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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...
National Events May 12-18
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National Events May 12-18
Boston WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas Comhaltas Ceoltoirri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio progra...
Tristate Events May 12-18
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Tristate Events May 12-18
Theater The Irish Repertory Theatre presents White Woman Street, by Sebastian Barry, directed by Charlotte Moore, May 7 thru June 27, at The Irish ...
 Rocket launchers seized in gangland raid
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Rocket launchers seized in gangland raid
Two rocket launchers and an assault rifle were seized today by detectives targeting the activities of a criminal gang. Nine kilos of cocaine, with ...
Charges dropped but Rockland's Byrne loses his green card
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Charges dropped but Rockland's Byrne loses his green card
By Ray O'Hanlon The Byrne family of Pearl River in Rockland County was celebrating this week - on both sides of the Atlantic. In Ireland, Joe Byrne...
McAleese to deliver Fordham commencement
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McAleese to deliver Fordham commencement
By Ray O'Hanlon President Mary McAleese will deliver Fordham University's 165th commencement speech during her visit to New York next week. McAlees...
Congress briefed on Irish
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Congress briefed on Irish
By Irish Echo Staff A congressional briefing on discrimination against the Irish language in the Northern Ireland has been told action from America...
RíRá aims to join Beano,  Dandy in readers' hearts
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RíRá aims to join Beano, Dandy in readers' hearts
By Peter McDermott Sometimes you need to be away from home to get a good idea. Take Aidan Courtney. He was working in Canada when he came across so...