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Here's how
Keane's mom and dad have set up the "Keane Patrick OBrien Foundation" and helping Keane battle against his rare and debilitating condition is now a...
Echoes of '09
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Echoes of '09
JANUARY 2009 opened with calls by community activists for a census of Irish seniors living in U.S. cities, this after the death of immigrant Tony G...
Adams reveals that his father abused family
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Adams reveals that his father abused family
The revelation comes after the West Belfast MP called on his brother Liam to give himself up to authorities to answer allegations of sexually abusi...
Technically better, but...
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Technically better, but...
But the Central Statistics Office has urged caution when it comes to any calling an official end to the recession. Gross Domestic Product grew slig...
All island unemployment rate is still rising
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All island unemployment rate is still rising
Seasonally-adjusted figures from the Central Statistics Office show the unemployment rate rose to 12.4 percent in the third quarter, up from 11.6 p...
And so, Christmas
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And so, Christmas
Be that as it may, we try to be optimistic and are not alone in hoping that 2010 is the opening year of a decade in which genuine progress can be m...
Shaw's 'Misalliance' and the Pearl: perfectly paired
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Shaw's 'Misalliance' and the Pearl: perfectly paired
"Misalliance," written in l9l0, was the last major play Bernard Shaw composed before World War I brought Europe to its knees. Among the Shavian com...
Carroll and Doyle get Grammy nod
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Carroll and Doyle get Grammy nod
Earlier this month, Chicago fiddler Liz Carroll and Dublin-born, Asheville, N.C., resident guitarist-singer John Doyle received a Grammy nomination...
A 'Lovely' role for Saoirse
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A 'Lovely' role for Saoirse
"I think it's a coincidence that that happened," the 15-year-old film star told the Irish Echo in a recent phone interview. "At the time, the quali...
Duddy to spend festive season in Brooklyn gym
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Duddy to spend festive season in Brooklyn gym
"I'm used to training over Christmas," Duddy [27-1, 17 KOs] told the Irish Echo last Sunday. The Derry Destroyer, who's ranked 12th by the World Bo...
Munster trounce French champions on the road
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Munster trounce French champions on the road
The two-time European Cup winners' 37-14 success at the Stade Aime Giral, aka the bear pit of French rugby, was as stunning as it was unexpected. A...
Harrington got to top with patient application to work
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Harrington got to top with patient application to work
It also served as a nice bookend to a decade in which Harrington was, unquestionably, Ireland's greatest athlete. Yes, we know there are ignoramuse...