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The race speeds up
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The race speeds up
With just days to go before Irish voters go to the polls to chose a new president, the race to succeed Mary McAleese has gathered pace with two new...
Prohibition of some sort always with us
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Prohibition of some sort always with us
[caption id="attachment_67269" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Al Smith"][/caption] If you missed "Prohibition," the latest PBS masterpiec...
Watching and waiting
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Watching and waiting
The Irish presidency has been going through something of a makeover in recent years, its profile rising even as the profile of the country itself h...
Not much time to right this grave injustice
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Not much time to right this grave injustice
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Words that inspire are still all around
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Words that inspire are still all around
[caption id="attachment_67163" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Lou Gehrig."][/caption] Having the ability to inspire an audience is an abi...
Politics and the presidency
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Politics and the presidency
Whether voters see them as the Magnificent Seven, or the political equivalent of the Seven Dwarfs, Irish voters - at least those citizens that are ...
Why Martin McGuinness should be president
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Why Martin McGuinness should be president
[caption id="attachment_67076" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Martin McGuinness"][/caption] Martin McGuinness has been my friend for almo...
A Ponzi scheme we can live with
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A Ponzi scheme we can live with
It's hard to figure out whether or not Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry wants to get rid of Social Security or not. In his book, the th...
Let's party, and party
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Let's party, and party
As sensible parents well know, it isn't a good idea to give the kids everything they want, especially if they are whining and being petulant. Same ...
A longshoreman's son remembers
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A longshoreman's son remembers
[caption id="attachment_66941" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="John Bowers."][/caption] With American workers under attack today, our chal...
A standout presidential election year
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A standout presidential election year
[caption id="attachment_66938" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Douglas Hyde."][/caption] On October 27 there will be an election in Irelan...
A peculiar passivity
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A peculiar passivity
The Irish presidential election field is growing by the day and now numbers enough candidates and would-be candidates to fill out a rugby scrum. Th...

 

 

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