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Former Congressman Walsh to Deliver Madden Lecture at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Former Congressman James T. Walsh will deliver the Madden Lecture at Le Moyne College on Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. His talk is titled “Celtic Tiger Redux” and will take place in Grewen Auditorium.

“Celtic Tiger” is a term used to describe the booming economy of the Republic of Ireland between 1995 and 2007. Following the banking collapse of 2008, Ireland became one of the largest casualties in the global financial crisis. In 2011, the Fianna Fáil ruling party was crushed in a general election dominated by angry recriminations over who was responsible for the crisis. Walsh will speak about this continuing crisis in Ireland in his talk.

Congressman Walsh represented the 25th Congressional District in New York for 20 years until retiring in 2009.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Madden Institute for Business Education and the Irish literature program. It is part of the Irish Cultural Week activities at Le Moyne. For more information, call (315) 445-4785.

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posted on: 2/17/2012