Dan Barry remembers his friend and mentor, the legendary New York City reporter Jimmy Breslin, who died in March.

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Dan Barry Remembers Jimmy Breslin (1928 – 2017)

Ed: Legendary New York City reporter Jimmy Breslin, who appeared on Irish America‘s second ever cover in January of 1986 (see below), died March 19 in Manhattan following a bout of pneumonia.  Born and raised in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, Breslin honed a brash wit and descriptive writing style that became known as New Journalism throughout the 1960s and early ’70s, though...

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John Curry, center, with Patrick Hill, another of the Knock visionaries, right, and a friend in New York.

Knock Visionary to Be Reinterred at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The remains of John Curry, the youngest visionary to have claimed to see the alleged 1879 apparition of the Virgin Mary at Knock, County Mayo, are to be reinterred at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York this May. The plan was conceived during Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s 2015 trip to Ireland, in which he met with Father Richard Gibbons, the parish priest of Knock. Father Gibbons mentioned to...

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