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McGurk pleads guilty to murder of ex-girlfriend
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McGurk pleads guilty to murder of ex-girlfriend
By Irish Echo Staff Tyrone native and Queens resident, Gary McGurk, has pleaded guilty to the murder just over a year ago of his former girlfriend....
Teachers reject pay deal
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Teachers reject pay deal
Members of the Teachers Union of Ireland and the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland have rejected the Croke Park deal on public service pay ...
Farrell wins Booker 40 years on
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Farrell wins Booker 40 years on
By Irish Echo Staff J.G. Farrell has won the Booker Prize 30 years after his death for his Irish War of Independence-set novel, “Troubles.” He post...
Rafferty wins National Heritage Fellowship
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Rafferty wins National Heritage Fellowship
By Earle Hitchner From humble beginnings on a small farm in Ballinakill, East Galway, where the family thatched cottage had no electricity, gas, or...
Tristate Events May 19-25
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Tristate Events May 19-25
THEATER The Irish Repertory Theatre presents White Woman Street, by Sebastian Barry, directed by Charlotte Moore, May 7 thru June 27, at The Irish ...
National Events May 19-25
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National Events May 19-25
Boston WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio program...
 Friends honor Clark's memory with scholarships
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Friends honor Clark's memory with scholarships
By Peter McDermott The music was decidedly 1970s rock at Paddy Doherty's Ale House in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon, but the memories stretched bac...
President McAleese to lead U.S. Great Hunger tributes
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President McAleese to lead U.S. Great Hunger tributes
By Ray O'Hanlon Irish America will remember the dead and those who survived the Great Hunger at a series of events this week that will culminate wi...
Siobhan Dennehy wins AOH JFK medal
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Siobhan Dennehy wins AOH JFK medal
By Ray O'Hanlon Acknowledging her years of work on behalf of Irish immigrants in the United States, the Ancient Order of Hibernians this week annou...
 O'Dwyer sees red over 19  cards in championship win
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O'Dwyer sees red over 19 cards in championship win
By Kieran Rooney KERRY, and at least one Kerryman in another county, made the headlines as the All-Ireland Football Championship swung fully into g...
A painter's disillusionment
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A painter's disillusionment
BOOKS/PETER MCDERMOTT You might have heard of the O'Connor family of Dublin. The eldest is Joseph who has written several novels, such as "Star of ...
New measures to minimize  ash disruption
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New measures to minimize ash disruption
New measures designed to minimize the disruption caused by volcanic ash from Iceland came into force from midday today, RTE reports. The Irish Avia...
Flights set to resume normal service
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Flights set to resume normal service
Flights into and out of Ireland are expected to get back to normal later today after the return of volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano c...
Cowen defends handling of economy before recession
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Cowen defends handling of economy before recession
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has defended his management of the economy in the years leading up to the property crash but conceded the economic and bankin...
How do we allow the young their youth?
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How do we allow the young their youth?
CEOL By Earle Hitchner In 2006, at age 12, jazz-pop singer Nikki Yanofsky performed in front of more than 100,000 people at the Montreal Internatio...