Congratulations are in order for James Houlihan of Dublin and Kevin O’Regan of Tallaght, Ireland. In 1997, they won the Redington Scholarship, established in honor of Irish immigrant Joseph P. Redington, and his wife, Elizabeth Brennan Redington. Since 1985 the scholarship has helped students from Ireland pursue their education in America. James Houlihan, who fulfilledRead more..
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How Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness is adjusting to his new role as Northern Ireland’s Minister for Education. ℘℘℘ Unusually for a politician, Martin McGuinness is early. He arrives at the Irish-speaking primary school in Newry, the Bunscoil an luir, as part of his duties as Minister for Education in the Northern Ireland Executive. The Executive,Read more..
The Irish and American governments are joining together in the fight against illiteracy. They plan to tackle poor literacy levels, improve classroom teaching, and encourage student exchanges between the two countries. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard Riley, and the Irish Minister of Education, Dr. Michael Woods, are implementing the proposal. Part of the planRead more..
Over the years, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about what it means to be Irish. Occasionally, my public writings and ruminations on the subject have led to me being described (and dismissed) as a “professional Irishman.” If only it were true! Unfortunately, I’m still a semi-pro, forced to make a living atRead more..
Boston College has named Marquette University Dean and History Professor Dr. Thomas E. Hachey to be its first executive director of Irish programs. Hachey will be responsible for B.C.’s Irish Studies program, Irish Institute, and Irish initiatives of the John J. Burns Library. Hachey has edited or authored seven books on Irish and European history,Read more..