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Irish Dance Darlings Go to Digital Dark Side

John Lee | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
John Lee

Irish Step Dancers/Hand Dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding are back and they are BAD in a new video going viral. The ex-Riverdance duo was laste...

Silent Night, Deductible Night

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.22.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

It was Christmas Eve, and to mark the anniversary of this sacred night before our savior's birth I was upstairs with my father, helping him do a touch...

Rock the Vote for Irish EU Logo

John Lee | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
John Lee

Logos were digital before there was digital--quick hits, with immediate impact and lots of message delivered in a tight, clean package. A powerful vis...

Men of the USS Monitor: County Galway, Ireland is Home to Another American Hero

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Thomas Joice (who sometimes went by Joyce) was one of the 16 men who went down with the USS Monitor on Dec. 31, 1862. Some years ago, I researched him for a documentary and have continued to look into his past from time to time.

Enchanted Ireland (PHOTOS)

Jim Fiedler | Posted 12.31.2011 | Travel
Jim Fiedler

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The Irish Presidential Race Becomes a Gripping Soap Opera

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

The strangest Irish presidential election ever just got a whole Twilight Zone twist when the husband of Dana, alias Rosemary Scallon, a former gospel singer once based in America, claimed she had been the target of an assassination attempt.

Know Nothings and Immigrants: Some Things Never Change

James Peron | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The complaints that were made about Irish immigrants are pretty similar to those we hear today about Mexican immigrants. The xenophobes insisted the Irish were lazy, prone to crime, drank too much, and were stealing jobs from good white Americans.

Seeds of a Trans-Atlantic Reunion

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

As a genealogist, I'm on the receiving end of lots of inquiries from journalists. Usually they're wondering about the roots of this or that famous pe...

Can Ethnic Pride Translate into Hatred?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Does being an activist for your own race mean discriminating against others?

A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl...Welcome to Ireland

Tom Rhodes | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

It was worth busting up my hand to get those five minutes of material, which I called, "Chicken worth fighting for."

A Non-Feminist Role Model

Trish Kinney | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women
Trish Kinney

We are the last generation to be raised primarily by the traditional family model. And I, for one, am grateful and proud to be a member of that generation.

Send Your Orphan Heirlooms Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

About a decade ago, I accidentally launched into a sub-hobby of genealogy - one I refer to as orphan heirloom rescues. The idea is to return items to descendants of their original owners.

In Her Last Hour of Life, My Grandmother Told Her Story

Brienne Walsh | Posted 10.01.2011 | Women
Brienne Walsh

My sister and I sat with my grandmother while she lay dying a few months ago. Against her pale skin, freckled and dotted with beauty marks, I laid my arm.

Hangover Cures From Around The World

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 09.05.2011 | College
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

The best remedy for treating a hangover is to detox with lots of water and replenish on vitamins with clean (unprocessed) foods but every culture has its cure.

Irish Animation -- A Bright Spot Amid Gloom

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 08.12.2011 | Media
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly The headlines about the Irish economy may be all doom and gloom but there is a magical side to it if you look at its exports. Namely, ...

Irish American Barack Obama Heartily Welcomed Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Ireland recently extended the warmest of welcomes to President Obama whose ancestor departed 161 years ago.

Tracing Barack Obama's Roots to Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Several years ago, when I traced Barack Obama's roots to Moneygall in County Offaly, Ireland, I never imagined that he would visit his ancestral hometown as President, but on May 23rd, that's exactly what he's going to do.

Rent a Friend: A Tweet From Kilkenny, Ireland

Jane Minogue | Posted 06.02.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Minogue

Dave Minogue has been out of work for two years. Jobs are scarce in Kilkenny -- and the rest of Ireland. The Central Statistics Office reports that Ir...

Moneygall, Ireland Welcomes President Obama Home

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

On St. Patrick's Day, Barack Obama announced his intention to visit Moneygall, his ancestral hometown, during an upcoming trip to Ireland. It's believ...

Century-Old Irish Films Go From Time Capsule to YouTube (VIDEO)

John Lee | Posted 05.29.2011 | Media
John Lee

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Sneak Peek: Obama to Visit His Irish Ancestral Hometown of Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Megan Smolenyak

It was just last week on St. Patrick's Day while hosting Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny at the White House that President Obama announced his u...

St. Patrick's Day History: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. This day marks the accepted date in 493 CE of St. Patrick's death. As St. Patrick is the f...

St. Patrick's Day Parades, Black Church Share History Of Being Anti-Gay

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

St. Patrick's Day has rolled around again, and like previous March 17 celebrations nationwide, its LGBTQ communities are not invited.

No Green Beer: Keeping St. Patrick's Day Holy

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

My memories of St. Patrick's Day in New York do not revolve whoozily around Guinness and Jameson, although both have been on hand.

How to Keep Your Pet Safe This St. Patrick's Day

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wendy Diamond

Named after Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day will be paw-sitively event-filled.