Niall is broadcasting live from The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Manhattan New York. Today he spoke to people who were and are undocumented Irish people living in New York.
Niall spoke to Ray O’Hanlon of the Irish Echo in New York. He joined the Echo in 1988 and began his career with the paper by expanding its coverage of Irish-American life and activities beyond the New York area.
During the 1990s, O’Hanlon, as senior editor of the paper, continued to expand the Echo’s drive for a greater variety of stories from all corners of the United States, Ireland and beyond.
For a two-year period he was a contributing commentator on the PBS-broadcast “Out of Ireland” television show. O’Hanlon’s particular beat has long been the immigration issue and his 1998 book, “The New Irish Americans,” is considered a definitive account of the battle for immigration reform waged by the Irish Immigration Reform Movement and other Irish-American organizations in the late 1980s and early ’90s.
Niall also spoke to Mary Courtney and ‘Alan’ about their expereinces being undocumented Irish in America.
Do you think the undocumented Irish in America be allowed to stay legally?