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O'SHEA: Irish Catholicism — the Old and the New
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O'SHEA: Irish Catholicism — the Old and the New
I was an altar boy in the community where I grew up in the 1950s. I recall well the opening prayers at Mass. Priest: Introibo ad altare Dei (Transl...
KIRWAN: Remember the Lost, Commemorate the Survivors
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KIRWAN: Remember the Lost, Commemorate the Survivors
I was checking the Mets box score when the plane thundered overhead. I slammed my forehead onto the table, certain my building would be hit. Moment...
A Look Back at Internment And Its Calamitous Fallout
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A Look Back at Internment And Its Calamitous Fallout
When Northern Ireland’s Prime Minister Brian Faulkner commenced internment, known as Operation Demetrius, on August 9, 1971, he said the goal was s...
LARRY KIRWAN: History and the 'What If' Factor LARRY KIRWAN: History and the 'What If' Factor
I’ve always been interested in political history, particularly when an interesting or controversial character is involved. Michael Collins and Dr. ...
EDITORIAL: Irish aid agency Concern's plea for Haiti deserves sympathetic ear
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EDITORIAL: Irish aid agency Concern's plea for Haiti deserves sympathetic ear
If Afghanistan has a troubled history then Haiti and its people well understand what that entails. And if Afghanistan is this week going through tr...
EDITORIAL: Afghanistan images reflect twenty year failure
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EDITORIAL: Afghanistan images reflect twenty year failure
Afghans, desperate for escape, hanging from an American plane in Kabul. Desperate South Vietnamese clamoring at the gates of the U.S. embassy. Some...
ENDORSEMENT: Adams is Top Rank
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ENDORSEMENT: Adams is Top Rank
Three times in the last forty years, Ireland has forced its way to the very front of the U.S. political agenda. The first time was during the bitte...
Making America United Again
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Making America United Again
Perhaps, even with just one and without the other, 2020 was always going to be a stressful year. But we have both: Covid-19 and Election 2020, a pr...
Letter to the Editor
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Letter to the Editor
Engel's Unwavering Support Editor: While not personally living in Rep. Eliot Engel's Bronx-Westchester 16th Congressional District I believe it imp...
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EDITORIAL Four More Years Senator for the Diaspora Billy Lawless was frustrated by his inability to vote as a member of Seanad Eireann in the recen...
Empire, Europe, Ennui
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Empire, Europe, Ennui
There was a time when the object of the exercise was to make as much of the global map as possible be England. Those who take an interest in histor...
A Helping Hand
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A Helping Hand
The return of devolved government and power sharing in Northern Ireland is to be warmly welcomed. The North had been without a functioning Executiv...