If I Can Make It There


Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Junk Kouture’s Lauren Kennedy (wearing a design named “Attire”) and CEO and founder of Junk Kouture, Troy Armour

Last night.

New York, New York, USA.

A range of organisations attended the event from sectors including immigration, culture, business, education and the GAA.

During the meeting, Mr Martin praised the groups for their response to the Covid-19 crisis.

In the early stages of the pandemic, the Aisling Irish Community Center, Emerald Isle Immigration Center, New York Irish Center, New York GAA and the United Irish Counties Association of New York partnered to establish the Sláinte 2020 programme to provide financial assistance for Irish citizens in need.

The project was supported by the Irish Government and the main beneficiaries were undocumented Irish people working in the hospitality and construction sectors who were unable to claim state or federal supports.

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21 thoughts on “If I Can Make It There

  1. johnny

    wow-how many slices it must be a really big pie….is there that many ‘undocumented’…..seriously, you guys gave these ‘irish’ organizations your money again for what-no accountability as usual.

    ..the Aisling Irish Community Center, Emerald Isle Immigration Center, New York Irish Center, New York GAA and the United Irish Counties Association of New York…

    construction was essential so…

    other ‘communities’ helped their own,why do these so called NY ‘irish’ group need the irish govt’s financial support get out bed in the morning,what a pathetic bunch,jobs offered all over the city,everywhere,no evections,so no rent…how much these groups keep for themsleves,which is what its really about,not the undocumented.

    1. jungleman

      You’re so bitter. Is it that you feel unwelcome/unwanted by Ireland that you find yourself lashing out at other Irish/wannabe Irish people?

      1. johnny

        ….baked yeah,bitter ah c’mon,Jay Z is blasting it at greenhouses,lets hear it for NEW YORK-its harvest time.

        he just does not represent me or a united Ireland,Sinn Fein does,he’s out of touch,always looks nervous and shaky like he’s going be found out as a faker,Richie Neal a mere congressman told him how its going be,a congressman,he’s no statesman thats for sure….

          1. johnny

            …no one says stoner these days gramps about me,anyone can make it here, im a player now:)
            im getting high just walking around from the terps and vigor in these plants,have a good one get high man…watering by hand to do…. it’s a lot,hope your liking Ireland ‘papi’.

            nothing you cant do now your in new york…i will be hood forever.

    1. johnny

      oh just a representative from one Irelands longest and great friendships.

      -Last year, the Irish people raised nearly $2 million dollars for the Navajo and Hopi Nations so they could protect themselves from the pandemic. At the time, the infection rate in the Navajo community – 2,304 cases per 100,000 — was the highest in the country and nearly 40% higher than even the epicenter of New York City.-

      It was a show of thanks to Native Americans for a $170 gift sent by the Choctaw to the Irish people at the height of the potato famine in 1847.

  2. SOQ

    Err…. where are the masks?

    Its not like me to be advocating such but in the case of Mehole, I will make the exception.

    1. johnny

      …the irish govt in a baller move,did a large block buy via smurfit and cornered the masks market for Ireland,you will have them in Spring…..so we now have none in NY,Martin was in NY executing the big masks deal,the guy in pic was the broker.

    2. Micko

      Important people don’t have to wear them for photoshoots.

      They only need to wear them when they’re already 2 mtrs apart.

      Like Joe and Boris the other day


      If it’s a photo you can hug and stand on top of each other. Covid knows to stay away.

      But of course when it comes to the plebs, it very important we wear them outside while picking up our kids from school.

      Even though we’re literally picking up a teeny tiny human Petri dish that’s just been playing with 29 other little human Petri dishes for the past 5 hours. The same Petri dishes will go home to their parents with the germs from my kid all over them and vice versa, but when the exact same parents are outside we have to pretend that we’re not already sharing each other germs every single day and that we’re keeping each other safe.

      Yay..ummm… science? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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