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Deferential Duff started worldwide movement
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Deferential Duff started worldwide movement
Frank Duff joined the civil service in Dublin in 1908, and his most interesting work in his early career there was on the land acts: "a revolution,...
O Grada and Donnelly dazzle in house concert
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O Grada and Donnelly dazzle in house concert
Every so often, I encounter a newspaper review so stupefyingly stupid that I wonder if the writer and his or her editor forgot their meds at the sa...
Remembering my first job in New York
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Remembering my first job in New York
I remember when I arrived in New York for the first time. I had my J1 visa in my passport, $1000 in my pocket and my head was full of my American d...
Irish pols choose their inspirations
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Irish pols choose their inspirations
The Roscommon-born Fr. Michael O'Flanagan is one of the great mavericks in Irish political history. A vice-president of Sinn Féin during the tumult...
Make a date to see ‘Tryst’
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Make a date to see ‘Tryst’
Tryst By Karoline Leach • Director: Joe Brancato • Irish Repertory Theatre • Through August 2, 2011) The Irish Repertory Theatre, confronted with a...
Blame Billy, Brendan, and Andy at Folk City
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Blame Billy, Brendan, and Andy at Folk City
In the late 1970s, on the night of St. Patrick's Day, I saw The Irish Tradition, a trio comprising button accordionist Billy McComiskey, fiddler Br...
Weiner fell victim to  zeal of the convert
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Weiner fell victim to zeal of the convert
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Between the Lines / By Peter McDermott I'm a sucker for conversion stories: paths from non-belief to belief, ...
Moloney's powerful in 'Eva'
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Moloney's powerful in 'Eva'
Eva the Chaste By Barbara Hammond • With Aedin Moloney • Directed by John Keating • Fallen Angel Theatre Company, lurman Theatre, Theatre Row, NYC ...
Potter’s mysterious magic
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Potter’s mysterious magic
Irish "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" castmates Domhnall Gleeson and Evanna Lynch say they remain enchanted with the magical world created f...
Moloney opens new Dublin-set play Off Broadway
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Moloney opens new Dublin-set play Off Broadway
(Novelist Colum McCann will lead a talk-back session after Tuesday night's performance of "Eva the Chaste." PHOTOCALL) It's difficult to imagine th...
My Irish and American identities
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My Irish and American identities
New York is so quiet during the summer, but it’s nice to have a break from teaching classes, attending events, dinner dances etc. and to spend time...
This production 'Measures' up
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This production 'Measures' up
Measure for Measure By William Shakespeare • Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, NYC • Through July ...