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Gerry Adams     By Evan Short   Britain’s decision to vote to leave the European Union has created an opportunity to redesign the constitutional and political future of the island of Ireland, this according to Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams. The Louth TD has stated that it was hardly surprising that DUP leader and...

The SDLP’s Colum Eastwood     By Anthony Neeson A group of leading politicians in Northern Ireland are to launch a legal challenge over the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. This against the backdrop of a considerable and growing effort to keep the north inside the EU. The cross-community group includes the...

Governor Jerry Brown By Ray O’Hanlon Back in April, 1992, Jerry Brown had star billing at a hastily arranged gathering of Irish American leaders and activists in a Manhattan hotel. The gathering, under the banner of an “Irish American Presidential Forum,” was designed to tease out the views of presidential candidates...

By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Long Island congressman Peter King was the most prominent activist Irish American Congressional Republican politician at the just concluded GOP convention in Cleveland. Come to think of it, he was the only one. Others with Irish names, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, don’t cut...

The newly elected AOH National Board with National President, Jim McKay, front row in the white jacket. Photo by John O’Connell, Editor, National Hibernian Digest.     By JC Sullivan Atlantic City — The AOH, men and ladies, kicked off the 2016 National Convention at Harrah’s, Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was originally...

Taoiseach Enda Kenny.   By Evan Short Fine Gael were always considered the party on the island of Ireland most opposed to reuniting the country outside of northern unionists, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny stunned an audience in Donegal this week when he said that the European Union should prepare for a border poll. His...

Alan Daly (left) and Wayne Solan have come up with an idea that could not only take off, but blast off!     By Evan Short Two Dublin men who set out to revolutionize the way we use toothpaste have announced they are now in talks with NASA about supplying space voyages with their product. Wayne Solan and Alan Daly have...

A floral tribute left on the steps of the French Embassy in Dublin this morning. RollingNews.ie photo.   By Irish Echo Staff   Ireland and the United States mourned with France today after the horrific events of Thursday night in the southern French city of Nice. And the attack, which left over 80 dead and many more...

Mary Holt Moore   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com   Mary Holt Moore, for many years a prominent Irish American community leader and the second woman to lead the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, has died aged 88. She led the 230th parade in 1991. Holt Moore, who was fiercely proud of her Irish ancestry, was a...

Ambassador Anne Anderson speaking to the AOH/LAOH convention in Atlantic City. Photo by William Pribyl.   By Irish Echo Staff   Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, has outlined the Irish government’s plans to face into Brexit in Europe, and to battle for immigration reform in the U.S., this in a...