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June 30, 2015

Sitting on a couch with U2 – Talking about concerts, life and T-shirts: Chicago Tribune

Thin Lizzy 'didn't want to release' The Boys Are Back In Town: Irish Independent

We honour Joyce every year – now an anniversary rightly puts the spotlight on 'pilgrim soul' WB Yeats: Irish Independent

Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid reveals his favorite WB Yeats poem on writer's birthday: Irish Post

Yeats's tower was retreat, inspiration: Irish Echo

James Joyce – big in China: The Guardian

All roads lead to home for fractured Irish family: Winnipeg Free Press

Marian Keyes – Please can we stop saying 'chick-lit'?: Daily Telegraph

A Visit to Donleavyland, Sixty Years After "The Ginger Man": The New Yorker

In search of traditional music and a pint in Dublin: Dallas Morning News

Glenveagh National Park is just one of the many jewels clustered in the crown of County Donegal: Irish Mirror

Trail of 1916 Easter Rising sites launched to boost tourism: The Irish Times

Ireland now a whale-watching tourism hotspot: Irish Examiner

Bobby Jindal and Leo Varadkar – The two politicians could not be more different: India Times

Emigration and Ireland – The evolution of how we say goodbye:

NYPD Green, by Luke Waters review: an Irish cop's lively memoir: The Irish Times

The 18th century kiss-and-tell of a Dublin madam: Sunday Independent

June 14, 2015

U2's Bono to meet Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on Parliament Hill Monday: CBC

Members of The Script pull woman from car crash: The Irish Times

Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch is just as fanciful in real life:, July 29, 2014

In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On:

WB Yeats – A towering figure in Irish public life as well as art: The Irish Times

Fight on to save retreat of a broken-hearted Yeats: Irish Independent, July 14, 2014

Story of mission to return remains of WB Yeats revealed by military archive: The Irish Times

Rediscovering Irish dancing in the Netherlands: The Irish Times

What's a few billion between brothers? Stripe's valuation doubles to $3.5bn:

Dublin coffee hub christened 'a must-see before you die' on International list: Irish Independent

Have Irish-language books fallen off the shelf?: The Irish Times

Treasure trove goes online in archives move: Irish Examiner, June 3, 2014

Remembering a father and his son: Irish Echo, July 17, 2014 [ #JFK ]

Killarney Park special branch on lookout for holly thieves: The Irish Times

The Irish 66ers: Irish America

Developing a charter for a new Ireland: Irish Voice/, May 9, 2014

First Global Forum convenes in Dublin: Irish Echo

Irish ambassador glad to see action on immigration: USA Today, December 5, 2014

June 13, 2015

Rejected 1964 snaps of Beatles in Belfast finally released: The Irish Times

Ex-U2 manager says iTunes album release a mistake: The Irish Times

Bono leaves waitress $150 tip, after she gives him dessert on the house: Irish Independent

Why it should be Sir Van the Man for our star of County Down: Belfast Telegraph

Galway locals bid to re-open WB Yeats tower: UTV Internet

Walt Disney asked to meet Eamon de Valera – to talk about leprechauns: Irish Independent

Hollywood eyes film about the Dundrum man who helped expose flash traders: Sunday Independent

Finnegans Wake – the book the web was invented for: The Guardian

Travel review: Ulster – Good times? No Troubles: Yorkshire Evening Post

Irish Roots – Glory be to the Ordnance Survey: The Irish Times

Glasnevin Cemetery documentary 'One Million Dubliners' wins top prize: Irish Independent

Rory McIlroy glory deserves a monument: Belfast Telegraph

Charles and Camilla fall under the spell of Lissadell: Irish Independent

Whiskey galore as Jack Daniels to build €44m Slane Castle distillery: Irish Independent

Global Irish Civic Forum a 'major step' in connecting with diaspora: The Irish Times

Samantha Power – the world's most powerful Irish person?: The Irish Times

Why Martin O'Malley is a very different kind of Irish American politician: Irish Voice/

Fintan O'Toole – Ireland has left 'tolerance' far behind: The Irish Times

May 31, 2015

U2 – Still rattled or humming?: Sunday Independent

U2 is still a can-do band, as its first Forum show amply proves: Los Angeles Times

Bono expresses shock at death of U2 tour manager: The Irish Times

Hozier scoops prestigious British music award: Irish Examiner

'Moone Boy – The Blunder Years' and 'The Imaginary': New York Times

Game of Thrones – Kit Harington apologises for joke about Belfast tourism: BBC

Jonathan Rhys Meyers moving back to Ireland?: Hamilton Spectator

Oscar-nominated director – Irish people's attitude to film 'post-colonial': The Irish Times

Roddy Doyle on his new novel, Roy Keane, and writing about ordinary people's lives: The Independent

Online Dating Is So Yesterday – Finding Love At The World's Oldest Matchmaking Festival: Forbes

Diarmaid Ferriter – Emigrants' voting rights should be extended: The Irish Times

Meet the Irishman who became America's number one hairdresser and Vogue favourite: Irish Independent

Viceroy of Ireland's jewels found in London bank vault: The Irish Times

Winemaker David O'Reilly is at home in the Yakima Valley: Seattle Times

Cork graffiti artist 'has world at his feet': Irish Examiner

Google's man in Ireland presses 'go-faster' button: Sunday Independent

Missionaries created the template on which Ireland's aid programme is built: The Irish Times

May 19, 2015

U2's Bono Sounds Increasingly Like Warren Buffett:

Live the 'Game of Thrones' fantasy in Co Down: The Irish Times

Studio where Bond was filmed sets up base in Ireland: Irish Independent

Courteney Cox – Family try Snow Patrol fiance's NI accent: BBC

Taylor Swift admits she's tried Irish dancing and that Ireland is one of her favourite places: Irish Mirror

For Glen Hansard, opportunity knocks more than once: Los Angeles Times

Distinctive, proud, loyal to 2 cultures: Irish Echo

'The Love Object' by Edna O'Brien: New York Times

The Green Road by Anne Enright, book review – Stones on the path to redemption: The Independent

'I do not think it will offend you' – Letter from WB Yeats to Maud Gonne: The Irish Times

Christy Brown exhibition opens at Little Museum of Dublin: The Irish Times

Russborough to sell Old Masters to fund upkeep of house: The Irish Times

Kylemore Abbey to create spiritual centre with leading US university: Irish Independent

Titanic Belfast included in the search to find 21 landmarks that define Britain: Belfast Telegraph

Mayor Kevin McKeown Re-Elected At Dem Convention To Irish-American Caucus: Santa Monica Mirror

Barack 'O'Bama' and His Irish-American Advisers:

Area foundation promotes baseball in Ireland, elsewhere: Westchester Journal-News, July 27, 2014

The Punt – Chuck Feeney honoured: Irish Independent, November 8, 2014

May 17, 2015

U2 gig review – World's biggest rock band back in the game with technically stunning show: The Independent

Bono – 'Don't take advantage of tax breaks? Then you're stupid in business': Daily Telegraph

Bono is the greatest Irishman of this generation: Irish Voice/

Irish is lingua franca in Cannes: Irish Echo

Movie stars are a fickle bunch – Liam: Evening Herald

Anne Enright will be Ireland's first Laureate: Daily Telegraph

The first great novel of Queens: New York Post

Letters unravel mystery of the death of Oscar Wilde's wife: The Guardian

Extract – 'The Great Push' by Patrick MacGill: The Irish Times

Dancing to Dublin: Goochland Gazette, June 1, 2014

The ancient Irish sport of hurling finds a home in Hampton Park:

Picture of Scottish castle used to promote Ireland holiday: Daily Telegraph

In Southeast Ireland, a Culinary and Coastal Destination: New York Times

Religious authorities surprised by success of 'Nuns story' video: The Irish Times

Dublin strikes a chord on global busker chart: Evening Herald

The Belfast boys who made cereal hip: Irish Post

Lapwings – Threatened bird species takes sanctuary in a Northern Ireland prison: The Independent

May 7, 2015

I'd love a U2 exhibition in Dublin, Bono tells Tony Fenton in his final interview: Evening Herald

U2's Flight to Now (Turbulence Included): New York Times

Coastal panel recommends that U2 guitarist's Malibu project proceed: Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2014

What it takes to become a World Champion Irish Dancer: Irish Post, April 16, 2014

I was suicidal for two years – Marian Keyes: Evening Herald, November 3, 2014

'It's beyond what I had dreamed of': Derry Journal, April 15, 2014

Debut novel 'left in drawer' for nine years lands top prize: Irish Independent, May 29, 2014

Lost for words – Irish writing on the first World War: The Irish Times, October 30, 2014

Belfast, the noirest city on earth – a capital spot for crime fiction: The Irish Times

'Let's build Titanic-style tourist centre to celebrate DeLorean': Belfast Telegraph

Why Have We Fallen Back In Love With Irish Whiskey?: Daily Beast

Drink, oppression, and church cast long shadow on Irish soul: Irish Independent, May 6, 2014

Remembering Ireland's forgotten emigrants: Daily Telegraph, June 17, 2014

Irish pride before the fall: Sunday Independent, April 13, 2014

Son of Donegal emigrant elected to US Congress: Donegal Democrat, November 6, 2014

Apple may face multi-billion dollar tax bill: The Irish Times, October 31, 2014

Sr. Marguerite Kelly retires from the Irish Pastoral Centre: Irish Voice/

May 4, 2015

'It feels like someone else's hand' – U2 legend Bono still can't play guitar FIVE months after horrific cycling accident: Daily Mail

U2 Songs of Innocence album cover under fire in Russia for promoting homosexuality: Irish Independent

Niall Horan's €35m fortune goes in One Direction: Evening Herald

Michael Flatley's Irish dancing foot paintings sell for $128k: Irish Voice/

MOD on Monday – Michael Flatley might have feet of flames, but that doesn't mean he can paint with them: Evening Herald

Protected status for Quiet Man cottage: Connacht Tribune

Irish actor treads carefully when playing a Newfoundlander in Canadian comedy: Winnipeg Free Press, May 24, 2014

Book review – The Green Road by Anne Enright: The Scotsman

Irish poet WB Yeats honoured with worldwide 150th birthday celebrations: The Guardian

Cops and robbers in the Big Apple...: Sunday Independent

New film dramatizes Irish woman's work with Vietnamese orphans: The Catholic Sun

A lord's journey through fires... for Henry Mount Charles: Sunday Independent

A New, and Historic, Hike in Ireland: New York Times

The best ways to learn the Irish language for free: Irish Voice/

Old words make comeback as Irish dictionary updated: Irish News

Irish street artist builds new urban art installation in Fayetteville: Fayetteville Flyer, May 5, 2014

Media's demeaning Irish cliches no joke whatsoever: Sydney Morning Herald, May 29, 2014

April 26, 2015

Beautiful day for U2 as band buys back studio site for a song: Irish Independent, October 15, 2014

Bono's pain as his father's final words are revealed: Irish Mirror

Bono invests in TPG fund: Irish Independent

For all his rage and anger, Bob Geldof's core affection for 'auld sod' remained undimmed: Irish Independent, April 10, 2014

Emotional Sting pays respect to 'pauper' Irish ancestor: Irish Post

Saoirse Ronan (20) – 'It's hard to get a good role now I'm older': Evening Herald

Samuel Beckett story to be published 80 years after it was rejected: The Observer

'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Half Irish, half American, all writer: Irish Echo

Veterans honours Navy hero who inspired film: Irish Independent

US TV ad promoting Northern Ireland will make you so proud: Belfast Live

Wet and Wild in Ireland – The Adventurous Side of the Emerald Isle:

10 cultural moments that helped define the Irish in Britain: Irish Post

Undocumented Irish in US must 'be brought in from the shadows' – Enda Kenny: Irish Independent, June 5, 2014

Irish Roots – What do we lose when records are digitised?: The Irish Times, October 28, 2014

A taste of Ireland – Discover the foodie haven of Kinsale: Daily Express, October 11, 2014

Donegal man takes a pop at US market with 'artisan' craft soda: Sunday Independent

April 22, 2015

The most comprehensive review of U2's 'Songs of Innocence' you're going to read, by John Meagher: Sunday Independent, September 13, 2014

Auction has The Edge with acoustic guitar sale: Irish Examiner

Did U2 Rip Off a Boston Band?:

'Better Call Saul' star's long road from Tipperary to Tinseltown: Irish Independent

Kate Mulgrew calls herself 'a born survivor': Toronto Star

In Ireland, Chasing the Wandering Soul of Yeats: New York Times

Rory McIlroy Has the Best Swing in Golf – How far will it take Northern Ireland's onetime child prodigy?: New York Times

Jim Stynes, Demons club champion, immortalised in sculpture outside MCG:, September 17, 2014

These mysterious caves in a Sligo hillside carry secrets from the Ice Age:

In Dublin, Shopping Away From the Crowds: New York Times, August 27, 2014

'The fact Natasha can stand beside me... I can't put into words' – Natasha McShane asked to be fellow attack victim's chief bridesmaid: Irish Independent

Tom Moran's new Belfast post: Irish Echo

A new Irish comity for Capitol Hill: Irish Echo

Examining the connection between the Irish Famine and the 9/11 tragedy: Irish Examiner, September 11, 2014

Irish Center is jewel in Maine crown: Irish Echo, September 15, 2014

Ireland's new Land League and the mansion row on millionaires' row: BBC

April 20, 2015

Cillian Murphy – 'I'll never go to bed hungry again for a movie': Sunday Independent, April 26, 2014

Fassbender's hunger for acting inspired by film director Steve McQueen: Irish Mirror, May 2, 2014

Back for good: Irish News, March 28, 2014

This boy is cracking us up – Phil Lynott's 1957 school report found: Irish Independent, April 16, 2014

The 10 Irish records that captured the mood of a nation: Irish Post, August 12, 2014

Unique era of music captured in new book: Irish Independent, March 27, 2014

Every Single Minute, review – the last days of Nuala O'Faolain: The Guardian, March 22, 2014

Bleak and beautiful – The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry: New Statesman

Genealogy website restores access to records: The Irish Times

Whiskey museum to open in summer: Evening Herald, March 14, 2014

Young Irish designer grabs attention of political elite in US: Irish Independent, March 19, 2014

Retired astronaut Hadfield makes giant leap for Irish tourism: Irish Examiner, March 26, 2014

Flying from Mizen to Malin by paramotor makes history: Irish Examiner

Irish-born vintner nurtures love of the land in Yakima Valley: Yakima Herald, April 4, 2014

Our unique relationship with America benefits both countries: Irish Independent, July 5, 2014

US hypocritical in calls for Irish corporate tax reform: The Irish Times, October 27, 2014

Website offers free lessons as Gaeilge: Evening Herald

April 19, 2015

'Quiet Man' cottage to be protected structure: Irish Examiner

How Sharon Corr beat anxiety to find her voice: Sunday Independent

Abrams praise for Star Wars actor Gleeson: Irish Examiner

Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut "'71": Los Angeles Times

Fifty Shades of actor, model and musician Jamie Dornan: Sunday Independent

Jamie Dornan to play Irish UN war hero in new film: Irish Independent

'Is the ghost of Frank McCourt with us here?': Limerick Leader

Book review – 'West Belfast' by Danny Morrison:

Kit Harington talking our city down? No, he did us a favour: Belfast Telegraph

For Stark landscapes, head to Northern Ireland: Washington Post

Walsh to tout plans for 'Belpot' hockey tourney in Belfast: Boston Irish Reporter

Irish Roots – The Other Clare Roots: The Irish Times

Being Irish is a lot like being Southern:

Patrick Quinn – ALS Champion: Irish America

€200m Center Parcs resort to make Longford leading destination – Kenny: The Irish Times

Irish dancer who sought to spread art to Protestants: The News Letter

50 years on and still thriving – Ireland finally unveils statue of legend Arkle: Daily Mail, March 10, 2014

March 30, 2015

Eve Hewson had to force parents Bono and Ali to watch The Knick over raunchy scenes: Irish Independent

U2 and Ireland Fund $10 million music program for schools to be permanent: Irish Voice/, August 13, 2014

Riverdance creator Michael Flatley wants dancing on the school curriculum: Daily Telegraph

'My body is just beaten' – the Lord of Irish dance bows out: Sunday Independent, August 23, 2014

'71 Tensely Recalls the Troubles in Ireland: Village Voice

I won't be doing any more films – Brenda Fricker: Evening Herald, August 14, 2014

Roddy Doyle – 'I was watching my father die and there was a long period where we were wondering 'is he dead?': Evening Herald

Mid Ulster's newest author tells a tale of swords and savagery in Gaelic Ireland: Tyrone Times

Michael Longley – Poet honoured with freedom of Belfast: BBC

Pair of knights hitchhike to Galway battle site: Irish Examiner

A Comedian Who Delivers in English, Gaelic and Mandarin: New York Times

Best Irish Whiskey – 6 Bottles for St. Patrick's Day:

'The Visitors' – An exploration of love, Emerald Island style: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2, 2014

Entrepreneurs cash in on the rising popularity of St. Patrick's Day: Toronto Globe and Mail

Giving in to the tug of deep Irish roots: CNN, August 20, 2014

Emmett O'Connell – Explorer and Commentator: Irish America

Apple brings hope to Irish town used to exodus: Worcester Telegram

March 27, 2015

Jackie Kennedy's career as a photojournalist brought her to the Irish Embassy to do a St Patrick's Day feature: The Irish Times

Kubrick in Ireland – the making of Barry Lyndon: Sunday Independent

Photographs of Ryan O'Neal and Stanley Kubrick made public: The Irish Times

Jamie Dornan – I'm not quitting Fifty Shades: Evening Herald

Colin Farrell talks Intenso, his 'True Detective' 'stache, more: Los Angeles Times

Michael Flatley Sr., father to 'Lord of the Dance,' founded suburban plumbing business: Chicago Sun-Times

Irish poets to feature on London Underground: The Irish Times

St. Patrick's mountain in Ireland attracts pilgrims, hikers and tourists alike: Halifax Chronicle Herald

Northern Ireland boasts scenery like nowhere else: Daily Telegraph

A New Irish Rebellion, This Time Against Water Fees: New York Times

Polska-Éire shows Irish and Polish have many links – but who has the best potatoes?: The Irish Times

Irish Roots – Why Irish online genealogy is so peculiar: The Irish Times

Still contempt in some Irish quarters for American cousins: Irish Voice/

US TV station describes Taoiseach Enda Kenny as 'controversial figure' who has 'turned back on the poor': Sunday Independent

ND Dublin program remembers Keough: Notre Dame Observer

Robert J. McCann – Businessman, Philanthropist: Irish America

March 20, 2015

Michael Flatley on hanging up his dancing shoes: UTV Internet

Apple's $100m deal with U2 sees band top Irish celebrity Sunday Independent rich list: Sunday Independent

Boogaloo and Graham – Why this modest little film is captivating audiences around the world: Belfast Telegraph

Game of Thrones stars hail 'immensely beautiful' Northern Ireland as top filming location: Belfast Telegraph

Jamie Dornan set to star in Irish film about Congo bought by Netflix: Irish Independent

Oscar Wilde Awards Honoree Carrie Fisher Has Plenty in Common With Wilde: Variety

Pulitzer winner tells Irish Women that 'Irishness' is everywhere: Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice

Enda Kenny presents Barack Obama with hand-printed Yeats for St Patrick's Day: The Irish Times

McGahern, the banned book and the censored interview: Irish Independent

In Colin Barrett's 'Young Skins,' a Small Irish Town's Aimless Denizens: New York Times

Obama remembers 'the great Irish Americans' throughout history in St Patrick's Day speech: Irish Independent

Irish ancestry in US is dwindling, but Massachusetts still has most Irish-folk:

In the Kitchen – Irish Soda Bread:

Hiberno-English is part of what makes us Irish – so let's celebrate it!:

New generation embracing the GAA in the USA: The Irish Times

New York Group Tries To Help Irish Baseball Score Big:

A ring around Ireland: Otago Daily Times

March 13, 2015

The Chieftains' collaborations span decades: Centre Daily Times

Maureen O'Hara's Corker on the coast: John Wayne's screen sweetheart sells dramatic villa with views to die for: Daily Mail

On Movies – For Branagh, a welcome departure: Philadelphia Inquirer

The great Irish famine sitcom – a comedy hot potato?: The Guardian

Irish grandparents helped Sheeran to top: Irish Independent

Duluth man one of few Irish harp makers in the world: Miami Herald

Origins of Irish soda bread come from America:

Lissadell new lease of life as it prepares for Yeats's birthday: Irish Independent

If not for WB Yeats, Ireland might have been an island of saints and scientists: The Irish Times

Boston bomber hero cop has Galway roots: Connacht Tribune

'Big Irish wake' to honour LAPD officer whose lifelong dream was to visit Ireland: Irish Independent

Hamill – Fire engine will don green berets at St. Patrick's Day Parade for first time since 2005: New York Daily News

Niall O'Dowd calls for 'pressure' on US over Irish illegals: The Irish Times

Louise Kennedy's collection tells exquisite floral story: Irish Independent

Irish Roots – Standardised surnames and place names: The Irish Times

We can't take US investors for granted: Irish Examiner

Clancy's Craic – Is the traditional Irish wake under threat from the 21st Century?: Irish Mirror

March 4, 2015

U2 – 'It's the job of art to be divisive': The Observer

U2's 'travelling pastor' passes away at home: Irish Independent

U2 split years ago but told no one: Irish Independent

If Sinead has time to complain about U2, she's got time to delete it off her iPhone: Evening Herald

Dance back in time: Irish News, August 14, 2014

Review – O'Connell leads gripping Belfast thriller '71':

Game of Thrones – Green light for £14 million Belfast film studios: Belfast Telegraph

A Change in the Climate for an Icy Irish Matron: New York Times

Five Irish siblings set world record for each living more than a century: The Irish Times

Irish Rambling By The Ring Of Kerry – Dingle, The Skelligs, Killarney ... And More: Forbes

Happy 100th to the 'house with the shamrock shutters': Boston Irish Reporter

The stellar rise and crushing fall of Tony O'Reilly: The Irish Times

The story behind making the DeLorean prototype: Detroit Free Press

The double life of the Irish consonant: The Irish Times

Cork poet Louis de Paor – Irish language links us write back to our roots: Irish Examiner

We need a new message to connect with the diaspora: Irish Independent, August 6, 2014

Minister says Diaspora may vote for three Irish senate seats: Irish Voice/, July 30, 2014

February 28, 2015

High winds lift the roof off U2's recording studio: Irish Independent, February 4, 2014

No imaginary friend, but O'Dowd used to talk to a brick: Irish Examiner

Riverdance team brings us Heartbeat of Home: Toronto Star, January 24, 2014

Still cutting it after 27 YEARS: Evening Herald, December 16, 2013

Sir Bob Geldof backs Russell Brand's call for political revolution: The Independent, January 20, 2014

Taking literature in Irish out of the Gaelic ghetto: The Irish Times, October 6, 2014

Ireland is where I am rooted and feel unbreakable connections: Irish Examiner, December 23, 2013

Woman who lost legs in farming accident begins search for GI soldier who saved her life: Irish Independent, December 26, 2013

Walsh returns to Irish shrine he went to as a boy: Boston Globe, September 24, 2014

Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97:

Irish-American businessman Don Keough dies aged 88: The Irish Times

Don Keough, quite simply the greatest Irish American I have known: Irish Voice/ (by Niall O'Dowd

Ireland Stirs Homegrown Flavor Into Tech Scene: New York Times, January 5, 2014

Risk-free Dublin losing its mojo: The Irish Times, September 22, 2014

Craft brewers 'being held back' by licensing laws: Irish Independent, December 31, 2013

Paris honours Irish who fought, spied and died for France: The Irish Times, October 7, 2014

Great detective work by US cop to track down ancestral Belfast home from one photo: Belfast Telegraph, February 27, 2014

February 24, 2015

The Jamie Dornan I (almost) knew...: Daily Telegraph

Irish Animators in a Strange Land (Los Angeles): New York Times

U2's new single 'Every Breaking Wave' released as short film: The Irish Times

The travails and joys of being Hozier: Chicago Tribune

Downpatrick band Ash are on fire with brand new album: Belfast Telegraph

Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk talks Irish roots, and teases return of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman: Irish Independent

Why WB Yeats is a poet for our times: The Irish Times

Northern Ireland noir – 'Bits of the past are still floating around in the darkness: The Irish Times

From Duluth, harpmaker masters an Irish art:

Bob McCann to Be Inducted to Irish America Hall of Fame: Irish America

O'Connor estate lives on – with the luck of the Irish: Toronto Globe and Mail

Sligo businessman awarded Freedom of the City of London: Irish Post

Irish Roots – 1916 and all that: The Irish Times

National Geographic makes Kerry a cover star: Irish Independent

Oakland Priest Learns Boxing, Gets Large Donation For Church:

Bill Brett's latest captures area's Irish roots: Quincy Patriot Ledger

Pilgrimage to hell – the greatest inhumanity: Tribune Magazine

February 7, 2015

Van Morrison to toast 70th with homecoming show on Cyprus Avenue: Belfast Telegraph

Man allegedly trespassing at home of U2's Larry Mullen armed with golf club: Irish Independent

Bono's Dublin – 'A long way from where I live': The Irish Times, September 13, 2014

Bono and Edge write songs for new Irish film: Irish Independent, August 11, 2014

My parents are so proud of me, says Eve Hewson: Irish Examiner, August 9, 2014

Saoirse Ronan's Breakout Is Finally Happening: Huffington Post

Carrie Fisher to Be Honored at Oscar Wilde Awards: Hollywood Reporter

The furry victims of hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones: Irish Independent

Hillary Clinton to Be Inducted Into Irish-American Hall of Fame: New York Times

Amazing drone footage that will make you want to visit Ireland: Daily Telegraph

The Irish nuns fighting on the front line against Ebola: Sunday Independent

How a tenacious Kerry cop tracked down 'Son of Sam' serial killer: Irish Independent

A Matchmaker and a Festival Keep an Irish Tradition Alive: New York Times

Angela Scanlon 'Forget Paris and the Breton stripe jumpers – we've got the Aran knits!': Irish Independent, August 7, 2014

Aer Lingus – The glory days: Irish Independent

Irish Roots – Long Live the Revolution!: The Irish Times, September 15, 2014

February 6, 2015

U2 contribute to new Irish Hospice Foundation book: RTE

'Bono bashing' doesn't worry me, says U2 frontman: Irish Independent, October 25, 2014

Bono cheated death as a teenager: Daily Mail, October 18, 2014

Forbes suitors line up to elevate Bono's wealth: Irish Independent, January 16, 2014

Hozier...The voice that conquered America: Sunday Independent, October 26, 2014

Hozier releases haunting Wicklow-shot video for 'To Be Alone': Irish Independent

Hozier – I thought of myself as a very obscure artist: Irish Examiner

Bob Geldof – 'My life has been a soap opera...I don't like myself much, but I get along with me ok': Irish Independent, October 10, 2014

Sir James Galway – I'd play for free to save Ulster Orchestra: Belfast Telegraph, October 23, 2014

Maureen O'Hara Lists Seaside Spread in County Cork, Ireland: Variety

Colm Toibin's new novel may not be a beauty, but greatness abounds: Los Angeles Times

Flaherty retrospective to include Gaelic gem: Harvard Gazette

Manannán mac Lir – The tale behind the myth: Derry Journal

5 Reasons To Follow David Feherty:, October 24, 2014

Trailblazing Sperrins mountain bike course pedals off with top awards: Belfast Telegraph

Irish Pluralism On Display: Jewish Week

February 1, 2015

Stunning aerial footage of Wild Atlantic Way captures raw beauty of Ireland: Irish Mirror

Bono – I may never be able to play guitar again: Irish Independent

Shock as man fails to go to races: Sunday Independent

U2's 'The Unforgettable Fire' at 30 – Classic Track-by-Track Album Review: Billboard

Boomtime for Bob Geldof, king of the after-dinner speech: Sunday Independent

Breaking Bad star 'falls in love' with Emerald Isle: Irish Examiner

'Brooklyn' is more than a conventional tear-jerker: New York Post

Game of Thrones chose Northern Ireland over Scotland and it still hurts: Belfast Telegraph

Stephen Colbert – One Last Report (It's Genealogical): Irish America

More than 20,000 sign petition against Channel 4 sitcom on Great Famine: Irish Independent

The bank teller, the Irish terrorists and the muddled investigation:

Dylan Quinn takes us to Ireland's 'fifth province': The Irish Times

What to Do in Belfast, Northern Ireland: New York Times

The self-doubts as a kid that motivated swashbuckling Conor McGregor to UFC success: Irish Independent

New Orleans fundraising for wounded Garda: Irish Echo

Portrush bed and breakfast voted second best in world: The News Letter

John Grenham: Irish Roots – The long and winding road to haystack of needles: The Irish Times

Clontarf a nice spot on the harbour, too nice for an assassination: Sydney Morning Herald

January 23, 2015

Now that's a broken Bono! U2 star reveals X-ray of elbow he shattered in a bicycle accident: Daily Mail

U2, Apple and the not so innocent deal for "Songs of Innocence": Irish Voice/, September 16, 2014

Actor reveals anguish over treatment of gay brother: Irish News

Magical spell of Co Antrim's Dark Hedges – 'Haunted' lane familiar to Game Of Thrones fans up for award: Belfast Telegraph

Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan the latest Northern Ireland native to gets subtitle treatment on TV: Belfast Telegraph

WB – 150 reasons to celebrate: Sunday Independent

Freedom of Limerick plans for Kate O'Brien blocked: Limerick Leader

Moral decay in peacetime – bandit country: Sunday Independent

Book review – The Luck of the Irish, by Babette Smith: Sydney Morning Herald

Stunning drone footage captures Co. Wicklow's ethereal beauty: Irish Voice/

Ireland – Mystery, Magic and Wonder:

Chips and crisps, and 12 other things to know about Ireland: Harrisburg Patriot-News, August 14, 2014

Irish whiskey industry launches fresh assault on Scotland's dominance: The Guardian, December 13, 2013

Little-known Camogie remains her sport of choice: Boston Globe, August 24, 2014

High-Tech Tools Help Irish Dairy Farmers Produce More Milk:

Emigrants urged to follow flame home: Irish Examiner, December 14, 2013

Ryanair launches US website, urging Americans to "trade Route 66 for the Wild Atlantic Way": Irish Independent

January 20, 2015

Neeson's gun control comments spark calls for boycott:

You're not the man to lecture us Liam: Evening Herald

George Clooney's kin driven out of Ireland by neighbours: Sunday Independent

The dawning of Dornan – why we can't get enough of Jamie Dornan: London Evening Standard

Animator Tomm Moore lives the dream with a 'Song' in his heart: Los Angeles Times

'I loved being a priest – but I have no regrets about quitting': Sunday Independent

When the Rolling Stones played Cork's Savoy 50 years ago: Irish Examiner

Cocky, Confident Conor McGregor Is Perfect For The UFC: Forbes, July 17, 2014

When Bobby Charlton played for Waterford United in Ireland: The Guardian

Commentary – Learning Irish:

Dingle becomes first Irish base for US university: Irish Independent

Buenos Aires-based Irish newspaper celebrate 140 years: Irish Voice/

Aer Lingus to fly pilgrims from New York to Knock for first time: The Irish Times

Aer Lingus – playing Heathrow slots involves big stakes: The Irish Times

Aer Lingus bid raises important issues: Irish Independent

Irish Roots – The revolution will continue in 2015: The Irish Times

American tribal leader is 'healed' by Donegal life: Irish Independent

January 17, 2015

Oscars 2015 – Tomm Moore's Song of the Sea gets nod: The Irish Times

'Song of the Sea' by director Tomm Moore is a wonder to behold: Los Angeles Times

Hozier surprises students with a musical masterclass: Evening Herald

Dolores makes a transfer to Manhattan: Irish Independent

What are you like? Maureen O'Hara answers some personal questions: Irish Voice/

By George! Clooney's Irish ancestry revealed – his family made carpets for the Titanic: Irish Independent

Yeats in Dublin – The poet's relationship with a Dubliner and the city itself: Evening Herald

New Fiction – Buried narratives inspired by the story of the Disappeared: The Irish Times

Rory McIlroy's home town revels in local boy made good: Belfast Telegraph

Father Ray Kelly Talks YouTube Stardom & Balancing the Priesthood With Music: Billboard

'World's first' crisp sandwich shop sells out just two hours after opening:

Belfast-born artist tells of pride at his 12-year 9/11 project: Belfast Telegraph

Spreading the GAA gospel to a truly global audience: Irish Independent

New York's Cardinal Dolan speaks of hope and the Irish in Mullingar: The Irish Times, September 7, 2014

Let's move to Newcastle, County Down: The Guardian

Film 'Siege of Jadotville' to reveal heroism of Irish troops: The Irish Times

Meet the Shannon native who built a $1 billion duty free business in Dubai: Irish Independent

January 12, 2015

How Bono cheered me up in a year lacking innocence: Sunday Independent

It's tricky trying to combine music and charity work – Bono: Irish Independent, December 7, 2013

'Battered and beaten' Flatley insists that next Irish shows will be his last: Irish Independent, June 6, 2014

'There was fear in my home growing up' - Music, the Bay City Rollers and my sister Sinead O'Connor: Daily Mail (by Joseph O'Connor), April 26, 2014

Jamie Dornan 'gambling with career' with Fifty Shades of Grey role: Sunday Telegraph

Pierce Brosnan – 'I was never good enough as Bond': Daily Telegraph, April 12, 2014

John Banville is first Irish author to win €50,000 Asturias award: The Irish Times, June 4, 2014

Heaney tapestry unveiled at airport: Belfast Telegraph, April 23, 2014

Eimear McBride wins Baileys women's prize for fiction with first novel: The Guardian, June 4, 2014

Paul Muldoon... Favouring mystification over meaning: Sunday Independent

Writing about the homeplace from 10 thousand miles away: The Irish Times, June 7, 2014

The Irish hands behind Jackie Kennedy's iconic pink suit: Irish Examiner, April 14, 2014

Kilkenny's Smithwick's Experience makes Lonely Planet 'hot' list: Kilkenny People

Brian Boru trail relives 1014 Battle of Clontarf: Evening Herald, March 28, 2014

Avoca - from a small mill to empire in Irish retail: Irish Independent

Last call for city's Irish pubs?: Crains, May 18, 2014

January 10, 2015

McGuinness winds up U2 company: Irish Examiner

Moone Boy: the Blunder Years by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy – review: The Guardian

Neeson cries us a river from across the pond: Evening Herald

Michael Fassbender ranks in the top 10 of bankable stars: Evening Herald

Good Vibes for Terri Hooley – Music stars including Snow Patrol's Nathan Connolly and Bronagh Gallagher turn out for benefit in Belfast: Belfast Telegraph

Scars of grief and pain litter Bob's heart of darkness (Dec 14): Sunday Independent

Willie McBride – Armagh soldier's song continues to resonate: BBC

The mystery of Marsha Mehran – the best-selling young novelist who died a recluse in a rubbish-strewn cottage on Ireland's windswept west coast: The Independent

Belfast's belle of Broadway...our Rachel Tucker wows the Big Apple in Sting musical: Belfast Telegraph

Drawn to write about the Disappeared: The Irish Times, September 8, 2014

Film draws crowds to cemetery: Irish News

Kerry cop's quest for notorious serial killer Son of Sam: Irish Independent

The Irish Voice recognizes Patrick J. Healy as a top Irish educator: Hartford Courant

A real-life Santa is buried in a quiet Kilkenny graveyard: Sunday Independent

Europe's Largest Zinc Mine Lies Deep Under Ireland's Countryside:

Rick Steves – Dingle Peninsula: San Francisco Chronicle

Irish Roots – Surname maps: Ireland remains unique: The Irish Times

January 1, 2015

Historic photograph of Obama's Irish ancestor is discovered: Irish Voice/

Kanye believe it? More tourists came to Ireland after Kim Kardashian's high profile honeymoon here: Irish Mirror

U2 duo double money in $8bn Dropbox: Sunday Independent, November 24, 2013

Dolores banishes the darkness and returns to the light: Sunday Independent

I'm glad 'Fairytale' didn't top UK charts, says Shane: Evening Herald

Colin Farrell's biggest interview regret? Mentioning heroin in a Playboy interview: Irish Independent, November 29, 2013

Irish writer scripts Sarah Jessica Parker's new show: Sunday Independent

Fallen review – love in death in Rising Dublin: The Irish Times, December 20, 2014

'Dark Lies the Island' by Kevin Barry: Boston Globe, November 14, 2013

Marian Keyes – The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment: Independent on Sunday

Rare recording to have Joyceans swooning at literary auction: Irish Independent, December 9, 2013

Sister de Sales, Kerry's Football Nun, knows from a life of hard work that All-Irelands are won in Babies Class: Sunday Independent

Don't mind us: Jennifer O'Connell on the marvels of Hiberno-English: The Irish Times

That was flipping close! Astonishing moment friendly dolphin almost jumps right into boat in Irish harbour: Daily Mail

Profile – John C Malone: Daily Business Post

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary – 'No company has done more in the last 30 years to boost the process of European integration than us': The Independent

December 31, 2014

All's good with Ireland as Bono returns: Irish Independent

Bruce Springsteen fronts U2 instead of Bono at World Aids concert: Irish Voice/

Injured Bono skips Christmas busking tradition: Irish Independent

Like everyone else, I want to think Bob Geldof's awful – but I can't: The Spectator

Former Pogues member – 'Shane McGowan is a genius but he'll never talk about anything serious': Sunday Independent

Other Voices – every music fan should experience the joy of what happens in Dingle: The Irish Times

In Riverdance's footsteps new Irish dance show comes to the Sage Gateshead: Newcastle Journal

After the Ring, a Life on the Screen – Former Boxer John Duddy Hopes for Success as an Actor: New York Times

Irish Roots – Weird foreign surnames. Like 'Walsh': The Irish Times

Ryanair's Michael O'Leary – 'I was wrong; the customer is always right': Daily Telegraph

In the Now – The Dance for Kindness in Times Square, a museum of Hess toy trucks and PoetryFest at the Irish Arts Center: New York Daily News

Irish jewellery designer's label a hit with British royals: Sunday Independent

Amb. Samantha Power's father died of broken heart after she left for US: Irish Voice/

Google's Legal Problem – It Should Obey The Laws Of Which Country?:

BA pilot wants to fly Aer Lingus: Daily Telegraph

Christmas in Dublin – Good Cheer and Great Deals: New York Times

December 21, 2014

Roma Downey talks about bringing 'Women of the Bible' to life: Toledo Blade

Oscar winning Maureen O'Hara speaks about her life as a Hollywood legend: Irish Voice/

Once crumbling Ulster country pile is now favoured location for film crews: Belfast Telegraph

Sinead O'Connor calls for demolition of the Irish Republic and the birth of a new country: Belfast Telegraph

The 'Derry Bruce Springsteen' is flying Hi...: Derry Journal

Terry Prone – 'When it comes to culture our great Strumpet City is due her proper title': Evening Herald

John Boyne – 'The Catholic priesthood blighted my youth and the youth of people like me': The Irish Times

Ghosts of Christmas past – the deep roots of Irish winter traditions: The Irish Times

Homeless Irish man gets his Christmas wish to have dinner at home: New York Daily News

Travel – Christmastime a delight in Dingle, Ireland: Providence Journal, December 1, 2013

By Public Transit From Dublin – Hikes, Vistas and Seafood, All for a Song: New York Times

Cúpla focail is helping All Black Mils Muliaina adapt to life with Connacht: Irish Independent

The Ambassador – Samantha Power: Glamour

The Mosaic Culture – Shannon Deegan's 2014 Business 100 Keynote Address: Irish America

Ray O'Hanlon, recipient of the 2014 William Butler Yeats Award: Irish Echo

John Grenham: Irish Roots – Viking society contained very little in the way of humane prisons, flat-pack furniture or Lego: The Irish Times

December 9, 2014

Oops... U2 send beer to gift to sober Slash: Irish Independent

Dolores O'Riordan arrested after alleged incident on flight: The Irish Times

Brooks – I mourned after the Croke Park gigs fiasco as if I'd lost family: Irish Independent

Sinéad O'Connor backs 'The Rising': Leitrim Observer

For Black 47, the Pipes Are Calling: New York Times

Liam Neeson – 'I've never been more nervous than when singing in front of Julie Andrews': The Guardian

Maureen O'Hara accepts her first Oscar in Los Angeles: The Irish Times

James Nesbitt – He's all over the screen, and winning rave reviews: Belfast Telegraph

Skellig Wars – State rebuffs Unesco: Irish Examiner

US ambassador O'Malley speaks on Irish-American odyssey: Sunday Independent

New whiskey stills in Dublin after 125 years: Irish Independent

How we laugh at Graeme McDowell's silly accent: Impartial Reporter, October 2, 2014

Frank Browne – the Father of photojournalism: Daily Telegraph

'The Carrauntoohil cross is a symbol of our community': Sunday Independent

Australian journalist apologises after writing Ireland offers up 'not much more than potatoes': Irish Mirror

Former Rep. James Walsh named one of world's top 100 Irish business leaders: Syracuse Post-Standard

December 6, 2014

U2's Bono 'likes to dress up as a Hasidic Jew' while cycling: Haaretz

The Edge – 'Bono has been told to lie still for two months': Houston Chronicle

U2 tour – band announces dates for Innocence and Experience tour: Irish Independent

Lise Hand – 'Finding Kiss in the Dail was as unlikely as discovering a tarantula in one's cucumber sandwich': Irish Independent

Liam Neeson slams Bill de Blasio's proposal to ban horse carriages: New York Daily News

Thrones generates £8.6m publicity: Belfast Telegraph

'The Snow Queen'- an Irish dance ballet: Tallahassee Democrat

A dance that bears Seamus Heaney's 'strain of being in two places at once': The Irish Times

A new biography of Eugene O'Neill looks beyond the playwright's demons: Washington Post

Meet the six Irish brothers making 20,000 mince pies a day: Daily Telegraph

Seattle Mayor stone mad for West Kerry: The Kerryman

36 Hours in Dublin: New York Times

Emigration nation – how Irish in US will benefit from changes to immigration rules: The Irish Times

Irish Roots – Protestants and the Irish Society for Archives: The Irish Times

Lack of federal funding could jeopardize Mitchell Scholarship program: Bangor Daily News

Offbeat ex-Lord Mayor's City Hall portrait is a real diamond: Belfast Telegraph

December 3, 2014

U2's newest album Songs Of Innocence voted the best of the year: Sunday World

U2 and Bono named 'least influential figures of 2014' by GQ: NME

U2 set to rock Glasgow at MTV Awards: Irish Independent

Protesting Injustice, Accepting Fame [Hozier]: New York Times

Hozier interview – 'I'm a gangly introvert': Daily Telegraph

Maureen O'Hara – I wasn't going to play the whore: Daily Telegraph

Actress Maureen O'Hara's nephew pays damages to Carolyn Murphy: BBC

Derry is a "shining city" says Paul Greengrass: Derry Journal

John Grenham: Irish Roots – Online Catholic parish registers from the National Library of Ireland available in summer: The Irish Times

Biggest digitisation of Irish genealogy records set to begin: Silicon Republic

The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo:

Michael O'Leary – 'I'd be more inclined to rob money out of people's pockets': The Irish Times

Inez McCormack – remembering one of our great social justice campaigners: The Irish Times

From the Ballfields to the Battlefields – The Fighting Hickey's:

The only official Gaeltacht outside of Ireland is in Ontario: Irish Voice/

£15bn tunnel linking Ireland and Wales proposed by think tank: Belfast Telegraph

December 1, 2014

U2 to kick off world tour in US – if Bono recovers: Sunday Independent

'I told him to f*** off' – Sinead O'Connor reveals she had punch-up with Prince: Irish Independent

Van Morrison – 'Lord Byron learned to love despair. I wish I could': Daily Telegraph

Bob's claims of 'poor Irish' background ring hollow: Sunday Independent

Michael Flatley's 'tap' art can be yours for €30k: Irish Independent

Brendan Gleeson's road to 'Calvary' may lead to Oscar: Los Angeles Times

Ireland's Cartoon Saloon Flies With 'Ellie the Ace': Variety

Restored Georgian house to become Michael Collins museum: Irish Examiner

The courteous voice of Irish sport: The Age (Melbourne)

No buts in Butte – An Irishman's Diary on law enforcement, Montana-style: The Irish Times

National Museum seeks to reclaim Celtic festival of Samhain: The Irish Times

Britain trails US in app's number of Irish language learners: Irish Post

Irish whiskey brand makes comeback 80 years after Prohibition: The Irish Times, January 23, 2014

Yearning Buyers in Dublin Find Few Offerings: New York Times

Irish Roots – The Mayor of Boston's Family Tree: The Irish Times, September 24, 2014

Ireland claims two spots on Lonely Planet secret travel top 50: The Irish Times, June 4, 2014




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