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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Since the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020, The Actors Fund, the 140-year-old organization that provides emergency financial aid and other support services to workers in the performing arts industries, has distributed over $26.8 million in emergency financial assistance – rent, groceries, medication, health insurance premiums – to approximately 17,900 people. The …

The Democratic Unionist Party is to call for an urgent meeting with Boris Johnson to warn him he will block power-sharing at Stormont until Christmas if the Northern Ireland protocol is not changed. A senior party official said he would shift responsibility for Stormont to the Prime Minister: ‘We will say he has a choice: …

The Football Association of Ireland will allocate 2,000 tickets to the Ukrainian refugee community in Ireland for the upcoming UEFA Nations League match against Ukraine at Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 8 June. The FAI has also pledged to donate €100,000 to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal from the proceeds of ticket sales for …

Growing up in a small town in the west of Ireland, we rarely had anyone in our immediate group of friends talk about their aspirations to become a garda. It wasn’t something we imagined we could do, and there was an element of feeling sold if either of us did it. It’s just the reality …

InsurTech Covernet, based in Coleraine, has been officially recognized as the Best Workplace™ in Northern Ireland by the Great Place to Work® UK Institute. Established over 40 years ago, Great Place to Work® applies the data and insights of millions of employees working in approximately 10,000 organizations around the world each year to benchmark individual …

MAY 1 From the world famous village of Kiltealy By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice April 30, 2022 Famous Irish tenor Anthony Kearns performs here on May Day Anthony Kearns. Anthony Kearns is one of the greatest Irish tenors in the world. It is not a self-assigned title; rather it has been his since …

The most famous of all Cambodia’s temples is a short cycle from the home of Irishman Donal Mulvey. “I live in Siem Reap, the seat of the Khmer kingdom, which is only 8 km from the temple of Angkor Wat. ” Immortalized in the country’s flag and in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the 12th-century temple …

There’s been a lot of gasp and gasp about Eamon Ryan’s turf ban, but none of it will blow up the house. When the Government TDs vote on private members of Sinn Féin tonight, will anyone turn right up the stairs from the Dáil chambers and enter the opposition hall? The answer to that is …

DUBLIN, Ireland and CHICAGO, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iterum Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: ITRM) (the Company), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing next-generation oral and IV antibiotics to treat infections caused by drug-resistant pathogens in community and hospital settings, today announced two poster presentations at the 32n/a European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and …

The Get Ireland Growing initiative aims to boost conservation and inspire community action by encouraging people to start growing their own food. Energia, one of Ireland’s leading electricity and gas providers, is partnering for the sixth year with the non-profit organization Grow it Yourself (GIY) to kick-start community growth. To sow the seeds of community …

Eganville – Hundreds of children born in the 1950s and 1960s in Ireland were adopted ‘under the table’, leaving them without adoption records or real birth certificates, unable to trace their biological parentage or access information about their biological family. Then came DNA testing through companies such as Ancestry and 23andMe. For Eganville resident William …

I left Belfast in the mid-1970s, certain that Canada would be everything my dysfunctional Northern Ireland was not. Today, nearly half a century later, I’m not so sure. The country of the maple presents lines of faults surprisingly similar to those on our premises. Only too aware that my opinions may surprise, even shock, you …

The local Strabane community is in mourning after the death of famous Holy Cross College teacher, Caroline Browne. The former head of ICT at Tyrone Company the school sadly lost its battle with illness on Sunday, with many alumni and colleagues paying tribute to Caroline. Holy Cross College described Caroline, who had recently retired from …

“It’s actually not that bad,” I gasped, as I jumped under the semi-freezing water. Because it’s not an Irish vacation unless you force yourself into semi-freezing water and tell yourself this is practically the Bahamas. There was, however, the entire Atlantic Ocean between me and the West Indies in the summer of 2021, and I …

Entertain in style: Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancasterfriday april 22 to 6 p.m. EST in New York City (also available to rent Zoom recording)Receipt and signature of the book after Two American-born wives and cousins, politician Nancy Astor and interior designer Nancy Lancaster transformed 20andBritish culture of the century with their inspiration in creating the …

Huckletree’s hubs in Dublin, London and Manchester are set to grow as more companies adapt to flexible working. “From the start of setting up operations in Dublin, we wanted to target the most ambitious and visionary start-ups and scale-ups, building and growing incredible businesses in fast-growing sectors,” said Andrew Lynch, describing the first vision of …

The town of Cobh in Cork is remembering the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this weekend, paying tribute to the 1,504 people who lost their lives on the White Star Liner’s ill-fated maiden voyage. More than 80 members of the British Titanic Society traveled to Cobh for their annual convention and traveled …

Thirty-six Catholic religious congregations in the state donated 450 rooms in convents, retreat centers, former student housing and homes for Ukrainian refugees. The Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland, which represents more than 120 religious congregations, is in talks with the Department of Children and the Irish Refugee Council about its offers. …

Like many Irish people, the bog is part of Manchán Magan. Her father is from Co Longford, so as a child Magan spent summers mowing the lawn on her grandfather’s land. Drinking from tea flasks and being eaten alive by gnats. Neither lake nor land, the peat bog, which occupies a sixth of the country’s …

Localized forums to coordinate responses to the Ukrainian refugee crisis are being set up across Ireland. The government has announced that each local authority in the country will set up a community response forum to help organize efforts to welcome and support the thousands of Ukrainians arriving. The model is similar to one that was …

Who was Ireland’s first Christian missionary? People in Waterford will almost universally answer – and many historians will agree – that it was Declan of Ardmore. From a royal family in the Deise region, he was first taught about Christ by a holy man named Dioma. A strong tradition holds that Declan then traveled to …

Last season’s Dublin hurling final brought Na Fianna and Kilmacud Crokes together in a thrilling encounter won by Stillorgan’s side in extra time. He was also notable for the respective jersey sponsors, the Mater Private (Na Fianna) and Beacon Hospital for the eventual champions. The footballers added their county title and made it through to …

This is the endangered lake that has stopped disappearing. Lough Funshinagh in the west of Ireland was draining through a ‘swallow hole’ as if someone had unplugged a bath, but for some unknown reason nature’s plumbing failed , flooding an area thought to be twice the usual size of the lake. and threatening homes and …

IIreland could see big Oscar wins this year, with Irish actors nominated in key categories including best supporting actor and actress. Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, inspired by his own childhood during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, earned seven nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. At Ireland’s Oscars party, the Wilde Oscars, in Los Angeles …

Ireland has failed to tackle a surge in anti-Semitism in the state fueled by online abuse, the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland has told a United Nations body. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has also heard that Jews have been “appalled by the use of anti-Semitic tropes by some members of the Irish …

Ireland and the United Kingdom have officially submitted an initial bid to host Euro 2028 to UEFA. The five associations confirmed in a joint statement issued on Wednesday morning that an “Expression of Interest” (EOI) had been submitted, which has the support of the governments of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Scotland and the Country of …

A national day of remembrance was held in Ireland on Sunday to honor the more than 6,600 people who have died of Covid-19 over the past two years. President Michael D. Higgins began the day of remembrance and reflection by ringing the Peace Bell five times in Áras an Uachtaráin, honoring those who died during …

A coronavirus testing site this month, outside a Hong Kong residential building under lockdown.Credit…Billy HC Kwok for The New York Times Hong Kong has said more than a million people in the city of 7.5 million have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, a worrying milestone for a city battered by …

Ohen Major League Soccer decided to build Centene Stadium in St Louis, the first priority was to honor the “harsh truths of the past”. The 22,500-seat football-specific stadium is designed with a canopy and sits 40 feet below street level. It also sits on the same block that was once part of Mill Creek Valley, …

People in Northern Ireland can offer to sponsor and house people fleeing conflict in Ukraine who have been granted visas under a new government scheme. It is part of a UK-wide scheme to receive those fleeing the Russian invasion, called the ‘Homes for Ukraine Scheme’, and households will be offered £350 a month to participate. …

The city of Dublin, Ohio holds an annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Visit Dublin, Ohio The story goes that it was an Irish surveyor who applied his love for his native Dublin to name a village in central Ohio. That man, John Shields, would be proud to know that this now American town continues to …

One of the less publicized recommendations of the 2019 fixture review task force report was that post-primary competitions in Classes C and D be concluded at the Provincial Finals. The committee’s final report contained 32 recommendations, chief among which were three separate proposals to reshape SFC All-Ireland, and so, unsurprisingly, there was virtually no attention …

As the winter sun rises over Tilting Harbour, Norm Foley is on the beach at Oliver’s Cove, pitchfork in hand, green rubber boots on his Levi’s trouser legs, iPhone in his shirt pocket. The 55-year-old will spend hours that day extracting kelp from the shaggy brown heaps choking the shore, stuffing it into heavy-duty plastic …

A Northern Ireland businessman who led a community appeal for help from Ukraine and then drove it to Poland called the trip “incredible”. Paul Devenny, who runs Enviro Fire Water & Air Ltd in Warrenpoint, County Down, returns home this evening after a 3,000 mile journey to drop off medical and other supplies. The businessman …

The women’s podcast first launched on irishtimes.com in September 2015. We were admittedly a bit late to the party. Two years earlier, Apple had already announced that it had amassed a billion podcast subscribers, and by the time The Women’s Podcast first aired, that newspaper was already churning out a suite of excellent podcasts on …

Dr. Kate DeConinck Keene State College announces the appointment of a new director of its Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Dr. Kate DeConinck, a trained religious anthropologist with expertise in religion in the aftermath of mass tragedies, officially takes office in July, college provost James Beeby announced in a recent email to the …

The Olympic Federation of Ireland issued a statement on Tuesday The Olympic Federation of Ireland has called for an outright ban on the Russian and Belarusian National Olympic Committees. The International Olympic Committee has called on sports federations to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes, officials and teams from international events whenever possible. The British Olympic …

Writer Jan Carson, who comes from an evangelical Protestant background in County Antrim, said she cried when she got her Irish passport in recent years. The author of the recently published novel The Raptures, who won the European Prize for Irish Literature in 2019 for his previous book The Fire Starters, said Brexit “kicked off” …

The drawing breaks the tie in District 6 GREEN BAY — The tie was broken for second place in the April 5 general election for Green Bay City Council District 6. Aron Obrecht will face Steve Campbell, after a casting Monday, February 21 at City Hall. Obrecht and Andrew Gerlach both received 73 votes. Contestants …

WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR The past few years have been some of the toughest for public safety in recent memory. Public safety agencies in the United States have had to deal with the arrival of COVID-19, nationwide protests and public unrest following the killing of George Floyd, a historic increase in violent crime and an …

Starting a business is often a difficult undertaking, but embark on a global pandemic when you’re 4,000 miles from home and face a daunting task. But that didn’t deter Mark Kearney and Augustine Schwerin as they aimed to bring the best breakfast sandwiches to Canada’s West Coast. Kearney, originally from Castleknock, Dublin, spent most of …

Big game fishing season kicked off last Tuesday on the Great Western Lakes, but due to the onset of storms Dudley and Eunice, all valid opening day celebrations have been cancelled. However, with Covid on the back foot, it is heartening to hear that anglers and clubs across the country are beginning to resume pre-pandemic …

In social psychology, group narcissism is defined as “the tendency to exaggerate the importance of a group to which one belongs”. Last Saturday before kick-off at the Stade de France, large parts of the Irish rugby community had sunk into collective narcissism. After nine straight home wins, many had mistakenly convinced themselves that Paris would …

Critics in The Irish Times this Saturday are Keith Duggan on Rob Davies’ Jackpot and Patrick Foster’s Might Bite; Mia Levitin on We Were Young by Niamh Campbell; Seán Hewitt on Best New Poetry; Wendy Erskine on How to Gut a Fish by Sheila Armstrong; Carol Ballantine on Mia Döring’s Any Girl; Paul Howard in …

The Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick’s Annual Banquet and Gathering will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at Front Street Station. Cocktails are at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. The banquet remains the oldest event celebrating the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The Friendly Sons and Daughters were …

The closure of Catholic churches has become increasingly common in many countries as declining church attendance highlights the oversupply of religious infrastructure. While few Catholic churches have closed in Ireland so far, one church has been torn down and replaced by a much smaller one. This was the Parish Church of the Annunciation on Cappagh …

Tim LucyChief Executive of Cork County Council, on Cork Port’s unique economy Just as a rising tide lifts all ships, Cork Harbor serves as an economic and cultural engine for the South of Ireland. It is one of our country’s greatest assets. Its strategic value has transformed and evolved with the nation throughout its 1,400 …

At its January meeting, the big issue for Skreen-Dromard Community Council in West Co Sligo was how quickly badminton and social dancing could resume at the local venue as Covid restrictions unfold relax. But when community representatives gathered last Tuesday evening, the mood was grim. The only item on the agenda was how to respond …

Why do Northern Ireland’s political institutions – which enjoy widespread, albeit grudging, acceptance across the community – face a grave looming crisis? The answer lies not only in the destabilizing effect of Brexit, but also in the effect of Theresa May’s surprisingly poor performance in the 2017 general election. The DUP by contrast recorded a …

A community initiative in Co Fermanagh is helping men come together and tackle social isolation as the region emerges from Covid-19 restrictions. The Men’s Shed Fermanagh group brings together local men to participate in activities such as carpentry and upholstery. The group meets several times a week just outside Enniskillen and is mainly made up …

A “total change in attitude” is needed to ensure that the country’s countryside, coastal areas and mountains are accessible to all people without reluctance from landowners and farmers, the group Keep Ireland Open ( KIO). Legislation is urgently needed to “strengthen the common law right of ordinary citizens to walk around their countryside,” said Michael …

Pictured (L-R): Natalie Hayes and Neil Mulholland of Elliott Duffy Garrett and Gareth McGleenon, Deputy Managing Director of Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke Belfast-based Elliott Duffy Garrett (EDG) has pledged his support for the new ‘Will You?’ from Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS). fundraising campaign for its long revolutionary Covid recovery service. …

A Co Down man who has been in rehab for nine years and has set up his own charity has urged the executive to ‘step up’ and tackle the mental health epidemic he says is sweeping the youth of North Ireland. aul Lavery formed Newcastle Community Outreach (NCO) nearly four years ago and launched an …

The Supreme Court has overturned a decision to grant Clare County Council orders requiring members of the Irish Traveler community to vacate lands on which they had resided for several years. The council had obtained a High Court injunction requiring Bernard and Helen McDonagh, and their family members, to vacate council owned land in Cahercallamore, …

Tucked away in a winding lane off Moira Road in County Antrim, Glenavy’s Denis Wilson has been a go-to shop for all the community’s farming, DIY and crafting needs for over 45 years. The family business has grown into more than just an acclaimed hardware store since its inception in 1977 and is known as …

A council’s £250,000 budget to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been described as a “ridiculous” amount of money to “massage trade unionist insecurities about their identity”, Sinn Fein said. lliance described the character as “excessive and obscene” and said it was “pulled out of nowhere”. In January, the Community Services and Leisure Committee for …

Five years ago, the small primary school in Aughaleemore, on the outskirts of Killarney, faced certain closure. The number of pupils fell to just 17 in 2015/16; when it reopened in September, parents opted not to send any of their children away. Today, the school is not just surviving, it is thriving. Enrollments have increased …

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called off her wedding as the country imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the Covid-19 Omicron variant. New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gatherings from midnight after a cluster of nine Covid-19 Omicron cases showed the community spread from the North Islands to …

East Derry MP Claire Sugden has expressed concern that the vital contribution of rural schools to their communities is not taken into account in a purely cost-based approach to school sustainability. A School Authority report last week (from January 17) said there were too many small and unsustainable rural schools. Almost 44% of rural primary …

Micheál Martin has said the UK government has been “too dragging its feet” on inheritance issues in Northern Ireland. The Taoiseach again criticized London’s proposals to bar future prosecution of military veterans and ex-paramilitaries for incidents in The Troubles before April 1998. Mr Martin told the Dáil on Wednesday that British soldiers implicated in atrocities …

Sitting in the archives of the Archdiocese of Chicago, I came across a woman who would become a leading figure in my research on the Irish in Chicago. A letter from Mother Agatha O’Brien requesting more funds to support the work of the Sisters of Mercy, a small group of women who had established the …

Conveniently located for both Antrim city and the M2 to Belfast, Randalstown has undergone a transformation in recent years that has put it on the map as a place to live, shop and explore . Despite the hardships the pandemic has imposed on Northern Ireland’s high streets, independent businesses have continued to do all they …

Vigils are to be held in Ireland after the ‘senseless’ murder of a 23-year-old teacher, with echoes of the national judgment that was sparked in the UK last year by the murder of Sarah Everard. Ashling Murphy was killed on Wednesday afternoon as he ran along the banks of the Grand Canal at Tullamore in …

An environmentally friendly and inexpensive brown algae electrolyte that can be used in a battery to generate green electricity was developed by two students from Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. The algae acts as an electrolyte and is composed of “abundant, thermostable and biodegradable materials”, allowing the production of renewable electricity in a capacitor which stores energy, …

A voluminous file in the National Archives of the United Kingdom contains details of three refugees from South Africa who fled to Botswana, then Bechuanaland, in early 1963. In a memorandum written in July 1963, a British official reported wrote that all three were “said to be Southern African Citizens and Listed Communists” while one …

Michelle Jay ran an event business, but when the pandemic ended the gatherings, she decided to fulfill a long-held dream of opening her own bookstore. The reading tree started in May 2020 online only, but in April 2021, when lockdown restrictions eased, Jay opened up to the public. “The response from the local community has …

Graham Rowntree said it’s important that there is a good mix of personalities in a management team, but you don’t have to have multiple nationalities involved for this to be successful. The four Irish provinces have a mix of foreign and Irish coaches on board and strikers coach Rowntree, the only current senior manager to …

Kamil Tomko was 16 when his parents told him his family was moving to Ireland. He was not surprised by their decision to leave Slovakia – the family had parents in Ireland and had regularly talked about moving abroad to build a better life. He tried to mentally prepare for the change, but was deeply …

A The New Year’s Honors bus driver for over 40 years of service to his local community said the award “won’t change it.” Cornel Grant, currently based at Sharston Depot in Manchester, received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his fundraising work and efforts in organizing local events. The 68-year-old served in the Royal Fusiliers …

More than 100 protesters kept vigil outside Blanchardstown Garda station on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the murder of George Nkencho, who was shot dead in a confrontation with Gardaí. Members of the Nkencho family carried a banner calling for a public inquiry into the murder, while protesters held candles. Mr Nkencho (27) was …

Randalstown is expected to represent Northern Ireland in the Small Towns category in the upcoming Britain in Bloom 2022 competition, subject to Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) approval. he city of Co Antrim was shortlisted last year, 2020, before the event was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They then put the UK’s largest community gardening …

The demand for Covid-19 PCR testing after Christmas has been described as “extremely high” with limited availability for appointments through the HSE booking portal on Saint-Etienne’s Day. As stated in Irish weather, the health ministry urged people with symptoms to self-isolate and book a PCR test when available. The department also reminded people of the …

Volunteers worked throughout Christmas Day to bring festive joy to those most in need. number of initiatives aimed at providing a Christmas lunch as well as helping parents give gifts to their children. Hundreds of toys were distributed by volunteers. At the People’s Kitchen in Belfast, prep work had been going on since Christmas Eve …

Palliative care services have been “cut back” for new patients in four counties in the northeast of the country, to cope with a large backlog of referrals accumulated due to the absence of Covid-19 staff. The Health Service Executive (HSE) said the decision would affect services in Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. Health officials have …

Faced with desperate living conditions in camps in Kurdistan, several Yazidi families were among thousands of migrants who traveled to the extremely cold Polish border last month. The Belarusian government gave them hope for an easy crossing to Europe, which used them mercilessly to pressure EU states to remove sanctions imposed on Belarus, after hijacking …

Countries around the world are responding to rising Covid-19 numbers as the Omicron variant quickly becomes the dominant strain. This was the case in Ireland, where 52% of cases came from Omicron, where the government has now put in place a curfew. The Health Protection Surveillance Center reported on Sunday: 5,124 confirmed cases of Covid-19, …

Book Title: Irish London: A Cultural History, 1850-1916 ISBN-13:978-1350133181 Author:Richard kirkland Editor:Bloomsbury Academic Indicative price:£ 85.00 It sounds like a simple question, but what is the most Irish place outside of Ireland? Boston, New York or Sydney? Or maybe in London. Since the archives have existed, there has been an Irish presence in this city, …

General practitioners in Northern Ireland are supported to help identify and refer victims of domestic and sexual abuse to specialist services. The Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) program is a collaboration between primary care and a number of specialist third sector organizations, including Women’s Aid, Men’s Advisory Project, Nexus NI and Victim Support …

First and Deputy Prime Ministers Question Time will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing in English and Irish Stormont for the first time on Monday. Assembly speaker Alex Maskey MLA confirmed that a pilot project to provide a live signature of Question Time to the executive office will begin at 2 p.m. …

A memorial service was held for the bomb victims of the Balmoral furniture company on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the atrocity. our people, including two infants, were killed in the blast that occurred without warning on the Shankill Road on December 11, 1971. Among those in attendance were Jackie and Ann Nichol, …

In some Christian calendars, today is the anniversary of a miraculous event which, at the height of its glory, according to one commentator, drew “the ridicule of one half of the world and the devotion of the other” . Despite a childhood during which I must have been surrounded by many members of this latter …

Since August, the Irish government has granted 510 Afghan citizens a visa or visa waiver to travel to Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Program. In total, it issued five visas and 505 visa waivers. 394 people have arrived as part of the device, more than 30 of whom have landed in recent days. It …

A community in Co Fermanagh was “shaken” after three people were stabbed on Monday. Two 18-year-old men and another 20-year-old man were taken to hospital for treatment for stab wounds after reports of an attack on Lettergreen Road in the Donagh area of ​​County D ‘North Ireland. The attack took place around 6 a.m. on …

The number of new cases of Covid-19 has climbed to triple digits, with 106 new community cases reported in New Zealand today. Photo: AFP In a statement, the health ministry said there were 77 people hospitalized with the coronavirus, including seven in intensive care. New cases have been reported in Northland (3), Auckland (93), Waikato …

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd), we spoke with Seapoint Dragons, one of the 21 disability clubs we have in Leinster, to find out how they got started and what it means for players. and the club. Tell us why you got involved in creating a disability section? Seapoint RC …

The data centers have accepted joint responsibility with the national power grid to make sure “the lights don’t go out,” according to Eirgrid’s chief executive. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Host in Ireland, an organization that promotes the data center industry in Ireland, Mark Foley said that there is a “sense of collaboration and …

On June 3 of last year, my friend Phil Ware suffered a stroke from a ruptured aneurysm that changed his life forever. Although he was fortunate to survive (50% of people with ruptured aneurysms do not survive the ambulance ride), the injury rendered him unable to use the right side of his body and severely …

TWO JOURNAL MEDIA journalists won the Award for Excellence in Journalism at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2021. Remarkable investigative journalist Maria Delaney and The newspaper senior journalist Michelle Hennessy won the award for her long series DIFFICULT START. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to humanitarian storytelling and celebrates writing that inspires change …

EASTHAMPTON – During his career spanning nearly four decades, Char Gentes has seen a positive shift in the way the company helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live rich and independent lives. But things were not so “golden” at the start of his career, before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in …

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It affects around 10 million people worldwide and around 12,000 Irish people live with this disease which can lead to mobility problems and balance disorders. Ninety percent of those affected also experience difficulty with their voice and this is the problem addressed by …

More than one in two Irish people living abroad plan to return to Ireland for Christmas, according to a new survey. This compares to the three in 10 who said they were thinking of coming home last year. The research, conducted by FRS Recruitment, aimed to determine Irish attitudes towards coming home for Christmas this …

SCHENECTADY – For the second time in history, a Union College student has received a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Tawreak “Ty” Gamble-Eddington was one of 32 people selected from a pool of 826 applicants representing 247 colleges across the country, according to an announcement Saturday from the Rhodes Trust, which oversees the more than century-old scholarship …

As a former club president and father of an international player, John O’Mahony perfectly sums up the strong bond between club rugby in Ireland and the national team which he provided with test quality talent during of the 30-year history of the All Ireland League. It’s a story that will be highlighted on TG4 tomorrow …

The Londonderry singer has revealed the artwork commissioned by the Antrim Castle Gardens Lottery, which aims to inspire change and encourage audiences to think about how they could use some of the $ 30 million pounds sterling raised for good causes every week in their own communities. The installation in Northern Ireland is the second …

Over 100 Irish public parks and green spaces have won an international Green Flag Award this year, the second highest in the world. In total, 103 sites have received a Green Flag. Eighty-four of these sites are official public parks and 19 sites are community green sites run by volunteers. Ireland was just behind the …

Nursing home owners will be able to ask people visiting residents for proof of a Covid-19 pass from next Monday. However, exceptions are made for humanitarian reasons. Earlier this month, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly approved a decision that visiting guidelines for long-term care facilities include a requirement for potential visitors to be asked to indicate …

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That of the surgeon then psychiatrist Patricia Horne, who died on October 29, opens a fascinating window on the life of the late Irish doctor, who operated in Africa in the 1950s by the light of kerosene lamps and without running water. What he doesn’t communicate, …

The Northern Ireland protocol “rewrites” part of the Good Friday deal around cross-community support, the DUP said. Brexit party spokesman Sammy Wilson says the deal threatens peace in the region. Earlier, Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney warned Britain would face “really significant consequences” if London suspended the protocol. He said earlier New: “The EU has really …

Jordan Weiland It was a family affair as two generations of the Barnett family took home top awards at the National Philanthropy Day Awards celebration in Lakeland on Friday. Ashley and Wesley Barnett were one of two couples named Philanthropist of the Year, and Wesley’s parents – Carol and Barney Barnett – received the Outstanding …

Laois woman Louise Lynam won the prestigious 2021 Mum of the Year title at the Woman’s Way & Beko Mum of the Year Awards. The Portlaoise native was named April ‘Mum of the Month’ and was named Mum of the Year at a special lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin. Woman’s Way and Beko …