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Republican congressman uses campaign funds for daughter's Irish dance competition

Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife used campaign funds for their daughter’s Irish dance competition, among other personal expenses. 

Californian Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret are to stand trial in January for a 60-count indictment of fraud, conspiracy and other crimes ...

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The only Irish American event you should be going to this weekend

Local Irish acts headline Irish festival entertainment at the New York Hurling Classic at Citi Field on November 16. 

McManus Irish Dance & Jiggy Tots and The Prodigals are set to kick off the best Irish celebration this side of St Patrick’s Day in Citi Field, New York, this ...

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Dissident republicans behind violence and intimidation at Northern Ireland border

Dissident republicans, including some former Real IRA members, are under investigation for playing a key logistical role in the kidnap and torture of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) senior executive Kevin Lunney, a 50-year-old father of six.

Members of the group have been associated in the ...

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Irish ISIS bride “must be arrested” when she returns to Ireland, senator says

Lisa Smith, who lived for a period alongside the Islamic State in Syria, could be returning to her native Ireland soon with her two-year-old daughter

Lisa Smith, the so-called “Irish ISIS Bride,” could be returning to Ireland after having left the country to join the Islamic State a ...

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Anna Paquin speaks out over Irishman lines controversy

Fans of the Oscar-winning actor, Anna Paquin was disappointed that the Martin Scorcese movie, The Irishman, didn't provide her character, Peggy Sheeran, with more lines but she's not bothered. 

Anna Paquin won herself an Oscar when she was 11 years old, thanks to her co-starring role in ...

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Irish gun smuggler nabbed at British port

An Irishman has been jailed for nine years for the largest seizure on record of 60 guns smuggled into a British port.

Conman and fraudster Robert Keogh, 37, of Clonee, County Meath, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday for smuggling the guns in his car into the port of Dover ...

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Aer Lingus summer 2020 to have largest capacity in North America

Aer Lingus reveals the biggest ever capacity to North America in summer 2020 schedule, including increased frequency and fleet upgrades, with more flights to Orlando, Miami, Seattle and more. 

Aer Lingus, the only four-star Irish airline's summer 2020 schedule will see their greatest ever ...

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Boris Johnson wants amnesty for Troubles crimes, including soldiers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to change the law to protect soldiers from legal action, including those who served in Northern Ireland during The Troubles, has been criticized by Tanaiste Simon Coveney.

 Johnson’s plan has also been criticized by Northern politicians, ...

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Cork actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has died, aged 89

An Irish star of the stage and screen, Cork city native Niall Tóibín has passed away, following a long illness. 

Niall Tóibín's family have confirmed that beloved Irish comedian and actor Niall Tóibín has passed away.

Tóibín, born in Cork city, on Nov 21, 1929, is best known ...

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Caitriona Balfe's "Ford V Ferrari" is a dated let down

In "Ford V Ferrari," Irish actress Caitriona Balfe stars with Matt Damon and Christian Bale in a big-budget golden age of motor racing caper.

But from the first frame, it's clear that this story isn't going to be set the peace and love flower-power 1960s. Instead, this is a Hot Wheels ...

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How to add an Irish twist to your Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is only a few days away! Below are some tips on how to put an Irish twist on your feast

Have you ever wondered how to put an Irish twist on your traditional Thanksgiving dinner recipes? Here are some ideas to add some Emerald green to your table over the holiday ...

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John F Kennedy's uncanny coincidences with Abraham Lincoln

From their childhoods to their untimely deaths - have you ever heard about uncanny coincidences between the United States Presidents,  John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln?

American presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln share some seriously freaky coincidences despite living some ...

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New podcast showcases the best of Irish innovation and tech talent to global diaspora

The Digital Irish Podcast is here to showcase the essential Irish contributions to the world. 

Irish people at home and abroad are doing huge things in the tech and business world — but how do you give the 70+ million-strong diaspora a glimpse at some of these achievements? 

A ...

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Peter King was one politician who left friends and foes trying to figure him out

Congressman Peter King was once a named US security risk who supported Sinn Fein when no other major politician did but later spouted  Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment after 9/11

King, who announced his retirement from the House last week was a politician like no other. When President ...

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Five brave Sullivan brothers died on this day in 1942

Five Irish American brothers, the Sullivans, made the ultimate sacrifice when they were killed aboard the USS Juneau during World War II, here are some of the top facts about these brave men.

The USS Juneau sunk on November 13, 1942, a year after being commissioned, killing 687 men on ...

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Netflix’s “The Crown” has a Northern Ireland problem, says Irish critic

The Troubles in Northern Ireland appears to be largely glossed over in the third season of “The Crown” on Netflix 

“The Crown” season three will arrive on Netflix on November 17 and one Irish critic is concerned about the lack of coverage The Troubles receives in the upcoming ...

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Irish politician accused of “disgraceful racism” over immigrants sending money home

An Irish politician was accused of “disgraceful racism” after raising questions about money being sent home by immigrants in the national parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

There were tense scenes in the Dáil (Irish parliament) after Noel Grealish TD (Independent) pointed out that ...

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US edition of the Photo Album of the Irish to be launched in New York

"The Photo Album of the Irish - U.S. Edition" is the first print publication from the Photo Album of the Irish digital archiving project

"The Photo Album of the Irish - U.S. Edition" is set to be officially launched in New York City this month.

Read More: Rare Kennedy family photos ...

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Lizzo played the tin whistle during her Dublin show

Irish fans claim they “won the lottery” as Lizzo ditches the flute for Irish tin whistle during her gig. 

All-round superstar Lizzo had a special treat for her Irish fans this week as she swapped out her trusty flute for a more traditional Irish instrument. 

The singing ...

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Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech, Blindboy Boatclub and Bressie star at California’s Ireland Week

The biggest Irish event in Los Angeles is done and dusted for another year! The third annual IrelandWeek 2019 was a massive success from IrelandCon right down to the Poc Fada. 

Hosting 15 plus events over the course of eight days around the city, IrelandWeek hit Los Angeles last week for ...

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Irish American death row inmate dies before meeting firing squad fate

Ron Lafferty, 78, was convicted of killing his sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and 15-month-old daughter Erica Lafferty

Irish American Ron Lafferty, who was found guilty of murdering his sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her baby daughter Erica in 1984, has died of natural causes before he ...

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