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 Home connection leads to minor miracle
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Home connection leads to minor miracle
Theatre / By Orla O'Sullivan “These Halcyon Days” * By Deirdre Kinahan * Starring Anita Reeves and Stephen Brennan * Directed by David Horan * at t...
NY Irish Center keeps seniors in touch
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NY Irish Center keeps seniors in touch
By Peter McDermott In most conversations he has with casual acquaintances or strangers, Paul Finnegan asks the same question: “Do you know someone ...
Bringing lessons home
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Bringing lessons home
Irish graduates value social-work experience with Chicago seniors By Peter McDermott CHICAGO--A decade ago, Sheila McMackin took on a cultural exch...
Uganda adoption tale is hilarious, gripping
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Uganda adoption tale is hilarious, gripping
By Orla O’Sullivan “Who’s Your Daddy?” * By and starring Johnny O’Callaghan * Directed by Tom Ormeny at the Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22nd St...
Stage roots traced to 19th century manager
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Stage roots traced to 19th century manager
By Orla O'Sullivan Freud said the Irish were “one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.” Nonetheless, Irish-American Alis...
Hunger for truth
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Hunger for truth
By Frieda Klotz Overcrowded workhouses, soup kitchens that closed when they were needed most, a neglectful British administration and a population ...
The Nazis never came for the pagans
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The Nazis never came for the pagans
Between the Lines / By Peter McDermott In an article last week, the New York Times referred to a team named “Sunderland United.” That to a soccer f...
She might have been Sister Mary
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She might have been Sister Mary
Published in the Irish Echo on March 20, 2013 By Orla O'Sullivan Had her parents not sent her to Paris as a reward for her decision to become a nun...
The Sidewalks of New York
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The Sidewalks of New York
By Peter McDermott Some have it that the Irish built New York. In the case of Jim Rodgers’s family it could be said to be literally true. His great...
 Singles, married feel time is running out
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Singles, married feel time is running out
“For Love” * Written by Laoisa Sexton * Directed by Tim Ruddy * Starring John Duddy, Jo Kinsella, Georgina McKevitt, Laoisa Sexton * at the Irish R...
Jesuits are impressed with Francis I
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Jesuits are impressed with Francis I
By Peter McDermott The new pope is the first Francis, the first non-European in 1,000 years, the first Latin American, and the first, more generall...
World changes forever in one night
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World changes forever in one night
The life of frequent Irish Echo contributor Patrick Fenton and his family was turned upside down by Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29. In this essay in di...