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A family united
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A family united
By Ray O'Hanlon There were emotional scenes at Kennedy Airport Tuesday when Pearl River's Joe Byrne was reunited with his wife and daughter, this a...
Moment of glory
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Moment of glory
By Ray O'Hanlon Forget the World Cup. Those guys got paid no matter what the result. But no amount of quarters in his piggy bank will convince Cona...
Irish Americans to fore in lacrosse success
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Irish Americans to fore in lacrosse success
By Peter McDermott Hurling, Gaelic football, golf, soccer, rugby...lacrosse? If you think that the famous Native American game isn't on the Irish s...
Rockin' Rockland
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Rockin' Rockland
By Ray O'Hanlon rohanlon@rishecho.com Get ready for the pitter patter. No, strike that. Get ready for the thunder of shiny new cleats, and the clas...
Kennedy's fiction strikes chord with critics
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Kennedy's fiction strikes chord with critics
By Peter McDermott Thomas E. Kennedy decided at age 17 that when he was older he should be a writer. Now at 66, with 11 published novels to his nam...
Taoiseach drums up investment in visits to NY, Atlanta
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Taoiseach drums up investment in visits to NY, Atlanta
By Ray O'Hanlon With unemployment in Ireland at record levels and the traditional emigration route to America largely blocked, there was an added s...
In Democratic race, Coffey cites courtroom results, public service
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In Democratic race, Coffey cites courtroom results, public service
By Peter McDermott Vote for Sean Coffey - he knows where the bodies are buried. That's part of the Bronx-born candidate's pitch in the crowded fiel...
Hibernians elect Seamus Boyle to second term
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Hibernians elect Seamus Boyle to second term
By Ray O'Hanlon The Ancient Order of Hibernians has voted to maintain its present course with national president Seamus Boyle again at the helm. Bo...
McGuinness to address Hibernian convention
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McGuinness to address Hibernian convention
By Ray O'Hanlon The Ancient Order of Hibernians, convening in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week for their 95th Biennial National Convention, will be elec...
Cowen to make U.S. trip
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Cowen to make U.S. trip
By Ray O'Hanlon Taoiseach Brian Cowen will be in the U.S. next week for a three day visit that will include stops in New York and Atlanta. Cowen, w...
Tourism minister Hanafin pitches value of visits 'home'
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Tourism minister Hanafin pitches value of visits 'home'
By Ray O'Hanlon Mary Hanafin has a three-card portfolio. But tourism was firmly on top of her deck this week during a two-and-a-half day stay in Ne...
Check records before media, say roots experts
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Check records before media, say roots experts
By Peter McDermott The will of two Manhattan-resident sisters from County Kerry caused a minor media flap in Ireland over the past couple of weeks....