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Pictured at the recent New York County Sligo Association dinner dance (l-r) Bartley Gavin, Guest of Honor; Annemarie Brett Denicola, recipient of posthumous Joe Flynn Humanitarian Award in memory of her father, the late Martin Brett; Rosaleen O’Grady, cathaoirleach, Sligo County Council, Kay McGwyne, Sligo Person of...

The notice for Padraic Pearse’s 1914 lecture in New York By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com With the main Ireland-based ceremonies marking 1916 in the rear view mirror, the focus is now shifting to U.S. shores and an array of commemorative events leading up to the calendar anniversary of the rising on April 24...

Captain Peter Kelleher reading the 1916 Proclamation outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photo by Maxwell’s Photography and courtesy of the Irish government.     By Peter McDermott pmcdermott@irishecho.com Dublin – “Well done,” said Cliff Carlson, publisher of the Irish American News in Chicago. “The Irish can...

By Irish Echo Staff   The group, Concerned Members of the Affiliated Organizations, has welcomed the decision of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau to officially close the investigation into the allegations against John Dunleavy, former chairman of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and...

Malachy McAllister with former senator George Mitchell at the recent Irish Consulate reception for Mitchell, grand marshal for this year’s New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the man who crafted the Good Friday Agreement.   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com At a time when the United States faces unprecedented...

Tom Clarke   By Irish Echo Staff The Suffolk County, NY Ancient Order of Hibernians will gather this coming Sunday, April 3, to commemorate the dedication, in 1987, of the Tom Clarke and Kathleen Daly Clarke Memorial. The memorial is in Manorville where the 1916 Proclamation signatory lived for a time during his...

Jack Haire.   By Irish Echo Staff The international humanitarian organization, Concern Worldwide U.S., has a new man in charge. Concern has announced the appointment of Jack Haire as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1. Haire will succeed Joseph Cahalan, who, according to a Concern release, concludes a...

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli (second from left) during a visit to Belfast.   By Irish Echo Staff Following up on both aspirational sentiment and firm promise, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has today announced a new investment by his state’s pension fund in Northern Ireland. DiNapoli said that the New York...

Ciaran Staunton   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Long time immigration reform campaigner Ciaran Staunton is standing for a seat in the Irish Senate, or Seanad. Staunton, a native of county Mayo who lives in New York, is a co-founder of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. He has been nominated to stand by...

Now, sadly, more to talk about: Minister Flanagan and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders discussing the Paris attacks at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels back in November. RollingNews.ie photo.     By Irish Echo Staff The shock caused by today’s terrorist attacks are reverberating around the world, and no...