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Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III Laid to Rest in Delaware

“A mighty heart” were the words that echoed through the St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Wilmington Delaware as President Obama eulogized the passing of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, Iraq war veteran, and former Attorney General of Delaware who died of complications from brain cancer at 46. Obama, who fought back tears throughout his moving and eloquent speech honored Beau...

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Irish Non-Profit Raises $20K for Extreme Poverty

Of the 7.2 billion people living today, 1.2 billion live below the line of extreme poverty. In order to combat this grim reality, Concern Worldwide, an Irish charity dedicated to the eradication of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest places, became one of several Live Below the Line partner charities for the first time this year during the annual Live Below the Line challenge. Live Below the...

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USPS Gives Flannery O’Connor Her Own Stamp

Award-winning Irish American novelist and devout Catholic Flannery O’Connor will appear on a new postal stamp, joining distinguished authors like Hemingway and Steinbeck in the “Forever” U.S.P.S stamp series. Famous for her unnerving southern fiction style, O’Connor’s absorbing work deals with the ideas of racism, free will, sexism and inevitability of belief. Her autobiographer, Brad...

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Martin O’Malley Announces
2016 Presidential Bid

Last Saturday, May 30th, former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley announced his bid for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential race. O’Malley was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame in 2014 and knows his Irish history and the legacy his parents and extended family birthed him into, and he is known to quote from St. Patrick’s breastplate: “I...

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