| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:21 PM
In the pantheon of contemporary Irish playwrights, Billy Roche's star has been eclipsed Stateside both by elder statesmen such as Brian Friel and younger masters of the craft, particularly Conor McPherson. Roche, best known for his late 1980s "Wexford...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:54 AM
An Orland Park pub and restaurant owned by an Irish immigrant provides that country's fare and a traditional pub atmosphere in a building more than 100 years old.
"It's in an very old part of Orland Park," Vincent Tuohy, owner of The Irish Patriot at...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Aidan Cronin, the consul general in Chicago from the Republic of Ireland, will be the grand marshal for the 15th annual Downtown Tinley Irish parade, according to a statement released by the village.
Mayor Ed Zabrocki said the annual Irish parade gets...
| Mar 5, 2014
No need to wait until March 17 to celebrate a wee bit o' Irish.
St. Patrick's Day festivities begin this weekend with the Tinley Park Irish parade.
The 15th annual parade will step off at 2 p.m. Sunday from Central Middle School, 18146 Oak Park Ave.,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Tinley Park kicked off St. Patrick’s Day festivities Sunday afternoon with its annual Irish parade and what Mayor Ed Zabrocki called “the biggest crowd we’ve had in 15 years.”
Ireland’s Consul General in Chicago, Aidan...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:05 AM
It was a man Kenneth Ireland had not seen in decades.
There he was, unrecognizable, staring back at him in a mirror in a New Haven restaurant where Ireland's lawyers had taken him for a steak dinner on the day he was released from prison after serving...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The satire issue of “T: The New York Times Style Magazine” came out this week, and it includes a piece on the “forgotten literary genius” of J.P. Donleavy, a timely reminder of the cozy relationship between Ireland and America,...
| Mar 16, 2014
These might be the best, busiest, most complex weeks of the year in our house, and it's all because of two threads. One red, one green.
The most important is the red one — the cultural tether that stretches back to Chengdu, China, where our...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Google is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a stained-glass doodle in green. On Sunday, Americans celebrated Irish ancestry across the nation, with traditional parades in London, Boston, Montreal, New York and other cities.
West Boylston, Mass.,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Thursday in Paris, with two or three additions to the main competition likely still to come, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced the selections for the 67th edition of the world's premier collision of cinematic art, naked commerce...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
What exactly was Bill Donohue, the cranky public face of the Catholic League and tireless critic of gay rights, trying to prove when he asked to be included in this year’s gay pride parade in New York City? That the gays would reject him? Oh please....