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O'SHEA: 'Fiducia Supplicans' and All That it Means
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O'SHEA: 'Fiducia Supplicans' and All That it Means
The Vatican still names all of its important proclamations in Latin. Rather surprising, I suppose, considering that the now-esoteric language is st...
ADAMS: One Hundred Days of Hell
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ADAMS: One Hundred Days of Hell
Israel’s genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the west Bank passed the one hundred day mark at the weekend. By the time this column ...
EDITORIAL: The Ever Expanding News Desert
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EDITORIAL: The Ever Expanding News Desert
"More than 1,000 journalists descend on Des Moines to cover the Iowa Caucuses." The headline from Editor & Publisher magazine tells us something; a...
KIRWAN: Just Write it All Down
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KIRWAN: Just Write it All Down
“Any Irish person who’s not writing a memoir is a feckin’ eejit.” Frank McCourt was heard to proclaim when "Angela’s Ashes" became a bestseller. Bu...
ADAMS: Death of a Civil Rights Hero
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ADAMS: Death of a Civil Rights Hero
Just before Christmas my colleague Greg O'Loughlin, the Executive Director of Friends of Sinn Féin in the USA , gave me the sad news that veteran A...
EDITORIAL: Words That Counted Then, And Now
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EDITORIAL: Words That Counted Then, And Now
Back in October, 2021 Belfast Victims Campaigner Raymond McCord wrote this in the Echo: "My name is Raymond McCord from North Belfast. On November ...
ADAMS: This Land Is Your Land
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ADAMS: This Land Is Your Land
I am a long time fan of Woody Guthrie. He is one of the world's great songwriters in the English language and many of his words are as relevant tod...
EDITORIAL: And So, 2024
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EDITORIAL: And So, 2024
Well, that was 2023. Now for 2024. Of course we have been thinking about this particular year since, well, the particular year of 2020 brought with...
KIRWAN: A Child's Christmas in.....Wexford
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KIRWAN: A Child's Christmas in.....Wexford
The first wave arrived home around December 15th and contained many seasoned “deep-sea” sailors. My father was often among them, suntanned from the...
ADAMS: A Book and a Boy Named Jay
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ADAMS: A Book and a Boy Named Jay
I did a book signing for Christmas at An Fhuiseog’s stand in the Kennedy Centre. It was a pleasant hour of banter and craic, meeting old friends an...
EDITORIAL: A Forced But Righteous Case
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EDITORIAL: A Forced But Righteous Case
In taking an Interstate Case against the British government over its legacy legislation it's fair to say that the Irish government is stepping outs...
O'SHEA: Studying Prospects for a United Ireland
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O'SHEA: Studying Prospects for a United Ireland
ARINS, Analyzing and Researching Ireland North and South, is the rather unwieldy title for an important joint project of the Royal Irish Academy an...

 

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