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Our dying planet
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Our dying planet
Regardless of who wins what in the world’s political life we can be sure of one thing: life on earth will suffer. In recent days Brazilian voters, ...
Maybe next time
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Maybe next time
Michael D. Higgins is poised to serve another seven years as Irish president. That’s just fine. He has done a pretty good job in his first seven ye...
Editorial Oct 10-17 2018: Rift and Drift
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Editorial Oct 10-17 2018: Rift and Drift
Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, delivered Ireland’s address to the recent opening of the United Nations General As...
Editorial Oct 3-9 2018: A time for good men
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Editorial Oct 3-9 2018: A time for good men
There is a classic scene in the movie “A Few Good Men” in which Jack Nicholson’s character, a crusty Marine colonel, goes off the rails and, well, ...
Editorial Sept 19-25 2018: Hurricanes Once A Year Now
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Editorial Sept 19-25 2018: Hurricanes Once A Year Now
Exactly a year ago the Echo reported on page one about efforts underway by the Ancient Order of Hibernians to aid fellow Hibernians affected by Hur...
Editorial Sept 12-18 2018: Caring for 9/11 Responders
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Editorial Sept 12-18 2018: Caring for 9/11 Responders
In the days and weeks after 9/11, the 17th anniversary of which we are marking this week, dedicated first responders from all over the tri-state ar...
Editorial Aug 22-28 2018: Mean and Meaner
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Editorial Aug 22-28 2018: Mean and Meaner
Memo to the huddled masses: Don’t get too cozy! Immigrating to America has never come with a cast iron guarantee that all will be well for the rest...
Editorial Aug 1-7 2018: Bloviating Pols, Farting Cows
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Editorial Aug 1-7 2018: Bloviating Pols, Farting Cows
In the larger sense there are three ways that we deal with danger. We might whistle past the graveyard pretending that there is nothing that we sho...
Guilfoyle, O’Leary’s CD is sure to delight
Arts & Leisure
Guilfoyle, O’Leary’s CD is sure to delight
If it’s late August it means the Fleadh is over and congratulations are in order! Earlier in the month, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann branches from t...
Margaret Thatcher
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Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher grew up as the daughter of a greengrocer. And just as you can wander through a grocery and pick and choose the items that you lik...
A tricky task
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A tricky task
Who would want to be responsible for steering the course of that leaking tub Europe right now? No country in its right mind, some would say. But th...
Marking 85
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Marking 85
Funny, but we don't feel our age. The turning of the year has brought the Echo so something of a landmark. This is our 85th year of publication, th...