The Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair announced in early September the purchase of 100 new models of Boeing’s 737, with an option to purchase 100 more. The deal is valued at over $22 billion....More
A decision announced in early September by the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, will allow some gays to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, specifically the NBC-affiliated...More
In April President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina made their first official state visit to Queen Elizabeth II – in fact the first official Irish state visit to the U.K. since the formation...More
In Limerick, a group of sixteen local volunteers have joined together to prevent suicide. Over the last ten months, the CSR Suicide Prevention Team has been patrolling the River Shannon and four...More
Sara Allgood, film and stage actress, was born on this day in 1879 in Dublin. It is unclear whether her exact birth date was October 31 or October 15. Allgood was considered one of the best character actresses of her time. Her crowning achievement was when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Mrs. Morgan in John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley,” in which she starred opposite Irish actress Maureen O’Hara. She began her career at the Abbey Theater in Dublin. Allgood moved to the U.S. in the 1940s and was featured in films such as, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Jane Eyre,” and “The Keys of the Kingdom.” She became a U.S. citizen in 1945 and died in 1950 from a heart attack.