Bronx County Officers Installed by National Director

 

Left to right: Sean McCarthy- Marshal, Tim O’Donohue-Sentinel, Chris Butler-Financial Secretary, John Hyland-Recording Secretary, guest, Tom Beirne-District Director, Bob Nolan, Dan Dennehy, Martin Galvin-Vice-President, Jim O’Farrell-Treasurer and John Ward, Chair. of the Standing Committee.

 

On June 21,  AOH National Director Dan Dennehy installed the officers of The Bronx County Board.  He proudly presented the leadership gavel to Bob Nolan who was elected to a 3rd term as Bronx County President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

The Installation Ceremony was held at the Charles Bajart American Legion Post on McLean Avenue in Yonkers.

 

Bronx Division #5 Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony in Woodlawn

AOH Division #5 Bronx/Woodlawn held its annual “Spirit of 1916” Awards Benefit on Sunday, October 16th at The Rambling House Bar & Restaurant in Woodlawn, Bronx, NY. Honorees included Monsignor Edward Barry, Dan Dennehy (National Director, AOH), and the Irish Deportees marking the 20th anniversary of their case. A special award was presented to The Tallon Family in memory of FDNY Firefighter Sean Tallon who lost his life on 9/11. Additionally, grants were presented to the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, the Aisling Irish Community Center, and the Deirdre O’ Mara School of Irish Dance.

Photos by Nuala Purcell

A special award was presented to the Irish Political Deportees marking the 20th anniversary of their case, which included Charlie Caulfield, Noel Gaynor, Joyce Crossan (wife of the late Kevin Crossan), Brian Pearson, Robbie McErlean, Matt Morrisson, and Gabe Megahey.

A special award was presented to the Irish Political Deportees marking the 20th anniversary of their case, which included Charlie Caulfield, Noel Gaynor, Joyce Crossan (wife of the late Kevin Crossan), Brian Pearson, Robbie McErlean, Matt Morrisson, and Gabe Megahey.

Spirit of 1916 Honoree Dan Dennehy (national director, AOH) was presented with his award by New York State AOH President Tim McSweeney

Spirit of 1916 Honoree Dan Dennehy (National Director, AOH) was presented with his award by New York State AOH President Tim McSweeney

 

Joe McManus (president, AOH Division 3-Bronx), AOH NYS President Tim McSweeney, Martin Galvin (president, AOH Division 5), and NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz who presented a legislative resolution proclaimed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declaring April 24, 2016 as 'Irish Republic Day' to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Joe McManus (President, AOH Division 3-Bronx), AOH NYS President Tim McSweeney, Martin Galvin (President, AOH Division 5), and NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz who presented a legislative resolution proclaimed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declaring April 24, 2016 as ‘Irish Republic Day’ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans Mobilize to Monitor UK-BREXIT Impact on Ireland

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L to R Dan Dennehy, Member National Board AOH; Steve McCabe Esq. Brehon Law Society; Ned McGinley, former National President of the AOH; Brendan Moore, former National President of the AOH; Sean Hood, Nassau County AOH; Mike Cummings; Peter Kissel Esq. from D. C. , National Board, IAUC; Leslie Cassidy, Brehon Law Society; Neil Ferguson, National Board, AOH; Sean Downes, President of the NYC Brehon Law Society; Hugh O’Lunney, 1916 Societies; Tom Corcoran Esq. Brehon Law Philadelphia; John Dearie Esq. former Member of the NYS Assembly

Attorney John Dearie hosted a meeting of Irish-American activists to discuss British BREXIT plans which might harm Ireland’s economy and the full implementation of the Belfast Agreement.

Said Dearie: “It is premature to speculate on just what course the British will be taking over the next two years. It is also unclear why Britain, with the world’s 6th largest economy, requires any special consideration from the U. S. responding to the democratic mandate of the British people. But there are those in Washington who need to be reminded that Ireland also has a special relationship with the U. S.”

Former National AOH President Brendan Moore explained: “ The goal is to insure that Ireland …as a whole…is not harmed by BREXIT and for Irish Americans to be prepared, if necessary, to disagree with the Irish and British governments on the form of any US initiative to assist.” Stated Peter Kissel Esq. from D. C. representing the IAUC : “It is imperative that dialogue begin now with the Dept. of State and Congress on potential BREXIT impact on the whole of Ireland and in particular the Belfast Agreement obligations.” The President of the NYC Brehon Law Society, Sean Downes, emphasized the importance of listening to the voices of those most likely to be negatively impacted by BREXIT and to give due recognition to the democratic vote in NI to remain in the EU.

Dearie concluded: “If it is deemed in America’s interest to assist the UK with new trade deals , American’s need to be prepared to present our concerns to the White House and to key Members of Congress involved in foreign policy. This meeting was a first step.” Billy Tranghese was included by conference call representing Representative Richard Neal .

Those who share this concern and who wish to be a part of this dialogue are asked to contact the Law Offices of John Dearie at 1-800-2-Dearie or send an e-mail to castlecomer@gmail.com. Similar meetings in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D. C. are planned as the new Administration and Congress begin their work in the New Year.

AOH Recruiting Efforts at McLean Ave. Festival in Yonkers

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Huge crowds at The Annual McLean Avenue Festival in Yonkers

The 6th Annual McLean Avenue Fall festival took place this past weekend in Yonkers. The festival attracted thousands of people who enjoyed a day along “The Emerald Mile” located in one of the densely Irish populated neighborhoods in the country.

The event presented a great opportunity for the AOH to reach out the local community and attract new members.

AOH Division #5 Woodlawn/Bronx had an information table and reported an enthusiastic response to their recruitment drive.

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Bronx Division #5 President Martin Galvin (center), with Bronx County President Bob Nolan, National Director Dan Dennehy, Division #18 Peekskill President Clive Cronin

AOH Division #1 of Yonkers enjoyed similar results and also rose over $2,000 for charity via its Notre Dame vs. Syracuse Football Ticket Raffle.

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Geoff Keating, Division #1 Yonkers Pres. Kevin Ellis, Division #18 Peekskill Pres. Clive Cronin, Yonkers City Council President Liam McLaughlin, and National Director Dan Dennehy

New National Officers Installed

The New York State Board congratulates all of our newly elected national officers and are particularly proud of New York native sons, National Directors
Liam McNabb and Dan Dennehy

New York Strong! 

May St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of our Order, guide you all!

Liam McNabb, Tom O’Donnell, Dan Dennehy, John Wilson, Denny Parks, Bill Sullivan Jere Cole, Judge James McKay, Danny O”Connell, Sean Pender

Back row: National Directors Liam McNabb, Tom O’Donnell, Dan Dennehy, John Wilson, Denny Parks, Bill Sullivan. Front row: National Secretary Jere Cole,  National President Judge James McKay, National Vice President Danny O”Connell and National Treasurer Sean Pender (photo courtesy National Board AOH)

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Additional congratulations to all the newly elected officers of the National Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and especially to New York’s own
Karen Keane, National Secretary

Best of luck to all our Sisters! May St. Brigid of Ireland guide you all.

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AOH National Immigration Chairman Welcomes Seanad Appointment For Billy Lawless

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AOH National Immigration Chairman Dan Dennehy with newly appointed Seanad Member Billy Lawless

 

As National Immigration Chair of the Ancient Order of Hibernian in America Inc., I welcome the recent appointment of the first ever US based Irish Senate member to represent Irish Immigrants abroad, Billy Lawless.
Billy Lawless, a Chicago based, Irish born business owner and recent US citizen will represent the interests of the Irish abroad. Mr. Lawless is a tireless advocate for Irish Immigrants, and as such, an ally of the AOH in our work on the issue.
As stated in a recent article, Celine Kennelly, President of the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers; US based Irish immigrant advocates have waited and fought for such a representative for many years. She also points out, there are only a handful of people that those of us who work on this subject every day would feel are qualified for this appointment. Lawless is beyond a doubt the perfect representative and as we have in the past, we look forward to working with him in his new position.
Billy Lawless is not the first US Citizen to do this. Let’s not forget, Eamon deValera was a native US citizen. European nations have often benefited from US citizens participating in their governments particularly, since World War 2.
Seanad member from 2011 -2015, Dr John Crown, was born in New York to a cab driver turned business owner, who was an undocumented Irish immigrant.
Dr Crown is a renowned oncologist, dual citizen of US/Ireland, working and living in both countries. Dr Crown is widely respected for bringing his expertise to both countries and particularly the Seanad.
Billy Lawless will no doubt, do the same given his life experience. Mr Lawless, I can attest is proud to be a US citizen. His dual citizenship cannot be revoked. At worst, he may have to relinquish his voting rights in US elections. That is not up to any of us, nor will diminish, one iota, his efforts on our behalf, his earned dual citizenship or his love two countries. For folks in the trenches of immigration reform, or any long fight, its sometimes hard to recognize a win when we get one. In Billy Lawless appointment, we have a great friend and ally in our fight for Irish Immigrants.
Let us congratulate Billy and all who’ve worked long and hard to get such a US based Immigrant representative installed in Ireland’s political structure.

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/…/billy-lawless-the-emigrant-sena…

 

Above is the actual article from the Irish Times in which Celine Kennelly’s statement appears.
Please note: Ad Hominem does not appear in the published article.
Yours in our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

 
Dan Dennehy
Chairman
Ancient Order of Hibernians In America Inc.
National & New York State Immigration Committee