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April / May 2007

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New York City Redux

Music Columnist Ian Worpole chronicles his return to the Big Apple Having spent a rowdy ten years in a cheap loft in...

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A Day to Make St. Patrick Proud

Maeve Binchey, the renowned Irish author, explains how St. Patrick’s Day has changed in Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day used...

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Slainte: The Irish Wake

Nearly thirty-eight years ago an exuberant friend named Eddie burst into the office where I was working as assistant to a...

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The Pirate Queen

The producers of The Pirate Queen, husband-and-wife team Moya Doherty and John McColgan, talk to Cahir O’Doherty. Between...

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In This Issue

The Pirate Queen

Stephanie J. Block (on rock) and company in The Pirate Queen.

The producers of The Pirate Queen, husband-and-wife team Moya Doherty and John McColgan, talk to Cahir O’Doherty. Between the first draft and the opening night the challenge of mounting a Broadway...

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The First Word: That Time of Year!

Stained glass window of St. Patrick

Mórtas Cine. Pride in our heritage! It’s that time of year, and thought we don’t need an occasion to feel pleased to be Irish, it’s kind of nice to be the center of attention as...

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Sinn Féin Endorses PSNI

Gerry Adams addresses the Sinn Fein party congress.

Sinn Féin voted to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) – formerly the RUC – at an extraordinary Ard Fheis (party congress) attended by nearly 1,000 delegates in Dublin. The...

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The Irish Channel Salutes St. Patrick

Channel revelers celebrate St. Patrick's Day Mardi Gras style – adding cabbages to the thousands of green and white beads that are thrown to the eager crowds.

With multiple events spotlighting the Irish heritage of New Orleans on St. Patrick’s Day, the largest and one of the more historic is the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club, which this year...

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Hizzoner

(1962) Mayor Richard J. Daley (left) marches in Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade accompanied by Lord Mayor of Dublin Robert Briscoe

Mayor Richard J. Daley is back among us – live on the Chicago stage It’s him. The legendary Mayor Richard J. Daley, in the opening scene, kneeling to take morning communion as the priest says...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood

Cillian Murphy and Padraic Delaney in a scene from The Wind that Shakes the Barley

March marks the release of two big Cillian Murphy films. First there is the American release of the Irish Civil War drama The Wind that Shakes the Barley, which won major praise at the recent...

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The West’s Awake

The MBNA building at Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim

Bucking a century-old trend, the West of Ireland now appeals to Americans and U.S. companies to come live, work and set up businesses there. Reversing a century-old trend of emigration from the West...

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Those We Lost

The funeral cortege of Captain John F. McKenna leaving the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brooklyn on August 25, 2007

A tribute to some of the fine Irish-Americans who touched our  lives Of the thousands of men and women who have given their lives in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the deaths of three young...

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Book Corner

Nothing But an Unfinished Song, by Denis O'Hearn

Tom Deignan reviews the latest Irish and Irish-American books   Recommended:  Nothing But an Unfinished Song: Bobby Sands, The Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation It’s been 25...

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New York City Redux

Dervish (above) performed recently at the Metropolitan Room in New York City

Music Columnist Ian Worpole chronicles his return to the Big Apple Having spent a rowdy ten years in a cheap loft in Tribeca, New York City (Cheap! It wasn’t quite yet an oxymoron twenty years...

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Slainte: The Irish Wake

Illustration: "His Master's Nose" by Gertrude Degenhardt

Nearly thirty-eight years ago an exuberant friend named Eddie burst into the office where I was working as assistant to a Hollywood producer commanding, “Come with me right now. I want to introduce...

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A Day to Make St. Patrick Proud

St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Dublin are more akin to Mardi Gras than the New York City Parade

Maeve Binchey, the renowned Irish author, explains how St. Patrick’s Day has changed in Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day used to be the dullest day in the Irish calendar until we got sense and learned...

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Photo Album

Lockport, New York – 1914

In the above photograph, taken in Lockport, New York in 1914, my grandmother Mary Fitzsimons Dowd (front, right) is pictured with four of her children and one grandchild. Mary Fitzsimmons was born in...

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Hibernia

The West’s Awake

Bucking a century-old trend, the West of Ireland now appeals to Americans and U.S. companies to...

Sinn Féin Endorses PSNI

Sinn Féin voted to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) – formerly the RUC –...

Irish Eye on Hollywood

March marks the release of two big Cillian Murphy films. First there is the American release of the...

The Irish Channel Salutes St. Patrick

With multiple events spotlighting the Irish heritage of New Orleans on St. Patrick’s Day, the...

Hizzoner

Mayor Richard J. Daley is back among us – live on the Chicago stage It’s him. The legendary...