To the Editor: Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who plotted to undercut republican support by dressing up prisoners as criminals rather than wearing their own...
As we enter the Christmas season, it is an appropriate time to reflect on a tradition that many families take part in, though few recall its origins. The Irish Christmas tradition of putting a candle in the window is an...
The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed one hundred years ago today. It was signed by the British delegation, led by Prime Minister David Lloyd-George, and the Irish delegation, led by Arthur Griffith. The Treaty was signed on December 6th, 1921...

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An American man known as "Mr. Leonard" went to Irish Helicopters Ltd. and booked a helicopter flight for October 31, 1973. Ostensibly the trip was to take some aerial photographs of County Laois, so the trip took off and...
Evacuation Day The last day of the American War for Independence was November 25, 1783, when, after an occupation of over seven years, the British evacuated New York City, and Washington, leading elements of the American Continental Army, entered the...
Less than a month after restrictions on nightclubs were lifted, a curfew has been put back in place by the Dublin government amidst rising Covid-19 cases. There were approximately 4,400 positive coronavirus cases yesterday and hospitals have been inching closer...
Augustine E. Costello was born in Killimor, Co. Galway in 1846. Little is known of his early childhood years, which were lived during the Great Hunger (1845-1850). The Great Hunger took its toll on the parish of Killimor as...
Former Congressman Eliot Engel, Danny O’Connell (National AOH President), Nuala Purcell (Irish community photographer and County Tipperary Association President) and Michael Shanley (Irish Northern Aid, representing American support for the 1981 Hunger Strikers), will be honored by Bronx County AOH on Sunday, November...
Article 38, Section 5 of the Irish Constitution provides for trial by jury for those accused of criminal charges. This article applies except for cases involving minor offences, military tribunals, and as described in Section 3, Subsection 1, “cases...
Halloween – Oíche Shamhna The term “Halloween” is a short Christian way of saying, The Eve of All Hallows. The business of creatures from the nether world appearing after dark is an ancient Celtic superstition concerning the Celtic calendar, on...