I.NY 2017 celebrated the story of Ireland and New York with 30 events across 11 days in Limerick, Ireland.
Glen Hansard & Joseph O’Connor
Glen Hansard and Joseph O’Connor appeared together in conversation and performance at I.NY 2017, discussing the impact New York has had on their personal and creative lives, and performing writing and songs borne from that influence. Explore some of the highlights from that evening.
Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders & Joseph O’Connor
Born in Brooklyn with Irish grandparents, Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders is a founding member of the Sanders Institute, and was at the centre of the 2016 American presidential election as senior political advisor to, and wife of, Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders.
In conversation with award-winning novelist Joseph O’Connor, Dr. O’Meara Sanders discussed the 2016 Presidential election, the Sanders campaign and Institute, as well as her upbringing in an Irish-American home in 1950’s Brooklyn, and the influence of Irish art, music and literature on her life.