BIR cites five for Boston Irish Honors

The Boston Irish Reporter hosted its fourth annual Boston Irish Honors on Fri., Oct. 25, at the Seaport Hotel on the South Boston waterfront. The event, which marked the 23nd anniversary of the BIR, drew more than 300 persons to the mid-day luncheon.
In his remarks for the program, event chairman Edmund F. Murphy III of Putnam Investments, called the luncheon “a welcome moment to embrace and celebrate our shared heritage by honoring men and women and families who embody the best qualities of the Boston Irish,” a reference to the Boston Irish Honorees: Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray; Robert Mulligan, Gerald Mulligan, the late Joseph Mulligan & Family; and the late noted Boston attorney John P. Driscoll, Jr.
Said Chairman Murphy: “Our honorees are distinguished for their dedication to public service and excellence in their chosen fields. Their stories remind us of how far we have come in this ‘city on a hill’ – a place that continues to be our chosen home. They connect us to our ancestors and the difficult, but courageous decisions they made to set sail or take flight for a new land of opportunity.”
A package of photos and stories about the Honors luncheon begins on Page 17