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By Irish Echo Staff   The group, Concerned Members of the Affiliated Organizations, has welcomed the decision of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau to officially close the investigation into the allegations against John Dunleavy, former chairman of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and...

Malachy McAllister with former senator George Mitchell at the recent Irish Consulate reception for Mitchell, grand marshal for this year’s New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the man who crafted the Good Friday Agreement.   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com At a time when the United States faces unprecedented...

Tom Clarke   By Irish Echo Staff The Suffolk County, NY Ancient Order of Hibernians will gather this coming Sunday, April 3, to commemorate the dedication, in 1987, of the Tom Clarke and Kathleen Daly Clarke Memorial. The memorial is in Manorville where the 1916 Proclamation signatory lived for a time during his...

Jack Haire.   By Irish Echo Staff The international humanitarian organization, Concern Worldwide U.S., has a new man in charge. Concern has announced the appointment of Jack Haire as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1. Haire will succeed Joseph Cahalan, who, according to a Concern release, concludes a...

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli (second from left) during a visit to Belfast.   By Irish Echo Staff Following up on both aspirational sentiment and firm promise, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has today announced a new investment by his state’s pension fund in Northern Ireland. DiNapoli said that the New York...

Ciaran Staunton   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com Long time immigration reform campaigner Ciaran Staunton is standing for a seat in the Irish Senate, or Seanad. Staunton, a native of county Mayo who lives in New York, is a co-founder of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. He has been nominated to stand by...

Now, sadly, more to talk about: Minister Flanagan and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders discussing the Paris attacks at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels back in November. RollingNews.ie photo.     By Irish Echo Staff The shock caused by today’s terrorist attacks are reverberating around the world, and no...

John Dunleavy   By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com John Dunleavy has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the matter of parade finances – this on the basis of a decision by the office of the New York State Attorney General not to take any action against the former chairman of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The...

The pier in Buncrana where the tragedy occurred     By Anthony Neeson Five members of one family – including two children – have drowned after a car slipped into the sea at a pier in Donegal on Sunday. Those who died in the Buncrana tragedy were Sean McGrotty, 49, his sons Mark, 12, and Evan 8, his mother-in-law Ruth...

Rep. Richard Neal By Ray O’Hanlon rohanlon@irishecho.com A bipartisan group of Congress members has expressed their “outrage” over the treatment meted out to Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams outside the White House on Tuesday. Adams, an invited guest to the president’s annual St. Patrick’s Day reception was denied...