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The AIG Hurling Classic is coming back to Fenway Park, this time in the form of a three-match tournament on Sun., Nov. 19. The event will feature four of Ireland’s top teams, with Galway taking on Dublin in a rematch of the 2015 contest, and Tipperary... Read more
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A man with dual Irish and US citizenship was arraigned in Boston last week on federal fraud and identity-theft charges that could put him in prison for four decades after he spent six years trying and failing to convince Irish courts to let him stay in... Read more
Arts and entertainment
A look at Irish/Celtic music events this month in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts: • Boston-based fiddle ensemble Childsplay has announced its 2017 fall tour schedule, which includes a stop in Somerville Theater on Nov. 19, where they will play... Read more
Around Town
About a minute had passed since Gerard Doherty welcomed me into his office on Franklin Street in Boston, and he had already launched into one of his favorite stories about the Kennedy brothers, one involving Ted Kennedy and a bathtub in central... Read more
Publisher's Notes
The estimable Gerard Doherty, a Charlestown guy who went to Malden Catholic and Harvard College in the late 1940 and early 1950s, was elected a state representative in 1956 at the age of 28. While he was still at Harvard, Doherty was part of the Townie... Read more
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The Boston Irish Reporter hosted its eighth annual Boston Irish Honors luncheon on Oct. 26 at the Seaport Hotel. The event drew some 400 guests who helped to honor Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, former state highway commissioner and Boston mayoral... Read more
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ACROSS THE GENERATIONS Bill, Annmarie, and Nora Kennedy open their hearts and their philanthropic spirit to help ‘the least among us’ For Bill, Annmarie, and Nora Kennedy, it’s all about community, about giving back and treating everyone – no matter an... Read more
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A proud son of Southie, Tom Tinlin personifies the virtue of public service There was a time — before his life was nearly cut short by an undiagnosed brain aneurysm — when Tom Tinlin was best known in government circles as the consummate Mr. Fix-It. First... Read more
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Editor’s note: When Boston Irish Reporter publisher Ed Forry approached Kevin Cullen about accepting a Boston Irish Honors award for his exemplary career in journalism, Kevin told Ed that he would “jot down a few words” of background information on his... Read more
Traveling People
Nothing says success like the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare, Ireland’s top tourist attraction. Ten years ago, a new visitor and interpretive center opened there, and from then on the Cliffs have enjoyed ever increasing attendance, a fact highlighted by the... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Paul Brady, “Unfinished Business” • What kind of lens should you use in scrutinizing Paul Brady? Do you take the long-distance view, back to his early Irish folk revival days with The Johnstons and, of course, his seminal work in the 1970s with Planxty... Read more
Arts and entertainment
If you foresee disaster looming in a friend’s romantic relationship, is it fair game to speak up?  And if you do speak up, will your criticism ruin your own relationship with that friend? Those are the challenges faced in “Robyn is Happy,” kicking off the... Read more
Arts and entertainment
There’s nothing in the Musician’s Universal Handbook that says you have to be friends with your bandmates: creative differences, artistic temperament, hours of rehearsal, schlepping to and from gigs – all that can be pretty demanding on a relationship.... Read more
Arts and entertainment
For a dozen years now, fiddlers from Greater Boston and elsewhere have gone to their own special hell – and they couldn’t be happier about it. Massachusetts Fiddle Hell, which takes place Nov. 3-5 in Westford, is an annual gathering that brings together... Read more
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The Irish International Immigrant Center held its 28th annual Solas Awards Gala on Oct. 12 at the InterContinental Boston. As the IIIC’s signature annual fundraising event, the gala honors the many ways immigrants contribute to our society and supports... Read more
From the Bench
By James Dolan Special to the Reporter It’s all about winning. President Trump sees the world divided between winners and losers. He’s the winner-in-chief and opponents are losers incapable of recognizing his unique skills or displaying the deference to... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
Four years ago, in this space, we endorsed Martin J. Walsh for mayor of Boston. The Reporter Newspapers was one of only two city newspapers (The Weekly Dig was the other) to back Walsh in the final election. This time, as Walsh seeks a second term, we... Read more
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The filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick’s new documentary, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America,” will be screened at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Dorchester at a free forum on Tues., Oct. 10. The showing will be followed by a discussion... Read more