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Eileen Walsh and David Dryden.     By Irish Echo Staff It’s a long way from the walls of Derry to the street of Harlem. But art bridges the miles in an instant. Eileen Walsh and David Dryden are two independent film makers based in Derry and this week they are bringing their first screen venture, “Together in Pieces” to...

Congressman Joe Crowley as seen from the convention floor Tuesday night.   By Ray O’Hanlon   Congressman Joe Crowley stood at the podium on Tuesday night and spoke for the lost and still living of 9/11. The New York congressman, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus and a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton, used his...

Bons Amis: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and French President Francois Hollande in Dublin today. RollingNews.ie photo. By Irish Echo Staff The weather was warm and so was the Irish welcome for French president Francois Hollande in Dublin today. The one day official visit by the French leader was also an opportunity for a...

Hib Hib Harrah’s. The Ancient Order of Hibernians convention takes place next week in Harrah’s of Atlantic City. By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com In the aftermath of the Brexit vote and on the eve of their biennial convention, to be held July 11-14 in Atlantic City, the Ancient order of Hibernians has called for...

A firefighter and a police officer on alert in Carrickfergus. Photo by Kevin Scott/Presseye.   By Anthony Neeson Feuding loyalists went on the rampage in a County Antrim housing estate at the weekend – over the ownership of Twelfth of July bonfires. A 46-year-old man was charged with riotous behavior and a 36-year-old...

The Bronx courthouse     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com The New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches on an avenue that is nothing less than a straight line. But the affairs of the parade are lately tortured and are proceeding on a route that, to say the least, twists and turns. A Bronx judge, Alexander Hunter,...

One of the most familiar photographs of Frederick Douglass By Christine Kinealy Frederick Douglass, as recent research has shown, was the most photographed American of the nineteenth century. Douglass himself was fascinated with the possibilities offered by photography, being keenly aware of its value both as...

By Charles Larkin   Die Zukunft wird nicht gemeistert von denen, die am Vergangenen kleben. [Those who adhere to the past won’t be able to cope with the future.]…German Chancellor Willy Brandt. Brexit happened. Much to the surprise of all the “serious people” who were asked for their counsel prior to the event. The...

Ministers from north and south in Ireland will be meeting as these two flags begin to drift apart   By Anthony Neeson Irish government ministers and ministers from the Northern Ireland Executive are to meet next week to discuss the implications of the Britain leaving the European Union. Monday’s meeting will be the...

By Anthony Neeson Part of the fallout from the shock Brexit vote has been the upsurge in people applying for Irish passports. Within hours of people waking up on Friday morning to the news that the UK had voted to leave the European Union, the main post office in West Belfast had handed out over 500 Irish passport...