Faith and begorrah: Ireland makes its case to New Yorkers
New York Times ran eight-page pullout on Ireland featuring several blue-bloods of Irish economic and public life
Richie Boucher: interviewed for NYT pullout
Speaking of US-Irish relations, the denizens of New York were treated, if that’s the word, to a celebration of our State’s economic exploits last week.
September 11th is, of course, a day of infamy in New York for obvious, tragic reasons. On that day this month, when the city’s financial folk are probably more likely to read the New York Times than any other, there was an eight-page, paid-for pullout on Ireland featuring several blue-bloods (or green-bloods?) of Irish economic and public life.
“Ireland: Turning a huge corner,” blazed the headline on the main piece, illustrated with a snap of a bemused-looking Bar- ack Obama with a grinning Enda Kenny, shamrock-in-pocket.
Next up was Charlie Flanagan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, pictured for all the world like he was sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office.
Siobhán Talbot, managing director of Glanbia, is the lone female business figure interviewed.
Some things never change . . .