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Continental currently operate a daily year round service from Shannon to its Newark hub and from there a wide range of connecting flights throughout the U.S. The additional services, commencing May 28 and lasting until the September 8, will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a departure time of...

“I’m doing double duty right now,” said the Boston Irish Reporter’s managing editor Bill Forry, referring to his journalism and to the humanitarian work being done out of his building. The city of Boston has set up offices to coordinate its response upstairs from the Boston Haitian Reporter, which Forry also edits....

Many of his age might be thinking of retirement, Buckley, hale and hearty, got on a plane to go to the center of a maelstrom: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He spoke by satellite phone on a crackly line with the Echo. “I walked out into the dark this morning at 5 a.m. and the whole city looked like a horrendous deck of...

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Created by an inspired assist from Shane Horgan, O’Driscoll’s score with the very last play of the game means that Leinster can now afford to lose their last pool game against London Irish at Twickenham on Saturday and still reach the knockout stages. If they manage to stay within seven points of London Irish, who...

The non-title contest, on a card featuring two world championship bouts, is scheduled for eight rounds. Duddy is hopeful that his ninth appearance at the fabled Garden — a record for an Irish fighter — will be a memorable one for his legion of fans. “I’ve watched his tapes and he’s a strong, come-forward fighter,”...

The 44 year-old political advisor worked in the destitute Caribbean nation for two years prior to the epic earthquake that took his and the lives of more than a hundred thousand people last week. Grene, a dual national, was born in Chicago, but was raised in County Cavan and is married to County Down native Jennifer....

The more than fifty visitors came to the nation’s capital from both coasts and the heartland of the Midwest to listen to briefings from three top staffers in the Obama administration who work in the areas of both domestic and foreign policy. The briefing, which was designated as a background one by the White House,...

Edward Joseph Toner Jr. was born in Queens, New York and resided in Howell, New Jersey from 1966 to 1993 before moving to Brick. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, Toner became a naval aviator and served in three squadrons and aboard six ships before retiring in 1971. He was a...

“The American Envoy” tells the story of a special U.S. ambassador who is sent to the North in the wake of a smartass remark and soon finds himself up to his neck in a world of greed, corruption, sexual duplicity and, of course, planning scams. Last week, however, I became aware of a serious problem. My book won’t...