Bridge from Ireland to Scotland? Amidst centuries of conflict and bloodshed, peacemakers have attempted to ease hostility between Great Britain and Ireland, building metaphorical bridges in the name of peace. You may soon see an actual bridge between the two islands, spanning the Irish Sea. “In a bid to improve domestic transport links, the UK government is now conducting a … [Read more...] about Hibernia: News from Ireland
Niall O'Dowd was on the first full Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin this week as entry requirements in Ireland were finally rolled back.
Aer Lingus flew its first full flight since March 2020 from New York to Dublin on Monday, as Covid travel restrictions in Ireland are no longer in place and families can again reunite. Irish America's publisher Niall O’Dowd was on … [Read more...] about The Homecoming:
My Joyous First Return to Ireland Since Covid Began
By Deaglán de Bréadún Ireland is currently going through one of the most dreary and restrictive periods in its history, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Curbs on movement and social gatherings for work or pleasure mean that most people spend the bulk of their time at home. When they do go out, they are under orders from the Government to observe specific limits: in the 26 … [Read more...] about A Vaccine Update from Ireland
By Niall O'Dowd, Publisher Ireland appears to have done a remarkable job holding infection and death numbers down from the coronavirus.. As of Thursday, this week they had under 100 fatalities and 3,900 infections. The experts had suggested the Irish would have 15,000 infected by the end of March with death numbers as high as 500. What have … [Read more...] about The U.S. could learn from Ireland how to handle COVID-19
Irish America lost a beloved one of our own in late November with the passing of Denis Kelleher, a Kerry-born powerhouse of a businessman. Over the course of his 80 years, Kelleher built two financial services firms from the ground up, raised a close-knit family of three with his wife Carol, and held fast to his commitment to helping people who needed it. especially immigrants … [Read more...] about Those We Lost: Denis Kelleher