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The initiative is in support of the envoy’s economic mission in Northern Ireland in which the AIF is an active participant and working group member, stated a release from Kelly’s office. NISP CONNECT is a non-profit collaboration between the Northern Ireland Science Park, University of Ulster, Queen’s University Belfast...

At the moment, I am spending my days reading about the history of the Irish in New York and conducting research. I meet with people on a regular basis who are part of the Irish community in New York. Some are very connected and involved with all aspects of the Irish scene here, while others only drop into the Irish...

Noticeably absent from the 83rd annual Gloves tournament was another Dublin native, three-time women’s 106-pound champion “Ruthless” Ruth O’Sullivan, who withdrew before the preliminaries because of injury. Hardwick, who at 25 was seven years older than Newman, went one better than past finalists Alo Kelly, a...

A recent report on the car rental shortages stated that the number of cars on offer has fallen from 30,000 in 2006 to just over 12,000 last year, the Irish Independent reported. The manager of Dan Dooley Motors, Pat Dooley, said that the shortages will be felt by visitors over the Easter break but that the shortfall...

Coupled with this there are the widespread cases of church authorities covering up the activities of pedophile priests, this spurred by the self-imposed priority of avoiding public scandal. Scandal is scandal, whether it is seen or not and it was, to say the least, na

Tipperary-born Deirdre Scanlan, Casey’s successor as Solas’s lead vocalist, also sang conscience-pricking songs, such as Antje Duvekot’s “Black Annis” and Tom Waits’s “Georgia Lee,” each about a cruel loss of innocence by a child or adolescent preyed on or neglected by adults. Though these two songs deftly employ metaphor and...

The resignations of three more Irish bishops will be accepted by the pope in the coming weeks following Magee’s departure, the Irish Examiner reported. Magee, who served as a secretary to three popes, took leave of his position after it was determined that, while being aware of incidents of child abuse by priests, he...

The Kildare squad is managed by Barney Rock, the Dublin sharpshooter from the eighties. The Big Apple boss Seamus Sweeney and his mentors will be quite pleased with this performance as the crew played well together. They were tenacious in defense while the score taking was exemplary, especially in the second half. ...

Cahill, who was 73, died March 11 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on Feb. 25. The Ardkill, County Cavan native was a popular figure and known to many because of his ownership of the Woodside Steak House from 1980 to 1997. Cahill was the beloved husband of Breda Cahill and the late Anne Cahill...

The statistics show that Doyle managed six goals in his first 25 Premier League starts since moving to Moulineux. Ordinarily, these would be pretty mundane numbers for an experienced forward. If you watch how often Wolves play with him as the lone gunman however, that he has managed half a dozen strikes is nothing...