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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...

The promotion poster for The Real O’Neals By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com The Ancient Order of Hibernians is calling cut on a newly unveiled ABC Network comedy show, “The Real O’Neals.” In a statement, the Hibernians said they were calling on Disney/ABC “to immediately apologize for the bigoted, stereotype...

Mayor Bill de Blasio taking part in the Sunnyside St. Pat’s For All Parade in 2015. Photo by Garry Rissman. By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will end a two-year boycott and march in the upcoming New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The decision was widely expected. And the mayor will...

The Dáil awaits its members, new ones and returning ones.   By Evan Short The prospect of Ireland being without an agreed government until after Easter has been raised with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin proposing a period of negotiation focused on Dáil reform. Deputy Martin, whose resurgent party is now within ten...

This photo shows an American citizen voting in Dublin in a 2008 primary. The scene is being repeated today. RollingNews.ie photo. By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com In contrast to the spectator status of Irish citizens living in the U.S. as Ireland went to the polls last Friday, U.S. citizens in Ireland will be...

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin lead the two biggest parties after Friday’s Irish general election but will they do a deal to form a new majority government? RollingNews.ie photo   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com A grand alliance between two rival parties that emerged from the ashes of Ireland’s civil war? A...

The New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com There will be a mayor’s breakfast this coming St. Patrick’s morning in New York. But it will not take place at the traditional venue, the mayor’s official residence, Gracie Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The gathering will...

The late Don Keough     By Evan Short As Boston College’s football team prepares to face off against Georgia Tech in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for the college football season opener in September, one of Ireland’s leading businessmen has told the Irish Echo of how the real action happens away from the turf. Neil...

Congressman Richard Neal Photos by Lee Pellegrini   By Irish Echo Staff Massachusetts Congressman Richard E. Neal and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh shared their insights on Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising at an event held at Boston College’s Gasson Hall on Monday evening last. The gathering, titled “Reflections on the...

Grand Marshal George Mitchell will lead the first New York parade to be broadcast live across the Atlantic.   By Irish Echo Staff This year’s New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Irish America’s primary salute to the men and women of 1916. And it will be viewable in the GPO. The parade will be broadcast live for...