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Author Archives: Izzy Cusack

The Craic Radio Show Abides at Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub

It was a little over three years ago that then Irish American Heritage Center President Geno Cooney spotted radio personality and controversial Irish American News columnist Mike Houlihan in a crowded Heritage Center hallway and introduced himself. Houlihan says, “It was a moment of pure serendipity. I’ve been known to ruffle some feathers of certain… Continue Reading

Movie Hooley kicks off with COVADONGA Friday night.

Thirteen hundred years ago, way back in 718, an overwhelming army of blood thirsty Muslims ascended a mountain in Spain to kill and cannibalize the remaining Christians hiding on the Iberian Peninsula. But the Christians, led by a man named Pelayo, implored and prayed to the Blessed Mother, to come down and intercede for them.… Continue Reading

Dude Wipes founder spills his guts on The Skinny & Houli Show!

For centuries Irishmen have searched for the antidote to the Guinness scutter. The “scutter” is that old irregular gurgling that usually signals a prelude to explosions in your gut. The Irish call it “the Guinness scutter”. It means spending lots of quality time on the toilet the morning after a night of drinking and partying.… Continue Reading

Slane Irish Whiskey Sponsors Irish Films

SLANE IRISH WHISKEY TO SPONSOR AND PRESENT THE 4TH ANNUAL IRISH AMERICAN MOVIE HOOLEY     When a party gets rowdy, the Irish call it a “hooley.” Mike Houlihan, Irish American Radio personality and Chairman of Hibernian Transmedia NFP, announced today that SLANE IRISH WHISKEY will be sponsoring this year’s 4th Annual Irish American Movie… Continue Reading

Jeanne Ives wins over Irish community

Chicagoland Irish Community Mobilizing around Jeanne Ives in Republican Primary A groundswell of support for State Representative Jeanne Ives in the upcoming Republican Primary for Governor on March 20th is coalescing in the Irish community. Irish American radio personality Mike Houlihan is spearheading a fundraiser, IRISH FOR IVES, on Monday March 5th at Reilly’s Daughter… Continue Reading

3rd Annual IRISH AMERICAN MOVIE HOOLEY SEEKS 3rd FILM FOR FEST

When a party gets rowdy, the Irish call it a “hooley.” Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American radio personality Mike Houlihan announced two of their three selections for their third annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at the Siskel Film Center September 29, 30th and October 1st… Continue Reading

Movie Hooley Redux

Hollywood can’t make up its mind, whether to call it “Movie Hooley II” or “Son of Movie Hooley”. But Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American News columnist and radio personality Mike Houlihan, have announced  their plan to present the second annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at… Continue Reading