Around the Town

Q.  I have just been granted permanent resident status in the US. Can you give a summary of my rights and responsibilities regarding such issues as travel abroad, reentering the US, losing my green card, and registering for service in the armed forces... Read more
Mike Sheehan found himself in a quandary a few years back. As he approached his 60th year, still able-bodied and holding a resume packed with major-league accomplishments, he was unemployed and at sixes and sevens as to what to do next. Not used to that... Read more
On June 19, the Rian Immigrant Center partnered with Boston Irish and Irish Network Boston to virtually host a vital community discussion on Black Lives Matter. The event was an opportunity for the Irish and Irish American community in Boston to engage... Read more
Dr. Katie Conboy, late of Milton, has spent the summer settling in at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, where, on June 1, she took office as the institution’s 14th president. In a letter to the college community welcoming her, Gretchen Flicker... Read more
My name’s Tim O’Brien. I’m 23 years old and I’m from Dublin. I studied Commerce at University College Dublin, and I graduated in 2019. I had applied for a number of graduate positions based in Dublin during my final year, but I always knew that I wanted... Read more
Scituate Easter Rising Monument Committee has announced that the informal dedication of the six foot by four foot granite monument with the words of the Proclamation engraved upon it will be taking place on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 1:00 in the... Read more
Chairman Neal Statement on UK-EU BrexitNegotiations   SPRINGFIELD, MA – Sept 8, 2020- Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement on Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the United... Read more
  Upon his arrival in the US, Eric Murray sourced a placement almost immediately. With his attractive resume and the assistance of Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center) staff, Eric commenced his internship at Arbella... Read more
Q. I’m a US citizen who is engaged to be married to a man from Ireland.  He is there now and we want to live in the US after we’re married.  Can he just come here as a visitor on the 90-day visa waiver, get married, and apply for a green card?  Or can we... Read more
by Ed Forry As a college student growing up in Dorchester, I had the good fortune of working for the “P. O.” while I was in school. In those years, many people worked in seasonal, 15-day jobs at Christmas, helping to carry the high volume of Christmas... Read more
  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!Virtual Celtic Connections Conference, available online July 31-August 31, 2020 Join us on a virtual “Journey Home” and learn more about researching your family history! ALL THIS FOR ONLY $99 (USD): • On-demand presentations –... Read more
Jean Kennedy Smith, the second youngest, and the last survivor, of the nine children of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, died on June 18 at her home in Manhattan. She was 92. Ms. Smith, a graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, married a... Read more
In the absence of the Pride Parade this year, members of the ‘Irish for Pride’ group still came together on June 13 to celebrate the event virtually as a way to demonstrate their ongoing support and commitment to equality and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+... Read more
As a third-year student in Computer Technologies at Ulster University, Rebekah Richmond took full advantage of the opportunities provided to her on her J-1 visa, completing a software engineering internship in Greater Boston. Growing up in a small village... Read more
Steve Greeley of Scituate, the Boston-based vice president of the Ireland Funds, stepped down from that post effective June 30. “After nearly twelve wonderful years at The Ireland Funds, and with my 68th birthday approaching, it’s time,” he said. “My... Read more
The Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton opened for outdoor dining last month. “Going forward, the center will be open every weekend for dinner, with plans to add Sunday lunch sometime in the very near future,” said Maudy Dooher, Director of... Read more
Despite a worldwide disruption in air travel caused by the pandemic, Boston’s Logan Airport has sustained its role as a “Gateway City” for passengers to and from Ireland. Although Aer Lingus canceled its Shannon route, a reduced schedule of flights to... Read more
Shane Caffrey, Vice Counsel General of Ireland in Boston
While Boston has long been a place of refuge and sanctuary for Irish emigrants, it is also a place where the Irish have thrived, prospered, and become an integral part of the fabric of this great city. In times gone by, when the going got tough, this... Read more