2018 Highlights

I.NY 2018 celebrated the story of Ireland and New York with 11 events across 8 days in Limerick, Ireland as part of the Global Irish Festival Series

Charles Brandt & Mick Clifford

As guests of I.NY 2018, award-winning journalist Mick Clifford interviewed New York Times #1 Bestselling author Charles Brandt. Mick and Charles discussed his experience as mafia hitman, Frank Sheeran’s lawyer and biographer, and working with Martin Scorsese on making ‘The Irishman’. Here are some of the highlights of that evening.

‘I Knew He’d Been the Trigger Man’

‘The Killing of Crazy Joey Gallo’

Maeve Higgins & Sinéad Gleeson

Irish author and comedian, Maeve Higgins joined writer and journalist Sinéad Gleeson at I.NY 2018 to tell the story of what it means to be an ‘alien of extraordinary ability’ in New York, while also reading from her book, ‘Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else’. Here are some of the highlights of that evening.

‘The Good Immigrant’

‘Self Deprecation in New York’

The Irish Hunger Memorial

Orla Kiely began her career studying at Dublin’s National College of Art & Design (NCAD), before travelling to New York to work in a design company where she claims she “gained the best colour training anyone could possibly have”. Her first New York store opened in Soho’s Mercer Street in 2011, with a second opening on Bleecker Street in the West Village in 2016.  At The 2017 I.NY Gathering in Dromoland Castle, Orla told the stories of her relationship with New York, and the personal and professional impact the city has had on her career.

‘Just Like Home’
‘A Place for Nature in the City’

Democracy Now

David McWilliams (journalist and commentator), Deirdre Duffy (‘Together for Yes’), Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders (The Sanders Institute, Bernie 2020) and Joey Kavanagh (‘Get the Boat to Vote’) appeared together in a panel conversation on the theme of re-vitalising democracy at I.NY 2018. Here are some of the highlights of that evening.

‘The Power of Social Media on Elections’

‘Activism and Politics’

I.NY Project Partners