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 Challenges in the Year Ahead  Challenges in the Year Ahead
As the final days of 2021 were being counted down a number of communities in Colorado were reminded, cruelly, of how much of what happens in this w...
Envisioning a Bold Future for the AIHS Envisioning a Bold Future for the AIHS
This year marks the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the American Irish Historical Society. In a time of ethnic and nati...
ADAMS: Nollag Shona Daoibhse Go Leir
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ADAMS: Nollag Shona Daoibhse Go Leir
I like Christmas. I like the Christmas story. Joseph and Mary and the wee donkey fleeing from the Roman occupation forces. The baby Jesus being bor...
EDITORIAL: A Viral Grinch At Christmas
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EDITORIAL: A Viral Grinch At Christmas
Not too long ago there was an expectation that Christmas 2021 would be more "normal" than Christmas 2020. And in significant ways it will be as, un...
The 1981 Hunger Strikes Transformed Irish America
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The 1981 Hunger Strikes Transformed Irish America
Almost overlooked, in this 40th anniversary year, is the historic American legacy which the 1981 Hunger Strikers inspired. British officials who pl...
O'SHEA: Widespread Poverty Amid Vast Riches
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O'SHEA: Widespread Poverty Amid Vast Riches
I recall a philosophy professor from County Mayo, Fr. Brian Dunleavy, teaching a class on the subject of mistakes in reasoning, more formally calle...
KIRWAN:  Joy and Sadness of the Emigrant's Christmas
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KIRWAN: Joy and Sadness of the Emigrant's Christmas
Christmas! The very sound of the word can set the heart thumping, and yet there’s a vague unease associated with the word too, especially for the e...
ADAMS: Croí na Carraige - Investing in Our Young
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ADAMS: Croí na Carraige - Investing in Our Young
Recently I met with activists involved in the Glór na Móna project in West Belfast. Along with the local MLA, Aisling Reilly, they briefed us on th...
EDITORIAL: All We Want.... EDITORIAL: All We Want....
As the song line goes, "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." If only it was something so simple on the eve of Christmas, 2021. A new ve...
O'SHEA:  And Speaking of a Speaker McCarthy
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O'SHEA: And Speaking of a Speaker McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives and a very ambitious man, sees himself on the cusp of a major positive career...
ADAMS: Early On a December Morn'
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ADAMS: Early On a December Morn'
THE TREATY In the early hours of 6 December 1921 the Irish delegates taking part in the negotiations with the British government signed The Anglo I...
EDITORIAL: Unfortunate Tenement Timing
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EDITORIAL: Unfortunate Tenement Timing
The story appeared in the New York Times early in June. The Tenement Museum on Manhattan's Lower East Side, like all institutions open to the publi...

 

 

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