Portrait of Martin McGuinness near his home in Derry, April 6, 1997. (Photo: Kelvin Boyes)

Remembering Martin McGuinness: 1950 – 2017

Martin McGuinness, who was a military commander in the Irish Republican Army and later became an instrumental figure in the peace process and Sinn Féin politician, serving as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, has died. ℘℘℘ Martin McGuinness (66) died early Tuesday morning, March 21, at Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Bernie, and their four children,...

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The world reacts to the death of Martin McGuinness

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The 2017 Irish America Hall of Fame inductees (left to right) Duke athletic director Kevin White, Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling, Hour Children founder Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, and LIUNA general president Terry O'Sullivan with their House of Waterford Crystal Hall of Fame awards. White, Dowling, and O'Sullivan are holding the Killarney Collection bowl; Fitzgerald holds the Castle Collection bowl. (Photo: Nuala Purcell)

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Irish America Celebrates
the 2017 Hall of Fame

Irish America magazine inducted five new members to its Hall of Fame March 15 – Nobel laureate Dr. William C. Campbell, Northwell Health CEO and 2017 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Michael Dowling, Hour Children founder Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, LIUNA general president Terry O’Sullivan, and Duke University athletic director Kevin White. Nobel laureate Dr. James Watson...

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Turlough McConnell with Brian and Eileen Burns at the American Ireland Fund Gala in Palm Beach, FL in February 2017. (Photo: James Higgins)

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Turlough McConnell Receives Holyoke Ambassador Award

On February 23, 2017, Turlough McConnell, a producer and writer of the Irish-American story, was announced as the 26th recipient of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke’s Ambassador Award. The Ambassador Award is given every year in Massachusetts to a worthy individual committed to promoting Irish heritage and relationships with the Republic of Ireland. “I am surprised and delighted that...

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Lyn Nelson, founder and director of Emerald Heritage, which is encouraging families to buy land in Antrim to help preserve and restore Ireland's forests. (Photo: Emerald Heritage / YouTube)

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A Bid to Save Irish Woodlands

Irish organization Emerald Heritage is reaching out to Irish citizens and diaspora alike with the new “Go Green” souvenir plot scheme that aims to restore and preserve the natural beauty of Irish woodlands. The scheme encourages Irish families to purchase a plot of land in Glen Wood, an extension of Craigagh Wood within the famous Nine Glens of Antrim, dedicating the space to the country’s...

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