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Malachy McAllister marching with the United Irish Counties in the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Former parade chairman John Dunleavy is in the foreground. Photo by Dominick Totino.       By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com The congressional effort to prevent the deportation of Malachy McAllister is being ramped...

Shane Lowry after winning the WGC Bridgestone Invitational last year.     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Whether or not he dons the Green Jacket, the red carpet will be rolled out for golfer Shane Lowry in Manhattan next week. The Offaly man, who was in second place as the second round of the Masters got under...

Billy and Bridie Brown with a photo of Harry     By Evan Short An Irishman who volunteered to serve two tours of duty in Vietnam with the United States Marine Crops even, though even could have avoided service, has been buried with full military honors in New Jersey after passing away aged 72. Harry Brown was born in...

Congressman Joe Crowley     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com If the Washington powers that be don’t get it now, they never will. Congressman Joe Crowley is leading a congressional charge aimed at terminating the U.S. effort to deport Belfast man Malachy McAllister who is facing a forced exit before the end of this...

Belfast City Hall to host 1916 reception – but without President Higgins in attendance     By Anthony Neeson The Lord Mayor of Belfast has expressed his disappointment that President Michael D. Higgins has pulled out of a civic reception at Belfast City Hall to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. The president was...

Malachy McAllister with two of his children in a photo taken close to ten years ago.   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Before he received the latest piece of official mail, an order to report to Newark for deportation, there was another piece of official mail. Last November, Malachy McAllister was in receipt,...

This edition of the Weekly Irish Times was the first published in Dublin in the wake of the Easter Rising, this while strict censorship was still being imposed by British authorities.     By Irish Echo Staff Quinnipiac University’s Great Hunger Institute has unveiled a new exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of...

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...