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O'SHEA: Global Warming and the Midterm Elections
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O'SHEA: Global Warming and the Midterm Elections
By far the biggest difference between the two main political parties in America resides in their differing approaches to the threat of global warmi...
EDITORIAL: A Longer Term View
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EDITORIAL: A Longer Term View
In a few days voters in Northern Ireland will go to the polls and elect a new Assembly. That Assembly will, in turn, pave the way for a new Executi...
Adams: Songs and Craic Around Kesh Campfire
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Adams: Songs and Craic Around Kesh Campfire
My recent tales of singsongs in the H Blocks have triggered more reminiscences of other such events. Two in particular stand out. Both were after L...
KIRWAN: An Inevitable Leaving of the Slaney's Banks
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KIRWAN: An Inevitable Leaving of the Slaney's Banks
It was a strange town but everywhere in Ireland was a bit strange in those days. I’m talking about the 1960s and 70s when I knew Wexford best. Then...
EDITORIAL: The New Medieval
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EDITORIAL: The New Medieval
Many have voiced the same expression of disbelief. How can this be happening in 2022, in the 21st Century? We humans like to take comfort in the fa...
O'SHEA: The Challenges Facing the Catholic Church
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O'SHEA: The Challenges Facing the Catholic Church
For the first time in history the number of people in the United States who identify as belonging to a church, mosque or synagogue is less than tho...
ADAMS: Marking the Rising and the Proclamation
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ADAMS: Marking the Rising and the Proclamation
On Easter Sunday Irish republicans across Ireland and globally will commemorate and celebrate the men and women who rose up against the British Emp...
EDITORIAL: A Study in Contrast
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EDITORIAL: A Study in Contrast
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy last week thanked Ireland for its support in an address to the joint houses of the Oireachtas. "From the ve...
KIRWAN: The Siren Song of Punk is Back
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KIRWAN: The Siren Song of Punk is Back
“All I got is three chords and the truth,” Bono famously sang. The rest of us settled for the bare three chords. The truth was a bit cumbersome to ...
ADAMS: Here's A Question for Jeffrey
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ADAMS: Here's A Question for Jeffrey
The democratic question remains the key issue internationally. It has been so since people asserted their right to citizenship. At the heart of tha...
EDITORIAL: Guest Of The Nation
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EDITORIAL: Guest Of The Nation
The visage and voice of Yury Anatoliyevich Filatov are a familiar combination in Ireland of late. Filatov, of course, is Russia's ambassador to Dub...
Remembering Moynihan in his Month of March
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Remembering Moynihan in his Month of March
Daniel Patrick Moynihan was born in March and died in March, the month of Irish Heritage. Bill Cunningham, who served as the senator's chief of sta...