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Ireland is raving about the  latest album from the Young Folk.
 
 
By Colleen Taylor
Sometimes I visit the Irish Music Record Association’s top charts to see exactly what the majority of Ireland is listening to.  Usually it’s the typical top 40 hits we get over here from Ryan Seacrest, but every now and again, a few...

Singer Maxine Linehan certainly had the attention of Senator George Mitchell as she  heartily sang the national anthem at last Sunday’s 1916 remembrance ceremony in Battery Park City, Manhattan. Photo by James Higgins.

Oliver Pollock
 
 
By Evan Short
While new faces will be replacing old ones on dollar denominations one thing that won’t be changing is the dollar symbol itself.
And the Irish-born American patriot who invented the famous dollar symbol has been honored in his home county of Tyrone with a permanent memorial.
Oliver...

The Emmet statue in Washington, D.C.
 
 
By Ray O’Hanlon
rohanlon@irishecho.com
While much attention has been, naturally, lavished in recent days on the leaders of the 1916 Rising, another in the pantheon of Irish patriots has not been forgotten in this Rising centenary year.
That would be Robert Emmet, he of the...

Aedin Moloney (Morag), left, and Barrie Kreinik (Fiona) in
“When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout.”
PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG
 
By Orla O’Sullivan
Aedín Moloney starts to cry when asked about her company’s latest play being selected for the first time as a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick and her own performance in...

Shot and shell in central Dublin
On this date in 1916, the fifth day of the Rising, much of the area around the GPO had been reduced to rubble by British artillery and gunboat fire. This photo was taken after the shooting stopped. National Library of Ireland photo.

Gerry Adams speaking at his party’s Ard Fheis last weekend.
 
By Anthony Neeson
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has led a blistering attack on his Fianna Fáil counterpart.
Speaking during his party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin on Saturday, Mr. Adams said that Micheál Martin is negotiating to put Fine Gael back into power.
“In...

Source3 CEO and founder Patrick Sullivan at the company’s offices in Midtown Manhattan.
PHOTO: PETER MCDERMOTT
 
 
By Peter McDermott
pmcdermott@irishecho.com
According to one perspective, Patrick Sullivan is at the coalface of the new industrial revolution.
The alternative view is cautious about such claims;...

From left, Alan Hearty, Tim Spellman, Damien McCaughey and Ryan Canavan pictured at the 2015 Manhattan Gaels Golf Classic. The Manhattan Gaels are gearing up for the 2016 edition on this Friday.

Adi Roche (right) greeting a child affected by the Chernobyl disaster. RollingNews.ie photo.
 
 
By Ray O’Hanlon
rohanlon@irishecho.com
Thirty years is a good portion of an average lifespan.
It is nothing in terms of nuclear half-life.
Three decades after the world heard of Chernobyl for the first time and for the most...

A scene from “Sing Street.”
 
By Karen Butler
Filmmaker John Carney says shooting his 1980s-set movie “Sing Street” in modern-day Dublin made him realize how much the Irish capital has transformed in the last few decades.
“The more I made the movie, the more I realized just how long ago it was and how little of that...

Last minute preparations being made for the official Irish government 1916 commemoration at Wagner Park in Lower Manhattan on Sunday.
PHOTO: BY PETER MCDERMOTT

Two ladies share a big stage. The celebration of freedom was in the air as Irish Consul General in New York, Barbara Jones, master of ceremonies for the Irish government’s 1916 commemoration event at Battery Park City, Manhattan on Sunday, addressed the gathering with Lady Liberty standing watch in the background....

By Daniel Neely
The Catskills Irish Arts Week is one of the Irish America’s great teaching institutions, and this year CIAW will run July 10-16.  It will once again feature a truly remarkable staff, including artists in residence Seán Ó Sé, Seamus Connolly, and Matthew Allen; fiddle instructors Willie Kelly, Patrick...

 
Irish Ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, speaking to the gathering of members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians on Saturday in Manhattan. The Hibernians marked 1916 with a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and procession from the cathedral to the plaza in front of...

A Callery Pear, also known as a Bradford Pear.
 
 
By Ray O’Hanlon
rohanlon@irishecho.com
Ceremonies remembering 1916 are set to take place all over the United States this weekend, from Seattle to San Francisco, from Chicago to Boston.
One of the more unusual is set for Queens, New York, on Saturday morning.
Unusual in...


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