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Rory McIlroy acknowledging the cheers of the crowd on the 18th yesterday. Inpho photo.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com If Rory McIlroy’s emotions were a match for the weather he would have been shedding hailstones. But the weather was ancient history the moment that McIlroy sank his final putt for an eagle...

Joe McHugh when he was a member of the Irish Senate, Seanad Eireann. RollingNews.ie photo.   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com The former main viewing point for the worldwide Irish diaspora was to be found in Kerry. The new one is from Donegal. Joe McHugh has been appointed the Irish government’s new minister of...

Do Ireland proud. Taoiseach Enda Kenny inspects the just planted Irish Oak on Capitol Hill. Photo by Marty Katz.   By Irish Echo Staff   Presumably, it will provide bipartisan shade in the years ahead. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has presided over the planting of an Irish Oak tree on Capitol Hill, this as part of America’s...

Vice President Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Tuesday’s Ireland 100 opening gala. Photo by Marty Katz. By Irish Echo Staff Three weeks of the best of Irish artistic endeavor got underway Tuesday evening in the nation’s capital with the gala opening of the Kennedy Center’s “Ireland 100” festival. The opening was...

I’m here for the duration: Enda Kenny with some of his Senate and Dáil colleagues has vowed to serve a full term. RollingNews.ie photo.     By Evan Short Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is due in Washington, D.C. this evening for the opening of a three week-long festival of Irish arts and culture at the Kennedy Center, has...

Enda Kenny is on his way to Washington, D.C.   By Irish Echo Staff   Vice President Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are expected to attend tomorrow night’s opening of IRELAND 100 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The center is hosting an opening performance for “IRELAND 100: “Celebrating a Century of Irish...

Sister Ita on her recent 97th birthday. By Kenneth Hesselbacher It is springtime at the Cloisters and on May 22 this magnificent building, situated at the highest point on Manhattan and with a spectacular view of the Hudson River and the soaring Palisades on the other side of the river, will be celebrating her 78th...

Jason O’Donnell     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Jason O’Donnell is the holder of two Irish Echo Awards. He deserves a third. The former New Jersey Assemblyman from Bayonne was honored in the 2011 40 Under 40 Awards. The following year he was honored at the Echo’s Labor Awards for his pro-labor stance when in...

Congressman Richard Neal.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Springfield is stepping up on behalf of the men and women of 1916. The western Massachusetts city will this weekend host visitors from near and far at the dedication for a new 1916 Garden of Remembrance, to be located in the city’s Forest Park. The...

Gerry Carroll     By Anthony Neeson As in every election there were winners and losers. And it was the battle within nationalism in the North Assembly election where a number of high profile politicians found themselves scrapping for the final transfers to get them over the quota. Some made it, others did not. For the...