Irish distillers of the “water of life” are singing “Whiskey in the Jar” this year after sales figures for 2017 have been published. According to the 2012-2018 Export Performance and...More
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with President Donald Trump on his first official state visit to the U.S. this week, presenting Trump with a bowl of Irish shamrocks, continuing a tradition that...More
Thomas P. Duffy MD of the Yale School of Medicine explores why certain people survived the Great Hunger and reasons that the answer may lie in their gene pool. Shortly after the great Irish famine of...More
The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) was founded in Dublin by James Stephens on this day 1858. After the collapse of the 1848 rebellion, James Stephens and John O’Mahony fled to Europe to avoid being arrested. In 1856, he made returned to Ireland. O’Mahony had moved to America in 1853 and begun the Emmet Monument Association. He contacted Stephens, asking him to start a similar organization in Ireland. Stephens wrote back, explaining his conditions and requirements, which amounted to uncontrolled power and £100 a month for the first three months. It was on March 17, 1858 that Stephens received his letter of acceptance from O’Mahony, and £80.