Today's Irish news roundup, Nov 14th, 2013

Boston Irish Famine Memorial Park, which has become a "magnet for vagrants and pigeons."

 
 
 
Irish historian Oonagh Walsh believes that the Great Hungertriggered a higher rate of mental illness among later generations, including both those who stayed in Ireland and those who emigrated....READ MORE
 
 
 
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Is former Irish president Mary McAleese in the frame to be appointed the first woman cardinal? In a just released interview in the Boston College Chronicle the former president makes clear the depth and range of her involvement in canon law and theology and her interest in playing a role in church politics....READ MORE
 
 
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They named their advocacy group Anybody But Quinn and in the end they got exactly what they wanted...READ MORE
 
 
 
 
 
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Paul McGuinness, the maverick manager long regarded as the “fifth member” of U2, has announced that he is stepping down from day-to-day management of the band. He is currently in talks to sell his company, Principal Management, to international music conglomerate Live Nation, for $30 million....READ MORE
 
 
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The Gaelic Players Association(GPA) will host its annual New York dinner gala on Thursday, November 14 at the New York Athletic Club.  Irish Voice founding publisher Niall O’Dowd will receive the GPA’s Ireland-U.S. Gaelic Heritage Award while Ciaran Murray, CEO of ICON, one of Ireland’s most successful indigenous companies, will receive the Spirit of Ireland Award...READ MORE
  
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