Periscopeby Niall O'Dowd
- Boston immigration center apologizes to young woman they turned in to U.S. authorities - “The IIIC is deeply sorry for the hurt and upset that this incident caused the young woman”
- The Irish community returns to Hurricane Sandy hit Rockaways to aid ongoing recovery
- Young Irish woman turned in to U.S. authorities by Irish immigrant support group - Boston-based Irish International Immigrant Center does the unspeakable
- Profile in Irish fighting courage - Heffernan’s campaign for respite care for families dealing with fatal rare illnesses such as Batten’s disease
- Senator Schumer says Irish deserve a separate deal for visas because of 1965 shutout - Says “Schumer visas” set to give Ireland 10,500 visas a year for the future
The continued controversy over Thomas Nast and his potential membership in the New Jersey Hall of Fame does not reflect well on that state.
The Asbury Park Press newspaper recently attacked Irish Americans in the state who have protested the nomination of Nast, a notorious anti Irish and anti Catholic cartoonist of the later 19th Century.
Why do I think that someday soon we will be reading about the further mental problems of Sinead O'Connor?
She's a woman who admitted to trying to commit suicide on her 33rd birthday and to being bi-polar.
Two years ago it was truly ironic to read that Irish students protested near the replica Famine ship the Jeanne Johnston to make a point about the role of enforced emigration in Irish life for the last 175 years.
As another generation gets ready to leave we really have to face facts about the country of Ireland.
Most important, however, the statistics also quote extensively from previous Census material, dating back to 1831.
Since practically every Census from the 19th century was destroyed by the authorities or in the great blaze that happened at the Four Courts in Dubin on the outbreak of the civil war in 1921, these are the only documents that can show an Ireland that was profoundly different to what we have today.
The 1901 census has recently been put up online, providing an incredible insight into the Ireland so many of our ancestors left.
I had the rare pleasure of spending time with four great Irish Americans this past week. Two were honored by our publication, the Irish Voice, and the other by Irish America magazine.
Father Joe O’Hare, former head of Fordham University, was the Lifetime Achievement awardee at our Irish Education 100 event held at the Irish consul’s residence in New York.
President Obama's administration is damaging the still fragile Irish peace process.
Federal prosecutors acting for the British won a major victory on Friday when Judge William Young ordered Boston College to turn over the transcripts.
There is hope at last that Irish people may be able to emigrate legally to the United States in the coming years.
Tomorrow, Senator Charles Schumer of New York will introduce a bill which will allow up to 10,000 Irish a year to come and work legally in the United States, though not receive green cards.
Watching the Republican debate last night it really struck me forcefully.
Newt Gingrich is for real.
Here are my top ten stories for 2011. It was quite a year, both good and bad, with many indelible memories.
1. Queen’s visit to Ireland:
- Boston immigration center apologizes to young...
- Irishman John Downey arrested for 1982 IRA...
- Justice Minister hangs on as Shattergate...
- Young Irish woman turned in to U.S. authorities
- Amnesty International says Ireland’s abortion...
- Tea party favorite Steve King blames Ronald...
- One in seven people on social welfare in...
- New book ‘John F. Kennedy - Among the Germans’.
- Sleazy secrets and the American Dream of...
- ‘Quiet Man’ star Maureen O’Hara says John...