Update for Summer J-1 visa holders

Hi everyone

Just a quick update on some upcoming events in the Irish American community that are great for job networking. It’s important that you at least attend the Aisling Irish Community Center Information Workshop (immediately below). The Aisling Irish Community Center (, the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (, and the New York Irish Center ( are the main Irish Government funded organizations in NY, and have great resources available to assist you in your job search, so please make use of these great organizations. They are there to help you and give you solid advice and direction while in NY.
The 2013 New York-New Belfast Conference takes place over two days from June 12 & 13 at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, starting 5:30 pm Wednesday and 9:00 am Thursday.
Failte 32 is offering 2 free tickets to the above event to the first two J-1 visa holders (one to a Summer J-1 visa holder and the other to a longer-term IWT J-1 visa holder) to reply to our email and answer the following question correctly:
For Ireland to reduce its economic dependency on attracting, and the presence of, foreign multinational corporations, and minimize and insulate the impact of larger foreign economies on its small open economy, it is imperative that we develop indigenous industries particularly tourism, agriculture, life sciences, and alternative energy, which will provide a resilient base of jobs into the future, and economic independence and sustainability to our maximum potential.
Q. What percentage of Ireland’s exports do foreign owned corporations account for. Hint: it’s high
A new Govt. strategy focused on developing indigenous Irish companies with a target of at least 20% exports by Irish owned enterprises by the year 2020, is realistic goal. We have the resources, we just need to deploy them towards achieving the same goal. The ‘Gathering Ireland’ is a good start to helping develop the indigenous Tourism industry in Ireland. Maybe Tim O’Connor, Chair of The Gathering Ireland (, can build and expand on this great initiative by introducing a new ‘Indigenous Ireland’ initiative in 2014. No better man! For those of you old enough to remember, there used to be a ‘Guaranteed Ireland’ initiative years back. It was certainly an effective banding effort as it had an impact on me and many others at a very early age. Lets bring back the Celtic Tiger economy again on a more sustainable basis.
For further information on the above event visit:
Request for employment:
My son and 3 pals collectively known as Animal Beats[their band] all university students are heading to New York in search of being discovered in the music business
They have an E P launch tomorrow night at Dolans bar limerick their farewell gig.
They can be viewed on the web  animal beats limerick.the Ep is CARNIVAL produced by my son David [music engineer also looking for work later and who may follow the lads out.
Their first aim is to get a job and accommodation.
They are very experienced in restaurant business banqueting bar work painting movers etc,Can do any task and give it 100 %.
4 fine Irish responsible and talented musicians,They wont disappoint.
I would be so grateful if my e mail could be passed on to an employer that could match the dream
[1] job
Many thanks for your help.
 Ber Mc Carthy[neeConway]

Cherish the Ladies own Joanie Madden, heads up an All-Star Concert at 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 1st at the Christian Brothers Academy – 850 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Joanie will be on flutes and whistles and the concert is also featuring the talented Gabriel Donohue on guitar/piano, fellow All-Ireland champions John Nolan (accordion) and Dylan Foley (fiddle), Liz McNicholl (vocals/guitar) and dancers John Jennings (World Champion) and friends and more.

The concert follows up an all day festival including some of the top entertainers in Celtic music including Girsa, The Pride of Moyvane and an array of talent that showcases Irish music, dance, sport, literature, vendors and exhibitors.  It’s going to be a fabulous day and the weather is going to be perfect – if you’re within driving distance of New Jersey, don’t miss it!



Last years cruise was the talk of the town, and Joanie Madden’s 3rd Annual Folk N’ Irish Cruise planning is well underway again with an incredible line up, a stellar ship and beautiful ports of call to the Western Caribbean.  Once again we’re embarking on the fabulous Norwegian Epic, departing from Miami, Florida with port of call Ocho Rios, Costa Maya and Cozumel departing February 2nd – 9th, 2014.

The talent is galactic – over 60 of the finest musicians, singers, dancers, comedian’s and characters you could ever wish to spend a week with!  The entertainers are first class with Joanie Madden at the helm along with Cherish the Ladies, Sharon Shannon & Alan Conner, The Makem and Spain Brothers, Irish Comedian Shawn Conners, The Chieftains Matt Molloy with John Carty and Arty McGlynn, Don Stiffe, Tommy Sands, Cathie Ryan, Guaranteed Irish, Danny Quinn, Padraig Allen and the McLean Avenue Band, Gabriel Donohue, Dermot Hagerty, Harry O’Donoghue, The Ennis Sisters, Donie Carroll, Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, TR Dallas, Dermot Hegarty and Frank McKenna, Brigids Cross 2, All Ireland Champions: John Nolan, Dylan Foley, Buddy Connolly, Monsignor Charlie Coen, Josh Dukes, Donnchadh Gough (Danu), The Epic Ceili Band, Legendary Step dancers Donny Golden, Cara Butler, John Jennings, Michael Boyle and Jon Pilatzke. Set Dance Masters Padraig & Roisin McEneany, Ceili Dance instructor Marianne MacDonald, plus Norwegian Cruise Lines World Class entertainment; The Blue Man Group, Legends in Concert, Howl at the Moon, Cirque Dreams, Fat Cat’s Jazz, Second City Comedy Group and more!

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with Sessions, Sing-alongs, Concerts, Lectures, Ceilis and Set Dancing (on the beautiful wood dance floor), waltzing, jiving, quiz shows and just good plain craic with a wonderful group of fans of celtic music!!!!

Come one, come all for the Big Session on the High Seas! Cabins starting at $1099 with a limited number of single cabins available.  Book early for the best choice and price!

For more information peruse the informative website;

To book, call tollfree 1-855-IRISH-CRUISE or direct number is +1-561-288-8247.


Kind regards

Failte 32 Committee


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Please click or copy and paste following link to read most recent Failte 32 update for Summer J-1’ers:


Kind regards

Failte 32 Committee


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Failte 32 Summer J1 Visa newsletter – Job announcement / Summer job networking events of our affiliated organizations / Accommodations / update and job resource / Comprehensive immigration reform update, and lots more…..

Hi everyone


Please click or copy and paste following link to read most recent Failte 32 newsletter for Summer J-1’ers:


Kind regards


Failte 32 Committee

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The Guggenheim Grotto In Concert


New York Irish Center Presents
for One Night Only

Guggenheim Grotto
in Concert

Guggenheim Grotto Walking PhotoGuggenheim Grotto Walking Photo

Direct from Ireland and now
based right here in New York City
we are delighted to be able to welcome
back to the New York Irish Center
one of Ireland’s finest folk-pop
singer/songwriter duos.

Besides being swell guys all around,
Kevin May and Mick Lynch will
leave musical hooks firmly implanted
in your skull, that will not be shifted.


Cathy Maguire

Friday, June 14
Doors Open 7.30pm

for Cocktail Hour;
Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Soda, Popcorn
Discount Bar

 Showtime 8.30pm

For Advance Tickets
via Paypal or Credit Card
(you do not need a Paypal account
to purchase tickets)

Regular $25

Students, Seniors, Unemployed $15

 New York Irish Center
10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC, Queens, NY 11101
718 482 0909

Last stop on the 7 before Grand Central
at Vernon Blvd./Jackson Ave.
Lots of local parking after 7pm

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News, Discounts and More- from the Law Offices of Caro Kinsella


U.S. Immigration Newsletter
In This Issue
2013 DV Lottery
I-94 Changes
The Gang Of Eight’s CIR Bill
Dear maurice,


With all the buzz about Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and the changing immigration rules, we figured that it’s about time we start an informational newsletter!


Each newsletter will briefly cover the most important headlines, most recent US immigration policy as well as offer exclusive discounts on our services!


To keep up to date on the latest immigration news follow our immigration news page on Facebook.


2013 DV Lottery:

      Results, Scams and Winners 



The 2013 Diversity Visa Lottery results are now in! Congratulations to this years’ winners! If you didn’t file your application though our office than you can find out if you were winner byclicking here. If you won and want to get more information about actually getting your green card then contact our office, we will guide you through the next steps.


The US Department of State is also warning applicants about DV lottery scams and provides information on how to spot and report Diversity visa Lottery scams online. Diversity Visa Program Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

For those who didn’t win this year’s lottery, don’t give up! 

Next year’s lottery is right around the corner- someone has to win- it might as well be you!  





Out with the old, in with the new. 
    New rules for the I-94 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) started implementing the automated version of Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, at air and sea ports of entry. Implementation will continue across the nation through May 21, to include all air and sea ports of entry that support international arrivals.  When you enter the States you will be able to access your electronic form I-94 by visiting:  USCIS will accept the electronic form I-94 in paper format, as proof of your lawful inspection and admission into the States.


Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill (CIR) 
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Our office is currently offering our DV Lottery service at a discounted “early-bird” rate. Contact [email protected] to find out more!
If you processed your application with our office last year make sure to contact our accounts department so that they can offer you anadditional discount! 


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Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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Irish Pittsburgh effort on Comprhensive Immigration Reform


Many great issues in front of the Pittsburgh Irish diaspora currently.  I know the IAUC and AOH locally are working hard to pass resolution in the State legislature for a united Ireland.  Then there is continuing work to protect persons at risk over the Boston College/IRA archives affair.  And of course many of you have continued to assist the Institute in relation to host families, placements, and our upcoming big event on July 11, with Ambassador Collins and other VIPs.  And many other events and activities keeping the Pittsburgh Irish community busy these days….



Senator Charles Schumer of New York is currently shepherding a bill through Congress that, if passed, would allow millions of law-abiding people who already pay taxes and social security, who contribute to their communities, to come out of the shadows of the undocumented and partake fully in the American experience.  The bill also has a provision, referenced as the E-3 visa piece, that will allow 10,000 Irish citizens of varying educational levels to enter the US to avail of job opportunities on a renewable non-immigrant visa.  Many of these Irish men and women would find such opportunities in Pittsburgh, thanks to people like you.


The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR), which helped write the bill, is calling on Irish diaspora across the US to reach out to Senators and Congressmen who represent them.


One of the most influential men in the Senate right now is Pat Toomey.  The ILIR believes, as Mr. Toomey votes, so will many conservatives, both in the Senate and the House.  So I’m asking you to take 30 seconds and call Mr. Toomey’s office.  And if you have a minute, call both the local and DC offices.  And just let him and his staff hear you on this important issue by saying:

“I support Comprehensive Immigration Reform for two reasons – first it’s good for America, and second there are provisions that help the Irish.”

Please call Senator Toomey now at

(412) 803-3501

(202) 224-4254

Thanks for all that you do on behalf of Ireland and the Pittsburgh Irish Community.



James J. Lamb

Honorary Consul of Ireland



Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh

Suite 1207 Investment Building

239 Fourth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222



United Way Campaign of Southwestern Pennsylvania: 4534

Combined Federal Campaign: 12438
Local Federal Campaign: 9016


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WHO’S YOUR DADDY? Must close Sunday!


25th Anniversary logoThe Irish Repertory Theatre
132 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011

WHO’S YOUR DADDY? Final Weekend

THE WEIR May 15th- July 7th

25th Anniversary Gala June 10th

Something Wonderful: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Hosted by TOM HANKS
June 10th

at the Broadhurst Theater

For more information about the event and to book dinner and performance package please click here.
Upcoming Events: 

April 17th- May 12th

The Weir
May 15th-July 7th

Buy Tickets Now

132 West 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011

Final FOUR performances!

 Irish Repertory Theatre
in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller & Jami Heidegger presents

by Johnny O’Callaghan
directed by Tom Ormeny

Johnny O’Callaghan’s
Who’s Your Daddy? is the uplifting and funny true story of his adoption of a Ugandan orphan. No one expected the single, gay, out-of-work actor to ever become a father – but a documentary shoot in Africa turns into an odyssey of the heart.


“Fiercely funny and incredibly uplifting” – Irish Voice 


“a great story, told with wit and energy…a tale not to be missed.” -Reviews Off Broadway 
“a winning piece…excellent”– Woman Around Town 


Learn more about Who’s Your Daddy?  

in the New York Times interview 

  with writer/actor Johnny O’Callaghan! 


Tickets are available by clicking here
or by calling the box office at 212-727-2737   

Wed at 3pm & 8pm | Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm
Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm

No matinee on Wednesday, April 24th

Performances are in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre


Tickets: $45, general admission

Coming up next on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage



by Conor McPherson 

directed by Ciarán O’Reilly

May 15th – July 7th

Dan Butler

Billy Carter

Sean Gormley

John Keating

Tessa Klein

In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling  outside, what starts out as blarney  soon turns dark  as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own…. Conor McPherson’s The Weir is a haunting evocative evening in the theater you will never forget.

Tickets are available by clicking here
or by calling the box office at 212-727-2737 

Performance Schedule:
Wed at 3pm & 8pm | Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm
Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm

No performance July 4th.  Special performance Tuesday, July 2nd at 7pm

Tickets: $55- 65
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HaloCard Donation Portal Launch


Dear Non Profit,

We are very pleased to announce that the HaloCard™ movement is now underway!  We will be issuing HaloCards™ to enthusiastic supporters of non-profit organizations like yours by the end of this month.  We want you to be ready!
It’s Time to Create Your Organization’s HaloCard™ Profile

We want to give all of the non-profit organizations that have previously expressed interest in the HaloCard™ platform the first opportunity to upload their profile on the HaloCard™ Donation Portal.  The Donation Portal is the website that will allow our cardholders and your supporters to direct their HaloCard™ donations to your organization with no out-of-pocket costs.
Creating your profile only takes 20-30 minutes, there is no cost or commitment, and most importantly, your organization’s logo, message, and mission will gain valuable exposure to all future HaloCard™ cardholders.
Here are some simple instructions for you:
1.  Click on
2.  Enter your organizations EIN Number
3.  Set up your organization’s username and password
     When your organization’s listing appears:
4.  Click on “Enhance This Profile”
5.  Enter and upload your organization’s information, such as your logo, mission and message
6.  Click “Submit”
7.  Then click “View This Profile” to see what the cardholders will see
8.  That’s it!  You’re Done!
We encourage you to view our short tutorial video to learn more about the Donation Portal and get some helpful tips on how to upload your profile information:
HaloCard™ Donation Portal Instructions for Non-Profits
HaloCard™ Donation Portal Instructions for Non-Profits
Thank you for your interest in HaloCard™.  Once your profile is set up, we will contact you with suggestions as to how your organization can make the most of the HaloCard™ platform.  We look forward to exceeding your expectations, and providing you a valuable new way to capture the power of the many who can give a little.
If you have any questions or problems creating your profile please call us at 1-855-425-6435 or just reply to this email.
Nick Lepetsos
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Emerald Isle Immigration Center Newsletter


The EIIC newsletter will keep you updated on events at the Center and the many issues relevant to immigrants in and around New York City.
The Celtic Cruise launch party is on this Thursday in Slattery’s Midtown Bar on 8E. 36th Street from 6-9pm
Celtic Cruise Raffle Tickets

Spectacular raffle tickets are now being sold in both the Queens and Bronx offices for only $5 in aid of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center.
1st Prize  is a holiday in Ireland for two – two round trip tickets PLUS 7 nights bed & breakfast & car rental.
2nd Prize is a Weekend in New York – two nights hotel & dinner PLUS two tickets to a Broadway show.
3rd Prize is Dinner for two at twelve New York City restaurants.
Fantastic prizes for a fantastic cause!

Citizenship Drive & Classes
Registrations for free Citizenship Classes will open in
June 2013 in the Queens office only. Classes will start in July 2013
Class schedule: Monday and Tuesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Class Requirements
Students must show proof of Citizenship Application (N400 Receipt Notice)
Students must  have a valid Green Card (not expired) or proof of Green Card renewal

For registration contact:
646-545-7214 / 718-478– 5502 Ext. 209 or [email protected]

Pictured below is EIIC staff member Blanca Vega & EIIC Volunteer, Kelly Smith.

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4275 Katonah Ave, Woodlawn,
NY 10470

Tel 718-324-3039
Fax 718-324-7741

59-26 Woodside Ave
NY 11377

Tel 718-478-5502
Fax 718-446-3727

Siobhan Dennehy
Executive Director

Elizabeth Baber
ESL Coordinator (Bilingual Spanish)

Lesley Black-Tawfik
Social Work Intern

Sandra Boyle
Deputy Director

Siobhan Dennehy
Executive Director

Ultan Gallagher
Social Work Trainee

Geraldine Geraghty

Aydee Joya
Reception (Bilingual Spanish)

Maire Kerins
Immigration Counselor

Sally Murphy
Part-time Reception

John Stahl
Immigration Attorney, Director of Legal Services

Blanca Vega
ESL (Bilingual Spanish)


Chloe Anderson
Social Work Intern

Katie Hannon
Part-time Reception

Roisin Flanagan
J1 Coordinator

Lisa McGovern
Office Manager

Aine Murphy
Bronx Reception

Carmel Rose
Immigration Counselor

‘THESE HALCYON DAYS’is a play by Deirdre Kinahan currently being show in the Irish Arts Center from May 7 – June 2. A thoroughly enjoyable play, not to be missed!
Ultan Gallagher – Social Work Trainee
Ultan – who hails from Roscommon joined the EIIC in November of last year and has been an incredible addition to the staff at EIIC. With a Masters in Social Work from NUI Galway, Ultan has worked closely with EIIC’s hurricane Sandy assistance initiative, visiting effected families and helping fundraise for those in need. Ultan is leaving the center on May 15th for another Social Work position and EIIC would like to say a big thank you to Ultan and his efforts and wish him every success in the future
Chloe Anderson – Social Work Intern
Chloe has been with the EIIC for the past year interning with us in our social work department as part of her training for the Masters in Social Work she is currently undergoing at Columbia University. Chloe leaves the Center on May 9th and is continuing with her studies in Washington DC. Chloe has been a fantastic addition to the team tackling community issues and will be greatly missed by both the staff and clients. Thank you Chloe.
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