COPLEY SQUARE — Over 700 corporate leaders and friends of Ireland gathered at the Westin Copley Place for The Ireland Funds 42nd Boston Gala in support of charitable, cultural and educational causes across the island of Ireland and locally in Massachusetts.  Caitriona Fottrell, President & CEO of The Ireland Funds and Gene McQuade, chair of The Ireland Funds America, welcomed those gathered and spoke of the importance of Boston to the history and future of The Ireland Funds. The…

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BOSTON — More than 250 guests attended the Irish Cultural Center’s event for the inaugural Brian J. Donnelly Award for Leadership in Public Service, which was given to former state representative James T. Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council. Held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, the event recognized the work of former US Reprensentative Donnelly who, like Jim Brett, had deep roots in Dorchester. Donnelly, who served in Congress…

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DORCHESTER — The annual St. Patrick’s Day weekend breakfast that is held to raise money for the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. in the parish hall of the old St. Margaret’s Church (St. Mother Teresa Parish) in Dorchester. The lively annual breakfast takes place right next to the actual food pantry and raises more than $100,000 annually to support the local community. If the name…

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SEAPORT — 300 guests attended the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club’s 47th annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, which was held at the Omni Boston Hotel. John Tobin served as the emcee and comedian Corey Rodrigues offered some good humored entertainment. Guests included Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Father Joe White, Robert Lewis, Josh Davis, and several elected officials. The Youth of the Year award was given to Brille Jean, a 17-year-old junior at…

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