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By Jim Smith BOSTON – A brazen scam artist took exploitation of Irish students to a new level last week when he entered an apartment building in Brookline, found a set of keys to a vacant apartment, and ended up renting the apartment to three unsuspecting Irish students. The bizarre chain of events began last...

By Patrick Markey Federal officials have opened a preliminary investigation into the allegations of exploitation surrounding the death of an Irish immigrant, Liam Mason, who was found hanged in a Bronx park last month. Investigators from the US Department of Labor are looking into allegations that Mason was...

By Andrew Bushe DUBLIN – A joint Irish-British police operation foiled an attempted incendiary bomb attack Thursday on leading stores in London by dissident republicans, the first time the British capital had been targeted by them. Four people were arrested in Ireland and six in London, three of them carrying...

The following are RUC statistics of Northern Ireland violence since the beginning of the Drumcree standoff on July 5 through Sunday: Attacks on RUC/British Army: 598 Shooting incidents: 19 Bombing incidents: 44 Arrests: 254 Firebombs recovered by RUC: 2,237 Incidents of firebomb attacks: 621 Damage to homes:...

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST – Ninety Catholic families were intimidated or burned out of their homes during the week, hundreds of RUC men were injured, and millions of pounds damage caused to tourism and the economy as Northern Ireland continues to reel from the Drumcree crisis. Hundreds of Orangemen, meanwhile,...

By Anne Cadwallader BELFAST – Black flags of mourning, black balloons and a somber, resentful silence awaited Orangemen as they crossed the River Lagan into the Nationalist Lower Ormeau Road district on Sunday, July 12. Catholic residents had voted to stage a “peaceful dignified protest” on one side of the road...

The weekly Saturday evening Irish community Mass at St. Teresa’s Church in Sunnyside, Queens, will be dedicated this week to the three Quinn brothers. The Mass begins at 7:30. The church is at 44th Street and 50th Avenue.

By Eileen Murphy Well, all eyes were on Dalkey and Sorrento House last week, where some deep-pocketed schnook anonymously forked out _6 million for a house. Though real estate agents might crow about the location, location, location, to us it’s just a semi-detached townhouse with a nice view. But as they say in da...

By Andrew Bushe DUBLIN – The tenacity of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds has paid off after he won the right at the Court of Appeal in London to a new libel trial against the Sunday Times after the marathon 1996 hearing when he was awarded zero damages by the jury – later changed to one penny by the judge. As he...

By Patrick Markey She might not wear a trilby and a knee-length trenchcoat, but Orla Walsh has more in common with the fictional private detective Mike Hammer than the casual observer might notice. Working out of her small home office in Queens, the Dublin-born Walsh’s private investigation company, Walsh...