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EDITORIAL: Legacy Doesn't Disappear
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EDITORIAL: Legacy Doesn't Disappear
The issues swirling around the North right now, its political, social and economic life, seems both new and familiar. There's Brexit and the Protoc...
The Irishman Who Filmed Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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The Irishman Who Filmed Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On September 9, 1945 a cameraman of the United States Army Air Force entered the devastated city of Nagasaki in Japan with a group of American pres...
John Mitchel’s Ireland:  'A most precious union'
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John Mitchel’s Ireland: 'A most precious union'
In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, much has been written with reg...
ADAMS: It Was Truly a Transformative Election
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ADAMS: It Was Truly a Transformative Election
It was never supposed to be like this. I watched with interest as one BBC presenter, reporting on the Assembly election results, told his largely B...
O'SHEA: Putin’s Invasion Was a Massive Miscalculation
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O'SHEA: Putin’s Invasion Was a Massive Miscalculation
I was among the many “experts” convinced that Vladimir Putin would not invade Ukraine. Our thinking still seems logical: why would he attack the se...
AIHS Needs New Leadership, Not Location AIHS Needs New Leadership, Not Location
The recent revelation by President General Michael Higgins of his agenda for the American Irish Historical Society is as regrettable as it is predi...
EDITORIAL: History Is Made 
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EDITORIAL: History Is Made 
When all the votes were counted the view of the past gave way to a view into the future. Voters in Northern Ireland have made history with an Assem...
ADAMS: Candidatitis
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ADAMS: Candidatitis
I first published this article in 2005 and again, slightly amended in 2016. It is dedicated to all candidates from all parties and none, and their ...
KIRWAN: Remembering a Warrior For Us All
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KIRWAN: Remembering a Warrior For Us All
She was known as “the most dangerous woman in the world” and she reveled in the title. The poor and the dispossessed adored her. The rich and the p...
EDITORIAL Time For That Envoy
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EDITORIAL Time For That Envoy
Politics in Northern Ireland could be turned on its head this week. And that's just the politics. Add in the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit and the ...
A Ship and the Embodiment of Irish America's Soul
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A Ship and the Embodiment of Irish America's Soul
Just a couple of weeks ago, on April 14, media outlets were showing dramatic images of the USS The Sullivans, a World War II destroyer that was on ...
ADAMS: May 5th is The Peoples Day
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ADAMS: May 5th is The Peoples Day
It's the final countdown to polling day and the pundits and pollsters are filling the airways and column inches with their take on who will be the ...