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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Byrne Nason For D.C. Post Byrne Nason For D.C. Post
Ireland's Ambassador to the United Nations, Geraldine Byrne Nason, will be moving to Washington later this year where she will take up the post of ...
DUP Minister Blindsided by DUP MPS DUP Minister Blindsided by DUP MPS
Who would envy Gordon Lyons? The North's Minister for the Economy is working to revive tourist visits to Northern Ireland after the slump brought a...
Memory Endures and a Ship Takes Shape
Community Features & Events
Memory Endures and a Ship Takes Shape
What is it about 25 years? It took about that time span for the late John Leahy to crack the nut that was America’s failure to posthumously award U...
Parade Blames Premature Barriers for Tail-End Mess Parade Blames Premature Barriers for Tail-End Mess
It was barriers being erected in the wrong places at the wrong time. That is the explanation of New York St. Patrick's Day Parade organizers for th...
What Happened on Fifth Avenue? What Happened on Fifth Avenue?
Questions are being asked by some with regard to what appears to have been a confused and early ending to the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Ave...
Walking the Avenue, Blazing a Trail Walking the Avenue, Blazing a Trail
The Fire Department of New York marching contingent invariably cuts a lively swathe up Fifth Avenue in the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. This ...
With Spring, Hope Springs Anew in Ireland
Community Features & Events
With Spring, Hope Springs Anew in Ireland
And so 2022. The year when Ireland can be sensed anew, the year when Ireland can be anticipated anew. The year when Ireland can be reached and embr...
Tis the Season…For Irish Whiskey Tis the Season…For Irish Whiskey
Like sprouting shamrock in the springtime, Irish Whiskey brands emerge into the light of March as sure as, well, St. Patrick’s Day. After a two yea...
Biden Appoints O'Leary as IFI Observer Biden Appoints O'Leary as IFI Observer
President Biden has appointed Stella O'Leary to be U.S. Observer to the International Fund for Ireland. O'Leary, who chairs the Irish American Demo...
Full Page NYT ad for AIHS Full Page NYT ad for AIHS
The move to sell the American Irish Historical Society on Fifth Avenue appears to be ramping up. The real estate firm Brown Harris Stevens took out...
Joy and Disappointment After Great Hunger Decision Joy and Disappointment After Great Hunger Decision
"The Irish-American Community of Connecticut has saved Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum Collection." That was the first line in a posting on the websi...
Great Hunger Museum Moving to Fairfield, CT Great Hunger Museum Moving to Fairfield, CT
Ireland's Great Hunger Museum will be staying in Connecticut but will be moving from Hamden to Fairfield. The Echo reported Thursday that a decisio...

 

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