| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
It's going to be Friday before you know it. So hang on, and imagine yourself at Arch Street Tavern, whiskey in hand, prepared for Stand (pictured), a Dublin, Ireland-based quartet who've obviously paid close attention to their country's pop music trends...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Credit the Internet and baby boomers. For Americans of European lineage, the urge to learn the stories of our ancestors on the other side of the pond continues to fuel a strong interest in ancestral travel.
Genealogy ranks among the top search...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Over the past decade, Irish novelist Colum McCann has made a specialty of combining historical figures and situations with entirely fictional characters. In "Dancer (2003), McCann delivered an often stinging portrait of Rudolf Nureyev; in the National...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Undoubtedly, many retailers around Chicago every St. Patrick’s Day season sell the “Kiss me I’m Irish” buttons and green plastic hats, but stores featured here go beyond the clichés of leprechauns and rainbows.
From baked goods...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A letter to the Irish Times Wednesday was headlined "Name for the new Liffey bridge" The body of the letter consists of "Sir — The suspension is killing me. — Yours, etc. Tom Gilsenan."
Bravo, Tom. You've done your duty as an Irishman. You'...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:06 AM
DUBLIN - True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as scotch whisky.
Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, but in tradition and taste, the two couldn't be more different.
And I have to admit, I...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:10 PM
In Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's "The Muesli Belt," at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, a struggling pub owner and his neighbors face encroaching gentrification and the real estate feeding frenzy that was part of the stratospheric (and doomed) 1990s economic...
| Nov 4, 2012
Green Escape Ireland
Roundtrip airfare from LAX to Ireland 6 nights accommodations in upscale hotels
o Stay in Enfield, Mayo, Ennis and Dublin
Highlights: Celtic Brew Company in Enfield; the Croagh Patrick Mountain in Mayo; the 13th Century ruins of...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Irish chef Kevin Dundon chuckles thinking about how most American's celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Green beer? No way.
Corned beef and cabbage? Not on his menu.
Dundon, 45, is one of Ireland's most celebrated culinary talents and a partner in the...
| Feb 16, 2012
Actor who started on 'Your Hit Parade'
Russell Arms, 92, a singer and actor who was a regular vocalist on the popular TV musical program "Your Hit Parade" from 1952 to 1957, died Monday at his home in Hamilton, Ill., where he had retired...
| Jan 13, 2011
Dear SOS: Earlier this year my wife and I had the best Tuscan tomato soup at Bewley's on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland. It was thick, well-seasoned and simply delicious. We both loved it, and we have tried without success to duplicate it. Do you...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Facebook will improve privacy protections in Europe over the next six months after an investigation into its practices there, the Menlo Park, Calif., the Irish data protection agency said Wednesday....