Irish Arts Center Spring Fundraiser

The Irish Arts Center celebrated with Spring Cocktails on 22 May, 2012 in New York City. Irish luminaries included Gabriel Byrne (of course), Liam Neeson, Glen Hansard, and Colum McCann. A visit to the Irish Arts Center website does not offer us much information about this event, but we are […]

Saying Goodbye to the Cultural Ambassador for Ireland

Wherein Stella muses on the peripatetic, soon-to-be Ex Ambassador. Yes, apparently it is true. Gabriel Byrne, the first Cultural Ambassador for Ireland, is stepping down. Two years into his three-year appointment and he is saying “Enough!” I do not blame him one bit. I suspect he has purchased stock in […]

“James X” in New York

Updated December 29 The Better Show has a brief interview with Mr. Byrne about the play [Please note: the video is no longer available]: Lauren talks with Gabriel Byrne about directing a very profound and provocative play James X, based on a true story about the systematic abuse of children […]

World Actors Forum in Ireland in 2014

Independent.ie reports [This article is no longer linked because the URL usually does not work]: By Michael Brennan Deputy Political Editor, Friday November 25 2011 The Government is planning to lure Hollywood stars to a “world actors forum” in Ireland during its term in office. The project has the backing […]

Updated! Spirit of Ireland Gala 2011

Here’s the video of Gabriel’s speech (added November 15, 2014 with thanks to Sarah R.)! — Updated October 19 From Irish Central: Award-winning actor Liam Neeson and Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador Gabriel Byrne, presented Riverdance composer, Bill Whelan with the Spirit of Ireland Award, at the 12th annual Irish Arts Center […]

In Memoriam: Natasha Richardson

A shining light. A bright presence. Upper crust and also crusty. Full of life, of energy, and bright dreams. Now gone. Ms. Richardson’s first important film role was Mary Shelley in Ken Russell’s Gothic, which also starred Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, and Timothy Spall. Read Ken Russell’s tribute to her and […]