Opinion

The 1981 Hunger Strikes Transformed Irish America
Homepage
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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'
Opinion
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
Opinion
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...
KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
Opinion
KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
Isn’t it a terrible thing to open the New York Times and read the obituary of a friend, especially one you haven’t thought about in donkey’s years?...
O'SHEA:  Ireland's Partition and the Treaty that Followed O'SHEA: Ireland's Partition and the Treaty that Followed
A historic debate took place in the Irish parliament a hundred years ago about whether to accept or reject the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which was negoti...
EDITORIAL: Reimagining Immigration EDITORIAL: Reimagining Immigration
There was a most interesting report on the front page of the New York Times last week headed: "Contending With the Pandemic, Wealthy Nations Wage G...
ADAMS: Gaels Call for a Citizens Assembly
Opinion
ADAMS: Gaels Call for a Citizens Assembly
In a powerful video message 12,000 Ulster Gaels are appealing to our fellow Gaels in Munster, Leinster and Connaught to sign and endorse a letter t...