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  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Ballyhoo, Ballyfin! Ireland as you've never seen it

    Ballyhoo, Ballyfin! Ireland as you've never seen it
    As the carriage circled the hill, Billy the Irish cob glanced back at Lionel Chadwick, the coachman at Ballyfin manor, as if to say, "I'm ready, old son. What about you?" "Chirrup," clucked Lionel, twitching the reins, the answer he always gives when...
  • UCF football opponent analysis: Penn State

    UCF football opponent analysis: Penn State
    We are less than 60 days away from UCF football jetting off to Ireland for its season opener against Penn State and there are just over 30 days until the start of practice. With that in mind, the Orlando Sentinel got together with beat writers from...
  • Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?

    Walgreen considers headquarters move: Is tax loophole unpatriotic?
    Walgreen Co. is at a crossroads, but it may not be "at the corner of happy and healthy" as its advertising slogan suggests. The nation's largest drugstore chain is considering a move that would allow it to significantly cut its tax bill and increase...
  • Norwegian chief defends plans to launch low-cost airline

    Norwegian chief defends plans to launch low-cost airline
    Norwegian Air Shuttle's plan to launch the biggest low-cost airline crossing the Atlantic took another hit last week when former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the federal government should withhold a permit for the carrier, pending further...
  • AbbVie's $46 billion bid for Irish rival rejected

    Irish pharmaceutical company Shire Plc said Friday it had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from North Chicago-based AbbVie Inc., thwarting, at least for now, the company’s attempt to tap into the London-listed company’s low tax rate....
  • Karlovy Vary Fest Spotlights Variety's Critics' Choice Lineup

    The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year's best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a wide sample of different genres, countries and languages...
  • Garth Brooks 'crushed': Dublin concerts are off, refunds to begin

    It’s crying time on the Emerald Isle: Country music superstar Garth Brooks issued a statement Monday confirming that his five planned concerts in Dublin next week are scrapped, and that ticket refunds for 400,000 ticket buyers will proceed....
  • Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse

    Naples' King a victim of Pendred, Irish curse
    Saturday’s UFC Fight Night from Dublin had plenty of Irish fighters – and all of them were victorious. But considering the deafening home-field advantage the locals had, those fights might as well have been 9,501 against one. Naples’...
  • 'The Divide' on WE tv smartly smudges race, class stereotypes

    In what is becoming something of a monthly ritual, yet another niche network is venturing in from the old film/documentary/reality fringe with a character-driven drama that executives hope will do what "Mad Men" did for AMC. At least with "The Divide,"...
  • BBC Commemorates World War I With Four Years Worth of Programming

    The carnage, horror, bravery and humanity of World War I has inspired such bigscreen fare as "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Paths of Glory" and "Gallipoli" -- and now, as the centenary of the outbreak of the "war to end all wars" approaches on July...