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February / March 2002

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Denis Leary Honors
New York’s Heroes

It’s an unseasonably balmy October night a little ever a month since the tragedy of September 11 and a well-heeled...

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Denis Leary Honors
New York’s Heroes

It’s an unseasonably balmy October night a little ever a month since the tragedy of September 11 and a well-heeled crowd has gathered at the trendy Park restaurant in Manhattan for a benefit...

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The First Word:
Love Lights Up The Darkness

Patricia Harty - Editor-in-Chief.

“We want to tell the people of Afghanistan that we don’t hold them responsible for the actions of a few terrorists…. As Americans, we’re bigger than Sept. 11.” –...

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Firefighters Honored
by Dublin Counterparts

Fire fighter Sean Cummins from Dublin, who works out of Squad One in Brooklyn, New York, narrowly escaped death in the Twin Towers disaster on September 11. He was scheduled to work that day, and had...

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Dublin Woman Returns Home
to Heal After Sept. 11

In December, Dublin woman Angela O’Reilly, 34, who lost her husband, in the World Trade Center attack moved back to Ireland from her previous home in Farmingdale, Long Island. Her husband of...

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Fury Over Claim That Omagh
Bomb Warnings Were Ignored

A report on the Omagh atrocity has heavily criticized the controversial Special Branch of the Northern Irish police force for allegedly failing to act on an informer’s warning that dissident...

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EU Search for Death Smugglers

Police across Europe are trying to find the gang who transported eight asylum seekers to their death in Ireland. The dead, who included three children, were found in Wexford on December 14, when a...

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Irishmen Arrested in Columbia
Claim to be Tourtists

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In August, three Irish men claiming to be tourists, were arrested in Columbia after having apparently taking part in a five week summer training camp with a Columbian terrorist group known as the...

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Sellafield – Round One
Goes to Britain

Ireland has lost round one in its fight to close the MOX plant at Sellafield, failing in its bid to get an injunction preventing the opening of the controversial mixed-oxide reprocessing plant. The...

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Dublin Mayor
Launches NYC Campaign

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Dublin’s Lord Mayor Michael Mulcahy has launched a campaign called “Shoulder to Shoulder” in solidarity with the people of New York. The “civic solidarity campaign” will...

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The Travelling People

In a small village in County Galway, a group of parents decided to keep their children home from school. Their school has just 12 pupils between four and 12 years old, but parents closed it down for...

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President Bush Honors
Robert Kennedy

On November 20th, President Bush, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, and other members of the Kennedy clan attended a ceremony to rename the Justice Department headquarters after Robert...

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Another Tragedy for Rockaway

When American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Rockaway Beach, Queens, it hit a tight-knit community already reeling from numerous losses suffered in the World Trade Center tragedy. ℘℘℘ After...

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Death of “Quiet” Beatle

The world is mourning the death of former Beatles guitarist George Harrison, who died in Los Angeles, aged 58, after a long fight against cancer. In New York, fans gathered at Strawberry Fields in...

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Homesick for Irish Products?

If you are suffering withdrawal symptoms for authentic Irish rashers and other Irish products, you will rush to access www.celticbrands.com. The website offers over 50 tempting gift baskets ranging...

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Celtic Appalachia

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If you live in Philadelphia or happen to be planning a weekend break to the city, you will be interested to note that the 15th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration will take place on Sunday, March...

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Showcase Ireland

The press launch for Showcase Ireland, Ireland’s largest trade fair, was held at The 21 Club in New York City on December 10th. The Crafts Council of Ireland felt it appropriate to hold the...

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Gift Idea for Art Lovers

Irish sculptor John Behan’s bronze memorial “Arrival” was recently unveiled at the UN Plaza in New York. Behan describes the work as having an emphasis “…on hope, the...

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McCourt Returns to Teaching

Frank McCourt has been giving accent coaching to veteran American actor Paul Newman. After a dinner one night, Paul told Frank that he was playing an Irish character and would like some...

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Danny Boy Uncovered

In his book Danny Boy – The Beloved Irish Ballad to be published in March, well-known Irish-American writer Malachy McCourt offers an explication of the history, facts and myths surrounding the...

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Quiet Man Celebrations

If you happen to have a neighbor, or even a friend, who has recently returned from a visit to the ould sod and, after a couple of drops of the crathur’, they start babblin’ on about...

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Irish America’s Business
100 Award Ceremony

A reception to honor the Irish in Corporate America took place over cocktails and lunch on Tuesday, November 20 at the Yale Club inManhattan. The “Business 100” awards ceremony, hosted...

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The Molly Maguires Remembered

Controversy haunts memorial to the Molly Maguires. ℘℘℘ On 21 June 2002, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the hanging of the Molly Maguires — ten Irish Catholic anthracite coal...

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Never Mind the Weather!

Ireland offers a warm welcome, even in winter. ℘℘℘ Dublin: The wind and rain lashed furiously on the tarmac at Dublin Airport, rocking our Aer Lingus Airbus like a gondola exposed to the...

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Landmarks Tell The
Boston Irish Story

You aren’t in Boston long before realizing what an Irish city it is: Logan Airport, Callahan Tunnel, the McCormack, Kennedy, Moakley and O’Neill federal buildings, plus numerous parks,...

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America’s Favorite Irish Tenor

Siobhan Tracey talks to Ronan Tynan about life, love and what keeps him sane. ℘℘℘ As my knowledge of opera is almost solely limited to the trivia fact that “Un bel di” from Madame...

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Who’s Irish in Hell?

A look at Warren Allen Smith’s Who’s Who in Hell. ℘℘℘ Eugene O’Neill. Warren Allen Smith, whose great-grandfather was an Irish-American named Curran, has, with tongue firmly...

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Book Reviews

A sampling of the latest Irish books on offer. ℘℘℘ RECOMMENDED Brotherhood, a stunning, 240-page book of photos, captures the heavily-Irish New York Fire Department in all its rugged, poignant...

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The Quiet Man Turns Fifty

This year marks fiftieth anniversary of John Ford’s The Quiet Man, the favorite movie of many Irish Americans. The native Irish tend to see it with more ambivalence, yet the readers of the...

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Music Roundup

Decade This “best of” collection is perfect introduction to Dervish, one of Ireland’s very best traditional music groups. Decade samples tracks from ten years’ worth of...

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Sláinte! Oats:
The Original Comfort Food

Call me crazy, but oatmeal cookies have never had a spot on my favorite foods list. They’re too sweet. I prefer my oats prepared in such a way that I can really taste the full nutty flavor. I...

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Irish Roots

All they need love – The Lennon Clan. ℘℘℘ Lennon, a surname found throughout all of Ireland, is the anglicized form of O Leannáin, or O Lionnáin, which has also been anglicized as Linnane...

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The Last Word

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Why it’s hard to be an American in Ireland. ℘℘℘ Dublin, September 11: Heading home from work, shocked by what I’d seen in the previous few hours, I wondered if people on the train...

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Photo Album:
Happy Valentine’s

1916: Timothy & Mary Etta Caulfield, Ohio. ℘℘℘ On April 3, 1916, Timothy and Mary Etta Caulfield marked their 50th anniversary. The day began as befitting the occasion with High Mass at St....

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Danny Boy Uncovered

In his book Danny Boy – The Beloved Irish Ballad to be published in March, well-known...

Irish America’s Business
100 Award Ceremony

A reception to honor the Irish in Corporate America took place over cocktails and lunch on Tuesday,...

Quiet Man Celebrations

If you happen to have a neighbor, or even a friend, who has recently returned from a visit to the...

Gift Idea for Art Lovers

Irish sculptor John Behan’s bronze memorial “Arrival” was recently unveiled at...

Another Tragedy for Rockaway

When American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Rockaway Beach, Queens, it hit a tight-knit community...

Homesick for Irish Products?

If you are suffering withdrawal symptoms for authentic Irish rashers and other Irish products, you...

President Bush Honors
Robert Kennedy

On November 20th, President Bush, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, and other members of...

Death of “Quiet” Beatle

The world is mourning the death of former Beatles guitarist George Harrison, who died in Los...

Showcase Ireland

The press launch for Showcase Ireland, Ireland’s largest trade fair, was held at The 21 Club...

McCourt Returns to Teaching

Frank McCourt has been giving accent coaching to veteran American actor Paul Newman. After a dinner...

Celtic Appalachia

If you live in Philadelphia or happen to be planning a weekend break to the city, you will be...

Landmarks Tell The
Boston Irish Story

You aren’t in Boston long before realizing what an Irish city it is: Logan Airport, Callahan...

The Molly Maguires Remembered

Controversy haunts memorial to the Molly Maguires. ℘℘℘ On 21 June 2002, to commemorate the...