Join us on Tuesday, January 20th at the Celtic Tavern for our next Happy Hour.  We will have a short presentation by INCO members Tess Julian, a health care consultant, and Martha Keaveny, an H&R Block tax manager, on the implications of the Affordable Care Act for those who purchased their health care in 2014 through a state or federal exchange.  Come talk to these members about the health care law and its impact on your 2014 tax return.  We'll be serving appetizers and good conversation in the Burns room at the Celtic Tavern, 1801 Blake St, Denver from 5:30 to 7:30 but please register on the Irish Network Colorado site (link below). We'll see you there! 

IRISH WOMEN DRAMATISTS now presented in a new book by INCO Member Eileen Kearney

Eileen Kearney and Charlotte Headrick have created the first anthology of Irish women playwrights that is firmly grounded in the history of twentieth century Irish theater and the social history of modern Ireland.  Women characters dominate the Irish stage yet women dramatists have been neglected, ignored and deliberately marginalized.  This new anthology takes an important step towards addressing that problem.  It celebrates seven great writers whose dramas display the vitality, virtuosity and variety of Irish women's play writing.

Eileen Kearney has been a leading Irish theatre scholar and director since the 1980s and currently teaches at the University of Colorado, Denver.  Charlotte Headrick is professor of theater at Oregon State University and has directed numerous Irish plays. 

Irish Women Dramatists, 1908- 2001, is available, so far, on Amazon:  http:www.amazon.com/Irish-Women-Dramatists-Studies/dp/0815633750  or contact Eileen Kearney directly: kearney621@aol.com

Honorary Irish Consul Publishes Book on Northern Ireland's Good Friday Agreement
Colorado's Honorary Irish Consul Jim Lyons announced the publication of his book Peace Meets the Streets on Amazon.com.  The book highlights Lyon's work from 1993 to 2001 as President Clinton's U.S. Observer to the International Fund for Ireland and, later, as Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for Economic Initiatives in N. Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland.  It is a story of the grassroots economic work to support peace and reconciliation in Ireland. 

From his unique role and personal experiences, Lyons explains his work in the gritty, sectarian neighborhoods of Belfast and Derry and in the rural towns and villages of the twelve surrounding counties. Peace Meets the Streets revolves around the people and leaders in those neighborhoods, cities, and towns both Catholic and Protestant. He tells of the painstaking effort to build trust in both communities and the key players with whom he worked, trusted, and came to befriend.

Peace Meets the Streets provides insight into this key period of Irish history and offers an insider’s look at the successful efforts of President Bill Clinton’s administration to help restore this troubled democracy. In May 1998, after tough negotiations, all parties except one (DUP) supported and signed the 1998 Good Friday Agreement (aka ‘Easter Agreement’). Later, voters in Ireland and No. Ireland also agreed to this agreement.

About the Author:

Jim Lyons is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP in Denver.  Mr. Lyons focuses his practice on complex business ‎litigation mediation and arbitration of all types, including corporate, securities, ‎and insurance law. He has more than 40 years of courtroom ‎and jury trial experience in state and federal courts. Mr. Lyons also has ‎extensive government relations and international trade and ‎diplomatic experience from his work in Ireland and the United ‎Kingdom.  He was appointed Ireland's Honorary Consul in 2009.  All proceeds from the sale of Peace Meets the Streets will be donated to a charity.

(thanks to Ken Larson for the submission of this information)

Irish Network Colorado (IN-Colorado) is a business network that connects Irish expatriates, Irish-Americans and friends of Ireland. Our mission is to provide a forum for social, business, and professional networking for our members and to strengthen economic, social, and cultural ties between Irish and American businesses in Colorado and more broadly between the U.S. and Ireland. 

By harnessing the energy and synergies of its diverse membership, IN-Colorado hopes to strengthen the economic, social, and cultural ties between Irish and American businesses in Colorado and between the U.S. and Ireland.

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