Laura Grainger Journalist
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388 Articles
22 days ago
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Irish American Medal of Honor recipient died saving Pearl Harbor crewmates

Francis Charles Flaherty died while helping his crewmates escape the sinking ship

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7 months ago
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Iconic Times Square statue is a nod to New York's Irish Catholic history

It commemorates a priest who was a friend of both the city's poor and the Broadway stars

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7 months ago
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JFK's friendship with Frank Sinatra bitterly ended over politics and the mafia

The most iconic men of 1960s America were enmeshed in a tight-knit friendship that soon crashed and burned

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7 months ago
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Irish Oscar nominees among signatories of ceasefire letter to Joe Biden

The Irishwomen join the likes of JLo, Bradley Cooper, and the Hadids in demanding the safeguarding of civilian lives

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8 months ago
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Meaning behind Irish last names like Fitzpatrick starting with 'Fitz'

It's one of three main prefixes that identify an Irish last name

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8 months ago
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Documentary sheds new light on JFK's assassination ahead of 60th anniversary

The limited series chronicles his death, the hunt for his killer, and the funeral that changed TV news coverage

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8 months ago
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Barry Keoghan doesn't believe in God but believes in 'hard work' and 'destiny'

The actor is still spiritual, having previously visited a medium in a bid to connect with his late mom

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8 months ago
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Irish citizen in Gaza begs Irish Government to make ceasefire appeal to Biden

The father of four hopes the Irish Government's relationship with the US President could influence his administration...

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8 months ago
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Joe Kennedy III says assassinations resonate with Northern Ireland families

The Special Envoy to Northern Ireland said the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers resonate with families who lost...

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8 months ago
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Islandmagee: The 1700s witch trials known as 'Ireland's Salem'

Nine people were convicted of witchcraft on the Islandmagee peninsula

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8 months ago
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Meaning and origin of the Irish last name Sweeney/McSweeney

Many entertainers, athletes, and fictional characters have had the name over the years

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8 months ago
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The biggest culture shocks non-Americans experience in the US

From tips, to eggs, to restroom stalls, here's what catches non-Americans off guard the most

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