Milwaukee Irish Fest Releases 40th Festival Lineup

Milwaukee Irish Fest has released its highly anticipated 2021 lineup with more than 50 entertainment acts. The world’s largest celebration of Celtic music and culture is making a return! The 40th Milwaukee Irish Fest will take place August 20, 21, and 22 along Milwaukee’s charming lakefront at the Henry Maier Festival Park.  Since 1981, Milwaukee … Read more

“Straight pride” posters spark anger amongst Irish LGBT communities

Several homophobic “straight pride” posters were recently placed throughout Waterford City, sparking outrage among the local LGBT community.  Images of the posters first circulated on social media at the beginning of the week and feature an image of a heterosexual couple alongside a “straight pride” caption, which claims that “it’s natural, it’s worked for thousands … Read more

Widows of 3 Irish-American firefighters honor their husbands on 20th anniversary

The widows of three Irish-American firefighters who tragically died in a five-alarm fire in Queens in 2001 have gathered to mark the 20th anniversary of their deaths.  Lieutenant John Downing, Firefighter Brian Fahey, and Firefighter Harry Ford perished in the blaze at a hardware store in Astoria, Queens, on June 17, 2001.  Known as the … Read more

Irish reveal their favorite staycation locations for 2021

According to a new survey, many Irish people will avoid leaving home this summer even when international travel restrictions are lifted next month. While people plan staycations for another year, a new Lottoland survey has revealed how the Irish compare their local tourist spots with their favorite destinations abroad. For Irish travelers who prefer vacationing … Read more

Nóra Quoirin’s death in Malaysia gets new “open” verdict

Nóra Quoirin’s mysterious death in Malaysia in 2019 now has an “open” verdict after a judge overruled the previous “misadventure” verdict that was handed down in January. Meabh Quoirin, Nóra’s mother and a native of Belfast, explained on RTÉ’s News at One on Wednesday that the family filed for a case revision after the “misadventure” … Read more