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  • Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'

    Irish tradition comes alive at monthly 'hooley'
    Traditional Irish music is alive and well in Chicago. One need look no further than the hooleys at Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant on North Elston Avenue. A hooley is a social gathering — music, dancing, food, conversation. Under the auspices...
  • Medical giant Medtronic to buy rival Covidien for $42.9 billion

    Health giant Medtronic Inc. said it will acquire Irish rival Covidien in a $42.9-billion cash-and-stock deal, giving the U.S. firm a lower tax rate and a broader portfolio of medical devices. Medtronic said it plans to move its corporate headquarters...
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  • 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,...
  • McSorley's gets tanked on 'Fish Tank Kings'

    McSorley's gets tanked on 'Fish Tank Kings'
    Simon Kearney, owner of McSorley’s Beach Pub, once dreamed of a serpentine aquarium snaking more than 300 feet through his oceanfront Fort Lauderdale tavern. For now, he’s settled for an eel. The 30-inch zebra eel will make its national...
  • Gaelic Park Irish Festival begins Friday in Oak Forest

     Gaelic Park Irish Festival begins Friday in Oak Forest
    All things Irish will be celebrated Friday through Monday at Chicago Gaelic Park's 28th Irish Festival in Oak Forest. More than 40 artists from the states and Ireland will provide continuous music on four stages. Two more stages cater to kids and...
  • Anne Marie Murphy, breast cancer task force director

    Anne Marie Murphy, breast cancer task force director
    After Anne Marie Murphy came to the United States from her native Ireland to earn her doctorate in molecular genetics from Johns Hopkins University, she planned to "become an academician," she said. Volunteering at a clinic for domestic abuse victims...
  • Buzzy Irish Titles at Cannes

    The Canal Director: Ivan Kavanagh Production company: Park Films Cast: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra Logline: Thriller that relates the sinister history of a home where a murder had taken place at the turn of the century. Status:...
  • Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I

    Hartford's Correspondent Abroad Reports On World War I
    On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive. "Only...
  • Ireland Lures More Productions With Bigger Tax Breaks, Better Facilities

    Last year, Ireland announced that it was upping the ante in the global contest for international film and TV shoots by increasing its tax incentive to 32% beginning next year. But production incentives alone do not a film industry make, as Irish Film...