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Manchester Irish Festival and Minister Ring to receive Diaspora awards

The Manchester Irish Festival committee and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, are among the recipients of the 2012 Irish Diaspora Mayo Awards.

Taoiseach welcomes Irish-US funding for Mayo schools

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed funding from the Irish American Partnership for five Mayo primary schools totalling $7,500. The five schools are all in the parish of Islandeady; namely Cornanool, Cloggernagh, Cogaula, Glenisland, and Leitir. They each received $1,500 as a gift from the Irish American Partnership as part of its Rural Primary School Library Programme. The gift was announced by the Irish American Partnership during a recent visit by the Taoiseach to Boston while attending one of its events. The funding programme is intended to increase the size of the libraries in the schools.

John Behan rugby sculpture up for charity auction

Rugby has taken centre stage in Ireland recently with the exploits of the Irish team at the World Cup in New Zealand, and for those who would like a permanent reminder of the intensity of the game, a special John Behan sculpture will be auctioned this weekend.

Time for the 9/11 widows and families to grieve in private

This week you could not avoid the extensive television coverage that has been given to the weekend’s anniversary of the devastating September 11 2001 attack on New York’s Twin Towers.

What if the Irish had not emigrated?

Irish emigrants have made major contributions to Canadian, Argentinean, American, British, and Australian life, but what might the world have missed out on if the Irish had not emigrated?

New Boston network to connect friends of Ireland

As the emigration trend continues to draw young and old from our shores, new networking groups to connect Irish people abroad are coming on stream.

Death of Mayo man leads to census

The death of a man from Mayo in 2008, whose body was not discovered in his New York home for a week, has led to a census of elderly Irish people in the New York borough of Queens being launched.

Famine exhibition at Castlebar Library

Yet another history of Ireland

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SINCE THE early Irish monks began laboriously to compile the Annals of Ireland the writing of the ‘History of Ireland’ has become something of a national sport for academics, historians, retired schoolteachers, journalists, with the odd eccentric thrown in for good measure.

City family calls for deaths of Irish citizens abroad to be registered at home

A city family addressed an Oireachtas committee yesterday (Wednesday) calling on the Minister for Social Protection to amend existing legislation so that the deaths of Irish citizens abroad may be registered at home in Ireland.


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