Taoiseach Enda Kenny responds to the U.K. vote to leave the E.U. (Photo Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs)

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Enda Kenny’s Statement on U.K. Brexit Vote

On June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, with 51.9 percent voting to leave, and 48.1 percent to remain. The British exit will take two years to fully be implemented, but the ramifications for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are already being considered, particularly fears of a return to the violence of the Troubles and increased border security in the...

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New York City celebrated Bloomsday with costume contests, recitations, music, and more at the 2016 commemoration of James Joyce's Ulysses. Photo courtesy Origin Theatre.

Bloomsday in New York (Photos)

Fans of James Joyce celebrated “Bloomsday” around the world this past week on Thursday, June 16th and New York was no exception. ℘℘℘ Bloomsday is named for Leopold Bloom, the chief protagonist in Joyce’s groundbreaking groundbreaking novel Ulysses, to whom a lot happens over the course of one day – June 16th 1904. It’s believed that Joyce chose this day for his epic...

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A new podcast series released in conjunction with this year’s Bloomsday celebrations features interviews with Ireland’s leading cultural experts.

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New Cultural Podcast Series in Celebration of Bloomsday

A new podcast series released in conjunction with this year’s Bloomsday celebrations features interviews with Ireland’s leading cultural experts. ℘℘℘ Today, Cultural Roadmapp will debut Tripod, a series of three 10-minute podcast interviews with leading lights of Ireland’s cultural scene, to be hosted on SoundCloud. The series syncs with a three-week online celebration of Irish...

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Maureen O'Hara with daughter Bronwyn. Image from the "Delani Collection" for presentation on "Maureen O'Hara Magazine on Facebook." Photo courtesy of the Author

Bronwyn Brigid FitzSimmons
(1944 – 2016)

Bronwyn, daughter of legendary Irish actress Maureen O’Hara passed away on May 25, 2016 in Glengarriff, County Cork, Ireland. The memorial service was being held in Glengarriff on June 11th. Bronwyn was born in Los Angeles on June 30th, 1944, daughter of Maureen (O’Hara) FitzSimons Price and Will Price.  During her childhood and teen years she explored the possibility of being...

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Maureen Reid. Painting by Colin Davidson.

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Poetry Corner

The Final Pass By John James Reid She held the ball for two and a half weeks, unable to move, unwanting to pass. Each breath, each save, knowing, the game was almost over. Her players, watching their Goalkeeper In her final attempt to save herself. Weakened, withered, wasted, against a powerful pneumonic team. White referees blowing warning whistles, her players urging resistance in warm...

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