Easter Rising Commemorated Ireland will commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising with an event at the GPO in Dublin on Sunday, April 17. The ceremony will be led by President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Micheal Martin, and Irish Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. At noon (Irish time), as the Irish flag on top of the GPO is lowered, the 1916 Proclamation will be read by an … [Read more...] about News Roundup April 16, 2022
As March is Irish Heritage Month, there are countless gatherings and events planned worldwide to celebrate all things Irish. We at Irish America are encouraging the Irish diaspora to reunite on social media and share the activities they are taking part in by using the new hashtag, #ConnectIrish.
Irish America magazine has been in print for over 30 years, and we are happy to … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment:
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to launch #ConnectIrish
Ireland had a reasonable showing at the 2016 Summer Olympics with two silver medals, including the country’s first for rowing (see right). But what about the Irish diaspora? How did the descendants of emigrants fare in the Rio games? And what would Ireland’s team score have looked like if the diaspora competed as a country? Here are the most obviously Irish medalists from … [Read more...] about The Irish Olympic Diaspora
Outrage was sparked when the Irish government refused to hold a referendum to extend the vote in Presidential elections to Irish citizens living in the North and elsewhere outside the Republic of Ireland. The referendum was backed by the Constitutional Convention and a number of prominent TDs. But Louth TD Gerry Adams lambasted the decision, saying, “The Cabinet decision not to … [Read more...] about Vote Referendum Tabled
We’re familiar with the traditionally large-scale and internationally renowned St. Patrick’s Day celebrations – New York, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, and the like – but what about the other 190 countries? What about the other 47 U.S. states? What about upstate?
In addition to national landmarks, fountains, and even rivers (looking at you, Chicago) turning green in honor of … [Read more...] about St. Patrick’s Diaspora:
19 Places Other than Dublin to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day