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The Emmet statue in Washington, D.C.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com While much attention has been, naturally, lavished in recent days on the leaders of the 1916 Rising, another in the pantheon of Irish patriots has not been forgotten in this Rising centenary year. That would be Robert Emmet, he of the...

A portrait of Oswald Mosley by Glyn Warren Philpot at the National Portrait Gallery, London.   By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com Oswald Mosley was elected a Conservative MP in the “khaki” General Election of December 1918 for the Middlesex constituency of Harrow. The 22-year-old veteran of the Western Front...

Recognize and honor St. Patrick’s Day: Attorney Brian O’Dwyer. By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com I want my St. Patrick’s Day! That, in essence, is what New York public school teacher, Frank Schorn, is saying to New York City after school officials decided to call for mandatory middle school parent teacher...

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Chancellor Carmen Farina By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Whether the mayor marches in the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and with whom he marches, is still up in the air. What’s not up in the air is the reality of parent-teacher meetings for Irish and American families on the evening of St. Patrick’s...

Page Turner / Edited by Peter McDermott  It’s the year 2025. President Trent is in the White House and he’s hand-picked a man called Rienham to head up the Deportation of Latinos Agency. The premise of Sheila Agnew’s thriller “The Exclusion Wars” suggests it might be a ripped-from-the-headlines satire. Trent is...

Congressman Joe Crowley showing his support for the carriages drivers. The obscured word on the bottom left of the banner is “Irish.”   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com New York City Council has reined in its plan to vote as early as tomorrow on a bill that would have drastically cut the number of horse carriages...

Dublin’s I Draw Slow is as American as it gets.   By Colleen Taylor It’s no secret that Americans love Irish music. The lesser-known fact is that the Irish love traditional American music just as much. I Draw Slow, a roots band from Dublin, is the paradigmatic incarnation of this reverse-diasporic musical trend. Raised...

Molloy College.   By Irish Echo Staff Molloy College’s Irish Studies Institute is celebrating the ancient festival of St. Brigid on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Reception Room on the main floor of Kellenberg Hall in the middle of Molloy’s Rockville Centre campus. The day will have how-to workshops in...