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Peter McDermott

Peter McDermott has contributed over the years to a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and periodicals, some of which still exist. He began writing for New York-based papers in the mid-1990s, and joined the Irish Echo’s full-time editorial staff in 2004. He was born and raised in Dublin and is a graduate of UCD. 

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A Great War veteran's 'riveting' and 'poignant' tale A Great War veteran's 'riveting' and 'poignant' tale
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David Baum was the ideal person on the scene to assist and to report what he’d witnessed. He’d gone to the Hyland Park Fourth of July parade as a p...

 

 

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