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Cardinal Timothy Dolan By Irish Echo Staff New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan is looking forward to today’s New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a march he led a year ago as its grand marshal. But in a letter written on his website, Dolan raises the issue of secularization in a parade originally dedicated to an iconic...

Gerry Adams has been in the company of American president for many years but this was not the case at the White House St. Patrick’s Day reception yesterday. In this RollingNews.ie photo from 2000, Adams is in the company of President Bill and Hillary Clinton, and then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.     Sinn Féin President...

The South Boston Parade   By Jim Smith BOSTON — A federal judge has ruled in favor of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, this after the group filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Mayor Martin Walsh alleging that the city had violated the First Amendment...

By Anthony Neeson Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said that Northern Ireland is set to strengthen its business and political relationships with the U.S. It comes as McGuinness, along with Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster, lead an investment mission to the United States this...

Last year’s Shamrock Bowl presentation at the White House By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s visit to the U.S. for St. Patrick’s Day is going to be short. But hopefully sweet. Mr. Kenny has trimmed his Washington program given the post-election political uncertainty. What was a two...

Trooper Sean Cullen     By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com The law enforcement community in New Jersey and beyond is mourning the loss of Sean Cullen, a 31-year-old Dublin-hborn New Jersey State Trooper who was killed earlier this week when he was struck by a vehicle while responding to a car fire. The death of the...

The portrait of James Connolly in the California State Capitol By Larry Levin You won’t find a portrait of James Connolly on the walls of Leinster House, the home of the Irish Dáil. And you won’t read his words in pretty much any other government building in the Irish capital. In fact, even in the year of the one...

Flashback to last year and Taoiseach Enda Kenny presenting the traditional bowl of shamrock to President Obama in the East Room of the White House. RollingNews.ie photo.   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Political leaders come and go. The shamrock stars in March regardless. With the Irish political landscape in...

By Evan Short Fianna Fáil have held discussions with the six newly elected Independent Alliance TDs ahead of Thursday’s convening of the 32nd Dáil. Last week, the Independent Alliance, which comprises of Shane Ross, Finian McGrath, Kevin “Boxer” Moran, John Halligan, Seán Canney and Michael Fitzmaurice, met with Fine...

Old St. Patrick’s in Manhattan. By Irish Echo Staff The group Concerned Members of the Affiliated Organizations has put its money where its mouth has been. It has covered the $250 New York City St. Patrick’s Day affiliation fee paid by the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. As reported in the Irish Echo last...