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  • Rich taste of Ireland served in trio of new cookbooks

    Rich taste of Ireland served in trio of new cookbooks
    You need not have cousins in Cork or Mayo to stir up a few Irish dishes. Not with this trio of new cookbooks with their enticing recipes and beautiful photos. Take "My Irish Table: Recipes from the Homeland and Restaurant Eve" by Cathal Armstrong and...
  • Nominees for the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards Announced

    Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
  • For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
  • Story of Irish road show is about journey, not destination

    Story of Irish road show is about journey, not destination
    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...
  • Wrongly Convicted Deserve Better From State

    The criminal justice system in Connecticut stole half of Kenneth Ireland's life. The least the state should do is compensate him for his searing loss of freedom in a timely manner. But Mr. Ireland and others like him who have been wrongly convicted...
  • 'Heartbeat of Home' is a step beyond 'Riverdance'

    'Heartbeat of Home' is a step beyond 'Riverdance'
    Back in 1998, "Riverdance" was grossing close to half a billion dollars a year. That's a heck of a lot of money. It was even more impressive 16 years ago. In that heyday for the Irish theatrical dance extravaganza, there were three internationally...
  • 'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36

    'Pomegranate Soup' author Marsha Mehran dead at 36
    Marsha Mehran, author of the international bestselling novel "Pomegranate Soup," was found dead in her home in Ireland on Wednesday. Officials say there is nothing suspicious about the death of the 36-year-old; toxicology reports are pending. Mehran was...
  • Google doodle is green for St. Patrick's Day: Take our redheaded quiz

    Google doodle is green for St. Patrick's Day: Take our redheaded quiz
    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.,...
  • Irish pubs are popping up in Bethlehem

    Irish pubs are popping up in Bethlehem
    The Christmas City could soon be getting a double dose of the Emerald Isle when one Irish pub and possibly another join its growing list of Guinness-loving locales. As I've reported in past columns, an Irish pub is already in the works at McCarthy's...
  • With John Mahoney, a late-in-life romance surprises

    With John Mahoney, a late-in-life romance surprises
    When Dan, the traumatized Irish widower at the center of Christian O'Reilly's "Chapatti," pictures his wife in the afterlife, he thinks of her as alone and lonely. "Incomplete without me," he says. We are not, of course, privy to the emotional states of...
  • Take our St. Patrick's Day quiz: Gingers, shamrocks, parades, more

    For St. Patrick's Day, we poked around for Ireland- and holiday-themed trivia. Are there really that many redheads in Ireland? Per capita, does the island nation really bend the elbow more than the rest of the world? Was St. Pat born Irish? Test yourself....
  • St. Patrick's Day steps off in controversy over gays in New York, Boston

    Guinness, the stout that makes the Irish, well, stout, withdrew its support of the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade, making the score two mayors and three beer-makers who refuse to participate in the annual rite because gays were barred from...