John Fitzpatrick: “Guests are going to want something more than a mint on their pillow when the restrictions are lifted.”  Photograph: James Higgins

Irish hotelier John Fitzpatrick is planning a series of changes to how his two hotels in New York operate in preparation for the lifting of lockdown r(...)

The funds is seeking to recover damages of $958,000 and exemplary damages of $1.9 million against Karla Stover, formerly the charity’s director of its Texas region.

The amount allegedly embezzled from the Ireland Funds America between 2015 and 2017 was $711,875, (€639,560) according to latest filings for the New (...)

The Fitzpatrick Killiney Castle Hotel in south Dublin.

A major refurbishment programme contributed to pre-tax profits declining marginally at the four-star Fitzpatrick Castle hotel in Killiney, south Dubli(...)

Waterford TD  John Deasy has called for the entire Waterford Fine Gael organisation to be suspended and for party headquarters to intervene in the constituency. File image: Stephen Collins / Collins Photos

An unsuccessful local election candidate in Waterford has said that she intends to make a formal complaint to the party over alleged bullying and inti(...)

Elaine Fitzgerald and John Fitzpatrick, director of Cork Choral festival. Photograph: Barry Roche

Some 50,000 visitors are expected to attend over 100 scheduled events which are part of the Cork International Choral Festivaland this weekend The fe(...)

David Cronin, newly appointed as president and chief executive of the Ireland Funds America.

The Ireland Funds America has appointed David Cronin as its new president and chief executive. He takes over a role that was held until recently by Ki(...)

Dunnamaggin players celebrate after beating Castleblayney to win All-Ireland Junior Hurling Championship. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling final: Dunnamaggin 1-17 Castleblayney 1-13 Dunnamaggin have claimed the AIB All-Ireland Junior Intermediate Club (...)

The new controversialist: Shane Coleman. Photograph: Newstalk

As he settles into his on-air partnership with new co-presenter Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk Breakfast (weekdays), Shane Coleman has been recalibrating (...)

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A former Dallas-based employee of the American Ireland Fund (AIF) and her son have denied allegations that they stole from the charity. Karla D Stov(...)

John Fitzpatrick, chairman of the Ireland Funds, said the charity had retained an outside law firm to conduct an independent review.

Over the course of its 42-year history, the Ireland Funds, in its various guises, has been a force for a lot of good on this island, raising about $60(...)

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