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Irish-American of the Year – Ray Kelly

At the helm of the NYPD, the nation’s largest police force, which is acknowledged as an international model for its cutting-edge crime-fighting techniques and facing down terrorist threats, is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, a former Marine who likes a challenge. Ray Kelly recalls how when he was only seven years old. he’d often hop on the subway and travel down the West Side of...

Editor-in-Chief Patricia Harty

The Top 100

“I’m, Irish. There are some things more important to me than money.” – POLICE COMMISSIONER RAY KELLY Our Top 100 is about many things, but more than anything, it’s about heart. It’s about an 11-year-old giving up play time to practice Irish dance and winning the World Championship in Ireland. It’s about a snowboarder going for the gold and coming up just...


1916 Anniversary Sparks Debate

On the eve of the 90th anniversary of the Easter Rising, mainstream political parties are actively competing for the legacy of Ireland’s historical revolution. The government has already announced that the state will officially mark the occasion on April 16 with a military parade past the General Post Office in O’Connell Street, site of rebel headquarters during the Rising. Some 2,500...


Finucanes Demand Full Tribunal

Members of the Finucane family reacted angrily when told that the British government will not hold a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Catholic-solicitor Pat Finucane. Seventeen years after Finucane was assassinated by UDA gunmen, the victim’s family feel they are no nearer the truth. An initial review by retired Canadian judge Peter Cory concluded that there was collusion between the...


Staunton Replaces Kerr

Steve Staunton was unveiled as the new manager of the Irish international soccer team. In a surprise move, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) named Staunton to lead the new management team alongside veteran manager Bobby Robson. Staunton, 37. will be team manager and Robson, 72, who once guided the English national side to the semifinals of the World Cup. will be his adviser. “I am...