Fr. Alec Reid of Belfast died on Nov 24. He was 84 yrs. old and a key player in negotiations with the IRA which eventually led to the end of the IRA campaign.
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Posted in Announcements on Nov 6th, 2013
Irish President Michael Higgins has announced the 2013 winners of Presidential Distinguished Service for Irish Abroad. They are Senator George Mitchell, former Intel CEO, Craig Barrett and Dr. Anne Merriman. The awards are given for peace efforts, business, education, arts, culture and sports.
In a speech in Dublin, former Pres. Clinton praised Ireland for being the first country to help with his global AIDS initiative.
Arrangements have been concluded concerning inter-country adoption between Ireland and the U.S. which will provide information as to how the process will operate.
Seamus Heaney, a native of Co Derry, died in Dublin August 30 at the age of 74. He was the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995. Mr. Heaney has been called the greatest poet since Yeats and wrote essays and plays along with numerous works of poetry. He often evoked the beauty [...]
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pres. John Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, two stamps are being issued. One will have a picture of him being served tea by his cousin’s daughter and the other of the president with the Taoiseach Sean Lemass laying a wreath at Arbour Hill Cemetery, the burial place of many Irish [...]
The Irish Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney is about to grant a license to allow for a fish farm in the middle of Galway Bay in spite of objections from environmentalists.
Pres. Obama has nominated Samantha Powers, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, to be Ambassador to the United Nations. Powers was born in Ireland in 1970.
Posted in Announcements on Apr 20th, 2013
Vice-President Joe Biden has been inaugurated into the Irish-American Hall of Fame and he plans on visiting Ireland later in the year. U2′s Bono has offered to help him trace his Irish roots.
Brian Kelly from Notre Dame has been named ‘Coach of the Year’ by the Football Writers Association of America. Other Notre Dame coaches to receive this honor are Lou Holtz, Ara Parseghian and Charlie Weiss.