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US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke to the Reporter this week for his first one-on-one interview with Boston media since he resigned as mayor on March 22. Now three weeks into his tenure as a cabinet member, he talked about his new (hybrid) commute, the... Read more
Publisher's Notes
Boston Irish Honors Luncheon XI –  Save the Date Oct 29, 2021   There may be an in-person Irish celebration this year in our town after all! BostonIrish.com is now making arrangements to resume hosting our 11th Annual  Boston Irish Honors luncheon at ... Read more
Traveling People
Magical, mystical Ireland.   Aren’t castles just a perfect embellishment to the misty, emerald green landscape that was once the playground of kings, queens, knights, lords, and ladies? Throughout the country there are assorted castles, one more... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Danny Diamond and Brian Miller, “Let Fly” • Besides possessing one of the most pleasantly alliterative names (which also sounds like a character from a 1940s Western ) in Irish music, Diamond has a multifaceted portfolio that encompasses the group Mórga,... Read more
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Boston holds quite some significance in the life and times of Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey. She lived in the area briefly during her 20s, and it was at The Burren in Somerville where she had her “first night out” with her husband-to-be, musician... Read more
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Boston City Councillor Liz Breadon joined a group of her colleagues to raise the flag or Ireland at Boston City Hall last week. A native of Northern Ireland, Breadon emigrated to Boston in 1995 and has held positions at Boston Medical Center, The Home for... Read more
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LETTER from WICKLOW By Larry DonnellyBoston Irish Columnist     WICKLOW, Ireland – In January, this country was rocked by the publication of the final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, which runs to thousands of pages and... Read more
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I decided to go on the J-1 visa because I had heard great stories from other J-1ers. Friends who had previously crossed the Atlantic gushed to me about experiencing the US and they swore that I would love New York, stating that it is “very you.” I had... Read more
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Q. Some friends of mine recently moved to a new school district, and they have been having trouble enrolling their children in the local public elementary school.  Both the parents and the children are legal permanent residents.  Can the school stop the... Read more
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Ireland foreign direct investment into the  United States hits $225.5 billion; 110,000 people employed by Irish companies in the United States Washington, DC — March 15, 2021 — Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency for the international... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
“The attraction of the possible is in the end more powerful than that of the unattainable” – Patrick Kavanagh By Tim KirkBoston Irish Columnist A united Ireland.  Irish unity. A Nation Once Again. Notions that have animated Irish and the Irish diaspora... Read more
Traveling People
When you’re a bit down in the dumps about the spread of Covid and distressing news from around the world, take to a comfy chair, put your feet up and grab your Ireland travel books.  The island of Ireland is battling the coronavirus, too, so we are all on... Read more
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Q.  I’m a US permanent resident, but I’ve been in Ireland for the past nine months and I’m concerned that I may have a problem getting back into the US.  I didn’t intend to stay here so long, but after I arrived home my mother was diagnosed with cancer... Read more
Today's News
28 of the Best Irish Movies to Watch for an Escape Come for the scenery, stay for the stories. By Elena Nicolaou Jan 11, 2021SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES Ireland is a country known for its rich oral tradition. For 2,000 years, Celtic myths were kept alive... Read more
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Galway and Dublin top the list of the ‘top ten friendliest cities in Europe’ in the annual reader survey of Condé Nast Traveller, a major travel magazine. Galway is in first position, Dublin in second. Every year, the magazine asks its readers to decide... Read more
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Q.  I have just been granted permanent resident status in the US. Can you give a summary of my rights and responsibilities regarding such issues as travel abroad, reentering the US, losing my green card, and registering for service in the armed forces... Read more
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Mike Sheehan found himself in a quandary a few years back. As he approached his 60th year, still able-bodied and holding a resume packed with major-league accomplishments, he was unemployed and at sixes and sevens as to what to do next. Not used to that... Read more
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Dublin - O'Connell Street live camDublin, view of O'Connell Street and the Spire from Flanagans Restaurant- Check out the Activity and the Weather It's Live Right Now from Ireland's Capital City Link: https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/ireland/... Read more
Traveling People
To paraphrase a well-known saying, we say “Go North, young man, go North.” Beautiful Northern Ireland tends to be overlooked by too many travelers and more’s the pity because there’s so much to see and do there. THE NORTH If you head north out of Dublin,... Read more
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Q.  I received a green card valid for two years, based on my marriage to a US citizen.  I see that the card is due to expire in a few months.  What do I do now? A.  Your two-year permanent residence (as opposed to green cards good for ten years in other... Read more
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The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) has selected Edward W. Forry, who, with his wife, the late Mary Casey Forry, founded the Dorchester Reporter in 1983 and the Boston Irish Reporter in 1990, as its 2020 honoree in the field of... Read more
Publisher's Notes
I sat spellbound in my home this week, watching and listening to this extraordinary documentary about  Liam O'Flynn, the magnificent Irish Uilleann piper and Irish traditional musician. A founding member of the Irish trad group Planxty, O'Flynn recorded... Read more
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Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing the charming towns and villages to be found right around the island of Ireland – which make the perfect base for our overseas visitors.Titled "The island of Ireland’s towns and villages", Tourism... Read more