Irish-born Congressman whose daughter died during campaign wins primary

Sean Casten, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, won the Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional District of Illinois yesterday, June 28, beating out Marie Newman and Charles Hughes. Casten, who first entered office in 2019, won by a wide margin, capturing 42,685 of the 62,686 total votes, according to Ballotpedia. “Tonight, the people of … Read more

150-year-old “The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain” burnt to the ground

St. Colman Catholic Church, known as “The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain”, near Shady Spring, West Virginia, has been burned to the ground. Police are investigating the destruction of the Church, dating back to 1877, as arson.  The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department arrived to the scene Sunday morning. As of yet, the authorities have … Read more

Nine reasons why Guinness Is the most underrated beer | IrishCentral.com

One of Ireland’s oldest beers, and most internationally recognized logos, here are some reasons why Guinness is highly underrated. Guinness Brewery was established at St James’ Gate in Dublin by Arthur Guinness in 1759. Since then it has transformed itself from humble beginnings at a run-down brewery into a global success being available in over … Read more

WATCH: Lewis Capaldi gets surprise “Mega Pint” of Guinness in Belfast

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi got a “mega” surprise when he ordered a pint of Guinness at a bar in Belfast.  Capaldi, the 25-year-old singer from Glasgow, Scotland, was in Northern Ireland to perform at the Belsonic Festival at Ormeau Park, his biggest ever headline gig in Belfast. Following his performance on Sunday, Capaldi and his … Read more

Irish woman swims around New York in honor of late brother Anthony Foley

The sister of former Irish rugby international Anthony Foley has swum around Manhattan Island in memory of her late brother.  Rosie Foley and her friend Andrea Newport completed the 28.5-mile swim in eight hours and 28 minutes, swimming under all 20 bridges connected to Manhattan.  Speaking after completing the swim, Rosie said she felt “privileged” … Read more

The tragedy behind how abortion became legal in Ireland

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “A New Ireland” (Skyhorse Publishing) by Niall O’Dowd, founder of IrishCentral. “Ireland Murders Pregnant Indian Dentist.” – India Times “This is a Catholic country, we don’t allow abortion.” – Irish midwife to Savita Halappanavar as she lay dying after a pregnancy gone wrong. Soon after he was elected … Read more

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