Source: Irish Echo
On August 6, 2004 Irish Echo reported that, "Kevin Harrington has been labeled everything from "the turban guy" to an example of religious freedom since his name was splashed across the news last June. The subway operator for New York City's Transit Authority was the center of a fight over the right for municipal workers to wear religious headgear on the job. One thing many people did not know about Harrington was that he is an Irish-American, and proudly so... Harrington grew up with both Catholicism and Protestantism at home. He credits this exposure as helping him realize his own spirituality... Harrington's fight over his job links his adopted religion and his Irish heritage in a way few would understand."