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And on a St. Patrick’s Day when Washington basked under a warm spring sun, Cowen also filled the main guest slot at the Speaker’s Luncheon hosted by Nancy Pelosi and at a reception sponsored by the Irish Embassy. But it was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, resplendent in a midnight blue gown and a matching...

In time, the Dubliner would join the long line of Irish emigrants who’ve decided to have a go in competition at the ground floor level – the New York Daily News Golden Gloves. And, so far, it’s worked out very well for the heavyweight. Tomorrow night Hardwick, a native of Coolock in Dublin City, gets into the ring at...

The announcement followed discussions held at the State Department last week between Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, North Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster and Kelly. The one day conference, will be,...

It was encouraging to see Senator Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham outline their plans for reform in the Washington Post. And it was sobering to see the numbers of people who marched for reform in the nation’s capital on Sunday. As with all matters in Washington these days, immigration reform is not an easy number...

As is the case every year, the visitors from Ireland came in droves, many of them on political and economic missions, but also just to have a look at how America marks its very own big Irish day. The hard times that are in it would lead us to believe that there would be a crimp or two in the celebratory plans of all...

The film they directed, “The Secret Of Kells,” is a dazzling French / Irish / Belgian co-production that takes us back to medieval Ireland in the time of the great illuminators who toiled for decades to create brilliant biblical manuscripts a half a milennium before the invention of movable type. Their finest work, The...

Another criticism voiced in Ireland was that the “new” De Dannan is just a nominal transition from the Hibernian Rhapsody tour band forged by Gavin a few years ago: Kerry resident Damien Mullane on button accordion, Galway’s Eric Cunningham on bodhran, snare drum, flute, and whistle, Kerry’s Mike Galvin on guitar, and...

The first St. Baldrick’s Day saw the three having their heads shaved at Jim Brady’s Tavern in the financial district. Since the inaugural event a decade ago, and the soon after formation of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the organization has raised more than $57 million dollars for pediatric cancer research. Much of...

The Gaelic Athletic Association (New York Adult Board, New York Minor Board, Ladies Football Board) will hold their Club Forum at Rosie O’Grady’s, 52nd St. & 7th Ave., NYC) Sunday March 21 @ 2.00 pm. If are you a member of a club, a parent of a participating child, a sponsor, a supporter, or simply interested in the...

But I had no idea about any of that when I immigrated to Louisiana from Belfast six years ago, or that during Hurricane Katrina it would be the strength of the canal walls which was more important than the fact my fellow countrymen had built them. Tens of books, hundreds of articles and millions of words have been...