Flowers marking the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli in Turkey. (Photo: RTÉ)

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Centenary of Allied Landing
at Gallipoli Remembered

Wreaths were laid at centennial commemorative ceremonies marking the Allied landing at Gallipoli by representatives of the Irish Government in cities around the world this weekend. In New York, Consul General Barbara Jones joined representatives of New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Britain, France and India at an Anzac Day dawn service on Saturday. The service, hosted jointly by the New Zealand...

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Irish Army and Defense Forces pass by the General Post Office in a parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Weekly Comment:
The Rising in Film

Today is the 99th anniversary of the beginning of the Easter Rising, which began early in the morning of Monday, April 24, 1916 as close to 1,200 people – a combination of the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen Army – took over key points throughout Dublin, including the General Post Office (GPO), the headquarters of the uprising; the Four Courts, Dublin City Hall, St. Stephen’s Green and the...

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Gabe Kennedy, Concern Worldwide Ambassador and winner of Season 3 of ABC's "The Taste," holds a a jar of curry paste at a luxury supermarket in the capital, Port au Prince. The curry cost roughly the same amount of money as the produce he purchased as a local market in Mirebalais in central Haiti, a stark juxtaposition of wealth in the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The ingredients were used for a demonstration with Concern staff and tourism program participants on making coconut chicken curry. (Photo: Crystal Wells/Concern Worldwide)

“Live Below the Line” Begins April 27

UPDATE: Concern has published the first in a multi-part series documenting Gabe Kennedy’s experience in Haiti, where he experienced first-hand the effects and hardship of living below the line of extreme poverty. Watch below. Gabe Kennedy, celebrity chef and environmental advocate, is heading a new Concern Worldwide campaign to raise awareness for poverty and to fight against its evils....

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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opened in Dorchester, Mass. (Photo: Bruce T. Martin)

Kennedy Senate Institute
Opens in Dorchester, MA

Chilly weather did not deter the hundreds who turned out for dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on Monday, March 30, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Kennedy who was known as “The Lion of the Senate” for his long tenure (47 years), was warmly remembered in a grand ceremony featuring President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, a host of...

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Kathleen Snavely Is Officially
Ireland’s Oldest Living Person

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 previously held by Anne Scott of County Tyrone, who passed away in 1996 at the age of 113 years and 37 days. Born Kathleen Hayes on February 16th, 1902 in Feakle, County Clare, she immigrated in 1921...

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