The biggest manhunt in the NYPD history took place in the summer of 1977 when the serial killer who called himself Son of Sam terrorized New York City. Irish detective Timothy Dowd was the one who cracked the case.
Former Maine police officer Kevin Battle always knew he was adopted but did not know that he had been forcibly taken from his mother in Ireland when she attempted to escape from a Mother and Baby Home.
From 1845 – 51 hundreds of thousands of Irish, in desperate need of aid, landed in coffin ships on the shores of North America. Those Irish who fled the Great Hunger is still remembered today around the country.
Tánaiste Coveney will also launch the Great Irish Famine Online, a new digital resource that charts in detailed information the changes in the social, political and economic landscape of pre- and post-Famine Ireland.
Correspondents for local paper the Cork Examiner spoke about how the general feeling among the people in rural Cork was one of doom and that they would all be eventually found dead, abandoning normal funeral practices as death rates skyrocketed.
Much of the Irish Diaspora whose ancestors left Ireland in the 1800s no longer have contact with relatives living in Ireland. In fact, many do not know exactly where their roots lie and may only have a surname to indicate their Irish ancestors’ place of origin. Ireland Reaching Out aims to fix this.