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Boston College Irish scholars offer their thoughts on what went right— and what didn’t—with the historic 1998 pact When Boston College held its Commencement Exercises on May 18, 1998, the occasion was not just a graduation ceremony, but a view of history... Read more
On International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2023, The Ireland Funds Boston hosted its inaugural women’s event, Celebrating Women. Sisters of Irish descent, Rachael Splaine Rollins, U.S. Attorney, and Rebekah Splaine Salwasser, Executive Director of... Read more
  Q. I live outside the United States, but I am a US citizen. If I or my spouse have a child abroad, is it possible for them to obtain US citizenship? If so, how?   A. This question, like many legal questions, depends on the facts of the specific... Read more
According to Aine Foley, Providence, Rhode Island, could be the next big place to spend your J-1 year!  She is a current University of Limerick student completing her third year placement at Energy Electric Contractors. As a Construction Management... Read more
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He’s prepping Cork’s Callum ‘King’ Walsh for 10-rounder vs. Spain’s Ruiz on March 16   When legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach first stepped into the ring to fight professionally, he was known as “Irish” Freddie Roach and wore green trunks that his... Read more
Boston’s theater scene remains vital. Here’s a sample of what’s coming up.   “Dancing at Lughnasa”  March 3 – 19, Arlington Friends of the Drama  It’s late summer of 1936 in the Donegal home of the Mundy family. The five eclectic, unmarried sisters come... Read more
Citing Kevin Cullen, a columnist with the Boston Globe, for his decades-long coverage of events on the island of Ireland, especially in the North during troubled times and as the 1998 Good Friday Agreement came to pass, the Eire Society of Boston will... Read more
The Irish-language movie and Oscar nominee The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin) will be shown in 11 New England movie theaters this month.The Irish-language movie was filmed in Counties Meath and Dublin; the film is a quiet meditation on rural country life in... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum offers several  family-oriented activities and programs throughout Presidents’ Day week, including its  signature Presidents’ Day Festival on February 20th featuring presidential storytelling, ... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre of Greater Boston, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Ireland Boston, hosted the inaugural St.Brigid's Day celebrations on Wednesday, February 1 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. The evening event was... Read more
2023 Gold Medal Dinner — celebrating the author and journalist, Kevin Cullen Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 6pm at Seaport Boston Hotel The Eire Society of Boston 2023 Gold Medal Dinner & Award Ceremony Honoring Gold Medal Award Recipient Kevin Cullen,... Read more
The Boston theater community lost one of its best late last month when beloved actress-director Nancy E. Carroll passed on Christmas Eve after a long battle with cancer.  Born in Haverhill in 1952, she moved to Ohio at the age of three when her father... Read more
Q. I am currently a Lawful Permanent Resident, and I am curious to learn more about the process of becoming a US citizen. What do I need to do, and what are the advantages of naturalizing? A. There are a few significant advantages to becoming a US citizen... Read more
Dec 21, 2022 Greetings, As I wrap up my time with Rian, I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this wonderful organization. Over the past decade, immigrant families endured much pain and fear through the Trump era and the pandemic... Read more
 Using surpluses to combat hunger When Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien started FoodCloud in Dublin 10 years ago the pitch was to environmentalism, frugality, and eliminating waste. But in today’s Ireland, with steep cost of living increases and many... Read more
The South Boston-born orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dennis Burke was honored by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID Milton) in October at a fundraising dinner at the JFK Library in Dorchester. The event raised $550,000 for capital projects at the hospital... Read more
Robert M. Mauro of Weston, executive director of the Irish Institute and founding director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College, died on Oct. 31after an extended illness. He was 46. While his work took him all over the world, Dr. Mauro’s... Read more
Jon Cronin is universally described as a calming presence, as generous financially as he is unflappable in temperament and not afraid to “show up” and work in the trenches for the many causes he supports. A Cork man who came to Boston in the late1980s,... Read more