23rd May 2008


Look West for Business
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Obama to Address Irish Forum?
SENATOR Barack Obama may yet attend the 2008 Irish American Presidential Forum, depending on his schedule and whether his likely opponent Senator John McCain also participates.

An Irish Family of U.S. Patriots
Irish immigrants Joe and Bridget Roughneen have four sons, all of whom have served (or are still serving) in Iraq. The eldest, Tom, is now running for Congress. APRIL DREW meets the proud family and talks to the candidate.

Kennedy Illness Shocks Irish America

SENATOR Edward Kennedy, 76, who was diagnosed with brain cancer on Tuesday, is in the thoughts of Irish Americas around the country, and fans of the Kennedy family in Ireland.

Irish Voice Classifieds


Daniel Does America
Daniel O’Donnell has captivated a generation of Irish and American fans with his melodic voice and his homespun charm. This month he’s touring the U.S. and bringing the singing talent that made him famous to an ever-growing fan base. CAHIR O'DOHERTY talks to an Irish legend about his career, his marriage and the road ahead.

The Bells Are Finally Ringing

BELL X1 is intent on breaking America, and it would appear as though they are succeeding. They just released a fantastic alt-rock CD, Flock, which is easily one of the coolest offerings this columnist has heard all year.


The Cathal Dervan Column: Speaking Trapish, Daring to Dream
A CONVERSATION about the new Ireland goalkeeper Kieren Westwood ended late on Monday night with Giovanni Trapattoni talking about the Celtic winger Aiden McGeady, a conversation that, like the movie, was lost in translation.

New Venue, Opponent for Moore
UNBEATEN light middleweight James Moore (15-0, 10 KOs) has had a change of opponent for his ESPN 2 debut fight on June 4. Out is Ishmail Arvin and in is Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado, (9-2, 6 KOs).

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Flyaway winner announced
Pat Riley has won the March/April 2008 flyaway competition sponsored by AerLingus.
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Niall O'Dowd: Why Obama Needs Ted

THE presidency of a Barack Obama or John McCain will look very different if Ted Kennedy is not in the U.S. Senate.

Cormac MacConnell: The Truth About Adam and Eve
SOMETHING serious, thought Father Ahern, as he saw big Straight Dillon coming up to the door of the parochial house under his wide-brimmed hat.

John Spain: Now for the Good News
The economic news out of Ireland for the past six months or more has been uniformly bad - the property market collapse, factory closures, jobs vanishing to cheaper locations in Eastern Europe, unemployment figures climbing.


Inverness City Break - from $425
Capital of the Highlands and the only major urban center in the region, Inverness is an obvious springboard for exploring more remote areas. If you prefer your holiday at a slower pace, the region's many historical sites, remote castles, distinctive culture and language and welcoming towns also prove a major draw in their own right.

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