Interview about Ray’s Irish, family, Bronx, Jesuit, intelligence-work, Justice, inner-city heritage:

45 minutes

In early June 2016, on his way to doing talks in Berlin, Ramstein, Aachen, and Bonn, Ray stopped off en route for a few days in Dublin. A previously unknown “cousin,” Ruairi, from Cavan, sat down with Ray to ask him about his checkered past.


Host Ruairí McKiernan is leading Irish social innovator, campaigner, writer and public speaker. He is the founder of the pioneering youth organization, and helped set-up the Uplift and the A Lust For Life non-profits. In 2012 the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins appointed Ruairí to the Council of State, a national constitutional advisory body whose members include all current and former leaders of the country. Ruairí is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright fellowship, and he contributes regularly to the media on youth, health, community and social justice issues.