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Oliver Pollock     By Evan Short While new faces will be replacing old ones on dollar denominations one thing that won’t be changing is the dollar symbol itself. And the Irish-born American patriot who invented the famous dollar symbol has been honored in his home county of Tyrone with a permanent memorial. Oliver...

Gerry Adams speaking at his party’s Ard Fheis last weekend.   By Anthony Neeson Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has led a blistering attack on his Fianna Fáil counterpart. Speaking during his party’s Ard Fheis in Dublin on Saturday, Mr. Adams said that Micheál Martin is negotiating to put Fine Gael back into power. “In...

Adi Roche (right) greeting a child affected by the Chernobyl disaster. RollingNews.ie photo.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Thirty years is a good portion of an average lifespan. It is nothing in terms of nuclear half-life. Three decades after the world heard of Chernobyl for the first time and for the most...

Two ladies share a big stage. The celebration of freedom was in the air as Irish Consul General in New York, Barbara Jones, master of ceremonies for the Irish government’s 1916 commemoration event at Battery Park City, Manhattan on Sunday, addressed the gathering with Lady Liberty standing watch in the background....

A Callery Pear, also known as a Bradford Pear.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Ceremonies remembering 1916 are set to take place all over the United States this weekend, from Seattle to San Francisco, from Chicago to Boston. One of the more unusual is set for Queens, New York, on Saturday morning. Unusual in...

Malachy McAllister     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com He will still have to report next Monday to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But he won’t have to bring that “small travel bag.” And at the end of the meeting, Malachy McAllister will be able to return to his home – in New Jersey. News was filtering...

Malachy McAllister speaking with Hillary Clinton earlier this week.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com “She certainly remembered my case and wondered why I was in the position I’m in.” That was how Malachy McAllister summed up his discussion Monday evening with former Secretary of State and Democratic...

Malachy McAllister discussing his case with Hillary Clinton at a pre-primary rally at Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in Manhattan on Monday night.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com With just a week to go before his scheduled deportation from the United States, Malachy McAllister last night met with former...

Sr. Clare Theresa Crockett     By Anthony Neeson A nun from Derry has been killed in the weekend’s massive earthquake in Ecuador. 33-year-old Sister Clare Theresa Crockett from the Brandywell area of the city died on Saturday at the school where she worked in Playa Prieta. Six bodies were recovered from the school which...

Malachy McAllister     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com With ten days to go before his scheduled deportation from the United States, Malachy McAllister has support from over forty members of Congress who are backing his bid to remain in the country. That scheduled deportation is just ten days from today. The...