He has been involved in journalism for over four decades and has penned columns for both that the Andersonstown News and the former daily Irish language newspaper Lá.
He is the author of several books in Irish and English including ‘Ceap Cuddles’ and ‘Belfast’s Dome of Delight’.
He has served in politics for Sinn Féin both in Belfast City Council and in the power-sharing Executive at Stormont.
As co-founder of events company Aisling Events, he has hosted a range of transatlantic conferences including the Big Irish Campfire, the New York-New Belfast Conference and the Belfast International Homecoming.
He is the proud recipient of a Honorary Doctorate from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, USA.
For a decade and more, Irish American Bostonians Mayor Marty Walsh and his chief corporate counsel, Eugene O’Flaherty, have been inseparable.
The death has taken place at the Mater Hospital in Belfast of Albert Fry (81), Antrim footballer, Irish teacher, engineer and singer.
An American buddy took me on a walk over the Giant's Ring in South Belfast last week and we got to talking about this US Envoy business. What, my fellow-flâneur wondered, would an Envoy possibly do?
Calling all Belfast night owls: join me for tree talk and culture showcase at the witching hour on Friday 23.
Predicted storms permitting, art-lovers have until 4pm tomorrow (Sunday) to enjoy a new exhibition in the alleyways of South Belfast.
My people! was my immediate reaction on being gifted a copy of Paisanos (literally, fellow-countrymen) which tells the tale of the forgotten Irish who left their mark on the independence struggle of Latin America.
For many, St Patrick's Day 2021 will mark the first anniversary of the arrival of the awful virus which locked down our lives, cut us off from our neighbours and shuttered the places in which we gathered to make merry.
Just when we were expecting the starting gun for the SRAR Craic 10K last St Patrick's Day, we heard instead the sirens wail; Covid-19 was in the house.
As America opens a new chapter with the election of President Biden and Vice President Harris, here’s our appeal to the administration for the appointment of a Northern Ireland Peace and Economic Envoy at the earliest possible opportunity. It’s published simultaneously with our New York sister paper, The Irish Echo
My favourite event of the Irish Echo calendar is the annual 40 under 40 hooley saluting America's fabbest young leaders who have Ireland etched on their soul.
Amid the turbulence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the environmental treasures of West Belfast have been coming into their own.
The bighearted Belfast public has smashed the £10,000 fundraising target set by supporters of the Donegall Pass multi-cultural centre torched by racists on Thursday night past. By 3pm Sunday, almost £56,000 had been donated to the Justgiving appeal.
Trailblazing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who forged the Sister City agreement with Belfast in 2014, has been tapped by US President-Elect Joe Biden to serve as his Labour Secretary.
An explosive new book on the banned Harry Clarke stained glass window, created for the International Labour Court in Geneva in 1930, has sparked calls for the promotion of a West Belfast masterpiece by the famed artist.
From growing up in war-torn Andersonstown during the seventies to the £750m purchases of London's swankiest hotels is quite the journey but the story of how Paddy McKillen held on those establishments is an even greater adventure.