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Celebrate one month until St. Patrick’s Day with this Mint Shake from DQ

Dairy Queen’s new Mint Shake is the perfect treat to start the official one-month countdown to St. Patrick’s Day on March 17.

Read More: The McDonald's Shamrock Shake is out – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Dairy Queen says their new green-hued Mint Shake is “mint syrup blended ...

2019-02-17 14:22 open_in_new
Four places in Ireland suitable for senior travelers

If you're worried that traveling to Europe as a senior is much to take on, we say book your flights right now! Sure traveling as a senior is a different experience, but it's no less exciting and should be treated as such. With some prior planning and itinerary research, it's possible to see all ...

2019-02-17 14:22 open_in_new
Irish cardinal who covered up for defrocked Cardinal McCarrick gets promotion

His activities, including hitting on little boys who came to confession to him, were known widely as a recent New York Times investigation proved and a Vatican investigation has confirmed.

Now he is in purdah but why is he not in jail? What teflon blanket do all these priest abusers have ...

2019-02-17 14:22 open_in_new
Jackie Kennedy’s sister Lee Radziwill dies age 85

The former princess is believed to have died of natural causes. 

Below, we look at the relationship between Jackie Kennedy and her younger sister which resulted in Kennedy marrying Radziwill's former lover: 

A new tell-all book “Jackie, Janet, and Lee” by best-selling ...

2019-02-17 14:22 open_in_new
Share your St. Patrick’s Day news with IrishCentral

Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right?! No matter where you are in the world March is a time to celebrate Irishness and IrishCentral wants to hear all about it. From Tokyo to San Diego, from Berlin to Kinsale we want to hear how St. Patrick’s Day is being ...

2019-02-16 22:37 open_in_new
Irish American cardinal first ever bishop defrocked in history of Catholic Church

McCarrick was awarded the Ellis Island Hall of Fame membership in 1990 in honor of his Irish immigrant roots.

McCarrick, 88, was defrocked, or laicized, from the Roman Catholic Church after being found guilty of decades of sexual abuse of minors and adult seminarians, The New York Times ...

2019-02-16 18:25 open_in_new
Share your St. Patrick’s Day news with IrishCentral

Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right?! No matter where you are in the world March is a time to celebrate Irishness and IrishCentral wants to hear all about it. From Tokyo to San Diego, from Berlin to Kinsale we want to hear how St. Patrick’s Day is being ...

2019-02-16 18:25 open_in_new
John Stalker who exposed British “shoot to kill” in the North dies

He was sent over from Britain to probe the deaths of six unarmed Catholics who were gunned down by security forces in cold blood in a one month period in November 1982.

Stalker was on the verge of revealing the full extent of the “shoot to kill” policy when he was abruptly taken off ...

2019-02-16 17:22 open_in_new
What you need to know about planning an Irish wedding

You and your beloved have decided to get married in Ireland and you’re ready to go full steam ahead on planning your dream day in a Celtic fairyland. However, planning a destination wedding can be trickier than it looks, especially when cultural differences come into play. You might be the ...

2019-02-16 15:16 open_in_new
Jeff Sessions brands Irishmen “drunks but could be trusted” in FBI slam

In his upcoming tell-all The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, McCabe depicts the former U.S. Attorney General as an incompetent unprofessional who did not read intelligence reports and confused facts with news reports, The Daily Mail reports.

According ...

2019-02-16 15:16 open_in_new
St. Patrick's Day potato recipes from colcannon to quiche

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than cooking up some dishes with the vegetable most associated with the Irish - the potato of course!

Here are some of our favorite potato recipes a mixture of traditional and new that will appease all empty bellies after the ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
Protests over removal of Master of High Court from Irish debt cases

Honohan had dealt with up to 200 cases a week involving claims over debts, but last month Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, the President of the Irish High Court, made the controversial decision to assign each of his debt cases to a High Court judge.

Honohan is a prominent critic of banks and ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
What makes coffee and booze so good together?

I'm sure doctors would advise us all to avoid mixing caffeine with alcohol. To be fair, it's probably not too wise to ingest something that actively stimulates you while simultaneously gives you the munchies and makes you want to sing Bohemian Rhapsody. Trust the people of Ireland to master it ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
St. Patrick’s Day miracle - a New Zealander found a missing Iowan in Denver

“It’s a great day for the Irish – it’s a great day for fair” soar millions of Irish voices around the world on St Patrick’s Day. In the USA celebrations take on a dimension Ireland’s patron saint could never have envisaged. In big cities and small towns, huge and colorful parades ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
What you need to know about planning an Irish wedding

You and your beloved have decided to get married in Ireland and you’re ready to go full steam ahead on planning your dream day in a Celtic fairyland. However, planning a destination wedding can be trickier than it looks, especially when cultural differences come into play. You might be the ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
John Stalker who exposed British “shoot to kill” in the North dies

He was sent over from Britain to probe the deaths of six unarmed Catholics who were gunned down by security forces in cold blood in a one month period in November 1982.

Stalker was on the verge of revealing the full extent of the “shoot to kill” policy when he was abruptly taken off ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
Why living in the US can make the Irish detest St. Patrick's Day

Babies drinking, sex acts and abusing drugs T-shirts are appearing in American stores this year, marking a big change for the "Kiss Me I'm Irish" staple.

Read More: Are Amazon within their right to sell drunk Irish stereotype merchandise?

One T-shirt appears to invite grabbing – ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
WATCH: Paul Ryan learns surprise about his ancestry on ‘Finding Your Roots’

Paul Ryan, former US Speaker of the House, was recently featured on an American politicians episode of PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots.’

Read More: Paul Ryan, once a rising star, departs as Trump’s sad lapdog

On the show, Ryan, who is very in touch with his Irish roots, explored ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
Denise Gough on "Game of Thrones" prequel, "Kid Who Would Be King"

Gough first became a star just as she was considering taking her career in another direction from acting entirely. In 2017 she came to New York for the first time in an award-winning play that then led on to a starring role in "Angels in America" on Broadway.

Since then she's become one of ...

2019-02-16 14:13 open_in_new
Outing the Irish LGBT past, telling the truth to the present at New York Irish Center

So what happens to a history that is not written down? What happens to a history that is censured or overlooked?

6 LGBT Pride Belfast

LGBT Pride Belfast

These questions are familiar to every Irish historian, but they possess a particular urgency for Irish LGBT historians, ...

2019-02-15 22:28 open_in_new
Derry Girls season 2 will feature this beloved Irish actor

Derry Girls is set to feature Ardal O’Hanlon in its highly-anticipated second season which begins airing in March in Northern Ireland.

Read More: WATCH: Derry Girls season 2 trailer is here

Radio Times reports that O’Hanlon, who played Father Dougal on the iconic Irish comedy ...

2019-02-15 20:22 open_in_new