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...More
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...More
As Saratoga Springs celebrates 150 years of thoroughbred racing, Liz O’Connell tells the tale of John Morrissey, an Irish immigrant who organized, operated and had the vision to develop what is now...More
The day after his groundbreaking handshake with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness delivered the following speech (which has been condensed for...More
On this day in 2007, U2 frontman Bono formally accepted an honorary knighthood. It was bestowed upon him by British Ambassador to Ireland David Reddaway at a ceremony in Dublin. Bono joked that his youngest son believed he was instead being made a Jedi, and was disappointed about the lack of light sabers at the event. The singer, whose real name is Paul Hewson, was awarded the honor in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music and of his humanitarian work. His official title is Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Other non-British citizens to receive this title are Bill Gates, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.