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All in the numbers
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All in the numbers
President Obama felt it necessary to remind the world that the United States is still a nation with a triple A rating. Lucky he wasn't thinking in ...
Hugh Carey drew inspiration from his Irish roots
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Hugh Carey drew inspiration from his Irish roots
We mourn the loss of Governor Hugh L. Carey, a great Irish American, humanitarian, statesman and benefactor of America and Ireland. Our paths cross...
Kenny's words will be remembered for decades
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Kenny's words will be remembered for decades
If somebody told you that Ireland was the most anti-Catholic country in the western world, you probablywould rush to get your hearing checked, righ...
The last horseman
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The last horseman
And so, the last of the horsemen has cantered over the horizon. Hugh Carey, former governor of New York, and a member of a group of politicians who...
Boston College probe a threat to oral history research
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Boston College probe a threat to oral history research
Thirty-nine years later, the guard dog wakes up and starts barking. So what's he barking at: the old event, or a new one? In 1972, a widowed mother...
Kenny is riding Ireland's anti-clerical wave
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Kenny is riding Ireland's anti-clerical wave
Political opponents of Enda Kenny, especially Fianna Fáil leaders during the heyday of the late Celtic Tiger, were always inclined to dismiss the M...
A landmark book that leaves readers wanting more
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A landmark book that leaves readers wanting more
They say no man is a prophet in his own land, and that's certainly true of Fr. Sean McManus, a fiery crusader for Ireland who has rattled more cage...
Leaner not meaner
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Leaner not meaner
The battle over spending, taxation and debt that has dominated the headlines in recent days is nothing new in either Washington, or the nation beyo...
Enda Kenny is speaking for all of us
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Enda Kenny is speaking for all of us
Clerical abuse is not a strictly Irish phenomenon. In recent years many thousands of victims in countries across the globe have spoken out against ...
British tabloid culture is all about us
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British tabloid culture is all about us
By all accounts, Rupert Murdoch loves newspapers. And that makes me want to love him, because you can be sure that his advisors, and even his own c...
Kenny's service
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Kenny's service
Taoiseach Enda Kenny's extraordinary broadside at the Vatican would have been unthinkable in Ireland just a handful of years ago. It certainly stan...
After thirty years, finally embracing new home
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After thirty years, finally embracing new home
Mr. Modest didn't come all the way from County Down to break up fights on the Lower East Side. He came to play soccer on a college scholarship. Act...

 

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