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2012-05-24 02:27:10

SANTA MONICA, California, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Barack Obama is one of history's three greatest political leaders with Irish ancestry, according to an international poll. John F Kennedy, however, is voted the greatest such leader, ahead of Ronald Reagan second and Obama third, in an online poll of over 4,000 Americans and Britons conducted by YouGov for the genealogy site findmypast.com [http://www.findmypast.com ] and its Irish partner, findmypast.ie...

2012-04-02 10:22:37

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IrishCentral.com, a leading news website for all things Irish, announced it has now passed the marker of 1 million unique visitors per month. The site has been visited by over 10 million people over the last 12 months, making it the fastest growing Irish Diaspora website in the world. The site launched on St. Patrick's Day, 2009 and has continued to expand its global reach from its New York City headquarters. "This is a huge milestone for us," said...

2012-02-22 08:41:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March as...

2012-02-07 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC's Rabbi David Rosen urged the UN General Assembly today to protect the quest for Arab-Israeli peace from extremists' assaults by giving more power to "religiously responsible voices." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "If we don't want religion to be 'part of the problem,' the answer cannot be to ignore it, as political leaders seeking a solution to the conflict have often done in the past," said Rosen, AJC's...

2012-01-31 14:49:00

The Journey to Justice: An American Slave and an Irish Patriot CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Old St. Patrick's Church hosts the 16th annual Siamsa na nGael program entitled "The Journey to Justice: The story of An American Slave and an Irish Patriot." Throughout the program you will hear stories of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Statesman and Daniel O'Connell, the Liberator of Ireland. From haunting, heart-wrenching melodies to rousing Gospel...

2012-01-26 07:05:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, was presented on Tuesday, January 24 with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta's (PBP-ATL) "Special Appreciation" award for donating Passport(TM), its patent-pending technology platform, and its matter management system to the organization. PBP-ATL, a nonprofit organization founded and run by a consortium of legal executives and attorneys from several Atlanta-based...

2012-01-25 12:30:00

D.C.-based Washington Women in PR Inducts Board with Keynote from Kiki McLean WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR), the premier resource for communications professionals in the nation's capital, announced its 2012 board of directors to serve its over 300 member organization during its annual meeting at the National Press Club today. The slate is as follows: Board Position Board Member...

2012-01-24 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17): 2012 Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on...

2012-01-18 06:40:00

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When Mary Sullivan, a homeowner with a needy property in a desirable coastal location, saw the work of Davitt Design Build, only one thing crossed her mind: "That's the kind of company I want to rebuild our home." And rebuild they did. Davitt turned Sullivan's modest "fishing shack" on the verge of demolition into their waterfront dream home. "We're just so happy with the work," she says, with excitement. "We built our retirement home a...

2011-09-09 09:39:00

Ireland's President and Prime Minister to join U.S. Ambassador during commemoration for all lives lost including over 1,000 of Irish descent NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ireland's solidarity with the United States and the tragic loss of almost 3,000 lives on 9/11 - over one third of whom were of Irish descent - will be marked with the world premiere of a poignant Irish lament in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday. Performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra in front of a...