An old-time bar in Brooklyn, Farrell’s has served as a community center since the 1930s, and is the last marker of what was once a thriving Irish neighborhood. ℘℘℘ Farrell’s Bar, on the...More
Richie Neal’s extraordinary journey from a working-class neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., and one of the most powerful jobs in American politics as the chairman of...More
Singer and author Judy Collins, just off an 18-month tour with Stephen Stills, and with hit song “Dreamers” on the Billboard charts, was back in New York City, her home since the ’70s, on...More
In October, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney announced the opening of six new Irish diplomatic missions as part of the government’s 2018 budget package. New embassies in Chile,...More
Historically known as Bloomsday, June 16, 1904 marks the day during which all of Joyce’s Ulysses takes place. Joyce chose the date as a way to commemorate his first date with Nora Barnacle. “Bloomsday” was not established until 1954, on the 50th anniversary of the book’s events. In Dublin, several people dress in costume and retrace Leopold Bloom’s route through Dublin. Landmarks, like Davey Byrne’s pub are visited. Readings of the book are also a common event of the day.