John Finucane, the son of Irish immigrants, was born and raised in the South Bronx area of New York. He served as a paratrooper in the 1/503rd Airborne Battle Group of the 82nd Airborne Division and became a New York City firefighter following his discharge. After two decades of service and achieving the rank of Lieutenant, injuries received in the line of duty led to Finucane’s retirement from the fire department in 1987. Credited with saving many lives, Finucane is a member of FDNY’s Honor Legion, proudly served at Ground Zero doing recovery work for the victims and is the founder and former chairperson of the “Advocates for a 9-11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.”

In 1975 Finucane’s keen interest in Ireland, particularly the belief that U.S. news coverage of events in Northern Ireland reflected only the British government/military’s point of view, led to the formation of The American Irish Political Education Committee (The PEC). Finucane served as PEC President and wrote for and published its American Irish Newsletter from 1975 to 2000. This experience as a journalist reporting extensively on British colonialism in Northern Ireland, led to a writing career that has combined his Irish heritage with his experiences as a firefighter. In 2015 Finucane published his fourth book, “No Irish Need Apply.”

In 2003, Mr. Finucane donated materials related to his leadership and efforts on behalf of the PEC to the Connecticut Irish American Historical Society for purposes of maintaining an organizational record and making the material available for research purposes.

Follow

Submissions from 2002

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 2002, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 2001

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - December 2001, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 2000

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - December 2000, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 1999

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - December 1999, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 1998

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - December 1998, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 1997

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - December 1997, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 1996

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - December 1996, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 1995

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - July 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - August 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - September 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - October 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - November 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - December 1995, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

Submissions from 1994

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - January 1994, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - February 1994, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - March 1994, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - April 1994, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - May 1994, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC

PDF

American Irish Newsletter - June 1994, American Ireland Education Foundation - PEC