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April / May 2007

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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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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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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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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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In This Issue

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Irish Channel
Salutes St. Patrick

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

The West’s Awake

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

Hizzoner

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

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...