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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
The goal: Applications in August; starts in ‘22  Many organizations look to Rian's year-long J-1 Irish Work and Travel (Graduate) visa program to help support their businesses, and as we move into the summer months, many US businesses have reported... Read more
DUBLIN – On Friday, as the European Union was recommending lifting its ban on nonessential travel for visitors from the United States, Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin confirmed that foreign travel is "on target" to return on July 19, noting in a news... Read more
Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defense Simon Coveney TD recently announced that Irish citizens in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States of America can now apply for their first Irish passport using Passport Online... Read more
President Biden has nominated State Rep. Claire Cronin to be the US Ambassador to Ireland, ending months of speculation that centered around the Easton Democrat, who presently sees as the majority leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In a... Read more
  After a year of virtual events and Zoom conferences, the Irish American Partnership is ready to return to in-person events.   It’s been over a year since we’ve had the experience of a live event. The Partnership’s pivot to digital experiences in front... Read more
MAY 26, 2021.....House Majority Leader Claire Cronin, who was a top surrogate for President Joe Biden in Massachusetts during the 2020 campaign, could be headed to Ireland as ambassador with one source saying the Easton Democrat is being vetted by the... Read more
Mayo Day, the day in the calendar year that recognises County Mayo, its people and all things Mayo returns on 1 May in true Irish style. The first county in Ireland to dedicate a day to its own name will present a special celebration of the heritage,... Read more
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
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
A majority of United States Senators voted 68-29 to confirm the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor on Monday, March 22. Among those who voted for Walsh from the GOP ranks were Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Susan Collins and Sen.Lindsay... Read more
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
Developing- A majority of United States Senators voted to confirm the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh as the US Secretary of Labor this afternoon. Walsh reached a majority (51 votes) at 5:52 p.m. Among those who voted for Walsh from the GOP ranks were... Read more
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
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
When all the others were away at MassI was all hers as we peeled potatoes. They broke the silence, let fall one by oneLike solder weeping off the soldering iron: Cold comforts set between us, things to shareGleaming in a bucket of clean water. And again... Read more
Happy St Patrick's Day !A friend sent along this message this morning, and we share with you: On Being Irish • “I've never seen a nation more quick at finding joy in a sad situation than the Irish at a funeral.”― E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly • “... Read more
One of Cape Cod’s best destinations— Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club— continues to offer its guests some unique get-away options to help them fight off the pandemic blues. Nestled along the coast in the town of Brewster, the 337-room resort has... Read more
    Here's a sampling of Events this month, provided by Boston's Irish Consulate   March 3, 5 p.m. BIBA Member Showcase Boston Irish Business Association kicks off the St. Patrick's Day season with a Member Showcase- Companies present business updates and... Read more