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By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com The group, Concerned Members of the Affiliated Organizations, has presented a list of fourteen questions to the board of directors of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and in particular its chairman Dr. John Lahey. And in those questions are laid bare the issues that are...

By Irish Echo Staff The recent Long Island gathering of New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade interested parties seems to have raised more questions than it answered. This would appear to be the case based on the emergence this week of a document issued on behalf of the group Concerned Members of the Affiliated...

A Garda car outside Dublin’s Regency Hotel where the gun attack took place. RollingNews.ie photo     By Irish Echo Staff Drug gangs, terrorists and a general election campaign have made for a potent news mix since last Friday’s gun attack on a boxing weigh-in at a Dublin hotel which left one man dead, two wounded, and...

The scene outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin after today’s shooting. RollingNews.ie photo.   By Irish Echo Staff One man was shot dead and two wounded as gunfire erupted at a boxing weigh-in at a Dublin hotel earlier today. Pandemonium broke out in the Regency Hotel on the city’s north side when gunmen, reportedly...

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D. Higgins signed the formal papers today to dissolve the 31st Dáil and set in motion a campaign leading to a general election. RollingNews.ie photo.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com   Ireland will vote for a new government on Friday, February 26. Whether it gets one...

Áras an Uachtaráin     By Evan Short Ireland is set to go to the polls. The start of the three week general election campaign is expected to be confirmed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil on Wednesday during Leaders Questions. The date being most mentioned for the election is Friday, February 26. After questions, the...

Three trees that made up part of the “Dark Hedges” came crashing down in Storm Gertrude. Photo posted by Maria MaCann on Twitter and carried by RTE.   By Irish Echo Staff “Game of Thrones” has become an increasingly important tourist draw for Northern Ireland. No fewer than twenty thousand visitors covered one or both...

Philadelphia’s memorial to the Great Hunger and Irish immigration   By Irish Echo Staff All across Irish America, plans are well advanced to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. This is no less the case in Philadelphia, a city that played a pivotal role in Irish America’s involvement in both the planning and...

Garda Adrian Donohoe   By Evan Short A new appeal by the Garda Commissioner for information on the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe has been released on the third year anniversary of his death. Three of the chief suspects in the murder which saw Garda Donohue shot dead as he escorted a cash in transit van close to the...

By Aine Ní Shionnaigh Like most people who leave their country of origin, I first became aware of my national identity when I moved to New York from the West of Ireland. Living in Ireland, the concept of Irishness had never passed my mind, not once. When one is born in Ireland, it doesn’t constitute any sort of...