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Christmas and New Year festivities across the island of Ireland this year will mark a return to the sparkle and communal joy so many missed in 2020.   Ireland is gearing up for a Christmas season bursting with fairy lights, festivals, and fun. With the... Read more
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Aer Lingus Boston flights to Shannon to ResumeBy Ed Forry,  Boston Irish Publisher The Boston to Ireland’s Shannon Airport flights, popular with New Englanders with family ties in the west of Ireland, will resume in the spring, Aer Lingus has announced.... Read more
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WICKLOW, Ireland – Like many others, I naively believed that, with statistics revealing that 90 percent of the Irish people over age 12 have received their second jab and are, hence, “fully vaccinated” against coronavirus, we could at last put it behind... Read more
Arts and entertainment
  Growing up in rural Ireland, storytelling was part of our family culture. My father would sit at the top of the dinner table and recount stories that would amaze us, stun us and keep us in line with his values. Using storytelling, he communicated so... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
God does not take sides in baseball; nor does He or She pick favorites in football, basketball, hockey, tennis, or tiddlywinks. The good Lord, in fact, remains carefully neutral in all competitive games. That does not stop us from praying for His or Her... Read more
Arts and entertainment
However many years “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn” lasts – and it’s about to hit 19 – there’s little doubt that the 2020 and 2021 editions will loom large in the collective memories of those involved in the music-song-dance-and-storytelling production,... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Yes, it’s a cliché, but one that Kevin Crawford is quite happy to proclaim: “We’re getting the band back together!” The band in question is Lúnasa, one of the more venerated and accomplished Irish groups of the past quarter-century, noted for its layered... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Cherish the Ladies holiday show comes to Shirley MA During December, the band will embark on a holiday show tour in the northeast that includes The Bull Run in Shirley, a little northwest of Route 495, on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The nucleus of the band –... Read more
Boston Irish Commentary
Letter from Dublin/ Timothy Kirk COP26 in Glasgow was a disappointment to environmental activists but history will record it as a key step in combating climate collapse. Joe Biden, Micheal Martin, and Boris Johnson were among hundreds of world leaders,... Read more
Around Town
The Learning Exchange Department is excited to announce that the program has begun processing applications for the J-1 Irish Work & Travel visa! The program was paused due to Covid travel restrictions.  The US Travel ban has now been lifted and the... Read more
Publisher's Notes
by Ed ForryBoston Irish Publisher Daniel Mulhall became Ireland's 18th Ambassador to the US in August 2017. A native of Co. Waterford, he holds degrees in modern Irish history from University College Cork. He is a 43-year veteran of Ireland’s Dept of... Read more
Publisher's Notes
After 20 months of severe restrictions due to Covid-19, the island of Ireland is getting ready to welcome tourists and other visitors back, Ireland’s top diplomat to America said this week. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with the Reporter on Monday... Read more
Arts and entertainment
BC’s Gaelic Roots program to host screening, talk about Kieran Jordan's work on Nov. 18 This month, Irish dance performer, teacher, choreographer, and Dorchester resident Kieran Jordan will present the in-person premiere of her recent project: a... 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?  A... Read more
Today's News
The Irish Passport Service has rolled out an online passport application system for all applicants - including children and 1st time applicants - applying from the United States.   This service is now live and is available at dfa.ie/passports  
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Q.  I’m a US citizen who is engaged to be married to a man from Ireland.  He is there now and we want to live in the US after we’re married.  Can he just come here as a visitor on the 90-day visa waiver, get married, and then apply for a green card?  Or... Read more
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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