By Gerry O'Shea

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O'SHEA: The Many Tragedies of the Gaza Conflict O'SHEA: The Many Tragedies of the Gaza Conflict
James Baldwin, the great writer and civil rights leader, reflecting on the origin of most wars wrote, "People are trapped in history and history is...
O'SHEA: Looking Ahead to the 2024 Election    
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O'SHEA: Looking Ahead to the 2024 Election    
Senator Mitt Romney, in announcing recently his retirement from the Senate, suggested that the two current likely major-party nominees for the pres...
O'SHEA: The Irish Republic Real and Imagined
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O'SHEA: The Irish Republic Real and Imagined
"Up the Republic, they raise their battle cry, "Pearse and McDermott will pray for you on high" From “Legion of the Rearguard” – a Republican Civil...
O'SHEA: The Mystery that is Artificial Intelligence
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O'SHEA: The Mystery that is Artificial Intelligence
Thinking machines are being constructed in Silicon Valley by a few teams of men with a scattering of women that could solve many of the problems of...
O'SHEA: Child Rearing in 20th Century Ireland
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O'SHEA: Child Rearing in 20th Century Ireland
It is a truism accepted in most cultures that children thrive in a supportive family and in a community where they feel valued and encouraged. The ...
OSHEA: Strong Trade Unions Needed in America
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OSHEA: Strong Trade Unions Needed in America
In John Lennon’s fine album titled “Working Class Hero” he bemoans the betrayal of the American working class, “duped by religion, sex and TV” into...
O'SHEA: The Lundy Principle in Northern Ireland
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O'SHEA: The Lundy Principle in Northern Ireland
In times of crisis, unionism still reverts to the Lundy principle and the predictable rhetoric it entails. In the siege of Derry in 1688 the Cathol...
O'SHEA: The Big Lie Rolls On And On
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O'SHEA: The Big Lie Rolls On And On
In a conversation last year between China’s President Xi and President Biden, the Chinese leader commented that democratic systems of government ar...
O'SHEA: Revolutions and the Modern Era
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O'SHEA: Revolutions and the Modern Era
Most historians agree that two Revolutions at the end of the 18th century ushered in the modern era. The Americans sent the British home and put th...
O'SHEA: Keenly Anticipating the All-Ireland Football Final
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O'SHEA: Keenly Anticipating the All-Ireland Football Final
Monaghan and Derry had nearly all the support of unconnected football followers in their recent semi-final clashes with Dublin and Kerry. Outsiders...
O'SHEA: The Legacy of Racism and Slavery in Ireland
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O'SHEA: The Legacy of Racism and Slavery in Ireland
The Berkeley Library in Trinity College Dublin was built in the late 1960s and in 1978 it was named after one of its famous graduates, George Berke...
O'SHEA: So What was Donald Trump Thinking?
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O'SHEA: So What was Donald Trump Thinking?
Reading the 44-page indictment document prepared by Special Prosecutor, Jack Smith, one question kept recurring to me: what was Donald Trump thinki...

 

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