Tipperary Football Team Win Munster Final after 85-Year Wait

Tipperary marked the centenary of Bloody Sunday with a historic win over Cork to win the Munster Final for the first time since 1935. By Deaglán de Bréadún In one of the most dramatic days in Irish sporting history, the Gaelic football team from County Tipperary won the Munster provincial championship last Sunday when they beat the favourites Cork. The historic drama had two...

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Clinton’s Irish
TRIUMPH

On November 30, 1995, US President Bill Clinton made a historic visit to Northern Ireland.  By Brian Rohan No American president could have dreamed it better: a clear, crisp night after seven days of rain: 100,000 Catholics and Protestants gathered outside Belfast City Hall, not for an angry protest but rather a peaceful celebration; warm-up act by Belfast’s native son and...

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Joe Biden in Carlingford, Co. Lough, June 25, 2016. Photo: Rollingnews.ie

NEWS FROM IRELAND:
The U.S. Election, Brexit, and Handling the Pandemic

By Deaglán de Bréadún On a happy note, there has been a general welcome in the Republic and among nationalists in the North for the success of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the election to the White House. The incoming President’s obvious pride in his ancestral links with Ireland have made a strong impression. He has family connections with County Mayo on the west coast and...

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The Dorsey Brothers:
Sultans of Swing

By Irish America Staff To fans of jazz and swing, the Dorsey brothers need no introduction. As musicians, composers and dance band leaders, they are inextricably linked with the swing craze during the big-band era of the 1930s and 1940s. Their numerous hits include “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” and...

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Presidential Distinguished Service Awards Announced

Three Irish Americans are among the recipients of this year’s Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad. Northwell Health executive, Michael J. Dowling, cultural scholar James W. Flannery, and oncologist Dennis J. Slamon were recognized alongside the likes of actress Fiona Shaw, and Professor Mitsuko Ohno of Japan, for their achievements in a wide range of...

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