American Legion post in Ireland wants vets graves Honored

Members of the JFK Post IR 63 of the American Legion wants every U.S. veteran buried in Ireland to be honored with a headstone recognizing their service. Post Commander Liam Kane claims that many soldiers who served in the U.S. Army are buried in Ireland. He doesn’t know how many are buried in Ireland but […]

A DNA map has been created for Ireland

Special to The Irish Gazette:The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has published the first genetic map of Ireland as part of a research project. It was done by seeking out Irish people who have eight great-grandparents who lived within 50km of one another. They took the DNA of the 196 people who were selected, […]

Gerry Adams To Step Down As Leader Of Sinn Féin After 34 Years

by Seán Canniffe Gerry Adams, the iconic Irish Republican leader, announced at the party’s Ard Fheis (party conference) in mid November that he will be stepping down as President of Sinn Féin, the party he helped mold from a revolutionary force into the potent political power it is today. Adams has been at the helm […]

Ireland’s Great Hunger:Famine or Genocide

By Sean Farrell (special to The Irish Gazette) “God sent the Potato Blight but the English created the Famine” – John Mitchell 1848. It was the defining and watershed event in Ireland’s Nineteenth Century History, radically altering Irish society and the economy, enshrining emigration as the default option, dealing a fatal blow to the Irish […]

Connemara is an Ancient Landscape

Visitors to Connemara in the far west of Ireland are understandably awed by the wildness and by the breath-taking scenery of this landscape.  The colour patterns of the land, water and sky can vary, not only from season to season, but also from hour to hour as sunshine changes to rain and back again; morning […]

Election result in Northern Ireland reveals surprising outcome

The Stormont snap election results has significantly altered the make-up of Northern Ireland devolved Assembly. Sinn Fein (SF) captured 27 seats of the 90 seats filled and the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) down to 28 seats. The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) ended up with 12 seats, which was their strongest showing in recent […]

Ireland Selected for “Best International Destination”

At the recent prestigious Group Leisure Awards held in Britain, Ireland was selected the best international destination by thousands of readers of Group Leisure Magazine. Rob Vandell, Group Leisure magazine publisher said, “For Ireland to win Best International Destination represents a personal recommendation from group travel organizers.” Ireland beat out competition from France, Germany, Italy […]

The EU is considering letting British people keep citizenship

The plan to offer British people the chance to individually opt-in and remain EU citizens is being considered by the European Parliament’s chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt. Mr. Verhofstadt has said that this very important proposal has captured the imagination and hopes of many British people who wished to retain their rights as EU citizens. This […]