Salute to brave Ukraine as Irish 40 under 40 gather in New York

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SINGING PRAISES OF YOUNG LEADERS: Nassau County District Attorney Dr Anne Donnelly addressing the Irish 40 Under 40 gala on 25 February
Nuala Purcell

When the best and brightest of Irish America gather in New York each year to celebrate the achievements  of the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40, glasses are often raised to those heroes of yesteryear who took on an Empire.

And so it was in Rosie O’Grady’s hostelry in Manhattan on Friday night. However, on this occasion, it was the freedom fighters of Kyiv rather than the flying columns