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Arlene Foster By Anthony Neeson aneeson@irishecho.com Arlene Foster has been unanimously elected the new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. The Fermanagh/South Tyrone MLA was elected unopposed and replaces Peter Robinson, who announced that he was stepping down as party leader last month. Mrs. Foster will take...

The Skelligs, earthly version. Tourism Ireland photo. By Irish Echo Staff The Skelligs might be off the coast of County Kerry, at least according to all the official maps. But as of this weekend, the pyramid-shaped islands are actually in a galaxy far, far away. The Skelligs fill the screen in the closing minutes of...

Members of Ireland’s military have served with distinction around the world and on behalf of the United Nations throughout Ireland’s six decades of UN membership. These Irish soldiers, members of today’s fully integrated army, are pictured in The Lebanon. Irish Defence Forces photo. By Irish Echo Staff Ireland is this...

Ashling Stanek with Jeb Bush By Irish Echo Staff When Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley face off for the ABC Presidential Primary Debate on Saturday, December 19, 20-year-old Ridgewood, NJ resident, Ashling Stanek, will be both an eyewitness and participant. As a member of the Kevin Harrington...

Together at the launch of the appeal were Orlaith Staunton, John Duddy and Ciaran Staunton. By Irish Echo Staff The Irish Consulate in New York opened its doors recently to honor the work of the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention and launch the foundation’s Forget-Me-Not Appeal. The event was hosted by...

By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com The New York St. Patrick’s Day Board of Directors and the parade’s recently elected Parade and Celebration Committee have agreed to work together to see that the 2016 parade takes place. Fears were mounting that the parade, set for the eve of commemorations for the 1916 Rising,...

Brian Moore By Irish Echo Staff A street intersection in Queens bears a new name, that of Detective First Grade Brian Moore. Moore, just 25, was gunned down May 2 last when he and his partner approached a man in a car they believed had a gun. The man did and opened fire. Officer Moore was hit in the head and died two...

An underwater farm near Ballyhaunis, County Mayo. Photo by Jamie Martin, Irish Air Corps.   By Irish Echo Staff Large areas of Ireland are under water today after the deluge that was Storm Desmond. And in many areas the flooding has yet to peak. In Athlone, County Westmeath, the River Shannon is running six feet higher...

By Evan Short A Fianna Fáil councilor has resigned from the party after an RTE investigation was broadcast on Monday night. During the RTE Investigations Unit report, Cllr. Joe Queenan offered to act as an intermediary for a fictitious wind farm company in return for an investment in a business he was...

Bono and U2 paid tribute to those who were recently killed in Paris, but also to those killed in the Troubles in Ireland. RollingNews.ie photo.   By Irish Echo Staff The mass murder carried out by terrorists in Paris last month forced U2 to cancel the climactic performances on their European tour. The band returned to...