There’s no doubting where Stella O’Leary‘s political loyalties lie. As president of the political action committee Irish American Democrats, she visited Atlanta Oct.18 to promote Hillary Clinton‘s bid for the presidency, but her loyalty goes far beyond the current political campaign. “Few would take issue with the statement that there would not be peace in Read more
It’s generally accepted that the European Union is facing some of the toughest tests ever to its unity, as an influx of refugees, security concerns and deepening discontent with the political class have led to the rise of nationalist parties and contributed to the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the bloc. But for Read more
Even before Georgia Tech beat Boston College 17-14 in their college football contest in Dublin, Atlanta had already scored major victories this weekend in Ireland. A local craft brewery had sent its finest beer across the pond, and the seemingly unorthodox location for the football matchup had provided an occasion for reflection on the Read more
Enterprise Ireland, the country’s organization responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises, is encouraging early-stage startups willing to relocate to Ireland to compete for an investment of approximately $56,000. The agency recently launched a Competitive Start Fund aimed to support entrepreneurs currently overseas but who are willing to relocate to Ireland to grow “their business Read more
The land that gave the world Guinness is soon to be flowing with one of Atlanta’s most famous hometown brews. Sweetwater Brewing Co. is readying its 420 IPA, Georgia Brown, Blue and Hash Session beers to be distributed in Ireland just in time for the arrival of another hometown favorite: Georgia Tech, whose football team plays Read more
The Cork, Ireland-based Voxpro Group has chosen Athens for its East Coast office with an expectation of hiring 500 employees in Georgia by 2020. But the global business outsourcing firm, is looking for six core managers for its Athens office beginning next week. Launched in 1993 as a paging company with six employees in a Read more
Hope for the best; prepare for the worst. That’s how Ireland is viewing today’s referendum on the British membership in the European Union, a divisive debate where polls have shown citizens vacillating between “Leave” and “Remain” in the days leading up to the decisive vote.
Georgia State University, the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta, Emory University and the Georgia Humanities, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that humanities and culture remain an integral part of the lives of Georgians, are collaborating this week on a series of programs about Ireland’s past and future. On Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m., Read more
The acquisition of the engineering services division of Braselton-based Atlantic Engineering Group by Acaco, an engineering solutions company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the Irish company’s first foray into the United States. Atlantic Engineering Services (AES) specializes in telecommunications services primarily within the fibre-to-the-home/business sector, and has operations in Georgia, Texas, Missouri and Colorado. A spokesman Read more
During my first trip to Dublin, while most of my fellow Georgia State University students dozed on the bus ride from the airport to our hotel, I kept my eyes wide open and my face pressed against the window.