Congratulations to Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, who has been named the recipient of the 3rd annual Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Award, which is presented by the Donegal Diaspora Conference.
Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins will present the award to Senator Murray in an award ceremony taking place in Buncrana in September.
“I am humbled and honored to be receiving the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award,” said Senate President Murray. “Having the opportunity to further strengthen and create economic and academic links between Massachusetts and in the Northwest of Ireland not only solidifies our historic ties, but also allows us to build a new bridge of cutting edge technology and innovation. It is these new connections that will help spur discovery and development, provide inspiration and opportunity, and move Massachusetts and the Island of Ireland forward in this global economy.
"Where there is opportunity there is hope and where there is hope there is peace," she continued. "Working together, we will achieve great things.”
The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award was established on the centenary of the birth of Speaker Thomas P. Tip O’Neill, who was born on December 9, 1912 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was established to recognize the achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora in their chosen fields and to celebrate the global impact of Irish people everywhere and their maintenance of links with Ireland.
Find out more about the Irish community in Massachusetts by visiting IrishMassachusetts.com.