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Brian Burns Remembered

Brian P. Burns, grandson of an Irish immigrant, and a nationally regarded business executive, attorney and philanthropist, passed away on August 12, 2021.  He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Eileen, and eight children. Born on July 12, 1936, the fifth of seven children to John J. Burns and his wife Alice, Brian traced his roots to County Kerry. He was a graduate of the College of the Holy...

Queens Irish Center August 3, 2021 Photo: James Higgins © 2021

New York Irish Center Proudly Honors Council Member Danny Dromm

The New York Irish Center on Tuesday, August 3, proudly celebrated the remarkable career of community advocate and champion, Council Member Danny Dromm, with an intimate reception and award presentation from the Board of the New York Irish Center. New York Irish Center Executive Director George Heslin, Council Member Danny Dromm, and NYIC board member Turlough McConnell at the Queens Irish...


A New Life for an Old Castle

Take a long look and it’s easy to imagine yourself in the heart of some Irish Camelot. Overlooking the rolling green countryside between Gort and Galway city, Cloghan Castle is one of the finest examples of the restoration of Ireland’s numerous castles and old houses. For centuries this 12th century Norman fortress stood in ruins — like many other historic sites in Ireland....


Hibernia People

Il Papa Meets Il Bono “Holy Father, this is Mr. Bono — he’s a pop singer.” With these words the U2 lead singer was introduced to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in September. Bono and former Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof met with the pope as part of a campaign the two celebrities are promoting to wipe out the Third World Debt. “The pope’s everyday courage...


News from Ireland:
Irish Nurses Strike for Better Pay

Hospitals in Ireland came to a standstill in late October when the country’s 28,000 nurses started strike action over a long-running pay dispute. Despite last minute talks between union representatives and the government, the industrial action went ahead as scheduled, making it the first time in the history of the State that nurses had gone on strike. A spokeswoman for the Irish Nursing...