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
The surname Foley is found in greatest concentration in counties Cork, Kerry, and Waterford. It is generally understood to be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Foghladha, which translates loosely...More
The Gaelic Athletic Association was found on this day in 1884. As part of the Gaelic Revival movement, taking place in the late 19th century, the GAA was founded as not just any sporting organization. The intent was to “foster a spirit of earnest nationality” as a means of “saving thousands of young Irishmen from becoming mere West Britons.” It was an effort to preserve Irish culture. The GAA was backed by the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Sports promoted by the GAA include hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders. The GAA also supports Irish language, music and dance.