Apple is investing €850 billion to construct a new data center in Athenry, Co. Galway, creating about 300 new jobs during its various phases of construction and leading to about 100 permanent...More
As of midnight on March 25th, 2015, Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely is the oldest ever Irish-born person in the world, having reached the age of 113 years and 38 days (and counting!). This record was...More
When Barack Obama enters The White House as the 44th U.S. President, he will find that the Irish and African-American strands of his ancestry have been linked in many other ways throughout the...More
On this day in 2007, U2 frontman Bono formally accepted an honorary knighthood. It was bestowed upon him by British Ambassador to Ireland David Reddaway at a ceremony in Dublin. Bono joked that his youngest son believed he was instead being made a Jedi, and was disappointed about the lack of light sabers at the event. The singer, whose real name is Paul Hewson, was awarded the honor in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music and of his humanitarian work. His official title is Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Other non-British citizens to receive this title are Bill Gates, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.