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By Susan Falvella-Garraty WASHINGTON, D.C. – As for the selection of a replacement for outgoing U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy-Smith, chances for Senate confirmation during this session are dimming. Michael Sullivan, former Democratic governor of Wyoming, is waiting in the wings as the Clinton...

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,...

The 89th biennial AOH National Convention will take place in the Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel from July 19- 23. Hibernians from across the nation will take part in the deliberations, meetings, seminars, workshops and take time out to go on tours, attend banquets and a variety of social, cultural and religious...

By Anne Cadwallader RASHARKIN, Co. Antrim – In displays of agony rarely seen in recent years in Northern Ireland, the parents of three children who were burned to death in a sectarian firebombing of their house wept as their bodies were borne to their burial place Tuesday. The Quinn brothers – Richard, 11, Mark,...

By Patrick markey Police have opened a murder investigation following the death of a Derry man in Cambridgeshire, England. Alaistair Peoples, 32, of Drumahoe, was found unconscious outside a nightclub in St. Ives early on a recent Saturday morning and was rushed to Addenbrookes Hospital suffering from a severe head...

By Jack Holland The deaths of the three young brothers, Richard, 11, Mark, 10, and Jason Quinn, 9, in Ballymoney at the weekend, the victims of a loyalist firebomb attack, have once more highlighted the fact that the children of the Troubles have too frequently been its most tragic victims. They have died as the...