Easter Rising Way: some 300 people turned out for the renaming of the pedestrian walkway in Queens

New York has a new street: Easter Rising Way. The “step street” in Maspeth in the borough of Queens was officially unveiled at a naming ceremony on S(...)

Currently known as “step street”, Easter Rising Way will be a pedestrian staircase that runs along 53rd Avenue, from 65th Place to 64th Street in west Queens.

New York is to name a street to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. “Easter Rising Way” in Maspeth, Queens will be named in a formal ceremony on(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told New York gathering it was “no accident” the US was the only country mentioned in  1916 Proclamation: five of  seven signatories  had spent time in  US. Photograph: James Higgins

Matthias “Matty” Reilly does not believe that the 1916 Proclamation will be fully realised until there is a united Ireland. The 75-year-old Fermana(...)

Boston Pride, an equal rights group, march with a rainbow flag during the Peace Parade in Boston yesterday. The parade follwed the traditional St Patrick’s Day Parade, which prohibits gays to march if they carry banners or signs proclaiming their sexual orientation. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times

Guinness has pulled its sponsorship of New York City’s parade joining with New York mayor Bill de Blasio in boycotting the event over the ban o(...)