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March 26, 2017

Ali Hewson says 'most marriages don't last as long' as U2: Irish Mirror

'U2 stole my song' – British musician's claims in €4.7m lawsuit against band: Irish Independent

Michael Flatley being sued for breach of contract over accusations of $42k 'unpaid bill for PR services' for Broadway show: Irish Independent

With Ruth Negga, we have disgraced ourselves again: The Irish Times

Jack Reynor – 'I was afraid of being Han Solo': The Irish Times

This son of an immigrant Portland bartender won six Oscars:

Marian Keyes – 'I didn't know I was funny until I went to AA meetings': The Irish Times

Documentary on Simon Fitzmaurice is a tale of sadness and inspiration: Irish Examiner

Late Jimmy Breslin wore Irishness lightly: The Irish Times

John McCarthy – Former hostage says Van Morrison's music helped him heal: Irish News

Castle Leslie Estate: Daily Telegraph

Mets Prospect Took to Pitching After the Troubles Were Left Behind: New York Times

Why Good Irish Whiskey Should Be A Story In A Glass:

Why this is the butter you should be buying: Arizona Republic

Michael Dowling, St. Patrick's parade grand marshal, recalls humble roots: New York Newsday

Limerick leaves violent past behind and looks to future: BBC

'I overstayed my US visa when it didn't matter as much': The Irish Times

March 7, 2017

Bono meets Mike Pence – it was hard to watch this very awkward bromance: The Irish Times

Bono Meets Mike Pence, Thanks Him for Assisance on AIDS Relief:

Ed Sheeran – 'I grew up on Planxty and The Chieftains': The Irish Times

Ed Sheeran's new album reveals his Northern Irish roots: Belfast Live

James Nesbitt – Bloody Sunday film was 'huge moment': Derry Now

Game of Thrones star – 'Irish is a huge part of my life': The Irish Times

Zachary Quinto to receive Oscar Wilde Award: RTE

Elizabeth Bowen, the 'grande dame' of the modern novel – archive, 1960: The Guardian

Darren Randolph's journey from Motherwell's bench to first choice goalkeeper at West Ham: London Evening Standard

Dingle charms on Ireland's southwest coast: Scranton Times-Tribune

Trump strategist Bannon's ex-wife is former Rose of Tralee hopeful: Irish Independent

Shopkeepers in Wisconsin could face JAIL if they sell Kerrygold butter: Irish Mirror

The Irish nun who brought Sunshine to Kenya: The Irish Times

J-1 2017 – US embassy announces 2,600 extra visas: The Irish Times

Ireland's Prime Minister in Crisis Over Case of Police Whistle-blower: BBC

Six hundred Irish become Australian citizens on Australia Day: The Irish Times

Irish people are drinking more Guinness:

January 31, 2017

Are U2 out of their trees - or what?: Irish Independent

When U2 found what they were looking for: Irish Examiner

Limerick's Ruth Negga nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Limerick Post

Loving star Ruth Negga – 'a brilliant chameleon': Daily Telegraph

Irish under Trump – 'The undocumented are holding their breath': The Irish Times

Donald Trump consoled family of hero cop Steven McDonald in their grief: Irish Voice/

NYPD Officer Steven McDonald has heart attack – the bravest man I ever met: Irish Voice/

'I'd love to see an Irish guy playing in the NFL in the next 10 years':

Conor McGregor only Irish person to feature on annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list: Irish Independent

Peter Keleghan tells a personal tale of Canadian immigration with new documentary: Toronto Globe and Mail

'Letterkenny' to offer St. Patrick's episode: Kitchener Post

Bicycle on Ireland's rugged western coast, and traverse its highest mountain range too: Los Angeles Times

Call to diaspora – Ireland needs your craft skills: Irish Examiner

The Irish in Argentina – not just farmers and priests: The Irish Times

Interview with Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland, from the World Economic Forum 2017: CNBC

January 19, 2017

Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" will perform at Trump's inauguration: Irish Voice/

U2's Adam Clayton says flawed democracy brought Donald Trump to power: Irish Independent

Trump taps Mar-a-Lago pal with Mass. ties for ambassador to Ireland: Boston Globe

For 'Sing Street', Director John Carney Cast Musically-Oriented Non-Actors Who Could 'Drive It Like They Stole It':

Steven McDonald, NYPD cop paralyzed three decades ago in Central Park shooting, dead at 59: New York Daily News

Aer Lingus announces direct flights from Cork to Cornwall: Irish Independent

Joe Biden's Irish cousin tells of White House trip: Irish Mirror

Kevin O'Malley makes his mark after short tenure: Irish Examiner

Travels with Charlie – Link to Obama gave temporary tourism boost to Irish town: Reading Eagle

Barack Obama could return to Ireland in the 'next 12 months': BBC

Aviation sector contributes more than €4 billion to Irish economy: The Irish Times

Shane MacGowan – Fairytale of New York singer's mother dies in crash: BBC

Irishman's death in Haiti earthquake was not in vain: Irish Echo

View on the North from LA native living in Titanic Quarter: The Irish Times

Architect of modern Ireland TK Whitaker dies aged 100: The Irish Times

Could this Irish Canadian reality TV star be Canada's next Prime Minister?: Irish Voice/

December 27, 2016

Could this Irish American cardinal be a contender for pope?: Irish Voice/

Michael Fassbender take break from acting after decade of roles: Irish Examiner

Six things to know about Martin Scorsese's latest project The Irishman: Irish Independent

I've a Van load of songs that have never been heard, says Morrison: Belfast Telegraph

Katie Melua hails Sir Terry for helping make her a success: Belfast Telegraph

Pogues and Thin Lizzy tour manager Frank Murray dies of a suspected heart attack: Daily Mail

Is Sebastian Barry suffering from mid-career doubt?: New Statesman

Cultural icons dig deep to help fund €59m revamp of Irish cultural 'hub' in New York: Sunday Independent

Rebel Mission – San Francisco's role in the 1916 Rising: The Irish Times

Jane Smiley Explores Ancient Ireland's Mysterious Tombs: New York Times

Amazing drone footage of Newgrange will give you goosebumps: Irish Mirror

Trump's Budget Director has strong Mayo roots: Mayo News

David McWilliams: Let's make Europe work for us – by being as American as possible: Irish Independent

Bridge over troubled waters: Belfast Telegraph

Irish human rights priest blazed trail for us to follow: Irish Independent

December 19, 2016

'The Quiet Man' – embassy in US feared a false view of Ireland: The Irish Times

A Free-Spirited Family Gave Rise to Oscar Wilde: New York Times

The Scrappy Irish Movie That Will Challenge La La Land at the Golden Globes: Vanity Fair

Brexit could force Star Wars to stop filming in Ireland, bosses warn: Daily Mirror

Niall Horan admits he 'struggles to completely relax' in Ireland as he reveals homecoming Christmas plans: Irish Mirror

Poet John Montague dies aged 87: Irish Examiner

Seamus Heaney poem and striking images of the Troubles put up for auction: Belfast Telegraph

Conor McGregor is not as rich as you think: New York Post

Five great Irish whiskeys for Christmas: The Irish Times

Gaeilge goes global – Irish-language works on world map: The Irish Times

Tiny Snail Defeats Donald Trump in Battle Over Irish Sea Wall: New York Times

Meet the Northern Ireland man behind revolutionary new wheelchair: The News Letter

How US president-elect's tax plans could hurt Ireland: BBC

Ireland and the US sign three year extension of J-1 visa 12 month scheme: Irish Mirror

'The Bonnie and Clyde of mythological Ireland': Galway Advertiser

December 9, 2016

Maureen O'Hara to be remembered at Foynes museum wing: Irish Examiner

Emma Donoghue's musical tribute to Dublin, Ireland: CBC

For fans of the 'The Chronicles of Narnia,' a tribute in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to its author: Los Angeles Times

Paul Muldoon Collects His Poetic, Allusive, Satirical Thoughts: New York Times

An Irish musical from Albany goes to Dublin: Albany Times Union

Skepticism abounds after Conor McGregor obtains California boxing license: Los Angeles Times

Delight in Doonbeg with Presidential success for Donald Trump: Clare Herald

Belturbet-born Trump nanny was 'nurturing force': Impartial Reporter

A salute to the great John Timoney – Police Commissioner Bill Bratton remembers his recently deceased partner in crime-fighting: New York Daily News

Review – 'Bobby Sands: 66 Days' Lionizes an I.R.A. Martyr: New York Times

In Texas I'll be dreaming of Christmas in Ireland: The Irish Times

Ireland's Ancient South East: Irish America

Who are the recipients of this year's Irish diaspora awards?: The Irish Times

Ireland and US agree to extend J-1 visa programme for another three years: Irish Examiner

Canadian school takes part in #Gaeilge24 challenge: The Irish Times

December 6, 2016

Remembering Liam Clancy, the "best ballad singer ever"- Bob Dylan: Irish Voice/

McGregor Was Stripped Of His Title Because Of The UFC's Over-Reliance On One Fighter And Unfairness:

Conor McGregor – Dubliner revels as king of alternative sporting stratosphere: BBC

Irish documentary Older Than Ireland tipped for Oscar nod: Irish Mirror

My Mother and Other Strangers – BBC drama reveals tensions when US airbase opens near Tyrone village: BBC

Local author pens second novel about Irish Troubles: Pincher Creek Echo

Five ways a Trump presidency will affect Ireland: The Irish Times

It's a neat idea – whiskey tourism aims to beat Scots at their own game: Sunday Independent

New York's newest street name? Easter Rising Way: The Irish Times

From a Hunger Strike To a Revolution: Washington Square News

Why the song of the emigrant still strikes a chord today: The Irish Times

O'Leary recovers 18th c. carols: Irish Echo

Texas Diner Tips Waiter $750 So He Can Fly Home To Ireland: Huffington Post

St. Patty's Day in America different for Dublin native: The Tennessean

Irish-founded Stripe is worth over $9bn after a huge funding round:

November 25, 2016

'Donald Trump's win has really put Doonbeg on the map': Irish Examiner

Bono Reveals The 'Magic' That's Made His 34-Year Marriage Last: Huffington Post

Ruth Negga's quiet, unforgettable arrival: Toronto Globe and Mail

Oscar buzz grows for Irish actress Ruth Negga as she's nominated for top award: Irish Independent

Perhaps we shouldn't be quite so wild about Oscar: Sunday Independent

Remembering 'Longest Day' author Cornelius Ryan: Irish Echo

William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88: BBC

William Trevor explored the fictional possibilities of every type of person but himself: Los Angeles Times

Trebek answers Hibs and all is forgiven: Irish Echo

The sad demise of the traditional Irish funeral: Irish Independent (Editorial)

Mystery as Canadian houseboat washes up on Irish Beach: BBC

Billy Keane – Farewell to Uncle Teddy, the emigrant who was lonesome for his home place: Irish Independent

Ryanair posts advert for the 'worst job in Ireland': Daily Telegraph

Chicago entrepreneur Sean Conlon to star in CNBC real estate rescue show, 'The Deed': Chicago Tribune

House Hunting in ... Northern Ireland: New York Times

November 14, 2016

Bono is the first man on Glamour's Women of the Year list:

Bono, the most hated woman in Ireland: The Irish Times

Sinead O'Connor battling marijuana addiction in sober living facility:

Ruth Negga wows on the red carpet for New York film premiere: Limerick Leader

Celebrating Seamus Heaney's Legacy, at His Birthplace: New York Times

Jean Kennedy Smith writes of her childhood in the famous political family: Chicago Tribune

US Secretary of State John Kerry 'deeply honoured' to receive prestigious Tipperary Peace Prize: Sunday Independent

Mot Hennessy USA chief lauds 'fierce loyalty' of diaspora: Irish Echo

Let's move Ireland's capital out of Dublin: The Times

Tyrone woman helps trace missing flag that flew over 9/11 ruins: Belfast Telegraph

The world's largest California redwood grove – in Birr?: The Irish Times

How old lookout station from WWII era is leading the way in monitoring climate change: Irish Independent

How The 'Silly' Irish Founders At Intercom Built One Of Silicon Valley's Fastest-Growing Businesses:

How Dead Rabbit's Belfast owners created world's best bar in heart of Manhattan: Belfast Telegraph

Poetry – Ulick O'Connor: Parnell's sister who wrote for Irish freedom: Sunday Independent

October 23, 2016

On the Van Morrison trail through Belfast icon's past: Belfast Telegraph

Video of teens singing Adele's "Hello" in Irish goes viral: Irish Voice/

Norton – 'I've fallen back in love with Ireland': Irish Independent

Jamie & the unknown Irish soldier: Irish Independent

Seamus Heaney – A fitting home for a much-loved poet: BBC

At home in Heaney country: The Observer

Conor McGregor – UFC star given community service after Nate Diaz row: BBC

Hibernians want apology from Jeopardy's Alex Trebek: Irish Echo

Conn. Couple Finds Necklace in Ireland 26 Years Later:

Irish postman delivers letter with hand-drawn map and no address: The Independent

Staying in – Grape adventure in Slovenia: The Irish Times

Last of the navvies – Irishman who dug all-night Tube line: The Irish Times

Belfast toy inventor for Hasbro a keynote speaker at Inventor's Workshop: Irish News

How Apple Helped Create Ireland's Economies, Real and Fantastical: New Yorker

The no-win game of Apple's taxes: Washington Post

October 22, 2016

'Larry was sitting there like an angler who had just cast his bait' – U2 classmate remembers the band before they were famous: Irish Independent

Cillian Murphy zombie film greatest horror of 21st century: Irish Examiner

Bob Geldof sued for millions by former bandmate who claims he co-wrote hit song: Irish Independent

Boomtown Rats frontman, humanitarian and activist Bob Geldof turns 65: Irish News

Sir Van's Hollow a worthy addition to NI's tourist trail: Belfast Telegraph

Emma Donoghue's Art of Starvation: New Yorker

Posthumous pardons law may see Oscar Wilde exonerated: The Guardian

Lara Marlowe – Paris goes Wilde over Oscar exhibition: The Irish Times

Irish Studio That Hosted 'Braveheart,' 'Penny Dreadful' for Sale: Hollywood Reporter

Irish film Staid made for just €300 lands Best Foreign Film award at LA Festival: Irish Examiner

Irish speaking, all-singing US Army general Martin Dempsey made honorary knight in Britain: Irish Post

First Person – Seeking truth in Ireland: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This Belfast designer's Euro 2016 tribute to Northern Ireland is to fly along the River Seine: Belfast Live, June 1, 2016

U.S. not worth trip anymore – Irvine: Irish Echo

'He was terribly embarrassed' – motorist forced to spend night in car after getting stuck on narrow Kerry path 200ft above sea: Irish Independent

October 17, 2016

Roma Downey's Ben Hur anguish as scenes of Christ cut: Belfast Telegraph

Mark Strong as Conor Cruise O'Brien: another screen-Irish accent: The Irish Times

The Siege of Jadotville – A survivor speaks: The Irish Times

'If nobody buys my novel, I have other jobs' – Graham Norton: Irish Independent

Holding by Graham Norton review – a solid debut: The Observer

Seamus Heaney HomePlace officially opened by Heaney family: Irish Examiner

'The best friend I have in Ireland, I think' – An Irishman's Diary on James Joyce and Tom Kettle: The Irish Times

China's Las Vegas and its 'maverick' Irish: The Irish Times

These inflatable Irish bars are blowing up: New York Daily News

When in Ireland, savoring the Irish breakfast: Philadelphia Inquirer

WWE fans mock Irish beauty Becky Lynch's accent after huge win at Backlash: Daily Star

William McCormack – Toronto police chief's term marked by political storms: Toronto Globe and Mail

An ode to Belfast Harbour: The Irish Times

Golden opportunity to represent the diaspora could be lost: The Irish Times

Returning emigrants struggling with costs of re-sitting driving test: Irish Independent

October 11, 2016

Michael Fassbender presented with Killarney's highest honour:

Danny Boy – mystery remains over a haunting tune: The Australian

Meet the Irish songwriter who has penned hits for Britney, TLC and One Direction's Niall Horan: Irish Independent

How defeat has changed UFC's Conor McGregor ... or has it: CNBC, Aug 18, 2016

Tim Kaine's Irish Roots: Irish America

Why Irish-Americans hope Donald trumps Hillary in race for the White House: Belfast Telegraph

Diarmaid Ferriter – Irish-Americans will not all vote as immigrants: The Irish Times

What Will Become of George Bernard Shaw's Birthplace?: Dublin Inquirer

'A horrible thing to do to whiskey': why you'll never see Baileys in my shopping basket: Daily Telegraph

Councillors to vote on diaspora project for Merrion Square: The Irish Times

Bringing the Irish together in London through culture: The Irish Times

This map shows where all the Irish emigrants went:

Northern Ireland mum Julieanne Lynch hopeful novel approach to adult fiction will break her into big time: Belfast Telegraph

Apple move 'will chill foreign investment': Irish Independent

Ireland now caught in multinational tax row: The Irish Times

Former U. of C. history department chair, William H. McNeill, dies at age 98: Chicago Tribune

October 6, 2016

U2's Bono – Trump is "potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America":

Van Morrison returns with a new album and U.S. shows with Tom Jones: Los Angeles Times

Jim Carrey slams wrongful death lawsuit: Sunday World

New HomePlace arts centre to celebrate life and work of Seamus Heaney: The Guardian

£4.29... the value NI literary giant Brian Friel put on own writings, according to will: Belfast Telegraph

US TV political analyst Chris Matthews receives Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Award: Donegal Now

How Dubliners deal with death: The Irish Times

The Rivals is as uproariously funny today as it was in 1775: Daily Telegraph

The great Irish whiskey bubble?: Sunday Independent

Ireland – The Autobiography, edited by John Bowman, review: telling glimpses: The Irish Times

Irish Roots – how our surnames were Englished: The Irish Times

Foxford is no run of the mill: Irish Echo

17th-century plantation castle found hiding in plain sight: The Irish Times

Vast landscapes and hearty eating in County Donegal, Ireland: The Tennessean, July 27, 2016

Government accused of setting fire to Ireland's natural heritage: Irish Mirror

The Irishman who built the internet – interview with Dennis Jennings: Silicon Republic

A new type of potato has been developed in Northern Ireland... and it's PURPLE: Belfast Live

September 30, 2016

U2 hit 40 – The 'drummer seeks musicians' note that started it all: The Irish Times

U2 at 40 – How four North Dublin lads went on to become the biggest rock and roll band in the world: Irish Mirror

Bono calls Canada a global leader at Montreal AIDS conference:

Bruce Springsteen feared Slane crowd injuries at his 1985 concert: Irish Examiner

Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey is so proud of his Irish roots he wants his kids to be fluent in Irish: Irish Post

Game of Thrones – international success story crafted in Belfast shipyards: The Guardian

'The Siege of Jadotville' on Netflix Rediscovers a Faded Footnote: New York Times

Cork native and ex-New York detective who helped children in Troubles subject of new film: Cork Evening Echo

Growing up on Shankill Road in Belfast inspires new film deal: Irish News

Terry Wogan to receive posthumous Irish diaspora award:

Wogan's Westminster Abbey memorial highlights the English approach to death: Irish Independent

Irish pubs 'unofficial embassies of Ireland', says Senator: The Irish Times

From the US Presidential campaign to Buncrana: Derry Journal

Brexit Briefing – Ireland's opportunity: Financial Times

Irish-born NYPD detective cut with meat cleaver: Irish Examiner

Father Hesburgh of Notre Dame, a light in the dark for so many: Irish Voice/

September 11, 2016

Hollywood star Roma Downey on her love for Derry and her latest project, Ben-Hur: Derry Journal

Hollywood Walk of Fame star for Roma: The News Letter

$7 million armored car robbery by Northern Irishman to get Hollywood treatment: Irish Voice/

Gavin James profile – Ireland's next big thing: The Independent

Canadian ambassador Kevin Vickers launches Arctic novel: The Irish Times

Irishman who lost family in 9/11 fears terrorists will be freed: Irish Examiner

The Belfast child is about to turn 50: Irish Independent

Cops, brass pack wake for former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner John Timoney: New York Daily News

And what's the view from Dublin? Why Ireland is going to need the luck of the Irish: Belfast Telegraph

3,000 marriages on and the man is still smiling – Go figure!: Sunday Independent

Redheads show true colours for Irish Redhead Convention in Crosshaven: Irish Examiner

Heirs and graces – peek inside the magnificent Killruddery House: Irish Independent

11 reasons why Roscommon is the best county in Ireland: Irish Mirror

Speaking Irish in New Zealand, to my Maori-Irish son: The Irish Times

Flynn – Proud story of Boston renews Irish spirit, pride: Boston Herald

August 29, 2016

Ireland's love affair with Bruce:

Liam Neeson gave an Irish bar in NYC the best present: Irish Independent

Brendan O'Carroll heads to Hollywood for new movie with US comedian: Irish Independent

Brendan O'Carroll – How Dubliner found UK public's funnybone: The Irish Times

Book review – The Fall of the House of Wilde: Irish Examiner

The real truth behind Molly Malone song is more cock and bull than cockles and muscles: Irish Independent

Truth before beauty – how John B Yeats and James Joyce made case for Ulysses: The Irish Times

A Good Cop?: Beachwood Reporter

Irish cop John Timoney taught America how to reform policing: Irish Voice/

Snapshot – Memorial in bog marks spot of aviation history: Reading Eagle

Pop up your own Irish pub: Irish Echo

Oakland – Irish priest builds 'amazing' community: San Jose Mercury News

O'Donovan brothers rowed to glory fuelled by brown bread – so what makes a champion loaf?: Irish Independent
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The Last, Sweet Days of the Irish Alps in Upstate New York: New York Times

Project sees US students spend their summer months in Ireland: Connacht Tribune

Have you heard of the Irish woman who lived once, but was buried twice?: Sunday Independent

Sisters have emotional first meeting after 64 years apart: BBC

August 23, 2016

Can U2's rebirth continue to excite?: Sunday Independent

Derry actress Roma Downey gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame: Irish News

New Ben-Hur will be dedicated to late star Stephen: Belfast Telegraph

Jamie Dornan was 'contractually obliged' to work after terrorist attack: Belfast Telegraph

'Sexed-up' drama was 1916 low point: Broin: Irish Independent

How a tantrum at a Feis Ceoil led James Joyce to literary greatness:

John F. Timoney, Police Official Who Pushed Innovative Tactics to Curb Crime, Dies at 68: New York Times

John Timoney Had the Gall to Change Minds, One Police Department at a Time: New York Times

Irish assets dwindle as Chuck Feeney's fund nears end: Irish Examiner

Genealogist finds Tim Kaine also has Irish roots in Cork: The Irish Times

Billy Walsh has U.S. boxing team fighting its way back to prominence: Los Angeles Times

Identical twins find different places at first Olympic golf tournament: Los Angeles Times

Hurling's on at Philly pub – There will be blood: Philadelphia Inquirer

Walking through Ireland's beautiful landscape through the Pilgrim's Path: Irish Voice/

Vatican calls its cleanup guy – Bishop Kevin Farrell showed he's a fixer in Dallas: Dallas Morning News

August 9, 2016

Haverford product Ryan hopes to channel luck of Irish in Rio: Main Line Times

Mentored by McGuigan – Boxing history: Irish Examiner (Editorial)

Voice of golf in US David Feherty to be honoured by ex-President George Bush for aiding wounded veterans: Belfast Telegraph

Hozier was the perfect gentleman at festival:

Frances Black on singing, politics and making Ireland better: Irish News

'66 Days' – Richard O'Rawe's Review Of The New Bobby Sands Movie: The Broken Elbow

Great poet befriends plucky maid: Irish Echo, July 14, 2015

America's secretary of state John Kerry 'truly honoured' by Tipperary peace prize: Irish Examiner

Hawaiian politician draws on 'ideals' of 1916 Rising leader James Connolly: Irish News

Message in a bottle travels from Westampton to Ireland: Burlington County Times

Accepting Hiberno-English as the far superior cúpla focal: Irish Independent

How to Find Heaven in Ireland: Huffington Post

Small town in Ireland features large industrial development: Beloit Daily News

No Brexit win for the fighting Irish if same old frictions bar the way: Silicon Republic

Irish teacher jailed in ISIS plot to join terror group with her children: Irish Voice/

Irish-designed 'new Lego' wins US toy award: The Irish Times, October 20, 2015

August 8, 2016

Bono confirms U2 will embark on another world tour next year: Irish Independent

'I'm not being bigheaded... I'm not a dummy' – Saoirse Ronan on being Time magazine's 'generation leader': Irish Independent

Roma Downey to join Hollywood legends on Walk of Fame: Belfast Telegraph

Bob Geldof is the head of a new breed of so-called liberals – the Sneerers: Daily Telegraph

Joe Biden loves the word 'malarkey.' But nobody knows here it came from.: Greensboro News & Record

Why a Trump presidency could be scary for...Ireland: CNBC

Superb drone footage highlights amazing places to visit in Northern Ireland: Irish Voice/

Brave or bonkers? Old images of Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge that'll make you shudder...: Belfast Live

Pokemon Go takes Belfast gamers on a cultural tour to catch 'em all: The Sunday Life

A La Cañada Elementary student is wowing international championships in competitive Irish dancing: Los Angeles Times

Bobby Sands: 66 Days review – insight into a desperate man: The Observer

Bobby Sands – 66 Days review: A gripping tale of terrible times: The Irish Times

A leading US Catholic university, home of the Fighting Irish, has branched out to Galway: Irish World

Kevin McKeown Negotiates Treaty with Galway Ireland: Santa Monica Observer

Oakland – Irish priest builds 'amazing' community: East Bay Times

August 2, 2016

Roma's coat grazed by a bullet as a child: Derry Journal

Bob Geldof blasts Brentwood Festival fans for wearing Primark clothes: Daily Telegraph

Clinton chooses Irish-American with Longford links as her vice-president: Sunday Independent

Vice President Biden in Ireland – A priceless relationship: Irish Examiner – Editorial

Books: Eileen Gray – shades of virtuosity: Irish Independent

Seamus Heaney – Bronze bust unveiled in Dublin: Irish News

Mike Butler, who dyed Chicago River green each St. Patrick's Day, dies at 81: Chicago Tribune

Smiths Falls explores Irish twinning project; Mayor to travel to Ireland to further connections:

50 years on – The family of 14 who swapped Derry for new life in Australia: Derry Journal

Road to ruin – a gin tour of Northern Ireland: The Guardian

Tourist hotspots – Party central Lahinch eager to show the world it has much more to offer: Irish Examiner

Paralysed Irishman's inspiring invention will help others living with spinal cord injuries: Irish Post

Primark's Irish invasion brings a 2nd store to the Philly burbs: Philadelphia Inquirer

Could a bridge or tunnel one day link Scotland with Ireland?: The Scotsman

Imagining Ireland – my time abroad: Santa Fe New Mexican

July 18, 2016

Bono was caught up in the Bastille Day massacre: Sunday Telegraph

My family fled Ireland as refugees, says George Clooney as he presents $1m prize to humanitarian worker: Daily Telegraph

'Germans can't get enough of Ireland and they can't get enough of Cecelia Ahern': The Irish Times

The Real People of Joyce's Ulysses – A Biographical Guide by Vivien Igoe review: The Irish Times

'Himself and Nora' – A Portrait of the Artist and His Muse:

Honoring 'Angela's Ashes' at 20: Irish Echo

Rory McIlroy on his future wife, Zika and snubbing the Olympics – 'I haven't been dreaming about the Olympics my whole life. The risk of going to Rio wasn't worth the reward': Daily Telegraph

Joe Biden honoured with the Freedom of Co Louth during visit: Drogheda Independent

WWE superstar Sheamus on coming home to Ireland, meeting Vince McMahon, and McGregor:

Ireland's strange devotion to a little statue called the Child of Prague: Irish Post

'There's no such thing as the Irish internet' – Stripe on its ambition to beat Paypal: Daily Telegraph

Cautious Ireland risks being outflanked in the war for post-Brexit jobs: Irish Independent

What Ireland stands to gain – and lose – from Brexit: Financial Post

Galway-born emigrants' voice thrilled with Seanad nomination: Connacht Tribune

Mary Holt Moore, Irish-American community leader, dead at 88: New York Daily News

July 3, 2016

Muhammad Ali letter proves knock-out as Armagh clinch Gaelic football's big prize: BBC

Biden wowed on Irish heritage trail: Sunday Independent

Joe Biden – Ireland a cornerstone of US international policy: Irish Examiner

Bono plays pivotal role in Dublin's Hollywood studio drama: The Irish Times

Liam Neeson named top-grossing Irish actor at US box office: Irish Examiner

'You have made us feel like part of the family' – Mark Hamill: Derry Journal

Tragedy and a one-way ticket set Roma on the path to become TV's leading angel: Sunday Independent

24-year-old Irishman set to land multi-million book and film deal with Disney:

Maggie O'Farrell – Teachers would say 'Are your family in the IRA?': The Irish Times

Seamus Heaney's family gives seal of approval to centre set up in his memory: Belfast Telegraph

This incredible Irishman is unknown in Ireland – but he's one of our greatest writers:

'My father's Jewish cousin Reuben Dodd appeared in Ulysses' – Norah Casey on her connection to Joyce: Irish Independent

Conlon Carries Irish Heritage With Pride: Baseball America

Meet the Irish nun who has helped almost half a million street kids in India get an education: Irish Mirror

First Person – Seeking truth in Ireland: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How Ireland pulled off an economic miracle that rivals China, India: Financial Post

This document explains why Apple's Irish data centre is so important to the company:

Ireland's Travel Secrets – The Irish Sky Garden: Irish Voice/

June 22, 2016

Liam Neeson on the greatest of them all, Muhammad Ali: Irish Voice/

A proud son of New Jersey's shout-out to his Irish cousins: Irish Independent

Henry McCullough, Wings guitarist, dies aged 72: Daily Telegraph

'Scary' Saoirse Ronan 'takes no prisoners' on the stage, says Ciarán Hinds: The Irish Times

Irish author Lisa McInerney wins 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction: Daily Telegraph

Can Ireland Become The Center of the Whiskey World?: Daily Beast

Green, green wine – Irish blood runs through vineyards in heart of Bordeaux: Irish Independent

Brian Gallant's new Celtic affairs cabinet post blasted as 'bizarre': CBC

How we started speaking as Gaeilge in rural Alabama: The Irish Times

RTÉ longwave radio a proven 'lifeline' for elderly Irish in Britain: The Irish Times

'More than a third of students leave Northern Ireland at 18; we cannot afford to lose such talent – but they'll only return if there are opportunities': Belfast Telegraph

Irish Diaspora – Out of sight, out of mind?: The Irish Times (Editorial)

New Irish emigrant senator under fire for Fine Gael, Kenny links: Irish Voice/

Ireland Inc may be a big loser in race for the White House: Sunday Independent

RTÉ rejects Muslim scholar's appeal for daily Ramadan prayer: The Irish Times

June 5, 2016

Muhammad Ali – Freeman of Ennis: Clare People

Just how Irish was Muhammad Ali?: The Irish Times

Warm welcome for Star Wars heroes at Dingle wrap party: Irish Examiner

Kerry set to be a scene stealer in latest 'Star Wars' film: Irish Examiner

Tim Brannigan signs movie deal with Oscar-winning producer: Irish News

Back to the future as 70 DeLoreans land in Belfast for car's 35th anniversary: Belfast Telegraph

It's Glory Days as The Boss declares his love for his delighted Irish fans: Irish Independent

Dexys: Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul review – a playful triumph: The Guardian

Sinead O'Connor FOUND: Troubled singer 'discovered in Chicago hotel and hospitalized' after being reported missing on same day she wrote distressing message about losing custody of her son: Daily Mail

'How Sinead O'Connor was vilified online shows that we have learned nothing on mental health': Irish Independent

Row over Yeats Nobel medal move to Dublin: Sligo Weekender

Darren Randolph happy to have opted for Ireland over the USA: The Guardian

Gerard McNamee on acting, singing, flirting with Madonna, hanging with the Clintons, and his Irish parents: Irish Independent

Official Ireland has it all wrong – we could win big if the UK opts for Brexit: Irish Independent (by David McWilliams)

My pilgrimage to Penneys – Why a five hour journey across the US was worth it for this Irish institution: Irish Independent

May 30, 2016

Star Wars' Mark Hamill continues to win us over as he gushes about his love for Tayto: Irish Mirror

The Feminist Trailblazing of Sinéad O'Connor: The New Yorker

The strange, secret life of Enya: Australian Women's Weekly

Ireland's love affair with Bruce:

Heroic Irish rock band rescue over a dozen people from US house fire – including eight-month-old tot: Irish Mirror

Real Housewives of Orange County film scenes across Dublin and Wicklow and attempt to track Irish ancestry: Irish Independent

On Reading 'Portrait of the Artist' as a Young Man: New York Times

Irish cousin of Joe Biden says family are 'proud and excited' to welcome US Vice President 'home': Irish Mirror

My father the hero – how Irish sailors saved hundreds in the second World War: The Irish Times

Radio star Adrian Flannelly receives honorary doctorate from Quinnipiac: Irish Voice/

'This is Kevin Vickers. Now he's tackling our protestors in Ireland': Macleans

Spanning the aesthetic divide – An Irishman's Diary about Dublin's bridges: The Irish Times

Getting a summit view of the islands of Ireland's Clew Bay: Modesto Bee

Make yourself employable with a postgrad as Gaeilge: The Irish Times

With an e or an o, this Irish name is a unisex hit:

May 22, 2016

Biden's lineage traced back to Scranton's sister city in Ireland: Scranton Times-Tribune

Sinead O'Connor threatens to kill herself and accuses her family of 'torturing her and letting her die' one day after being reported missing and feared suicidal: Daily Mail

Imelda May hits back at claims Bono helped her through her marriage split: Irish Examiner

Elvis Presley's Irish roots proven by legal document: The Irish Times

"The Quiet Man" jaunting car finds a home in John Wayne museum in US: Irish Voice/

Books – Voices heard as a nation was formed: Sunday Independent, November 15, 2015 (review by Maurice Hayes)

Search for Irish roots adds depth to author's Catholic identity:

Caught up in the brutally theatrical world of Irish terrorism: Toronto Star

Rory McIlroy hits out at critics' negative spin: Daily Telegraph

Amazing views as The Gobbins path close to reopening: Belfast Telegraph

Waterford man makes sculptures to honour victims of Boston bombings: The Irish Times

The Irish roots of radical Catholic priests – The Berrigans: Irish Voice/

How the Irish shamrock gained its 'sham': The Irish Times

NI painter Basil Blackshaw 'pushed the boundaries': The News Letter

Council backs plan for 'urban gaeltacht' in Galway: Irish Independent

May 14, 2016

U2's The Edge – 'Being Protestant in an ostensibly Catholic country... it felt strange': Belfast Telegraph

Star Wars' Mark Hamill and Adam Driver jet in to Ireland as filming for sci-fi saga begins: Irish Mirror

Irish filmmaker Paddy Breathnach brings an emotional tale of Cuban drag queens to America: Los Angeles Times

Calls to preserve 'Ryan's Daughter' schoolhouse in Dunquin: Irish Examiner

'The fact that I'm Irish' – Eugene O'Neill, US playwright and Irish revolutionary: The Irish Times

Larne novellist explores USA Troubles exchange: Larne Times

Amal Clooney's Northern Ireland shoe designer hoping Richard Branson can help her step up to next level: Belfast Telegraph

Brass City native writes book on city's Irish Catholics:

Lance Armstrong depicted in new movie, 'The Program,' teams up with Instagram star Dan Bilzerian: New York Daily News

Hillsborough – Queen's University Belfast professor Phil Scraton awarded Freedom of Liverpool for role in getting to the truth: Belfast Telegraph

Getting a summit view of the islands of Ireland's Clew Bay: Reading Eagle

Gregans Castle – Is this Ireland's most charming hotel?: Daily Telegraph

Bridging the distance between the Southland and Ireland: Chicago Tribune

Ireland may be Europe's comeback kid, but not thanks to Brussels: Financial Times

Irish retail giant can't find space big enough for Manhattan store: New York Post

May 9, 2016

Meet the young singers who helped The Edge rock the stage at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel: Irish Independent

Hopefuls hotfoot it to crash course in 'Riverdance': Irish Independent

Big buzz as Star Wars recreates beehive huts at Ceann Sibéal in Kerry: Irish Examiner

Liam Neeson – on iconic roles, Irish pride, and the influence of Ian Paisley...: The Irish Times

Kenneth Branagh – I don't think you can take Belfast out of the boy: Daily Express

'It was a study of violence' – Neil Jordan on Collins movie: Irish Independent

'Rebellion' – Squashing Ireland's Easter uprising one more time: Los Angeles Times

'The Little Red Chairs,' by Edna O'Brien: New York Times

Fear and loathing on the 'Mena streets of Co Antrim: Irish News

Why 'Ireland's most influential blogger' is putting curvy girls on the map: Irish Independent

Happy Feet and an Alter Ego:

In 'Older Than Ireland,' Centenarians Recall Early and Latter Days: New York Times

Bill Clinton can't get enough of the New York Irish: Irish Voice/

Pope Francis approves beatification of Irish Jesuit priest: The Irish Times

Hopes final sea trials will see LÉ James Joyce delivered to navy: Irish Examiner, July 1, 2015

May 5, 2016

U2's The Edge Becomes First Rock Star to Play the Sistine Chapel: NBC News

Bono never takes my 'pillow talk' advice, says wife 'Dr' Ali:

A castle full of cats, fear of love, stalkers, songs sung in Tolkien... strange life of reclusive £91m #Enya: The Sun

Enda Walsh says working with Bowie on Broadway hit Lazarus was a 'ridiculous honour': Irish Examiner

Cillian Murphy: 'Is this it, for the rest of my days?': The Guardian

Irish filmmaker John Carney gives the modern movie musical a bit of a lift and his lilt in 'Sing Street': Los Angeles Times

'How Hamlet gave me permission to explore deeper narratives of the Troubles': The News Letter

Victoria White – Men 'shanghaied' as women at heart of 1916 play 'Plough and the Stars': Irish Examiner

Artists gather to honour Edna O'Brien: Irish Independent

House Hunting in ... Ireland: New York Times

A new Belfast company is selling tiny bottles of Irish rainwater for £10: Irish Post

Montreal's Irish story gets a new chapter: The Irish Times

Panama Papers – The Kerryman with the drive to expose scandal worldwide: Irish Examiner

It's all about the scenery, food and photography on this Ireland tour: Los Angeles Times

'I've worked with women all over world but Irish have classic beauty': Sunday Independent

Connemara – in North Carolina: Connacht Tribune

Annie Moore a symbolic figure for Irish Americans, says relative: The Irish Times

April 21, 2016

U2 guitarist The Edge – wearing his trademark beanie hat – carries his father's coffin at Dublin funeral as his bandmates Bono, Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton turn out to support him: Daily Mail

Bono – Time to Think Bigger About the Refugee Crisis: New York Times

Cowboy Song – The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott: Irish Examiner

Orinoco cashflow – Reclusive songwriter Enya beats Adele in the music rich list with £91million fortune and tops female table: Daily Mail

Game of Thrones supremos to be handed honorary degrees by Ulster University: The News Letter

Marian Keyes risked death after painful laser hair removal: Daily Telegraph

Seamus Heaney's power recalls that of early 'Irish saints': The Irish Times

Northern Ireland man wins prestigious National Partners of American Theatre Playwriting Award: Belfast Telegraph

The Loch Ness legend – Eight facts about the monster and the Salford-Irish man behind the mystery: Irish Post

American media outlet names Irishman on list of the 15 greatest athletes of all-time: Irish Independent

The Best of Northern Ireland: Huffington Post

Bing, bots and Build – the Meath man shaping the future at Microsoft: Irish Independent

Meet Willie Mullins... the master trainer who has had 41 winners at Cheltenham Festival but to his mother he is just William: Daily Mail

Irish Christmas song made in Milwaukee:

Teaching Irish in Newfoundland, the most Irish place outside Ireland: The Irish Times

Landmark Dublin hotel to be sold: Daily Telegraph

Ireland has billion reasons to thank Chuck Feeney's gift of philanthropy: Irish Examiner

April 19, 2016

U2 bassist Adam Clayton opens up about his mental health demons in frank interview: Irish Mirror

George Bernard Shaw stamped angrily over wasted postage: Sunday Independent

Cyprus Avenue – a bleakly funny tale of a Loyalist convinced his grand-daughter is Gerry Adams: Daily Telegraph

Deirdre O'Connell, Theater's Master of the Melancholy Mom: New York Times

Steelers enjoy taste of Ireland:

'I set out to be a journeyman pro on tour so I've overachieved by winning three Majors':

Irish-American 'Hemingway' crafting message for Obama: The Irish Times

The luck of the Irish language student: The Herald

Ahead of the Game – Michael J. Dowling: Irish America

A garden to remember 1916 and a rich tradition of immigration: The Irish Times

A Bartender With a Magic Touch: New York Times

Vintage View – Tarquin Blake's Abandoned Churches of Ireland: Irish Examiner

Everyone is Irish: The Crimson White

Irish Roots – Irish Family History Foundation can get it right: The Irish Times

Corned Beef, Guinness And ... Blaa? The Irish Bread You Never Knew About: Alabama Public Radio

Irishwoman who helps super-rich to find love: Irish Independent, June 22, 2015

April 5, 2016

Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle ... the Easter Rising 100 years on: The Guardian

Joyful Dublin overflows with pride and the sharing of 1916 stories: Irish Independent

From Kilmichael to the Foggy Dew, Ireland's favourite rebel songs: Irish Examiner

He's music's fastest rising star, but Hozier still sleeps in his old bedroom in Wicklow: Sunday Independent

Moloney recalls Stateside shows: Irish Echo

'We had to sing growing up, it wasn't like the von Trapps, but we had to sing' - Declan O'Rourke: The Herald (Ireland)

Plea to save ruined Yeats house: Sunday Independent, June 13, 2015

Review - Is The Little Red Chairs Edna O'Brien's masterpiece?: Toronto Globe and Mail

'I actually think I went mad during it' - Cillian Murphy on starving for role in Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea: Sunday Independent

36 Hours in Galway, Ireland: New York Times

Under Cover - Irish American Tale Unfolds in "Galway Bay": Newport Beach Independent

How Did St. Patrick Get To Be The Patron Saint Of Nigeria?:

Ancient stone linked to St Patrick gifted to cathedral: Belfast Telegraph

Irish people share why they're for Hillary Clinton: Irish Voice/

US city girl finds her Irish calling: The Irish Times

Irish Roots - The Revolution Papers is a work of genius: The Irish Times

Purdy and The New Avengers - How a Finglas lad became Ireland's ultimate IT guy: Sunday Independent, June 21, 2015


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