Ray O'Hanlon

Ray O’Hanlon is Editor of the Irish Echo. A graduate of University College Dublin, he has been a journalist for more than four decades and is a published author, his latest book being “Unintended Consequences: The Story Of Irish Immigration To The U.S. And How America’s Door Was Closed To The Irish” (www.MerrionPress.ie).

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Joe Joyce: Low Key Journalist of Highest Skill and Standard
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Joe Joyce: Low Key Journalist of Highest Skill and Standard
Ireland just lost one of the most outstanding journalists of its last fifty years. Here's what President Michael D. Higgins had to say of Joe Joyce...
Remembering ‘Longest Day’ author Cornelius Ryan Remembering ‘Longest Day’ author Cornelius Ryan
Cornelius Ryan passed away on November 23, 1974. So this year marks both the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy and the 50th annive...
How Maureen Saved D-Day
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How Maureen Saved D-Day
June 5th 1944 was supposed to be D-Day. It was until Maureen Flavin effectively waved a red flag. Maureen, a postal clerk in Blacksod Bay, County M...
'Murph Challenge' Set For Saturday
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'Murph Challenge' Set For Saturday
As many as 200 athletes from across the USA, including current and former Navy SEALs, are set to participate in the annual "Murph Challenge” this S...
Lawler Introduces His E-3 'AOH' Visa Bill
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Lawler Introduces His E-3 'AOH' Visa Bill
It for sure bears a catchy title. Congressman Mike Lawler (R-NY-17) has announced his introduction of the "Advancing Opportunity for Hibernians (AO...
Tony O'Reilly Dead at 88
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Tony O'Reilly Dead at 88
Tony O'Reilly, who for many years was Ireland's most prominent figure on the international business stage, has died at the age of 88. O'Reilly, who...
Not One, But Two E-3 Visa Bills
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Not One, But Two E-3 Visa Bills
Congressman Mike Lawler is this week submitting an E-3 Visa bill to Congress. He is not alone. Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat, and Congressma...
This Book Hasn’t Aged – And That’s a Problem
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This Book Hasn’t Aged – And That’s a Problem
Back in the spring of 2021 I was feeling nervous. Not about Covid, or at least not entirely. And it wasn’t nerves over the publishing of my book, “...
Kennedy Takes His Seat in Congress
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Kennedy Takes His Seat in Congress
Call him Congressman Kennedy. The now former New York State Senator took his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday and in so doing thank...
Kennedy Wins Special Election
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Kennedy Wins Special Election
Irish America has another champion in Congress. New York State Senator Tim Kennedy handily won a special election in New York's 26th congressional ...
Boo$t for 69th Armory
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Boo$t for 69th Armory
The Armory, the historic home base for the Fighting 69th Regiment, is to receive a long awaited and timely financial boost. A trio of New York poli...
Finally, Some Justice for Stardust Families
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Finally, Some Justice for Stardust Families
The jury in the Stardust inquests today returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the cases of each of the 48 young people who died in the fire at ...

 

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