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Holy Week
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Holy Week
The week leading up to Easter Sunday is a preeminent one for Christians all over the world. In Ireland, it has long been associated with the prayer...
AOH readies to mark 175 years in America
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AOH readies to mark 175 years in America
At a recent meeting at Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, chaired by past national president Ed Wallace with co-chair Tom Beirne, New Yo...
King, Smith are giving voice to different views
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King, Smith are giving voice to different views
A hearing recently held by the House Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Congressman Peter King, drew media criticism for its topic: the potent...
The words we should never have to hear
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The words we should never have to hear
Reporters of a certain age will tell you of a time in the Northern Ireland conflict when words of condemnation scarcely had time to dry on the page...
More faith than intelligent design
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More faith than intelligent design
Grace operates in strange ways, especially in explaining a revived appreciation of religion on the part of one of the most successful figures in th...
Pomp and pop
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Pomp and pop
Ireland is about to be presented with a rare study in contrast: a back to back visit by a British queen and an American president. For those who ar...
Less dogma, more dialogue needed in economics
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Less dogma, more dialogue needed in economics
By Peter McDermott In a July 2007 speech to a gathering of trade unionists, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said: "Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and mo...
Irish-Mexican alliance in a new time of need
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Irish-Mexican alliance in a new time of need
By T.J. English Irish Americans and the Mexican people are attached at the hip. In many ways, the template laid down by Irish immigrants in the 19t...
Dying does not end my mother's story
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Dying does not end my mother's story
By Earle Hitchner Nov. 17-23, 2010 The professional in me said I should steel myself, even distract myself during the time it would take to deliver...
There is no 'big difference' with 19th century
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There is no 'big difference' with 19th century
By Peter McDermott It's nice to be ahead of the Times, to quote one part of a Newsday ad from many years ago. The Gray Lady caught up with the Rev....
Sam needs to bypass scenic route to final
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Sam needs to bypass scenic route to final
By Peter McDermott When is a knockout competition not a knockout competition? When it's the All Ireland football championship. In recent times, alo...
Di Napoli for comptroller
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Di Napoli for comptroller
Among the myriad of decisions that New York voters will have to make on Nov. 2 is choosing who will preside at the office of New York State Comptro...

 

 

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