Annie Moore

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What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Annie Moore from Co Cork was the first immigrant to enter the United States through Ellis Island immigration point. This photograph, originally in black and white, was taken by Lewis Hine 30 years later. Photograph: New York Public Library

The day Annie Moore landed on Ellis Island in 1892 she was just 17½ years old. The girl from Co Cork, who arrived with her brothers Philip and Anthony(...)

Statue in Cobh, Co Cork, of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island, and her brothers: she settled in the Lower East Side of New York

There are many theories about how a young woman from Co Cork became the first new arrival ever processed at Ellis Island in New York, when the immigr(...)

I found myself at the Ellis Island museum last month staring at the statue of 17-year-old Annie Moore from Cork the first person to be processed throu(...)

 Children stand on top of a track at a makeshift refugee camp at the port of Piraeus.  EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI

Last week TD Mick Wallace told the story of a 15-year-old refugee whom he met in Calais. The boy’s parents and siblings had been killed in Afghanistan(...)

Paul Linehan (Annie Moore’s Irish relative), genealogist Megan Smokenyak and Michael Schulman (Annie Moore’s American relative) with a photograph of Annie Moore arriving at Ellis Island on January 1st, 1892 with her brothers, Anthony and Philip. Photograph: Megan Smolenyak

An Irish descendant of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island, has spoken about meeting Moore’s American relatives for the fir(...)

US president Barack Obama accepts a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

My history professor called them gobbets. They were short excerpts from momentous political speeches or texts to dissect: a what-they-said/ what-they-(...)

Annie Moore’s relatives Noel Brett, Tom Long, Eilish Brett, Lila Long and Frank Brett at her statue in Cobh. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

She’s been the symbol of generations of Irish emigrants full of hope leaving home to carve out a new life in America. But it is only now – almost 125 (...)

The Edge, Yoko Ono and Bono stand infront of a tapestry in memory of John Lennon at Ellis Island. Photograph: Edu Bayer

U2’s Bono claimed John Lennon and the rest of The Beatles as Irish at a ceremony on Ellis Island off New York City to unveil a giant tapestry marking (...)

CHQ Building in the IFSC. Photograph: David Sleator

Neville Isdell, the former Coca-Cola chief executive who owns the CHQ building in Dublin, says work will soon begin on transforming the underground va(...)