Crisis Wreaks Havoc On Sports Teams

Wall Street Journal | JOELLEN PERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A key gauge of Ireland's economic health isn't found in the island nation's business districts or trading floors, but on the football fields of the ru...